Herbal Growing & Remedies

Registration is open for our 2015 season!

Fill out the registration form below and sign up today.

Spring Classes

Saturdays, April 18 and 25

We will begin the series by talking about different ways of starting medicinal herbs in the garden and considerations for medicinal herb garden planning. We’ll then move into talking about spring health and remedies that can be made early in the season. We’ll prepare vinegars, oils, and salves for use at home.


I thought that this class was amazing. Holly’s knowledge of medicinal herbs is incredibly impressive and her calm, patient, thoughtful demeanor lent itself very well to establishing a vibe of openness, mutual respect, and enthusiasm within our class. I left the class feeling truly inspired to continue learning more about medicinal herbs, and also empowered to do so based on what I learned.”

–2014 herbal program participant

How to Register

Complete our Registration Form. Once your application is received, you’ll receive payment instructions via email.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@neighborhoodfarminitiative.org

All classes will be held at NFI’s urban garden at 100 Gallatin Street NE, right next to the Fort Totten Metro station.

Tuition: $65 per course (two session dates) or $170 for all three sessions (six session dates).

Register Now.

Summer Classes

Tuesdays, June 30 and July 7

In the lightest and brightest time of year we will focus on harvesting and drying herbs for tea. We’ll also cover finding, harvesting, and using medicinal weeds, and learn how to make tinctures, infusions, and decoctions.


Getting ready to make a salve


Fall Classes

Saturdays, October 17  and 24

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

As the season winds down, we will talk about harvesting and preparing roots and getting the garden ready for the winter. We’ll also cover winter health and learn how to make syrups, liniments, and steams.


Participants planting calendula


I was super hesitant about taking this class because I was intimidated as a very beginning gardener. I feared that other students would have far more experience than I, and that the instructor would present the information in an inaccessible manner. I am so happy that I pushed through because this class was the exact opposite. The students came from different levels of experience gardening, but were all laid back and supportive. Holly, the instructor, explained every process, herb, medicinal property in an easy to understand manner, even spending extra time to answer specific questions as they came up. Overall, this was an amazing introduction and I wholeheartedly recommend this class to anyone interested in learning about medicinal herbs. – Melinda (Spring Class)

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