Backyard Herbalism for 3rd-8th Graders: October 12 - November 2
4-Thursdays from 4-6pm
Golden Bridges School Farm at 203 Cotter Street
October 12, 19, 26, and November 2
$250 includes all materials
3rd-8th graders are invited to experience the magic of healing herbs on the farm. Students will learn to grow, harvest and process herbs for medicine. Each student will make an herbal first aid kit to take home at the end of the course.
Week 1: Herbal infusions to support digestion, anxiety and sleep
Week 2: Topical salves to aid the skin in healing cuts, bites and stings
Week 3: Elderberry and echinacea syrups to strengthen the immune system
Week 4: Mullein and oregano tinctures to support the respiratory system
Taught by Golden Bridges School Farmer Jenna:
Jenna (she/her) is a permaculturist, outdoor educator, and lover of herbs. She received her B.A. from Skidmore College in Environmental Studies and International Affairs. For the past six years she has been teaching urban agriculture to K-4th grade students and co-stewarding the Golden Bridges School Farm. Jenna has had the honor of spending extensive time working on female farming initiatives in Latin America. Whether backpacking, gardening, or farm fresh cooking, she is passionate about bringing children outdoors. Jenna is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her love of herbalism with children!