Julia Stowe has been studying the art of herbalism for ten years. As a graduate of Vintage Remedies in Franklin, TN and the East West School of Planetary Herbology in Ben Lomond, CA, she has learned that herbalism is a way of life, not a quick fix treatment plan. She has been teaching seasonal herbal classes and workshops since 2015 on wildcrafting, basic remedy making, and the use of herbs preventatively to support a healthy lifestyle.
Legends have been told, battles fought, and hearts won, all because of one unique herb, Aloe vera. This popular houseplant, known primarily for its ability to soothe burns, is the source of a host of medicinal properties and remains bright green and abundant on kitchen windowsills throughout the winter months. Join Master Herbalist, Julia Stowe, for a 2-hour class to discover the intriguing history and healthful benefits of aloe, create your own aloe-based face mask, and enjoy herb-infused refreshments.
The Flavors of Chai
There's an autumn chill in the air that brings to mind the flavors of chai. Join master herbalist, Julia Stowe, and learn all about this amazing beverage that is as healthful as it is delicious. Explore the many health properties of the common (and not so common) chai spices, and discover various methods of preparing chai, including the time-honored traditional Ayurvedic method. Each participant will blend a personalized chai spice mix to take home and enjoy chai-infused tea treats while you learn.
Herbs in Your Pocket
Herbal First Aid Kit
Join master herbalist, Julia Stowe, for an exciting, hands-on workshop and make your own miniature herbal first aid kit! In this two-hour class we will make five, multi-use herbal remedies, all small enough to fit in a purse, backpack, or even your pocket. Instructional booklet and all supplies included.
This workshop is suitable for herbalists of all ages.
Autumn Herb Walk and Luncheon 2018
Come explore the herbal bounty of early autumn with Master Herbalist, Julia Stowe, on a walk through woodlands, pasture, and creeks as we discover wild herbs and edibles of the autumn season. Learn how to identify and responsibly wildcraft ten herbs and then enjoy a wild herb-infused luncheon outside.
Summer Herb Walk & Luncheon 2018
Don a good pair of walking shoes and join master herbalist, Julia Stowe, for a trek over 50 acres of pasture, creek beds and woodlands as she hunts down nature's best summer wild herbs and edibles. Learn how to responsibly harvest these natural treasures then regroup back in the class room for a wild herb-infused luncheon. Reference materials will be included in this class as well as plenty of refreshing, healthful herbal teas provided by tea educator, Jennifer Stowe. Please bear in mind this hike is for the vigorous student as we will be hiking over uneven terrain and, since herbs grow in the sunshine, we will be looking for them in the direct sun! Appropriate attire, such as hiking shoes, comfortable outdoor clothes and sun hats, are recommended as we embrace the hands-on learning of this unique herbal experience!
Winter's Herbal Medicine Chest 2018
Top Remedies to Prepare Your Family for Cold & Flu Season
As winter ailments continue to plaque our community, learn to protect yourself and your family! Join us for this 2 1/2-hour workshop where you will learn how to prepare an herbal medicine chest to keep your family healthy and if illness does set in, to treat them using herbs instead of over-the-counter medications. You will learn to make a healthy, immune-boosting cough syrup, an alternative to vitamin C tablets, healing teas, steam inhalations, herbal body soaks, and much more through demonstrations and hands-on participation. Each student will receive a resource folder complete with book list, websites, ordering sites and step-by-step instructions for each of the products made in class, as well as prepackaged supplies to make the herbal remedies at home. All ingredients are 100% organic and health promoting. Herb-infused snacks and teas served. Class taught by Certified Master Herbalist, Julia Stowe.
Herbal Skin Care Session
While one might view this class as a luxuriant spa-like indulgence which leaves the skin feeling and looking beautifully refreshed, the class is really an education on how to care for our skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body performing many very important functions in order to keep us healthy. Each day we can choose to nourish this vital organ or hinder it by overloading it with toxic topical applications. In this 2 hour class we will walk through a complete 5 step facial while learning which products to avoid and ways to substitute fresh, organic ingredients for pre-packaged, chemical-laden, store-bought options. Each student will also receive a booklet complete with educational information, instructions and recipes for masks, scrubs, and toners for all skin types. Join us by reserving your seat today.
Junior Herbalist Workshop 2016
We are excited to invite young girls, ages 10-15, to our first Junior Herbalist Workshop. In this 2 hour class, master herbalist, Julia Stowe, will address the many potential dangers of commercial health and beauty products commonly available on store shelves. Then she will teach students how to make their own healthy alternatives including body powder and deodorant, tinted lip balm, tooth paste, shampoo and nourishing body scrubs. Girls will make and take home each item and receive a workshop booklet with class notes, resource lists and recipes for all items made. Class will wrap up with an herbal-infused organic luncheon open to mothers and daughters which will allow for plenty of time for follow up questions and discussion.
Don't let the mild weather fool you! Statistics show February as the month of greatest flu activity. Your best defense? A good diet, plenty of rest, minimal sugar intake and... Thieves' Oil. Join us for a 2-hour herbal workshop to discover the fascinating history and many varieties of this essential oil blend and learn why it is still considered so effective today. Then blend a bottle of your own Thieves' oil to take home!
A rose by any other name...
... would still be full of medicinal benefits! Join master herbalist, Julia Stowe, for a beautiful spring workshop and discover the many uses of this sweet-smelling herb, known as the "queen of flowers," that has inspired poets and delighted gardeners for centuries. In this two-hour class we will make a variety of rose-infused remedies, from delicious medicinal teas and syrups to luxurious skin care products, and end our time together with herbal refreshments. Instructional booklet and all supplies included.
Even in these cold winter months, there is an herb that is bright green, full of healthful benefits, and simply delicious! Join master herbalist, Julia Stowe, for this 2-hour, hands-on class, and discover the history and many uses of the 126 different species of pine tree. Come ready to enjoy a sampling of pine-infused herbal remedies, blend your own delicious, immune supporting evergreen tea, and make a unique pine aromatherapy locket during this wintery adventure into the art of herbalism.
Herbal Introductions 2018
On Location in Mt. Pleasant
Join us at Jernigans on Main in Mt. Pleasant for an engaging, 1-hour introduction to three wild-harvested, medicinal herbs through lecture, hands-on projects, and Q&A. Learn about the medicinal properties of these herbs, how to harvest and use them, and make a multi-purpose healing salve customized to your preference. A sampling of specially blended herbal teas will conclude this journey into the world of medicinal herbs.
Calling all 8-12 year old girls interested in beginning their herbal journey. This workshop is for just for YOU! Join us for a two-hour, completely hands-on workshop in which you will be introduced to the fundamentals of basic herbalism while making 6 herbal-infused products to take home; something to eat, something for the home and something just for you! Class taught by Master Herbalist, Julia Stowe. Workshop booklet and resource list provided for each student.
The Five Flavors of Herbs 2017
Interactive Herbal Workshop for the aspiring herbalist in all of us!
Before herbs were classified for their medicinal properties, they were classified by their taste.
Join certified master herbalist, Julia Stowe, for an introduction to the five herbal flavor groups-sweet~~salty~~sour~~bitter~~pungent
Learn how to grow, wild harvest and use herbs from each category. We’ll make a sampling of herbal health and beauty items, delicious herb-infused foods and beverages and even take home a bag full of herbal goodies along with an instruction booklet full of recipes and additional information.
You’ll be amazed at the herbal bounty growing in your own back yard!
Summer Herb Walk and Portfolio Monographing
Don a good pair of walking shoes and join master herbalist, Julia Stowe, for a trek over 50 acres of pasture, creek beds and woodlands as she hunts down nature's best spring wild herbs and edibles. Learn how to responsibly harvest these natural treasures then cart them back to the class room for an herbal art lesson. As you start your own herbal portfolio, Julia will discuss herb uses and preparations. All portfolio and reference materials included in this class as well as plenty of refreshing herbal beverages. Just bring a bag lunch for yourself and embrace the hands-on learning of this unique herbal walk/art class!
All Day Herbal Seminar
If you are interested in learning more about herbs join us for this all day, interactive seminar. Certified Master Herbalist, Julia Stowe, will introduce you to the world of herbs through lecture, Q & A, and three hands-on activities designed to boost your general health. Activities include: herbal eye mask, customized herb-infused healing salve, and a selection of herbal pastilles. Following lunch, Certified Tea Professional, Jennifer Stowe, will discuss the many health benefits of herbal infusions and decoctions while you enjoy an herbal "tea" tasting. Afterwards, you'll choose an herbal tea recipe to blend yourself and take home for personal use. Handouts, recipes, instructions and resource list provided for each student.