Class Reviews

“It was great, exceeded my expectations. I learned a lot  and walked away confident I could do it myself.  And I was really surprised by the quality of the products.  Rachel was a great teacher, very knowledgable and very professional.  She was also approachable and friendly with everyone. “ -Jennifer P, Organic Skin Care From the Garden at Esalen

“I so much enjoyed your class and your teaching style makes everything so approachable. You take the mystery out of being a practicing Herb Nerd.” – Michelle M, Herbal Medicine Spring Field Series

“Rachel – I really can’t thank you enough and want to reflect to you how much we love your approach to this herbal knowledge. You give it an easy, real and holistic format that is delicious and just enough in each session” –Corey H, Introduction to Home Scale Herbalism

“Rachel’s communication and teaching style is excellent. Superb information to begin a journey using plants as medicine.” -Suzanne F, Introduction to Homescale Herbalism

“Its a great way to get acquainted with herbs and the different ways of using them.  I’m looking forward to trying each! Fun to take home products from picking to finish!”
-Katie L,  Introduction to Homescale Herbalism, Summer 2015

I loved the hands on, it was really educational. Its empowering because you can go home and do it yourself –Katherine F, Seasonal Medicine Making Series, Fall

“I came to the workshop to learn how to make organic lotions and the workshop taught me that and so so much more – it exceeded my expectations and Rachel is a real gem of knowledge”  -Dana E, Esalen Skin Care Retreat

“Rachel was an excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable, warm, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. -Mary F, Introduction to Home Scale Herbalism

“Rachel and Matt- wow..so incredible..the amount of knowledge you effortlessly packed into three sessions with us. It was a great group. You are such great guides and teachers. I wish we were still meeting, so much to learn and explore in the wild” – Corey H, Wild Food & Medicine CSA

“I want to thank you for a wonderful class.  For some time I have wanted to change my life to be more in-tune with nature. Your class gave me the kick in the pants I needed to get busy and follow through with all the changes I need to and want to make.   Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”Sherill W, Esalen Skin Care Retreat

“Wonderful – very inspiring!”Lisa M, Esalen Skin Care Retreat

“Great workshop! Very positive, supportive, informative, fun, and accessible. I learned a lot and walking away with more” –Amber, Esalen Skin Care Retreat

“The Seasonal Medicine Making Class exceeded my expectations. It covered such a wonderful variety of material and the classes seemed complete and well planned out… Rachel was great, and it was definitely worth it. Loved it!” – Azure, Seasonal Medicine Making Series, Fall

“The class was very well planned, fun, and taught me a lot. I will take it again. Can’t thank you enough for the things you taught me. :)” -Cindy G, Field Medicine Making, Spring Season

“Rachel and Matt, thank you for a truly inspiring class.  I have been drinking fir tip, bee balm and dogwood tea from my own backyard and I feel like my eyes have really been opened to the endless possibilities that wild crafting offers.” – Kate F, Wild Food & Medicine CSA

“I was very excited to finally get to attend your class and now equally excited to start making some products” –  Jolane H,  DIY Skin & Body Care

“Just wonderful – fun, informative, nurturing, practical, enriching, and we went home with a smorgasborg of goodies” – Judy, Esalen Skin Care Retreat

Wow! What a great workshop! Very educational and lots of hands on experience. I will recommend this class to others. I now have the tools to move forward with creating my own products – Jennfier, Esalen Skin Care Retreat

“I like the informal, comfortable nature of the class, which allowed for questions and discussion. The hands-on learning, passing things around, and tasting samples were all great – Connie, Seasonal Medicine Making Series, Fall

“I left with more useful products than I expected. It was a great class. So much useful information plus I enjoyed the follow up emails with added info and copies of handouts. Thank you for sharing your wisdom! – Lauren, Seasonal Medicine Making Series, Fall