Classes are offered at Bella Vista Farm or in your home or church. Let me know if you want to schedule a class at your place. Hosts are free!!!

Most of the classes are posted in the sidebar of the home page but here is a description of each. EMAIL for more info –


Herbal Medicine Makine 101 – Saturday, January 23, 2016 10:00am – 1:30pm

How would you like to make your own herbal remedies? Come to this hands on workshop and see how, step by step from infusing the herbs in oil to creating a healing salve and lip balm. We will also learn how to tincture our herbs for long term preservation with alcohol, vinegar and vegetable glycerin.

We will go over record keeping of medicine making, what quality ingredients to use, folk method versus weight to volume method, when to use alcohol or glycerin, how to make enough to have on hand for the year, etc..

Cost is $35 LHG members receive 10% off
You will go home with a salve, a lip balm and a tincture. Bring an 8 oz and 16 oz canning jars with lids.
Weather permitting we will see if anything is growing to id.
12 people maximum for this class

Payment can be made by check, cash to me directly or by pay pal – I will set up an Eventbrite link as well.

Herbal Chocolate Goodness! – Saturday, February 20th 2016 10:00am – 1:00pm


Herbal Actions & Formulating Remedies  – 

So you want to go beyond the basics? You are able to match an herb to a symptom, now learn what all the actions of each herb mean and depending on the person, figure out the best combination of herbs to address all of their symptoms. Make an individualized tea formula to take home. $35 Time permitting we can walk at the end of class to check out what’s growing and take home a few goodies.

***This is not a beginner class, you must have a basic knowledge or have taken a class from me before***

Elderberries - let's make an elixir!
Elderberries – let’s make an elixir!

Herbs For The Immune System –This workshop is all about staying healthy during cold and flu season. You can boost your immunity with Echinacea and Elderberry! We will learn about these two herbs and a few more while we cook up some goodies to take home. $30

Artisan Bread Workshop –Does breadmaking seem like a daunting task? How about being able to make a batch of dough to last you all week in a few easy steps! I use the artisan bread in 5 minutes a day method and you can learn this easy method in one workshop. All students will make their own dough to take home as well as bake a couple loaves to eat during class. 3 hour workshop – cost $30 per person.

Couponing 101/Saving Money At The Grocery Store – Do you spend way too much on groceries each week only to come home with enough for a couple days? Would you like to learn some easy strategies to help you SAVE money at the grocery store? I can help! Each week I save approximately 50% on my bill. No I am NOT and extreme coupon person, just a regular person doing money saving tips to cut my grocery bill in half. Want to learn more? Classes are $15 per person or if you host one then the host is free. email to sign up. Class is limited to 15. Discount if you bring a friend!!!

Frugality 101 – Being frugal is not about being cheap! Frugality is about saving money on everything you buy, recycling, reusing, cooking from scratch, gardening, making things you can use instead of buying. Simpler living period!  hands-on workshops are $30. Dates TBA

Cooking From Scratch – I love cooking but I realize there are many people out there that do not love cooking like I do. Would you like to learn to make more home cooked meals and not eat out as much. By cooking at home, YOU know what goes into your meal and YOU can rest assured that there are good, wholesome ingredients in your meal that you can pronounce. Nothing fancy, good stuff like homemade spaghetti sauce, pizza from scratch, chicken fingers that can rival the best restaurant ones, chicken and dumplings, soups, homemade bread and much more!!! Workshops are $30 per person including lunch/dinner depending on time of day. 2-3 hour class.


Beginner Basic Botany/Field Study – 

How would you like to learn to ID plants positively without having to rely on pictures? By learning Basic Botany and using a reliable Field Guide Book, you will be able to go out on herb walks or in your backyard and figure out what exactly is growing by using leaf, flower, plant type keys. Required book – Newcomb’s Wildflower Field Guide
Class will include lunch
$40 pp


Kids in The Kitchen – 

Does your child like to cook or would her or she wish to learn? This is not your let’s get  together and bake cookies kind of class, it is all about REAL food cooking using good wholesome ingredients(maybe alittle chocolate here and there) and teaching them veggies and fruits ARE yummy too! Kids Pasta Making, Pizza Day, Baked Goods with a few surprises.



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  1. Where are you located, in Georgia? We are interested in herbal recipes from plants growing here; mimosa and native plants. Ann and Howard’s Plants in Savannah. We have natives, etc.


    1. Hi Ann & Howard – I am in Monroe, GA near Athens. Please feel free to share any of my recipes that I have on the blog. If you could though, just credit where it came from. 🙂 Also I teach classes here at the farm if you are ever interested in coming. Maybe we could barter plants for a class!


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