Classes & Events

We live in a bountiful and beautiful environment near the coast of Maine. Nature's abundance calls us to reconnect with all of our senses and to develop our skills as gardeners and healers.  

The Herbal Classroom, located on Avena's 3-acre certified organic and biodynamic, invites you to renew your relationship with nature's rhythms and wisdom. Come celebrate and deepen your connection to the green plants and to your inner spiritual resources by attending one or more of our classes and herb walks.

2015 Medicinal Herb Garden Walks with Deb Soule   


May 10th, 2015 18th Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale, Sunday 12-3pm
Herb walk with Deb 1:30-2:30pm
Herb Shop will be open from 12-3pm. 

June 10th, 2015 Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm

June 24th, 2015 Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm
*Special focus on growing and using medicinal herbs and flowers that attract pollinators in honor of National 
Pollinator Awareness Week.

July 15th, 2015 Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm

July 29th, 2015 Wednesday, 7-8:30pm ~ Special full moon, candlelight walk and herb talk in the garden!
*A lovely full moon flower tea will be served. Deb will include information about following lunar rhythms when planting seeds and how she uses the biodynamic planting calendar to guide her planting and harvesting activities
at Avena.

August 12th, 2015 Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm

*Herb Walks are $5 unless otherwise noted

Our Living Earth, Living Soul Series: An Ongoing Lecture Series at Avena Botanicals

Sept 27, 2014 Saturday, 10:00-11:30am: Transformation - Herbs to Help Process Emotional States with Jacqueline Calder

Pre-registration encouraged but not required 207.594.0694

Suggested Donation: $10 

Stay tuned for a full listing of upcoming classes!


Other Events 

November 6th, 2014, Thursday, 10am
Planting and Preparing Medicine from Plants
A talk with Deb Soule at the Warren Field and Garden Club in Warren, Maine. This talk is part of a larger event they are hosting with the Historical Society.



2015 Classes

 Flower Medicine, Root Medicine, Women's Medicine

 Led by Herbalist, Deb Soule 

Avena's biodynamic garden contains dozens of beautiful medicinal plants, trees, culinary herbs and flowers planted specifically for pollinators. Come join herbalist Deb Soule for a weekend filled with hands-on learning; making different herbal remedies (tinctures, glycerites, infused medicinal oils, salves, foot baths, healing baths and flower essences), garden walks, collecting herbs, plant meditations and a healing ceremony using water and herbs. This class is open to all women of all ages and herbal experiences. If you are new to herbs please read Deb's new book How To Move Like a Gardener before coming to the weekend.

Save the dates:  July 10th-12th, 2015

Begins at 2:00 on Friday, we wrap up about 1:00 on Sunday

*Includes 6 organic, vegetarian meals, camping, handouts and herbal remedies made during the weekend

Cost:  $295        Payment plans available, please call to register

Contact: Avena Botanicals to register with payment  207-594-0694