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Homestead Herbals


Dates: Saturdays May 13, May 27, June 3, June 10
Time: from 9-12 noon on each date
Facilitator: Karin Kliewer, local herbalist

Description: We invite you to join us for an exciting unique 4-part series focusing on hands-on folk herbalism! This series includes on-site learning at Little City Farm, plus some "home" assignments, and additional support between sessions. Workshops will be held on 4 Saturdays at Little City Farm.

At the end of this series you will have gained:
~ confidence and knowledge of growing/using basic medicinal herbs at home
~ a well-stocked pantry of simple herbal home remedies you have made
~ hands-on experience making 10+ herbal products (e.g. oils, salves, poultices, decoctions, tinctures, cough syrups)
~ familiarity with 20+ medicinal herbs for home use
~ guidelines for herbal dosages and basic herbal first aid for home use
~ general understanding of plant identification and ethical wild harvesting
~ hands-on experience harvesting, storing, drying, and using medicinal herbs
~ basic understanding of herbal gardening, herbal propagation, planting and seed saving
~ simple outline for starting your own medicinal herb garden at home
~ knowledge of where to source quality herbs and herbal product-making supplies
~ a collection of herbal recipes, hand-outs and other useful resources
~ a network of other community members interested in natural herbal healing
~ a beautiful hand-drawn botanical herbal journal (made by you during this class!)

This workshop series also includes for you:
~ a copy of Rosemary Gladstar's book Medicinal Herbs: A Beginners Guide
~ medicinal herb plants to get your healing herb garden started this year!
~ sharing in an amazing herbal class potluck on the final day!

Limited space to 10 participants. For questions or to be added to our waiting list please contact Karin at: / or 519-575-9174

Cost: $300 + HST (includes all materials, instruction, herbal book, medicinal plants, and collection of your own handmade remedies to take home). A $50 deposit is required to hold your place. Payment can be made in installments (see options below).


Register for Practical Home Herbalist Series:

For Local Customers

For local customers, please use coupon code "LOCAL" at time of check out to save shipping fees. After your purchase you will receive an email to let you know when your items are ready to be picked up. For more questions call Karin at 519-575-9174 or email:


About Homestead Herbals

Our goal is to create quality handmade soaps & botanicals using organic, natural ingredients and that have low impact on the earth. These goals are reflected in the carefully selected organic ingredients used, as well as the earth-friendly reusable or compostable packaging of our items.

Karin is trained as a chartered & traditional herbalist, and uses her passion for herbal healing to create nourishing effective soaps and botanicals.

All our herbals are handmade in small batches to ensure the highest quality. We use locally harvested, organically grown or ethically wildcrafted herbs, pure beeswax, pure organic non-GMO oils and pure essential oils. The products are carefully and mindfully prepared with your best health in mind.

We grow many of the herbs for our soaps & botanicals on our own property. We use non-GMO certified organic seeds; we grow without using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides; we use ecologically sound practices, including maintaining fertile soil, and using natural pest control methods. Other herbs are ethically wild-crafted or sourced from local organic growers & organic suppliers. We support Canadian Organic Growers and are members of Seeds of Diversity, and actively promote & sustainable agricultural practices.


We offer ongoing hands-on classes about organic cold-process soapmaking, herbal gardening, and herbal home remedy making (e.g. salves, tinctures, lip balms, flower essences, winter remedies, herbal first aid, and more). These workshops are held Saturdays throughout the year. Please check our Workshop Page to see what our upcoming offerings are.

FOR MAMA AND BABY: Post-Partum Herbs & Calendula Salves

We offer both the popular Post-Partum Healing Bath and the Calendula Healing Salve through our Etsy shop . Please contact Karin for details about bulk pricing at: for more details.

508 Duke Street West, Kitchener, ON, N2H 3Y8
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Phone: (519) 575-9174