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Community Herbalism & Ethical Foraging at Sweet Birch Herbals

New Program for you & your kids!

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  • Meet backyard plants & trees

  • Herbal medicine making

  • Nature meditations

  • Storytelling

  • Writing & Drawing

  • Scavenger hunts

  • Plant Identification

  • Nature Observation

Would you like to support our scholarship fund to send a kid to this program?

Knowledge of your local plants and surroundings is empowering. Passing on this knowledge to your kids can be really fun and allows for a deeper love of our environment. Enjoy a Saturday  with your young one learning how to forage, make herbal medicines, create with the natural world and be with other families who share a passion for nature connection. This course is designed to inspire your children to see themselves as part of the earth, be stewards of the earth, know how to care for oneself and each other with plants from the wild and gardens. 


Cost: sliding scale $275-$575. Breakeven cost is $360. Paying more than the break even amount allows us to use a sliding scale and keep the program accessible. If payment is not possible please contact us about a scholarship. 


This program is four sessions on Saturdays: May 4, May 18, Sept 21 and Oct 5

When you register you are signing up for all four dates. 


We are running a fundraiser for the scholarship program. Please share it widely so we can keep this opportunity accessible to all. 


Time: 10:30am-2:30pm

Location: Sweet Birch Herbals, 686 Creamery Rd. Ashfield MA 01330


What to Bring: lunch, harvest basket, comfortable footwear, weather appropriate attire. We will be outside most of the day so please dress in layers with waterproof footwear. Materials for medicine making, tea, water and light snacks provided.


Cancellation Policy: refunds will be given for cancellations within 30 days of the first start date, minus the processing fee of 3%. No refunds within 30 days of the start date.

Each registration includes one child and one adult. If you are bringing two children, please register as two participants and another adult is also welcome to attend. Each child counts as one registrant.

Ages 7-12 is suggested. If you feel your child would be well suited for this program and is not within this age range, please contact us to discuss. 


All participants' guardians must sign a release of liability waiver and photo release document on the first day of the program. 


About the facilitators of Herbal Wonders for Kids:

We are a group of four plant loving people: one herbalist, two school teachers and one yoga teacher. We love sharing the beauty and wisdom of nature with others in a supportive learning environment. Noelle, Holly and Caridad apprenticed  in herbalism and wild foods with Hannah and during that experience, we dreamed up this offering for kids. We are so excited to share it with you! Please contact us if you have any questions: or 413-695-5968

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cultivating resiliency, relationship, rituals and connection with the cycles of nature

One Sunday / Month from 10:30am-3:30pm

 March - November 2024

FULL FOR 2024 

apply for waitlist only


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