Taught by Crystal Rae Aleman and Melissa Casanova this unique herbal studies program focuses on producing plant medicines from start to finish: from seed to plant to finished herbal product. We will be working hands-on on the farm growing herbs, harvesting, and processing plants to make high-quality fresh and dry plant medicines.This program focuses on building a authentic hands on relationship with the plant spirit & medicine.  Throughout the course students will have the opportunity to build their own home apothecary of tinctures, teas, oils, creams, salves, and other herbal products created on the farm.  They will also have the opportunity to propagate herb plants from which to build their own medicinal herb gardens. 

During the program students will take the first steps toward becoming herbal healers for themselves, their family, friends, community, and the Earth. They will learn how common imbalances can be successfully treated with local plant medicines through physical, emotional and spiritual pathways. 

The apprenticeship style of learning gives you access to teachers and clinicians who work in the field of herbal medicine and can help you to build a steady knowledge base. You will also learn the skills needed to confidently identify plants in the wild and make medicines for yourself, your family, and your friends.

A diverse Materia Medica will be covered. We will spend time in direct communion with a small handful of these plants, getting to know them deeply through plant spirit work. The plants will become our lifelong friends and herb allies to guide us on our healing paths. Students will learn the basics of matching plants to people by formulating plant medicines based on the holistic evaluation of the constitutions of both plants and people. This is a 11 month apprenticeship program.

Seats are limited. 

Tuition fees for the 2018 program is $1800.  A four installment payment plan option will be available for $2000. Sorry, work-trades are not available.

Starts March 31st and we will gather every last Saturday of the month for 11 months. To apply email Suchernovafarm@gmail.com

Farm Dinners -2018

Each month, local chefs will prepare unforgettable six course meals from the days bounty, spotlighting the strong links between community farming and the pleasure of eating. Live Bluegrass music sets the mood to relax back and enjoy the local food and scenery.

Once you arrive SucherNova Farm Family gives you a tour of the farm. You will learn about the 20 acre farms menagerie of animals including Berkshire and red wattle pigs, Belted Galloway Cattle, Navarro Churro Sheep, a biodynamic medicinal herb garden among laying hens and bees. Organic vegetables and medicinal herbs are grown using permaculture and biodynamic methods - taking clues from the earth and the seasons.

Want to get into the action?

  • Tickets are $100/person . Up to 2 children eat free 
  • June 16th, July 21st, August 18th 2018
  • Space is limited and payment is required to reserve a space.
  • Call to reserve tickets 707-992-0056
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • BYOB alcoholic beverages not included
  • Dress is casual
  • Live Bluegrass Music
  • Farm Tour & Dinner 6:30pm 
  • Location:  29101 Pinecrest rd Willits CA 95490