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Our Journey Begins...

*Life Close to Nature Herbal Course* 

Congratulations to our 2020 Herbalist who graduated from our course! 

You are part of the Farmily now... please keep in touch! 

Become an Herbalist at our Medicinal Herb Farm in 2021! The 2021 Course Dates are listed below!

2021 Course is full, get on the list for next year! Dates for 2022 will be published in November. 
"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 3 years at Forrest Green and 1 year at 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 herbs...you 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 medicinals 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! 


Herbal Course Dates 2021

April 17th; May 15th; June 19th; July 17th; Aug. 21st; Sept. 18th; Oct. 16th

Cost: $700.00 (7 - 6 hour sessions) This cost includes all supplies except the alchohol you will need to make tinctures.  We will be creating 2-3 items each month, sometimes more, to take home to begin your own apothecary.  You may make 2 payments of $350.00 if you wish, the total due before the first class.  Only 1/2 refund after March 20th 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.   Contact me to get on the list for 2022.  You will receive a complete notebook during this course for you to refer to forever.  You will receive a certificate of completion too, sign the barn and paint a labyrinth brick that will be at the farm as a remembrance to your time here...a little bit of your spirit!  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  No debit or credit payment please, we strive to keep the cost low as possible and need the complete total to cover everything involved. 

Just call or email me to sign up, give me your address, email and cell #  :  804-815-2839  cajfarm@gmail.com   Thank You!   -jean -

Alumni Perks:  15% off on purchases in the Yellow Barn Store, be added to the closed Facebook Group, can attend Pop-Up Herbal Classes FREE 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 Herbalist studies the past 4 years, 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 65 now, at a healthy weight, no 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! Be Well!  Sincerely,   jean