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Aromatic Medicine with Linda Shanahan

  • Locust Light Farm 67 Pleasant Valley Rd Titusville, NJ 08560 (map)
hydrosols essential oils

People have appreciated the value of aromatic plants for thousands of years and used them for perfume, enhancement of living conditions, medicine and preservation of foods. 

How do people capture aroma from plants?  What are some of the medicinal effects aromatic plants may have on our bodies?  Do we need to use them in the form of essential oils or can tea or tincture work just as well? 

Linda Shanahan, herbalist and Registered Nurse will answer these questions and discuss ways that she harnesses the power of aromatic medicine at Barefoot Botanicals, her organic herb farm in Doylestown, PA.

This class includes a 2 oz. hydrosol from Barefoot Botanicals.

Monday, July 1st, 7-9pm

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

Linda Shanahan is an herbalist with a foundation of knowledge that sprouted in the forests of Oregon in 1999, learning about forest ecology and the medicine that it can offer.  In 2008, after moving east, studying nursing, working in critical care, feeling lost and in need of community, Linda and her husband Eric started farming organically in Doylestown, PA, and focusing on certified organic medicinal herbs.  Linda believes to achieve health, we need to find ways to re-establish our broken connections with our wild and beautiful planet, starting with what grows beneath our feet.


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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.

Earlier Event: June 29
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Later Event: July 6
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