Whole Living Year 3

Whole Living 3 classes are divided into two topics for each session. Three hours will be spent on Herbarium studies and three hours on body systems overview and the herbs to support and heal imbalances in the body. There will be two hands on medicine making projects each class that will correlate with the body system being learned.


Learn to identify and understand plant families and their patterns and how this can relate to their medicinal qualities and uses.

In this class we will cover basic botany for the herbalist, wildcrafter, plant enthusiast or homeschooler. We will learn to classify plants and learn to group them by their botanical plant family. We will then learn how plants in the same family have similar uses that are good for specific conditions. This can really open up ones ability to use the local plants for their health and medicinal properties without the need to just memorize medicinal plant uses from a book. You will develop a deeper understanding of the plant world and create a relationship with the plants by journaling them. 

Develop observation and identification skills through the use of guided classroom instruction, the use of loupes and microscopes, field guides, games, as well as hands on gathering and pressing of plants to build our own herbariums and journals.

Connect with the plants you gather from the herb gardens, fields, and woodlands at Forrest Green Farm and then pressing them to preserve for your binder.  Krista will then teach you how to create an Herbarium for your plants and have you make a journal entries for these plants.

What is included in the class? 

1 plant press, a quality  magnifying loupe, 2- 3” three ring binder (one for notes and one for your Herbarium), mounting paper, mounting glue, clear sheet protectors for the herbarium pages. The resources that we will share as a class are the use of many types of field guides, calligraphy markers, colored pencils, professional microscopes, and botany games. We will have part of one class where we will show you the process of making your paper and we will incorporate plants into this paper making process. This will allow you to also make a creative cover for your Herbarium binder. You will receive a mold and deckle to take home with you for future paper making. 

You will also make 12 herbal projects to take home for your apothecary. 

Body Systems 

Body Systems Overview and the herbs to support and heal imbalances in each body system.

Body systems covered: 

  • Circulatory System 
  • Digestive System 
  • Endocrine System 
  • Immune System 
  • Integumentary Sytem 
  • Lymphatic System 
  • Nervous System 
  • Reproductive System 
  • Respiratory System 
  • Skeletal and Muscular Systems 

We will make two herbal projects each class that correlate to the system being taught. 

Classes meet on Saturdays. May-October 10am-4pm


May 12                June 9      

July 28                August 11

September 29   October 27

 Required For All Students- Can e-mail or mail to Forrest Green Farm

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