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Medicinal and Edible Plants
of the Southern Appalachians Retreat
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell & Cara-Lee Langston

June 11 - June 16

$100.00 – $600.00

Still room for a few more people to join us!

This week-long retreat is an immersion into the medicinal and edible plants of the Southern Appalachians, a region sometimes referred to as the “Apothecary of North America.” Together, we’ll explore the incredible diversity of native, introduced, and cultivated herbs that thrive here.

Patricia Kyritsi Howell and Cara-Lee Langston lead retreat activities, including field studies, lectures, wildcrafting, foraging, medicine making, and more.

Arrive Sunday in time for an evening orientation and wild foods reception at the Parker Ranch. Monday morning, we’ll head out to a local trail to begin botanizing. Each day starts with a field trip where you’ll learn to use a botanical key to identify early summer herbs, practice sustainable harvesting, and gather herbs to make medicines. Afternoons we’ll discuss the uses of the plants we’ve seen, make medicines, and more.

See the full Retreat Schedule.


Clayton, Georgia. Clayton is a charming town with lots of lodging and restaurant options. Airport options are Atlanta (100 miles) or Asheville (80 miles). Airport shuttles are available. See below for lodging options.


The retreat begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 11, 2023, and ends on Friday, June 16th at noon.


$600.00. Lodging and meals are not included. Pay in full when you register or a deposit of $100 holds your place, with the balance of your payment ($500) due at the retreat.


Payment in full or a deposit of $100 is required to hold your place. If you pay the deposit only when you register, the balance of your payment, $500, is due at the retreat. See our Refunds and Cancelation Policy.


Patricia Kyritsi Howell, BotanoLogos founder, and director, Cara-Lee Langston, herbalist, nutritionist, and director of Wildcraft Kitchen.


Lodging is not included in the price of the retreat. Lodging options in the area include motels, B and B’s, and numerous camping options. See Visitor Information for suggestions.


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June 11
June 16
$100.00 – $600.00


Parker Ranch, Clayton, Georgia
95 Parker Ln
Clayton, GA United States
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BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies
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