The Elements of Herbalism: Spring at Sawmill Herb Farm in Western MA

Suggested Price: $575.00

Outdoor Herbalism Course in Western Massachusetts.

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Deepen relationship to yourself & the living earth through plant medicine

This bi-weekly course at Sawmill Herb Farm is an experiential dive to empower your health and your relationship with nature. You’ll experience the plants from the ground to medicine and develop personalized practices to support your self-care. With a focus on the elements, Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether, you’ll learn to harvest, wild-craft, make tinctures, vinegar, oils, salves, teas & infusions. Come away with an experiential foundation in holistic herbalism and renewed relationships with yourself and the natural world.

This course is for absolute beginners to intermediate-level herbalists. We meet outdoors for each session (so be weather-prepared!) and have the use of a covered gazebo if it’s raining. Spaces will be limited in 2021 to provide for safe social distancing. Luckily, there is a lot of outdoor space where we can be together while working with the plants. 



The classes are led by Herbalist & Sacred Warrior Founder, Vanessa Chakour. Her approach to plant medicine engages intuition and reminds you how to listen to, and learn from the language of nature. We’ll share an herbal infusion (medicinal tea) and meditation each class as we explore the ways plants help us to heal through the mind, body, and spirit.



You’ll harvest your own medicine during classes. All plants are grown using sustainable, organic practices. We might also wild-harvest in the fields, forests, hills, and valleys of Western MA. Seasonal selections include plants such as echinacea root, burdock root, nettles, mullein, red clover, elderberry, cleavers, and yarrow.



• Membership to fresh organic medicinal herb CSA •
Plant identification • Wildcrafting & medicine making • Plant meditations & ally work • Creation of a personal apothecary •  Personalized healing practices • A supportive community environment


Earth: April 24th, 12-3pm

Water: May 8th, 12-3pm

Fire: May 22nd, 12-3pm

Air: June 12th, 12-3pm

Ether: June 26th, 12-3pm


$575 Paid in Full
or two installments of $290.
Contact us if an alternative payment plan or sliding scale is needed.
Rate includes the course and the plants you’ll be harvesting for medicine.

Class limited to 5 to allow for social distancing.
Pre-registration required to reserve space & farm share.
Sawmill Herb Farm is in Florence, Massachusetts


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