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Our Journey Begins...

*Life Close to Nature Herbalist Course* 

Alumni: 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 - YOU are part of the Farm-ily now! 

Perks: 10% discount in the Yellow Barn Store, attend On-land events 1/2 price,

attend Pop-Up Herb talks Free, cut herbs for personal use when the Farm is open,

stay a member of the Facebook Herbalist Group and the Online Farm

Keep in touch, we still have so much to do together! We welcome you Volunteering!

Welcome 2023 Students, our adventure begins! 

Become a Community Herbalist at our Medicinal Herb Farm in 2023!

The 2023 Course Dates are listed below:

"Let's Meet" Zoom  4/11  7-8pm 

Herbalist Sessions 4/15, 5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21

*We are having to raise our tuition to $900 in 2023 to cover the rising costs of materials* 
"Life Close to Nature" Herbal Course- One Saturday a month, 10am-4pm, April thru Oct, bring your lunch.  Only 15 spots a year, so sign up today! A Foundations Plus Course, Judy Green and I will be sharing the knowledge I gained from the first 2 years of the 4 years I trained in Herbalism.  I trained at Forrest Green Farm and Sacred Plant Traditions plus many on-going courses, conferences & webinars.  Judy Green graduated from our Course and has taken a lot of courses on her own as well. I am proud to have her co-teaching the course with me.  A Teacher at Page Middle School in Gloucester, VA., she has medical knowledge, teaches from her heart and has played a major part in creating the curriculum for our course.  When you finish the course, you will feel comfortable growing and using the medicinal will have knowledge & confidence! We will immerse ourselves in the basics and rich history of herbalism.  We will also work on basic nutrition, teaching you to create:  Kombucha, Water Kefir, Bone Broth (we have a vegan version), Ferments and more!  You will learn some organic gardening principles and how to identify some of the wild edibles and medicinal's growing right on your property! Plan on joining us!

Our sincere wish is that you love your herbal journey as much as we did!  Let's begin! 


Community Herbalist Course Details

The 2023 Course Dates are listed below:

"Let's Meet" Zoom  4/11  7-8pm 

Herbalist Sessions 4/15, 5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21

Be sure to put these dates on your calendar!

Cost: $900.00 ( 7 - 6 hour sessions ) This cost includes all supplies except the alcohol you will need to make tinctures.  We will be creating 2-3 items each month, sometimes more, to take home to begin your own home apothecary.  You will be added to a closed Facebook Group and a Group Email list too...this is how we keep in touch.  You will also have access to our new Online Platform on the Mighty Networks...there you will find a private group for the Farm Herbalists, and lots of other info & perks too.  You may make payments if you wish, the total due before the first class.  Only 1/2 refund after March 15th because we will have bought all the supplies.  If you do miss a session, you will still receive all the handouts and items created that day.   You do need to attend at least 5 of the 7 sessions to Graduate this Community Herbalist Course.  Contact me to get on the list for 2023. You will receive a complete notebook during this course for you to refer to forever.  You will receive a Certificate of Completion, sign the barn and paint a spirit brick that will be placed on the Wellness Walk at the Farm as a remembrance to your time here...a little bit of your spirit will always be at the Farm!


We encourage you to visit the farm before the Course begins to get acquainted!

You can drop off your payment at the farm when you visit or you can mail a check or money order to me: 

Jean Howard, 5620 East River Rd., Foster, VA  23056 

The Course is $900.00 cash or check, and you may make payments, just let me know.

The cost will be 935.00 if you want to use debit/charge cards

use this link to pay -

Just call or email me to sign up, give me your address, email and cell # : 

804-815-2839   Thank You!   -jean -

Alumni Perks:  10% off purchases in the Yellow Barn Store, be added to the closed Facebook Group, join the Free Online Farm, can attend Pop-Up Herbal Classes FREE, attend Farm events 1/2 price and welcome to cut herbs at the farm whenever the farm is open!  

a personal note: Besides my admission that I have no medical experience and that you should always consult your doctor before making changes in your diet or medication, I just want you to know that I realize there are many opinions & views on how to maintain good health.  The information I will be sharing comes from my own Herbalist studies, plus my 30 year long health journey.  When I was 30, I weighed right at 200 pounds, smoked, drank too much wine and took Nyquil to sleep.  Being 66 now, at a healthy weight, i feel Meds, no pain, and having good energy, I will share what has worked for me.  I encourage you to always do your own investigation as well, plus only you know your personal situation.  I hope the ideas I share will get you thinking more about healthy living in hopes that you will live more happy and healthy, no matter your age! Part of the battle, with everyone so busy,  is just getting us thinking about it...then action will follow! 

Being healthy takes courage, dedication and work, but you are so worth it...and spreading the Healthy News, priceless!

 Herbs Work, & when combined with a healthy lifestyle,

will give you the  balance & wellness, you will want to share!

I look forward to working with you! Sincerely,   Jean  

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