Nature Classroom

Connect, Thrive

& Heal

Engage in wellness with nature

Nature classroom takes you into the wild and connects you to the wonderful world of nature and herbal medicine.

Our programs are designed to support ownership over one's health, connection to the land we live on, curiosity in herbalism, and inspire interest in the wild world of plants for years to come.

Nature Classroom educates, prepares, and equips families in the art of Foraging, Herbalism, Nutrition, and fitness.
Whether your family is knowledgeable, just getting started, or curious about herbal & natural health remedies, our courses and programming will equip your entire family with the knowledge, tools, and remedies that will assist everyone when needed.

Learn delicious recipes, healing remedies, plant identification, the human body system, and how to make healthier choices.

Join us for an adventure filled with wild discoveries that will forever impact your lives.

Let's get started!


Foraging for your own food and medicine is a great way to connect with the land and activate the ancestral knowledge that is dormant in us. Get access to some of the most nutrient rich and healing plants, all while getting some much needed exercise and fresh air. Foraging is good for your body as well as your mind and soul.

Learn the bioregional plants of your community. Support and develop a relationship with the natural world around you.

Herbal Medicine

.Herbal medicine aims to return the body to a state of natural balance so that it can heal itself. Different
Herbs, flowers, and plants for medicine is something we feel very strongly about, as we believe that the plant world has given us almost everything we need to stay healthy! We are  passionate about teaching others how to make their own herbal remedies with homegrown and foraged herbs and flowers.

Connect Thrive & Heal

Explore plants as living beings, Discover the science of botanical identification, the art of wildcrafting and herbal medicine making through this captivating journey into wild edible and herbal botanicals!

It's a powerful thing when we learn side by side with our family and become family self-sufficient.

Experience the benefits of the natural world!

In person classes.

Our in person classes are all outdoors. We have classes in  New York and New Jersey. Every week we will be  visiting various locations. If you have a group and you are interested in our outdoor class series feel free to email us.  We also have payment plan if needed.

Fall is the best season to go foraging for wild food and medicine. Going into the woods, forest, meadows, beach, and parks gives us so much beauty and fresh air. It allows us to engage with nature and each other. there are so many things to forage this season including mushrooms. We also get to see some sring plants return like dandelion, wild violet and chickweed!

If you want to dive deeper sign up for the upcoming foraging adventure.

Foraging Nature’s Apothecarry  

Join me every week at Concrete Plant Park to harvest medicinal & edible plants and personalized them to fit your family health needs. This is free, no cost to you. Send me an email at  

This program will be in New Jersey

4 weeks we meet every Monday  June 5th, 12th, 26th and July 10th 11am -2pm

This year we are only going to focus on 1 area per semester. We will meet  at wawayanda state park. We will learn about plant ID with a focus on tree medicine and mushrooms. You will learn how to take spore print and how to make herbal medicine with what we find. We will be doing soil testing to ensure the soil is in good standing and we will end our programming with a wild edible cookout.

Bronx Nature explorer

6 weeks Every Friday May 26-june 30th

11 am-2pm  

This program is open to families with young children as well as older children. Families meet weekly to explore the Bronx green spaces and learn about all the plants that surrounds us. The cost is per family and not per person.

This year we are going to explore these spaces:

Concrete Plant Park, Shoelace park, Bronx Forest

New York Botanical garden ( trip)

Orchard Beach

We will also participate in rowing or kayaking for those interested Learn how to steward the land, tree identification, mushroom hunting, soil testing and learn how to make effective herbal medicine. We will end it by celebrating Congo Independence day with fun activities and cookout.

Online Programs

All online class will meet on zoom. These are live interactive classes that requires your participation. Regardless of where you are in the world you can take any of these course. We meet once a week. Any questions you may have feel free to email us at

Foraging Mushroom & Tree medicine:

June 5th 7-8:30pm

8 weeks

We are starting our foraging season right before mushroom season kicks off. This year we are going to focus on mushroom identification edibility and medicinal use. To learn mushrooms without including trees is simply unthinkable. You will learn how to identify trees, the medicine it holds and its relationship with the mushrooms. As always we will go into the medicine making of mushrooms which is different from the herbs. You will also learn how to take spore print.

All participants that sign up by or before May 13 will receive an herbal kit of the medicinal plant I will be talking about.

Location: online

Herbal First Aid:

May 21st - July 16th


This course focuses on wilderness medicine foundation skills for remote and post-disaster response.It's all about learning how to deal with emergency situations when you have no access to medical care. Learn what herbs to use effectively for emergency situations for yourself, your family and your pets. You will practice suturing, herbal medicine making and much more. Each section will have progress quizzes and a hands-on skills exercise and assessment. At the end of the course, there will be a final live skills review and test. Students can choose from scheduled times to show mastery of Herbal first aid skills in a private session with me. 

Location: online

Children Online program.

 12 weeks online program starts May 21st  5-6pm pm eastern time. This is a program for children who have an interest in plants,  medicine, herbalist, healer, or simply wants to learn about how to heal and take care of their bodies. Young Herbalist participants are being trained like an herbalist would. Age 11 and up. This semester we are learning all about the digestive system and how to create herbal formulas to make salve, herbal infusions, oxymels  and so much more. We meet every Sunday 5-6pm.  This course is to teach young children about their body and what they can do to prevent, alleviate and nurture their bodies. We will focus on the digestive system since all disease begins in the gut. This class will empower your child to make better dietary choice and gave a full understanding of how the digestive system works. Your child will learn how to prepare their own herbal medicine


Journei Bimwala is a Clinical Family Herbalist, Nutrition Health Coach, Foraging practitioner, Certified Yoga Instructor and Educator.

I want to inspire you to live freely, become more self sufficient, and protect your health. I share my knowledge information on Health, Herbalism, foraging and wildcrafting, fermenting and preserving, cooking whole foods from scratch,  and making herbal products.

My goal is teach you all you need to know to keep yourself and family healthy. That’s just the beginning!

Being in nature and observing the way the land changes day by day, season by season, and year by year, is my life. I walk outside, on paths that have been walked many times over the years and observe the land. What is growing well? What is flourishing? What is struggling? What seeds are being sown and what is lying fallow? As a bioregional herbalist, an herbalist who works primarily with the plants that grow locally to me, these natural cycles and rhythms have become a natural part of life for me.

The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you believe you have a medical condition consult with your physician.

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