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2017 Herbal Classes & Field Trips

Our classes are geared to helping a person gain a basic understanding of how herbs work and how to prepare and use herbs economically for your families. When it comes to herbology there are many things to learn!  Perhaps you want to be able to make a basic healing salve from the plants growing near you (wildcrafting), or lean to make liquid medicines (convenient), or how do you gather & store herbs?  Maybe you want to see how herbs can (sometimes) substitute in place of pharmaceutical drugs.  If you want a class, gather a group of like minded friends (5-10 persons) and we’ll talk about what your needs are and design the class accordingly.  You will take home a generous supply of whatever is made and you can also purchase any Sweet Valley Herbs product @ wholesale price on day of class.  Cost is $25. 

Herbal Walks are designed to help you to  learn to identify and to know where to find various herbs.  We do gather herbs when they are in season and abundant.  Areas we cover are Sweet, Brownlee (Sweet), Dry Buck, and High Valley Summit.  A short trip would be approximately 2 hours from start to finish. Person attending receives a list of local herbs, characteristics and uses, etc..  Suggested items to bring are a thin spiral notebook, scotch tape, pen, comfy shoes, and maybe a hat.  Cost is $20 per adult.  No cost for kids.  5-10 persons is a great group size, so gather a few friends and let’s have some fun!

Some herbs to be gathered this time of year are Yarrow, Stinging Nettle, Arnica, Lemon Balm, Mugwort, Horehound, Mullein leaf and flower, Balsam root, Lomatium, Elderflower and Plantain.  

Cost for gathering at my farm is $15.  If we travel out several miles, $20.  The time of year and what needs to be gathered determine where we go to wildcraft.  If you want to just look and identify the cost is the same.

To schedule a walk we need at least 4 participants, please.  Call or text 208-781-0415.  Make sure to leave a message if calling or I might not call back  (too many phone scams going around these days).