Module 3: Grow Your Own Medicine- Green Witch Gardening Course
Learn to grow, tend, & harvest your own medicinal herbs seasonally. Includes over 30 detailed plant profiles plus Celtic seasonal celebrations. Self-paced, pre-recorded.
This self-paced, seasonal course can be started any time of the year to fit with your current growing conditions
Ethical harvesting of native & invasive species
Farming fundamentals & Plant families
Seedling tips, tricks, & propagation
How to cultivate healthy soil & compost
Seasonal energetics & traditions (Solstices, Equinoxes, Lunar phases, Bealtaine, Lughnasadh, Samhain)
How to harvest, dry, and store herbs for the best quality
Herbal actions & energetics on the body
Herbal safety, contraindications, & how to "dose" herbs for yourself and your family
Laws and regulations for practicing herbalism & selling herbal products
Detailed plant profiles for 30+ plants, including detailed growing instructions
You'll have immediate access to all of the lessons in the course, and can take them at your own pace. All lessons are pre-recorded, so no worrying about trying to fit live classes into your busy schedule!
See what students are saying:
“I love the fact that there is downloadable content that I can go back to, and that there is no deadline. The info is also very non-biased when it comes to modern medicine ”Jamie B.
“I really enjoy how each plant profile gives you a bit of everything of the plant as in the who, what and where. I also enjoy reading the folklore and the case studies. The Hawthorne lesson was super cool with all the folk history which each part of the plant.”Alicia Q.
“The amount of information provided is great, not too much, not too little. Despite there being a pre-defined order, it is so easy to go back to the previous lessons ”Tessa F.
“Jovie is an amazingly inclusive human. I appreciate her word choices when referring to who these plants were cultivated by. She always takes special care to acknowledge those who have come before us. I am a white female and love that she is firmly giving credit to indigenous, non-white humans. I suppose closed-minded people could be uncomfortable, but that just means you are educating well! ”Julie F.
“The fact that I can come back to the course and totally take my time is incredibly helpful. Sometimes I have to go back and glance at things so I actually retain everything. I truly appreciate how the course was set up. ”Alicia Q.
Pay a one-time up front flat rate, or choose a monthly automatic payment plan
One time payment
3 monthly payments of $111
Buy one course get a second one 75% off!
Buy one course get a second one 75% off!
*FULL UNTIL 2023* 9-month online intensive only. Learn to grow and make medicine out of nearly 70 medicinal herbs, while balancing modern scientific research with traditional healing practices(1) 5.0 average rating
A crash course for beginner herbalists who are wondering if this herbal path is the right one for them. It's FREE if you decide to enroll in another course later!
First off, the individual courses can be started any time, and the full 9-month course ONLY starts once per year in March. The full 9-month course is a compilation of ALL of the smaller individual courses. It covers Herbalism Basics, Medicine Making, Herbal Actions, and Growing Your Own Medicine. If you enroll in the full course you will have access to every single lesson from the individual courses, sent out weekly and timed to correspond with what the seasons call for. The individual courses can be started at any time throughout the year.
The course is designed to be easily incorporated into life for those who have work, school, or family that takes up most of their time. Lessons are not live, so you do not need to coordinate any scheduling. You can expect to dedicate one to two hours per week to reading and videos, depending on how much time you need to process and absorb material. There's no homework or tests, and if you fall behind, that's okay! Catch up when you can, I'll continue sending you new lessons each week and you can get to them when you get to them.
Yes, to a certain extent. Due to the seasonal nature of how the material is presented, lessons are released on a week-by-week basis. If you fall behind, that's okay. Catch up when you can and let me know how I can support you. If you're wanting to move faster, though, You won't be able to skip ahead.
Yes! Students in all levels will be able to reach me via email. Office hours for responses are TBD.
A good portion of the perennials we will discuss will be hardy in USDA zones 3-10. Some are only hardy in zones 6-10, and a couple hardy to zones 9-11 that can be grown as annuals. If you're not sure what a growing zone is or what any of this means, that's okay! We'll be covering it in the course.
The way we will be profiling the plants will be laid out mostly as they appear throughout the seasons in the northern hemisphere. ie: we'll be meeting the plants that pop up in the northern hemisphere's Summer during the northern hemisphere's Summer. So while those in the southen hemisphere will likely miss out on the aspect of walking outside and harvesting the plant they just learned about (if it's something that grows well in their growing zone), there's nothing wrong with learning about plants out of season! So long as you want to learn about plants that are mostly native to the US and Eurasia. On top of that, a large portion of the information you'll learn will be foundational (meaning how and why plants work, how to extract and make medicine with them, etc) so the seasonal aspect of the plant profiles can be worked around.
There is still so so so much to learn about herbs other than how to grow them! We cover herbal actions, research and traditions behind the plants, medicine making, seasonal energy shifts, and more. You can always source your herbs through my webstore Spirit Haus Botanicals or through my recommended suppliers!
Jovie Hawthorn Browne