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2018-2019 Classes & Special Events

Glamping @ MoonMaid's Medicine Woods Botanical Sanctuary will begin in 2019.  I have been hard at work building the new office, tent platform, and teaching kitchen.  You can support my efforts to bring education and awareness about endangered woodland medicinal plants (like goldenseal and ginseng) clicking here.

The Art of Simpling - $125 

This class will be offered in March of 2019

This class will be held on my land in the Sanctuary Blending Kitchen.  This property is very near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  We will explore how to work with herbs in every form imaginable.  Teas, tinctures, infusions, oil, salves, creams, bath salts and herbal essential oil use, will all be covered.  You will leave this class jars of all the items we create together. During this 3 hour class, we will dive into the basic of blending herbs for teas, potpourri, medicinal oils, salves, creams and more.  Bring a sack lunch and hang around exploring the medicine woods, Frog Pond extensive library.    

Make it a weekend in the Smoky Mountains.  There are many reasonable cabins in this area.   Take a hike with A Walk in the WoodsRegister here. 

Consultation with “The” Menopause Herbalist

As the creator, formulator, and herbalist @ MoonMaid Botanicals, I have talked to hundreds of women about menopause and its challenges.  So often the questions are so similar I feel like a more “in-depth” chat might be helpful.  I am now available for this service.  I have been working almost exclusively with menopause for 20 years and know that I have information that can help you ease through this amazing life transition.  This consultation includes your first month’s remedies.   

A Day @ MoonMaid's Botanical  Sanctuary

I am dedicated to preserving, protecting and propagating the native medicinals that are abundant here in the East Tennessee Smoky Mountains.  As a member of the United Plant Savers network of international botanical sanctuaries, I find it critical to educate any and all who visit the importance of native medicinal woodland herbs.  So, seasonally I invite folks to come to hang out on land for a day or a weekend and help with the ongoing projects that are ever in need of doing. Come enjoy this incredible "gem of the Smoky Mountains.  We'll get sweaty and grimy, enjoy good food, the stars in the sky and a nice fire.  

Email [email protected] for details.


Herb Walks

ANYTIME - Cynthia is also available to conduct herb walks @ MoonMaid’s Botanical Sanctuary in Cosby, TN.  Growing here is an abundant array of native medicinal plants in my woods and cultivated herbs in the formal beds.  Guided herb walks can be arranged for your location as well.  

This event can be tailored to your particular needs be it a gathering of women or a child’s birthday party.   I have a specific program for children that incorporates a walk, picking herbs, drawing them and making tea from what we harvest.  A great activity for a party. Contact Cynthia for details.

[email protected] or 877-253-7853