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2020 Classes & Special Events

GlaHipCamp will be open for the late summer and fall season here in the Smoky Mountains.  You will soon find booking available here.

The Art of Simpling - $125 

This class will be offered in the Fall of 2020, just in time for holiday gift giving.

This class is held here at Medicine Woods, a woodland botanical sanctuary complete with an herbal apothecary and kitchen.  Very near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this land is a virtual goldmine of medicinal plants.  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 dive deep 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.   Just send me an email and I can refer you to several lovely spots here on the mountain.

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 865.217.9453