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Practical Herbalism: Herbal Alteratives

  • Locust Light Farm 67 Pleasant Valley Rd Titusville, NJ 08560 (map)
herbal alteratives

This hands-on series gets you in the kitchen and out in the garden: harvesting, identifying, smelling, tasting, and making magic with herbs!

In this class we explore the power of herbal alteratives, herbs that encourage gradual change in the body by supporting eliminatory function, often working on the major eliminatory organs.

Why are we starting with alteratives? Because alteratives highlight one of the great strengths of herbalism: bringing the body back into balance by restoring natural function.

Also because many superstar herbal alteratives flourish in the spring!

We will explore:

  • 5 superstar herbal alteratives

  • how these herbs support elimination & interact with major organs

  • what the term “blood purifier” really means

  • why herbal infusions are such a powerful, yet underutilized, herbal remedy

Your takeaway: a handcrafted herbal infusion blend

Monday, March 18th, 7-9pm

on the farm

This class is offered on a sliding scale: $35-$45.


These classes are held in the kitchen of The Farm Cooking School. To get to the school, wind your way all the way up to the top of the property, following signs for "The Farm Cooking School." Park in the lot beside the building and enter through the white door with the ramp.

Depending on the weather and time of year, classes involve time in the Apothecary Garden, located near the school.


We are so excited when you sign up for a class! Please sign up for a class at least 8 hours prior to the start of class so that we can be prepared for the proper number of people. If you sign up within fewer than 8 hours of the start of the class, please text or call Amanda to confirm. Note: Social media messages are not a reliable way of contacting Amanda. If you need to cancel, please cancel at least 8 hours before start of the class via email, call, or text. If you cancel fewer than 8 hours before the start of the class, or simply do not attend the class, we cannot refund your class payment.

Pre-registration is required. Please register at least 8 hrs in advance.