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Herbal Aid Ed (Sold out)

April 3, 2021

Join us at Many Hands Community Apothecary at the Farm at Awbury for a nine-month course- from seed to harvest, from the garden to the apothecary- to learn about the growing, making, and distributing of herbal medicines to support home and community wellness.

We’ll cover an introduction to 40+ plants from a range of cross-cultural traditions, weaving together the wisdom from many hands and many lands that will include cultivated, wild, and native medicines of this bioregion. Each first Saturday 2-hour class will include time in the garden covering various growing methods as well as medicine processing methods including infusions, decoctions, tinctures, salves, infused honeys, vinegars, electuaries, syrups, flower essences, incense, powders, soaks, and more!

Students will leave with medicines they’ve made which will include extras for them to share, widening the reach of these shared learnings.

This class is SOLD OUT.


Herbal Aid Ed will meet April through December 2021 on the 1st Saturday of each month, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  The first class is April 3rd.

Cost: $450 for the full year

Participants have two payment options:

  1. pay the full balance up front or
  2. pay in two installments – $225 upon registration and $225 by July 1st

Please note: Registration is first come, first served, and we do anticipate this program to sell out.

We are offering two half-priced work-trade positions, which will support an additional garden care day each month.  Interested?  Contact Alyssa at manyhandsapothecary@awbury.org.

Location: the Farm at Awbury, 6336 Ardleigh St, Philadelphia

Leader Alyssa Schimmel is a community herbalist, licensed massage therapist, gardener, grower, teacher and forager passionate about sharing knowledge of regional food and medicine ways in community. She served as the former Education Director of The Philadelphia Orchard Project, and has collaborated with Awbury Arboretum teaching medicine making to youth of the Teen Leadership Program, catering seasonal dinners alongside Chef Gail Hinson, and teaching medicine making and wild foods classes through Wild Foodies. Her training includes studies through Wild Ginger Community Herbal Center, Sky House School of Herbal Medicine, Human Path school, Mountain Gardens, and formal study through David Winston’s School of Herbal Medicine.


April 3, 2021


The Farm at Awbury
6336 Ardleigh St
Philadelphia, PA