Join Resident Herbalist Tricia McCauley for a mini-Herbal Apprenticeship Program

Common Good City Farm Resident Herbalist Tricia McCauley will be leading a mini-Herbal Apprenticeship Program at Common Good City Farm, starting next Wednesday, June 1. Register here: Compliment your herbal studies with hands-on growing and harvesting experience, and create deep bonds with medicinal plants by interacting with them as they grow. Over these four summer evenings at the farm, you’ll learn basic botany and gardening techniques, you’ll take home seedlings to start your own garden if you like, and you’ll harvest a lot of plants to create teas, oils, and tinctures. Some of the 50 medicinal herbs growing on the farm include holy basil, boneset, calamus, mugwort, passionflower, nettles, comfrey, yarrow, angelica, and all the mints. Tentative agenda: June 1: Tour the farm and the herb beds; annuals, perennials, and volunteers; harvesting and drying leaves. June 15: Mindful weeding; seedling care and transplanting. July 13: Harvesting and drying roots; pruning. August 10: Organic pest management, soil amendments, garden planning. Cost: $180 $120 for SKH Herbal Apprentices and Alumni Herbalist Tricia McCauley has planted and tended the medicinal herb beds at Common Good City Farm, a ½ acre urban farm in LeDroit Park, for 7 seasons. She holds a master’s degree in herbal medicine, and owns two herbal product lines: Leafyhead Lotions & Potions and District Devil.