Workshops 2019

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Growing Home Herbal Gardens

  • Mountain Hollow Medicinals 603 Urie Road Craftsbury Common, VT, 05827 United States (map)

Join Ilana Sobo, founder and creator of Shakti Botanica for an incredible and indepth course on how to grow a home herbal garden succesfully. Ilana is a fascinating and incredible teacher. She offers so much information and clarity to her community on working with herbs and a multitude of herbal methods for complimentary wellness. Ilana is a returning instructor to Mountain Hollow Medicinals and we are grateful for her presence here in our community as she offers an immense amount of knowledge on safety, ethical and proper use of medicinal plants.


This introductory and fun filled class delves into the joys of creating a home medicinal garden that is functional, beautiful, easy to grow and that supports optimal wellness for yourself and your loved ones. We will focus on growing herbs for vitality, immune health,  managing stress,  healthy sleep,  optimal digestion,  children's  wellness and family first aid. We will share about the culinary delights of incorporating herbs into our daily meals and the unique gifts of aromatic plants in particular. We will also highlight basic growing guidelines, companion plants as well as wild plants and wildflowers that can  invigorate your home ecosystem. We will close by talking about pollinator friendly plants and how growing for the winged ones  creates vital habitat and  robust  gardens for years to come. Before the end of the class we will walk (less than a 5 minute walk) up to Stillmeadows Gardens and will have an opportunity to purchase and take home an herbal plant to add to your garden.

This class is part one to a second class on harvesting our herbs and making folk medicines from them for self and family happening in August. Time and date to be determined.

Ilana Sobo is a community herbalist, Ayurvedic practitioner and aromatherapist focusing on the joy and healing power of bringing medicinal plants into our daily life. 

Cost: Sliding scale $45- $65