For the plant lover in your life…

Persimmon Herb School gift certificates are redeemable for herb and yoga classes here at Persimmon Herb School. They do not apply to partner events.


All deposits and payments are non-refundable. If you notify us that you are unable to attend at least 48 hours before the event, we will credit your payment toward a future class or event within the next 12 months.

Virtual Medicine Making

3rd Wednesday monthly | Feb. 15 – Nov. 15, 2023 | 6:30-8:00 p.m.
With ASL/English Interpretation from Oxford Interpreting and Consulting

Learn how to craft a variety of herbal remedies in your own home with live virtual instruction from Greg Monzel. Choose the topics that interest you most, or sign up for the full intensive by January 30 to receive a $50 discount and a certificate of completion. ASL/English interpretation provided for all classes by Oxford Interpreting and Consulting. You will find an outline of class topics and links to register HERE, or click the images below.

Poultices & Compresses are ways to prepare fresh and dried herbs to be absorbed through the skin. They can be made quickly and easily with plants that grow abundantly for a quick first aid option. Greg will describe how to find, collect, and prepare plants to make powerful poultices and compresses for different first-aid needs.
Syrups and elixirs are delicious and simple herbal preparations for internal use that can support a variety of health goals. Most syrups and elixirs are safe for all ages to use and can be added to other foods and drinks to create interesting treats. Greg will walk you through how to create and store your syrups and elixirs, as well as how and when to use them.
Infused oils are a great way to extract the medicinal chemicals in herbs. They can be used on their own, or added to other creations like salves and balms. Greg will demonstrate his favorite ways to infuse oils with plants and share how and when to use them.

Sound Bath & Family Jam

July 16 | 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Persimmon Herb School | Donation

Sound baths are great for all ages! We’ll start with a discussion about the healing power of sound, then get comfy for a sound bath with Nesetta. After the sound bath, we’ll groove and improvise together using a variety of instruments. We’ll have a few instruments and you’re welcome to bring your own.

Register for Family Sound Bath

Urban Foraging Intensive

8-week Program | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Thursdays July 6- Aug. 24

This course will teach you how to find and identify wild edible and medicinal plants, as well as the safety and ethical considerations for responsible foraging. Some of the plants you will meet and eat include: wild carrot, mugwort, pawpaw, elderberry, milkweed, basswood, false indigo, rose mallow, and many more. Class meets Thursday evenings 6:30-8:00 p.m. July 6 through August 24 (8 weeks). First deposit required by June 16.

Weekly Themes & Locations

Register for Urban Foraging 

Intro to Herbal Medicine

Are you curious about herbal medicine, but don’t know where to start? Come check out our school and get to know Greg a little as he shares some easy at-home herbal remedies that anyone can make. If you are interested, please add your name to the list and you’ll be the first to know when our next Intro class is.

Child care:

We have two children and fully understand how all consuming those early developmental years are. We support the selfless service of family caregiving and welcome all generations and ages to our space. Whenever possible, we offer free on-site child care for our in-person programs. Please email Colleen to discuss child care options. 

Colleen working in the garden with her youngest son, Heron.