Winter 2018

Winter is a time to reflect, move inward and, if possible, to celebrate the pleasures
of good food and nourishing treats.

Karina Hines, Professional Chef, will be offering a hands-on class on how to make elegant, mouth-watering chocolates, all sugar and dairy free. It will be happening on Saturday, January 27, in time for Valentine's Day.

We are excited that Linda Patterson will be offering a First Level Aromatherapy Certification Course this winter beginning February 24 and a Second Level Aromatherapy Certification beginning March 3.

Phyllis Light, the legendary master herbalist from Alabama, will be teaching about "Natural Approaches to Major Mental Health Issues" on December 1, 2.

Please see below for more information and to sign up.


Level 1 Aromatherapy Certification Course

Dates: February 24, March 10, March 31 & April 13 10:00-5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist & Aromatherapist
Fee: $500 plus $50 materials
Location: 12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 02476


Level 2 Aromatherapy Certification Course

Dates: Saturday, April 8, April 28, May 12 & May 19 - 10:00-5:00pm
Instructor: Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist & Aromatherapist
Prerequisite: Level 1 Aromatherapy Certification
Fee: $500 plus $50 materials fee
Location: 12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 02476


Spring 2018

Spring is a time of rising energies, of upward movement as the plants begin their spiral journey.

We will be offering several Medicinal Plant Walks this spring and summer. Please join us to identify the many healing plants in our area.

We are also excited that Tammi Sweet, Co-director of Heartstone Herbal Center, will be teaching an intensive on cannabis - how to grow, select and use it to address multiple health issues. She will also discuss pain and inflammation and look at how to interrupt pain pathways.


Medicinal Plant Walks

Dates: Sundays, May 27, 1-3 p.m., June 24, 1-3 p.m., August 19, 5-7 p.m.
Fee: Adults: $15, Children free
Instructor: Marianne Fritz, Co-director of the Boston School of Herbal Studies

The location for each plant walk will be e-mailed to participants the Friday before the walk.

Learn to identify healing plants in our area, Medicinal plants are everywhere โ€“ in our backyards, along the streets we walk, and in open spaces all around us. We will look at plants ranging from the familiar: dandelion and violets, to the less well known: motherwort, burdock, ground ivy, and elder. You will learn which parts of the plants are used medicinally and how they nourish and support health. Please join us as we identify medicinal plants at their different stages of growth.

To sign up, please e-mail


Fall 2018


Natural Approaches to Major Mental Health Issues

Dates: December 1, 2; Saturday, 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Phyllis Light; Master Herbalist, Director of the Appalachian Center for Natural Health
Fee: $250
Location: 12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 02476