Herbal Classes & Herb Walks

The Herbal Classroom at Avena Botanicals' Gardens in Rockport, Maine

The Herbal Classroom is a non-profit, 501c(3), educational center situated on the same property as Avena Botanicals. The Herbal Classroom offers classes in herbal medicine, Ayurveda, and Biodynamic and organic herb gardening. Indoor and outdoor classes occur in our beautiful garden and newly built octagon-shaped classroom with a mission to encourage students to use their hearts, hands and minds to engage in learning the healing ways of plants. Read more

2020 Virtual (Online) Herb Garden Walks at Avena Botanicals

Avena Garden FlowersStep virtually into the gardens of Avena Botanicals and enjoy a delightful tour led by herbalist Deb Soule, who will speak about a variety of medicinal and pollinator plants.

These FREE online tours will be posted to our YouTube channelFacebook and Instagram pages on the days listed below, and will feature special website discounts for use on the day of each virtual herb garden walk.

Offered ONLINE ONLY on these Wednesdays through the summer:

2020 Virtual (Online) Children's Herb Garden Walk

Children's Herb WalkChildren are invited to come explore the mystery and magic of the garden with a guided virtual tour by gardener and youth educator Stephanie Cesario. This fun and family-friendly event will teach children about gathering herbs to make sun tea -- a wonderful summer activity to do at home!

This FREE online tour will be posted to our YouTube channel & Facebook and Instagram pages on the date listed below.

Offered ONLINE ONLY on this date:

2020 Herbal Classroom Workshops & Events

Summer Monthly New Moon Meditation Series
This will be offered as an ONLINE ONLY event
Led by Deb Soule

This meditation series will be held monthly online, so that you may participate from the comfort of your own home or meditation spot. In each session, Deb will lead a 5-10 minute meditation to help you connect with your breath and soften your heart. She will incorporate at least one plant ally (flower essence, tincture, etc.) into each meditation session.

These FREE meditation sessions will be posted to our YouTube channel & Facebook and Instagram pages on the days listed below:

Sunday, June 21 - Watch now!
Monday, July 20 - Watch now!
Tuesday, August 18 - Watch now!

Living in Connection with the Healing Plants
July 18 (9:30AM - 4PM) - CANCELLED
Led by herbalists Deb Soule and Mischa Schuler 
Class fee per person: $95.

A day of consciously creating relationships with the healing plants who call out to you in Avena's garden. Meditation, plant journeying & contemplative herb walks for deepening our sacred connections with plants.

NOTE: This event is now cancelled. We hope to offer it in 2021 instead. If you have already registered for this class, we will be contacting you soon about refunding your payment.

To register, use the form above or email info@herbalclassroom.org. Include your name, phone number, and email address. Refund policy.

Upcoming Workshops & Events (Off-Site)

Common Ground Country Fair
September 25, 26 & 27, 2020 -- VIRTUAL FAIR THIS YEAR

Common Ground Country Fair


    To obtain pricing information or register for an Herbal Classroom class held at Avena Botanicals, please call 207-370-4775 or email info@herbalclassroom.org. Include your name, phone number, and email address.

    Unless otherwise specified, all classes and herb walks will be held at:

    Avena Botanicals' Gardens
    219 Mill Street
    Rockport, Maine 04856

    Refund Policy:
    For courses taken with The Herbal Classroom, we request notice in writing for cancellation as far in advance as possible to allow us to offer your space to another student. Read more about our refund policy.

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