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Welcome to the Garden.

Make plant magic.

 
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Do you crave a deeper connection with the plant world?

Perhaps you’re new to herbalism, and you don’t know where to start. Or maybe you’ve been making herbal potions for a while, and you’re ready to take them to a more magical place. Or perhaps you’re simply looking for community — a group of empowered, grounded, plant-loving folks to make mischief with.

Whatever brought you here, i’m glad you found us.

 

Want to make tea like a plant witch?

Take your tea-making to the next (witchier) level with our free video course!

BREW: the 5-step guide to making tea like a plant witch

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Where to begin?

Locust Light is an invitation to the world of plant magic. We seek to be a portal, a gateway to a realm in which the plant world feels as intimate and familiar as a gathering of close friends.

From hands-on herbal medicine classes to seasonal rituals, we create the space for you to have your own experience with the plants: up close, intricately crafted, and uniquely personal.

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ONline Learning

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On-Farm Classes & Events

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Herbal Inspiration

 

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Testimonials

I’ve learned so much that I can apply in my daily life, but more than anything, I feel a deep sense of community with Amanda and my classmates. Knowing that I had this one thing each week to look forward to, to take time just for me, to connect with the garden and be with like-minded people, has been amazing.

I think what I enjoyed most is Amanda’s overall approach. Her teaching style of blending evidence-based information and factual knowledge of plants with encouragement to connect with the metaphysical elements of the plants really resonated with me. I loved that we were encouraged to learn the known factors about the plants, but also to trust our own intuition and to approach herbalism on a personal level.
— Tammi S.
Locust Light is my happy place. I love coming here each week.
— Chanel F.
I became more aware of how powerful plant medicine is as well as working intuitively with the plants.

Her teaching works well for many learning types which I found very helpful. You can tell she is truly excited to share knowledge and encourage others to find their own power in a world where we can feel so helpless sometimes. Make your medicine!
— Shana C.


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MY PROMISE

I care about your journey.

When you step into our garden or enter our online space, you will be treated with kindness, empathy, and respect for your personhood.

We hold plants, animals, and the unseen beings in a light of respect and wonder. We ask permission. We offer gratitude.

We are also a goofy, silly bunch of folks who talk to gnomes and love things that taste good.

Catch our vibe.


About Me

Amanda Midkiff harvesting herbs in her herb garden at Locust Light Farm.

MY NAME IS Amanda.

I am an herbalist, plant witch, gardener, poet, and bev master.

I teach people to work with plants for magic & medicine. I help people step into alignment with the energy of the season.

I believe that ritual can change your life — and the world. I believe that all words are spells and that plants are our greatest allies. I am always planning my next delicious bev and scheming ways to sleep in.

I envision a world in which we heal ourselves with plants and work through the centuries of trauma that we’ve inherited. I know that plants are right here beside us, lending their wisdom and medicine.

All we have to do is ask.


If you haven’t heard of Locust Light you need to check it out. Amanda is one of the smartest herbal teachers I have met. If you want to take a moment out of time and learn some new things about herbs that you will carry with you forever try a class at Locust Light.
— Lace E.

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Ritual 

We honor the turning of the Wheel of the Year with seasonal ritual, both on the farm and through our online offerings.

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Ritual & Smoke

Make Smoke Magic Like a plant witch

This 6-week course will have you making potent herbal magic that helps you see beyond the Veil.

It begins on Friday, October 18th.

 

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All people are joyfully and heartfully invited to participate in Locust Light classes and events.  People of all racial identities, gender identities, national or ethnic origins, ancestries, ages, religions or religious creeds, abilities, sexual orientations, skin colors, and body sizes are welcomed. We ask that you come with an open heart, willing to be respectful that while we are all ONE we are not all the same. 

We do our best to honor all religions and respect one’s freedom to worship, as you will. However, there is a particular emphasis on the the Earth as a living being. Please know that we feel there are many paths to ‘Great Spirit’ who goes by many names.

We respectfully acknowledge that Locust Light is on the ancestral and seized land of the Lenape people, who have stewarded it throughout the generations.  We pay our respects to elders both past and present.