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Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians Retreat with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

May 15 - May 20

$100.00 – $600.00
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Join us for BotanoLogos’ first in-person herb event since 2019! 

This week-long retreat is an immersion into the medicinal 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. Other guest teachers to be announced.

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 spring herbs, practice sustainable harvesting, and gather herbs to make medicines.

In the afternoon, we return to Parker Ranch to talk about the medicinal uses of the herbs we’ve seen and process plants harvested. Our schedule includes free time each day allows you to explore Rabun County.


Clayton, Georgia. Clayton is a charming small 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, May 15, and ends on Friday, May 20 at noon.


$560.00 if you register before April 1, 2022. After that date, should there be space available, the cost is $600.00. Lodging and meals are not included.


Payment in full or a deposit of $100 is required to hold your place. The balance of your payment is due on May 1, 2022. Be sure to read both our cancelation and refund policy and COVID Policy before submitting your payment.


Patricia Kyritsi Howell, BotanoLogos founder, and director, Cara-Lee Langston, herbalist, nutritionist, director of Wildcraft Kitchen, and other guest teachers to be announced.


Lodging is not included in the price of the retreat. On-site accommodation is available at Parker Ranch Tourist Rooms (located next to our meeting space) at a special BotanoLogos rate. Other lodgings in the area include motels, B and B’s, and numerous camping options. See Information for Visitors on our website for more details.

Parker Ranch, a historic bed and breakfast, offers lovely rooms, a spectacular breakfast, and lots of quiet, just a few steps from where we’ll meet for the retreat. A limited number of single or double occupancy rooms have been reserved at a special discounted rate for our group. For details about rates and to check availability, contact Becky at Parker Ranch directly at 404-373-0566. Visit the Parker Ranch website to learn more at www.parkersranch.com.


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Deposit Only
A deposit of $100 is required to hold your place. The balance of your payment ($460) is due on May 1, 2022.
$ 100.00
13 available
Full Payment
$ 560.00
18 available


May 15
May 20
$100.00 – $600.00


Parker Ranch, Clayton, Georgia
95 Parker Ln
Clayton, GA United States
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