Learn natural, healthier ways to cure common ailments or take preventative measures in seven workshop videos.


Workshop videos and supporting PDFs included with this course:

Janice Cox
Growing and Using Lavender

The fresh, clean scent of lavender has been used in cosmetics and skin care products since ancient times. Lavender smells good, improves your circulation, attracts pollinators to your yard, and helps you sleep, to name just a few reasons the popularity of this fragrant pant has never been higher. Learn how to start a new plant from cuttings; air-dry flowers for year-round use; and create your own DIY body care products that can be used for hair care, skin care, and in the bath. Janice Cox shares tips, recipes, and herbal craft ideas from her new workbook Beautiful Lavender.


Janice Cox is an author and leading DIY natural beauty and skin-care expert. Cox is a member of the United States Lavender Growers Association, and the Herb Society of America.

Janice Cox
Natural Beauty with Luffa

You may be surprised and delighted to learn that luffa sponges don't come from the sea. As vegetables in the gourd and cucumber family, they can easily be grown in your home garden. Janice Cox, author of Beautiful Luffa, teaches you how to start your own seeds and how to care for your plants. Additionally, she shows you how to make luffa soaps and a sugar scrub.


Janice Cox is an author and leading DIY natural beauty and skin-care expert. Cox is a member of the United States Lavender Growers Association, and the Herb Society of America.

Maria Noël Groves

The Secret Lives of Garden Herbs: Medicinal uses of herbs you already grow

Rosemary goes great with chicken, but did you know that it may also help stave off dementia disease? Or that bee balm makes a superb cold and flu remedy? Learn surprising ways that common culinary herbs and companion plants can also help your family stay healthy. Herbalist Maria Noël Groves shares some of her favorite common herbs (featured in her book Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies) that you can grow and use medicinally, including fennel, parsley, oregano, thyme, and lemon balm.


Maria Noël Groves runs Wintergreen Botanicals, an herbal clinic and education center in Allenstown, New Hampshire. She is certified by Michael Moore’s Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, and has also completed Rosemary Gladstar’s advanced training program and Lichenwood Herbals’ flower essence practitioner training.

Maria Noël Groves
Herbal Tinctures: From harvest to jar

Join herbalist Maria Noël Groves in her garden and classroom as she demonstrates how to harvest fresh herbs to make homemade medicinal herbal tinctures, as featured in her books Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies and Body Into Balance. Tinctures are alcohol extracts, which are easy to make, potent, and have a long shelf life. Plus, they're superb for extracting the medicinal properties of herbs. She’ll also discuss how to make a dry plant tincture, and how to choose the right alcohol for the job.


Maria Noël Groves runs Wintergreen Botanicals, an herbal clinic and education center in Allenstown, New Hampshire. She is certified by Michael Moore’s Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, and has also completed Rosemary Gladstar’s advanced training program and Lichenwood Herbals’ flower essence practitioner training.

Nicole Telkes
Make Your Own Fire Cider: A spicy, sweet, and sour first-aid remedy

Join Nicole Telkes, practicing herbalist, to talk a little bit about stress management and how herbs can be used to nourish your nerves and relax your body. Cordials are a sweet, tasty, enjoyable way to take herbal remedies. Nicole brings you through the cordial-making process and offers a few recipes to try, including an alternative to sugar.



A practicing herbalist and registered herbalist in the American Herbalists Guild, Nicole Telkes is a writer, speaker, and naturalist from Austin, Texas. She has a background in botanical studies, plant conservation work, community activism, and herbal first-aid clinics.

Nicole Telkes
The Joy of Cordial-Making: Recipes for stress and anxiety

Join Nicole Telkes, practicing herbalist, to talk a little bit about stress management and how herbs can be used to nourish your nerves and relax your body. Cordials are a sweet, tasty, enjoyable way to take herbal remedies. Nicole brings you through the cordial-making process and offers a few recipes to try, including an alternative to sugar.



A practicing herbalist and registered herbalist in the American Herbalists Guild, Nicole Telkes is a writer, speaker, and naturalist from Austin, Texas. She has a background in botanical studies, plant conservation work, community activism, and herbal first-aid clinics.

Shawna Coronado
Stacked with Flavor How to build an anti-inflammatory meal plan

Scientific evidence points to how a lifestyle of eating anti-inflammatory foods can lessen and even eliminate inflammation in the body that’s often blamed for diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, allergies, chronic pain, and a variety of diseases and disorders. Shawna Coronado completely relearned how to eat, exercise, and live an anti-inflammatory lifestyle with the help of her medical professionals after her diagnosis of severe spinal osteoarthritis. She now has 80 percent less inflammatory pain and walks 3 miles every day. Anti-inflammatory foods have made a big difference for Coronado, and they can for you too. Learn tips Coronado has employed on how to build and successfully stay on an anti-inflammatory food plan. Find out how to add tremendous flavor to your diet, how to negotiate plate portions, what foods are the most anti-inflammatory, and how to safely meal prep. Coronado teaches how to live a wellness lifestyle filled with delicious whole, natural foods that will help your family stay healthy, feel better, and have more energy (while reducing aches and pains and chronic inflammation).


Shawna Coronado is an author, columnist, and blogger, who campaigns for social good in the realms of green living, organic gardening, and low-cost cuisine.

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