This class is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about HERBS and experience them HANDS-ON!
1st- 8th grade
3- week classes starting April 10th
*CLASS A- Victorian Era Natural Remedies
$90 per student
MONDAYS 2:30-4:00 PM
*CLASS B- Early American Plant Knowledge
$90 per student
THURSDAYS 2:30 -4:00 PM
Different lessons will be taught at each class.
If your student would like to sign up for all six classes
the price is $175, meeting both Mondays and Thursdays.
These classes will be held at the beautiful Elk Grove Regional Park.
Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather.
Layered clothing is recommended.
Reserve your spot!
Class A- Outline
Victorian Era Natural Remedies
April 10th, 17th, 24th
Lesson 1- Lessons in the history of Victorian herbal medicine. Students will
learn to make a water infusion and decoctions using herbs.
Lesson 2- Lessons in the history of Victorian herbal gardens. Students will learn to
make beneficial body spray or natural insect repellent.
Lesson 3- Lessons in Wild foraging, then and now.
Students will learn to make oil infusions to use in moisturizing chap stick.
Class B- Outline
Early American Plant Knowledge
April 13th, 20th, 27th
Lesson 1- Lessons on the history of Colonial medicine gardens. Students will learn to
make flower-infused bath bombs.
Lesson 2-Lessons in how and when to harvest herbs. Students will learn to
make syrups and cough drops.
Lesson 3- Lessons on the history of Natural remedies versus chemical compounds.
Students will learn how to make a liquid soap body wash.
Course description: This introductory course to plant medicine includes brief historical glimpses into Victorian and Early American recipes and stories that offer a unique perspective into herbal medicine gardens and wild foraging.
In this class, young herbalists will explore the fun that is involved in becoming familiar with beneficial plants by studying and drawing plant specimens and harvesting useful parts for creating natural products to take home.
Each class uses new herbal and wild plants for students to learn from as we become familiar with methods for preserving and using plant parts such as roots, leaves, and flowers.
Activities introduce how essential oils are created and used.
Along with learning how to infuse your own sun-kissed oil to make healthy and chemical-free products
for personal use, each class also offers helpful information sheets that students will use in their Herbology folder.