New Jersey Foraging  Herbal Medicine is a seasonal educational program to teach families about wild medicinal and edible plants that are readily available to us.

It is a way of connecting with nature, the land we live on, and our ancestral roots no matter where we are from. 
One thing Covid has taught us is when everything else fails you can count on nature.  However, we can't rely on nature successfully if we don't know how to access all that it has to offer.

The program is intentional in teaching families how to make herbal medicine from the plants that they harvest and to respect and support the wildlife around us. 


Connect Thrive and Heal
We Explore plants as living beings, 
Discover the science of botanical identification, the art of wildcrafting and herbal medicine through this captivating voyage into wild edible and herbal botanicals!


What you and your family can expect to learn this semester

Explore plants as living , and Discover the science of botanical identification.

  • you will collect plants to create an herbarium 
  • Each family member will pick 1 plant to study
  • Cultivate a relationship with healing
  • Harvesting and drying herbs plants
  • Connecting With Your Own Herbal Lineage & Honoring those Traditions
Herbal medicine
  • Introduction to herbal medicine preparation
  • Herbal infusion and decoction
  • Introduction to Herbal Action & energetics
Senses training


To fully be able to maximize nature benefits we need to fully open up, connect and trust our senses.
We will train our sense of smell, taste, intuition, sight, hearing, and touch through various games.

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.

You can invite friends and family to join us at no charge. Each family will do a presentation on the herbs they have researched. We will also take this opportunity to share with our friends and family the herbal medicine we have made.

The idea here is to be actively present with each other to further our connections and to share with others
Locations & Time
The program will take place 
June 5th, 12th, 26th and July 10th
11am -2pm

We will meet weekly at Wawayanda State Park 
specific location will be email to you.

The cost is per family and we do offer a sliding scale if needed. Feel free to email us at