This is a private workshop I will be facilitating at a women's retreat at Camp du Nord in Ely.

Gardeners have been taking pleasure in savoring all the gardening catalogs that have arrived in the mail over the winter. We will soon be preparing our garden beds to sow this years' seeds. There are so many aromatic plants which we can grow at home in our gardens and on pots on the patio. Join me as we celebrate spring and all the joyfulness we can experience in creating a healing garden. Plant aromas effect our brains in surprisingly and healthful ways. Adding potent botanicals to your garden can create a restorative haven.

  • Date: 5/4/2024 10:00 AM
  • Location YMCA Camp du Nord in Ely (Map)


We will be discussing aromatherapy in the garden and how to grow fragrant and medicinal plants that can be used for their healing properties. 

In this workshop you'll learn about:

  • The role of the five senses in the garden
  • History of the scented garden
  • How to grow an aromatic and medicinal garden
  • How to introduce healing plants into your own backyard
  • Nine aromatic plant profiles for beginners
  • Aromatic plants that repel insects and garden pests
  • Aromatic recipes from the garden
  • Carrot and Sunflower infused oils
  • How to make Calendula herbal infused oil that nourishes the skin (I'll be demonstrating how to infuse Calendula flowers to create an herbal oil that can be used in creams, lotions, body oils, lip balms, gels and salves). We will be making a hand balm with the Calendula oil to use after a hard day of working in the garden.