Classes

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*The Gift of Pine Workshop

Join us at Ivy Rose Farm for a pine workshop by local herbalist Rebecca Benfield of Forest and Ether. She will be teaching all about the the medicinal benefits and diverse uses of the pine tree! This common tree provides us with a powerhouse of practical uses throughout the entire year. You’ll learn how to properly prepare, use and eat pine. Participants will be able to taste prepared medicines through food during our provided light meal. During the making portion of class you’ll learn to preserve herbs for the winter months by making your own culinary herbal oils and homemade salves. Take home 2 projects made in class, perfect for gifts!

All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Be sure to bring along a pen and notebook to take notes. Class will be outside, weather permitting. If needed due to weather class will be moved inside. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 6th, 2-5pm
$50 per person (plus tax)

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*Wild Foraged Wreath Making Class

Saturday, November 12th, 11am-1pm
$25 per person (plus tax)

Learn how to make a decorative wreath with items you can find in your backyard and around the farm.


Join us for a gentle walk around the farm while we gather plants and items that make beautiful natural wreaths! Take home what you make in class.


*Jewish Herbalism Class

Learn about several plants found around the backyard and garden that were used by Jewish people throughout history.

We will discuss plants whose use was recorded by Jewish healers, as well as discuss herbal remedies found in the Talmud and other historical texts and traditions. Most of the plant uses discussed come from Ashkenazi traditions, however some Sephardic mentions will be discussed as well. We will then create an herbal medicine with plants foraged from the farm land and garden, and get to taste some other recipes discussed in class.

 



*Goats 101! Multiple date options.

We will spend two hours talking about the basic starting info you need to successfully raise goats, from feeding, to health maintenance, and shelter. We will be mostly focusing on the start up phase. The class will be interactive, while we walk around my barn and pastures with the goats and kids, and get hands on experience with some basic goat care. While we use mostly organic methods, some conventional approaches will be discussed as well. 

Cost is $25 per person (plus tax). Sign up online - reservations required. No walk ins. Class size can range from 1 to 20 depending on how many sign up.