Medicinal Plants and Wildflowers of Early Spring

This is one of my most popular offerings of the year. The woods are magical in the early Spring. Many plants are putting up leaves and blooms unusually early this year and I am offering this class is April rather than May, thus the shorter advance notice.

Join herbalist, Erin Piorier, at a farm in the beautiful Cannon Valley for a Spring day of exploring the forest, gathering herbs, medicine making and herbal education.

We’ll spend our morning hiking into pristine Minnesota forest to meet the beautiful Spring Ephemerals—those wildflowers that only show their faces before the leaves on the trees burst out. We will see many beautiful flowers and useful medicinals including Bloodroot, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Blue Cohosh, Hepatica, Trout Lily, Spring Beauty and many more.

Our afternoon will be spent making and exploring herbal medicine. Participants have many options for the afternoon. A favorite activity is harvesting and making a delicious Herbal Tonic Syrup as a group from wild spring plants. Everyone will get a bottle to bring home.

While the syrup is simmering I will offer an optional short lecture on Herbs for Peace of Minds. These herbs are known as nervines and I’ll share detailed information on safe, gentle and effective local herbs for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, tension, and stress-related symptoms.

Experienced medicine makers may also choose to harvest and prepare many of the herbs abundant on the farm. Beginners will be guided through the process and will also make medicine to take home.
Some of the many plants that may be available this time of year at the farm include Raspberry Leaf, Red Clover, Mullein Leaf, Cleavers, Horsetail, Violets, Nettles, Catnip, Motherwort, Shepherd’s Purse and others.

**This workshop involves up to two miles of hiking over moderately challenging (hilly/rocky) terrain.

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012—10 am– 5:30 pm

$55 —Price includes a hearty, vegetarian lunch.

Questions?? Call or email Erin at             612-508-0584       or

To register email Erin at

Payment accepted:

checks to:

Erin Piorier
851 Dayton Avenue
St. Paul MN 55104

or via paypal
paypal id:

I will confirm your registration via email.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: