Date: Thursday, June 7

Time: 7-8:30PM

Location: High Garden

Join Debbie, owner and magical creator of Romany Botanicals, to walk into the world of understanding and even making your own Flower Essence.  

This class will be a gentle stepping stone into the world of plant spirit medicine, explaining the principles of flower essences, how to make them and the benefits of working with vibrational remedies.  Debbie will demonstrate her own method of capturing a flower’s essence and how to connect with its healing energy to work with it on a deeper level.  Please bring a notebook… there will be lots of information to keep!

You will leave with: Along with this incredible knowledge, you will also leave with one of Debbie’s incredible creations.  A flower essence from her stock that most resonates with you.  

Cost: $20 cash or check at High Garden, $25 online through this website using PayPal.  

Cancellation: This class is limited to 15 participants and registration is closed as soon as filled.  If you are able to inform us with plenty advanced notice and we are able to fill your space, we will happily refund your money.  However, if we do not have enough time and are not able to fill the space, your money will not be refunded.  We are very sorry if this causes you any inconvenience or upset.  We truly appreciate you.  

A Step into the world of Flower Essences {June 7}

Level 1 Herbal Intensive
Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24
11-6pm

Same content as the May Level 1 intensive. Several dates are offered to assure that everyone that wants to can attend.

Join me on our land in Joelton for a 2 day herbal immersion!
Perfect for anyone eager or interested in learning to be an herbalist. We will fill 2 days with concepts of herbalism and understanding accreditation, ethical foraging and wildcrafting, native and introduced plant species identification including medicinal and edible properties, herbal folk medicine making, ecological interdependence, plant speaking, and much more!
You will receive knowledge, a tincture you make, reference guide for future learning, wild foods, green friendship, new skills.. the list could go on forever. Through this time you can shake off the constraints of the city and modern expectations while reconnecting and remembering your wild self. Come and meet your plant family. They’ve been waiting. Much of what is taught will be based within Appalachian folk herbalism, but several modalities will be referenced.
This will be the Level One class and prerequisite to the Level Two 7 month program in 2019. You can definitely take this class even if you are not interested in Level 2 and simply want a 2 day immersion. However, you must take this class if you want to apply for Level 2 unless you feel comfortable testing out of Level 1 content.

Location: Joel and Leah’s home in Joelton, TN (about 23 minutes from Nashville toward Clarksville)

Cost: $100 cash or check at High Garden. $105 PayPal or credit card at High Garden
Prepay only

Primitive camping is included in price of class if you wish to camp. There is a wonderful meadow, woods and a creek. Bring any camping equipment you require.
Upon enrolling, I will email further information.

Cancellation: Please understand, this class is limited to only 15 participants and registration is closed upon filling those spots to keep the group small for optimal learning and ease walking in the forest as a group. If you cannot make it to the class, email as soon as you know. I will try to contact someone on a waiting list. If someone can fill your spot, you will be refunded. If no one is able to fill your space, your money will not be refunded

Below is the direct link to the shop page for this event.

2 Day Herbal Intensive {June 23-24}

Date: Monday, June 25

Time: 7:00-8:30PM

Location: High Garden

Join Kim, our onsite amazing fermenter who has been fermenting incredibleness for over a decade, to learn how to make the amazing Cactus (Water) Kefir that we serve here at High Garden! Learn the skills and get the grains to make this probiotic, delicious, bubbly beverage at home.  

You’ll learn: What cactus/water kefir actually is as well as discuss the differences between ferment types and each of their differing benefits.  You’ll learn start to finish how to brew and flavor (using only whole natural ingredients) your own 32oz brew, and sample different flavors to assure you make your favorite one!

You’ll leave with: Kefir grains which is a starter culture to be able to continue this process, 32 oz of your kefir creation, and a small booklet with instructions and recipes.   

Cost: $45 cash or check at High Garden or $50 online through this website.  Prepay only.  

Cancellation: This class is limited to 10 participants and registration is closed as soon as filled.   If you inform us with plenty advanced notice and we are able to fill your space, we will refund your money.  However, if we do not have enough time and are not able to fill the space, your money will not be refunded.  We are very sorry if this causes you any inconvenience or upset.  We truly appreciate you.  

Cactus “Water” Kefir: Learn, Make, and Take {June 25}

This is the foundational class in a series of woodcrafting classes that lead to carving functional and beautiful eating and serving spoons. In this first class we will learn safe and efficient sloyd knife techniques to craft a rustic and very usable butter spreader (or really an anything spreader if you’re not into butter). We will not be using any sand paper so all of our knife marks will be visible on our spreaders, telling the story of every cut that went into producing this piece of wooden treen, and further proving that it was made completely by hand! This is a beginner class and no experience is needed. We will however be using extremely sharp carving knives, so just know that going in…

Location: High Garden 935A Woodland St Nashville TN 37206

Instructor: Joel Larabell

Date: Wednesday July 25

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost:  $25 Online or $20 cash in High Garden. All workshops are prepay to guarantee a space in class.

Class is limited to 6 participants.

All necessary tools and materials will be provided. Carving knives will be available for purchase if desired at a discounted student price of $25.

Bring a positive attitude and a desire to learn process and technique, not just a desire to leave with a (close to) finished product…even though you probably will (:

Woodcrafting Foundations Class: Carving a butter spreader {May 11}

Want to serve dinner or sauté your stir fry with a wooden spoon you carved yourself using nothing but a knife?
This class will teach you the skills you need to craft your very own piece of usable wooden treen.
Starting from a chopped out spoon billet, we will learn how to use a sloyd knife (straight bladed crafting knife) and a hook knife (specialty curved blade for scooping out the spoon bowl) to carve your very own cooking spoon, without the use of power tools and sandpaper.
This class is meant to build upon the basic knife skills taught in the Woodcrafting Foundations Class: Carving a butter spreader, and will be a great introduction to the world of spoon carving.

Location: High Garden 935A Woodland St Nashville TN 37206

Instructor: Joel Larabell

Date: Thursday July 26

Time: 7-9:30

Prerequisites: Woodcrafting Foundations Class: Carving a Butter Spreader…or a little knife skills/carving experience.

Cost: $30 Online or $25 cash at High Garden.

All workshops are prepay to guarantee a space in class.

Class limited to 6 participants.

All necessary tools and materials will be provided.

Bring a positive attitude and a desire to learn process and technique, not just a desire to leave with a (close to) finished product…even though you probably will (:

Spoon Crafting 101 {July 26}

SpoonCraft & Woods Weekend Immersion
Saturday August 4 and Sunday August 5 (Sunday is optional)
11-6pm Both Days

Join Joel on our land in Joelton for a 2 day spoon carving and woods immersion!
This weekend is great for anyone eager to learn how to carve wooden spoons using traditional hand tools as well as those seeking a deeper connection with the trees in our Eastern woodlands. It will be time to take a break from our busy lives, slow down, breathe in fresh forest air, and use our hands to craft and create.
Saturday will be filled with learning how to properly use a hatchet to craft a spoon blank and then learn the use of straight and hook knife to finish crafting the spoon. We will include a tree hike in the day to further your connection and knowledge of the trees.
Sunday will be filled with a tree identification walk as well as ethical sourcing, tool knowledge and sharpening and continuing on Saturday’s carving projects and fine tuning your crafting skills.
You’ll take home: Knowledge, a wooden spoon (or more) you make, and hopefully a deeper connection with the trees around you.

Prerequisite: Foundations of Woodcrafting: Crafting a Butter Spreader. This is not a hard rule, but some knife skills are highly recommended.

Location: Joel and Leah’s home in Joelton, TN (about 23 minutes from Nashville toward Clarksville)

Cost…

{2 Days Saturday & Sunday}: $100 cash or check at High Garden. $105 online through this website.

{Saturday ONLY} : $75 cash or check at High Garden. $80 online through this website.

All workshops are prepay only.

Primitive camping is included in price of class if you wish to camp. There is a wonderful meadow (you can park right next to camp site), woods and a creek (you’ll get to hike everything in to these sites). Bring any camping and living equipment you require (including food).
Upon enrolling, I will email further information.

Cancellation: Please understand, this class is limited to only 7 participants and registration is closed upon filling these spots to keep the group small for optimal learning and safety. If you cannot make it to the class, email as soon as you know. I will try to contact someone on a waiting list. If someone can fill your spot, you will be refunded. If no one is able to fill your space, your money will not be refunded

SpoonCraft & Woods Weekend Immersion {August 4-5}

Level 1 Herbal Intensive
Saturday August 4 and Sunday August 5
11-6pm Both Days
Same content as the May & June Level 1 intensive. Several dates are offered to assure that everyone that wants to can attend.

Join me on our land in Joelton for a 2 day herbal immersion!
Perfect for anyone eager or interested in learning to be an herbalist. We will fill 2 days with concepts of herbalism and understanding accreditation, ethical foraging and wildcrafting, native and introduced plant species identification including medicinal and edible properties, herbal folk medicine making, ecological interdependence, plant speaking, and much more!
You will receive knowledge, a tincture you make, reference guide for future learning, wild foods, green friendship, new skills.. the list could go on forever. Through this time you can shake off the constraints of the city and modern expectations while reconnecting and remembering your wild self. Come and meet your plant family. They’ve been waiting. Much of what is taught will be based within Appalachian folk herbalism, but several modalities will be referenced.
This will be the Level One class and prerequisite to the Level Two 7 month program in 2019. You can definitely take this class even if you are not interested in Level 2 and simply want a 2 day immersion. However, you must take this class if you want to apply for Level 2 unless you feel comfortable testing out of Level 1 content.

Location: Joel and Leah’s home in Joelton, TN (about 23 minutes from Nashville toward Clarksville)

Cost: $100 cash or check at High Garden. $105 PayPal or credit card at High Garden
Prepay only

Primitive camping is included in price of class if you wish to camp. There is a wonderful meadow, woods and a creek. Bring any camping equipment you require.
Upon enrolling, I will email further information.

Cancellation: Please understand, this class is limited to only 15 participants and registration is closed upon filling those spots to keep the group small for optimal learning and ease walking in the forest as a group. If you cannot make it to the class, email as soon as you know. I will try to contact someone on a waiting list. If someone can fill your spot, you will be refunded. If no one is able to fill your space, your money will not be refunded

Click the photo link below to be taken directly to the Shop page for this workshop…

August 4-5: 2 Day Herbal Intensive

Level 1 Herbal Intensive
Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7, 2018
11-6pm Both Days

Join me on our land in Joelton for a 2 day herbal immersion!
Perfect for anyone eager or interested in learning to be an herbalist or simply gain some herbal knowledge. We will fill 2 days with concepts of herbalism and understanding accreditation, ethical foraging and wildcrafting, native and introduced plant species identification including medicinal and edible properties, herbal folk medicine making, ecological interdependence, materia medica, plant relationships, matchmaking plant to human, and much more!
You will receive knowledge, a notebook of information covered, wild foods, green friendship, new skills, and a certificate of completion for this course for future courses requiring this prerequisite.

Through this time you can shake off the constraints of the city and modern expectations while reconnecting and remembering your wild self. Come and meet your plant family and truly belong. They’ve been waiting. Much of what is taught will be based within Appalachian folk and western eclectic herbalism, but several modalities will be referenced.
This will be the Level One class and prerequisite to many other courses in 2019. You can definitely take this class even if you are not interested in other courses and simply want a 2 day immersion.

Location: Joel and Leah’s home in Joelton, TN (about 23 minutes from High Garden toward Clarksville)

Cost: $100 cash or check at High Garden. $105 online payment through this website using PayPal.
Prepay only

Primitive camping is included in price of class if you wish to camp. There is a wonderful meadow, woods and a creek. Bring any camping equipment you require.
Upon enrolling, I will email further information.

Cancellation: Please understand, this class is limited to only 15 participants and registration is closed upon filling those spots to keep the group small for optimal learning and ease walking in the forest as a group. If you cannot make it to the class, email as soon as you know. I will try to contact someone on a waiting list. If someone can fill your spot, you will be refunded. If no one is able to fill your space, your money will not be refunded

Foundations of Wholistic Herbalism Weekend Intensive {October 7-8}