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Wild Herbs and Foods of the Southern Appalachians with Patricia Kyritsi Howell & Cara-Lee Langston

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - July 5 @ 12:00 pm

$100.00 – $650.00

This week-long retreat immerses participants in the world of 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 and how to use them as food and medicine.

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 tea reception at the Parker Ranch. On 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. In the afternoons, we’ll discuss the uses of the plants we’ve seen, make medicines, and more.

See the full June Retreat schedule 2024.


Clayton, Georgia. Clayton is a charming town with lots of lodging and restaurant options. Onsite lodging at the Seven Winds Guest House is available, send us an email for details. Airport options are Atlanta (100 miles) or Asheville (80 miles). Airport shuttles are available. See below for lodging options.


The retreat begins on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at 7:00 pm and ends on Friday, June 7, 2024, at noon.


$650.00. Lodging and meals are not included. Includes all retreat activities, most medicine making supplies and extensive class materials. Pay in full when you register, or a deposit of $100 holds your place, with the balance of your payment ($550) due on May 24, 2024. Deposits are non-refundable.


To hold your place, you must pay in full or make a deposit of $100. If you pay the deposit only when you register, the balance of your payment, $550, is due on May 24, 2024. See our Refunds and Cancelation Policy.


Patricia Kyritsi Howell, RH(AHG), founder and director of BotanoLogos; Cara-Lee Langston, MS, herbalist, nutritionist, and director of Wildcraft Kitchen.


Lodging is not included in the retreat price. Onsite lodging is available at Seven Winds Guest House, send us an email for details. In the area, lodging options include motels, B and Bs, and numerous camping options. See Visitor Information for suggestions.


June 2 @ 7:00 pm
July 5 @ 12:00 pm
$100.00 – $650.00
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BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies
68 N Main St, #3
Clayton, GA 30525 United States
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BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies
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