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 Classes & Special Events

Because of Covid - all 2020 classes have been postponed.

Current Fall 2020 Sale Coupon is        google        for 25% discount and Free Shipping!

Announcing 2021 Classes with lots of newness!!!

Medicine Woods HipCamp FINALLY be open Spring 2020.  Link to booking site coming soon.

The Art of Simpling - $125 

March 2021 and October 2021.  Both great times to make self care gifts for you or a friend.  Class dates will be announced in January 2021.

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.

Two New classes for kids and their families- 

What's Growing in My Backyard?

Ever wonder what kind of plants in the backyard might  be "useful weeds."  Kids are fascinated to learn that they can make tea, or an oil, or dried plants with the stuff in the yard.  Parents learn a thing or two too!  Designed to combine plant walk, art exercise, group discussion and tea!!  It's loads of fun.  Announcing 2021 dates in January.  This experience can be planned for your yard or the yard here at Medicine Woods.  The next step is oils and salves.  See below.

How to Make Herbal Oils.

Making an herbal oil is simple.  We discuss flowers, leaf, roots and bark as plants that can be made into a potent herbal oil for salves, boo boo's and other things. This class was born as I was making up a birthday "kit" for a special little friend of mine.   You will be surprised what is growing right in your back yard!!!  Can be held at your house or here @ Medicine Woods.  Email Cynthia @ [email protected]  for further details.

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 here for you.  Order on the site HERE.

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