"The Folk Herbalism series is the antidote to the sense of disconnection and powerlessness that modern culture can promote. Through these classes my young daughter and I have both gained a new sense of respect and reverence not only for nature but for ourselves as elements of and in the natural world. With the knowledge we have gained through these classes, we have been empowered to use herbs and natural remedies to effectively treat both acute and chronic health issues and to improve our overall sense of wellbeing. We both also particularly appreciate the beautiful garden setting and April's warm personality and incredible breadth of knowledge, not just of the plants but also of relevant history, sociology, politics and human physiology."
"Taking April's 2015 Folk Herbalism Class was a kick-start for me to grow my herbal medicine knowledge. The location, in April's herb garden surrounded by many medicines growing all around, was inspiring and an ideal location for such a class. Each class was a field trip! The classes were a great combination of lecture and hands-on learning. April encouraged us to share our herbal medicine knowledge with the class. Herbal information was not only coming from April, who gas a wealth of herbal medicine information, but also from the other class members. The fact that we made a medicine to take home with us each class was a wonderful bonus. I thoroughly enjoyed taking this class and learned a great deal about herbal medicine in a very welcoming and inclusive atmosphere."
"The folk herbalism series of classes deepened my appreciation for and knowledge of the healing plants in a way that a single class or occasional could not. April's knowledge, love for our green allies, and excellent teaching helped me learn to use the healing plants in infusions, salves, tinctures,creams and essences and create a materia medica of my own as we walked through the seasons together."
"Loved this course! Love April as a teacher!! She has a deep rooted knowledge of the plant world and a huge passion for bringing this knowledge to the people.You will learn about the history of herbal medicine and about the healing aspects of medicinal plants and you will become confident in making and using your own medicines as well. April's garden is a magical place and a wonderful place to learn. This course is great for the beginner as well as the experienced herbalist. I highly recommend it!"