Solidago, the botanical name of Goldenrod, is derived from latin, meaning "to make strong, whole, & healthy."  We empower people to become their own manifestation of "strong, whole and healthy" with the help of nourishing and healing herbal allies.


At the Solidago School of Herbalism, we inspire self-reliant healthcare by relating to healing plants in our bodies, kitchens, gardens and in the wild through hands-on herbal workshops, plant walks and retreats

Upcoming Workshops and Plant Walks



Wild Medicinal Plant Walks

Scott's Landing Preserve, Deer Isle, ME             3rd Monday of the month, April thru November 9-10:30 am    

We will walk through the preserve identifying and discusses wild medicinal plants along the way.

$5 donation to the Island Heritage Preserve                                                  


Friday Morning Herb Walks

376 South Deer Isle RD, Deer Isle, ME                  Every Friday morning, June thru November           9 -10 am

Stroll through our gardens and field as we talk about the healing plants that grow there.  We will make an herbal preparation as we go.

adults $5, children walk for free


Making Herbal Vinegars and Oxymels

The Deer Isle Hostel, Deer Isle, ME      Wednesday, August 22, 9-11 am

Learn to make and use herbal infused vinegars and honeys and then combine them to make an Oxymel to take home with you.

$30 ($25 if you attend 3 or more medicine making workshops in 2018)



Herbs for Kids

The Solidago School of Herbalism                     376 S Deer Isle RD, Deer Isle, ME           Saturday, September 8, 11 AM-1 PM                     

Learn how to ease common childhood health complaints with herbal home remedies.  Make and take an elderberry syrup home. 



Comfrey: From Garden to Medicine Chest

Learn how this often misunderstood plant can nourish and heal our bodies and gardens.  What are the best ways to incorporate Comfrey as a food and medicine into our daily lives.  Comfrey nourishes and heals connective tissue, lungs, digestive tract, reproductive systems and short- term memory.

The Maine Herbalist Gathering, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden ME                                   Saturday, October 6