Meadow to Medicine Intensive: Botany, Ethical Harvest, & Herbal Remedies

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Meadow to Medicine Intensive: Botany, Ethical Harvest, & Herbal Remedies

Calling all urban foragers, herbalists, botanists, and the foraging/herbalism/botany-curious!

By Queens Botanical Garden

When and where

Date and time

June 17 · 9am - June 18 · 3pm EDT


Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main Street Flushing, NY 11355

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 day 6 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Calling all urban foragers, herbalists, botanists, and the foraging/herbalism/botany-curious! Queens Botanical Garden is partnering with bioregional herbalist Calyx Liddick of Northern Appalachia School for this hands-on, two-day intensive course. We will cover observing the natural world, plant identification, safe and ethical wild harvesting, basic phytochemistry, and principles of herbal medicine making. Get hands-on experience identifying medicinal plants for harvest and making herbal extracts. Register for both days and save, or come for one.

Dates: Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18, 9am to 3pm

Registration required. Minors ages 13 and up are permitted with participating adult.


  • Non-Member: $200 for two days; $125 for one day
  • Member: $180 for two days; $115 for one day

On day one, you’ll walk away with:

  • A framework for identifying common edible and medicinal plants
  • The basics of field botany, ecology, positive ID, and plant families
  • Knowledge of harvesting tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of essential post-harvest processing

On day two, you’ll walk away with:

  • Knowledge of the principles of herbal medicine making
  • The ability to use your 5 senses to assess medicine you’ve made
  • Hands-on practice making water infusions, decoctions, tinctures, and oxymels
  • Knowledge of the "how" and "why" to select basic remedies
  • More knowledge of essential post-harvest processing



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About Calyx Liddick

Calyx graduated with honors from the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism’s Fundamental and Advanced Medical Herbalism intensives, and completed the Clinical Program for Herbalism, Nutrition, and Flower Essence Therapy. She also holds certifications in Holistic Aromatherapy and Reiki. She has over 2,000 hours of training and over a decade of experience in her field. She is a Certified Clinical Herbalist, Certified Nutritionist, Certified Bach Flower Essence Practitioner and Certified Aromatherapist through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy


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QBG staff strives to provide a place of peace, beauty, and safety for the quiet enjoyment of our visitors. QBG is a living museum, a collection of gardens for the study, culture, exhibition, and display of plants. We encourage our visitors to explore, enjoy, and be respectful of our plant collections and to be considerate of fellow guests as well. For more guidelines on garden etiquette, visit our website.


By public transportation, take the number 7 subway line to Main Street, the Long Island Rail Road (Port Washington line) to Main Street/Flushing, or the Q44-SBS or Q20 bus. For driving directions and more information, please visit our website.


On-site parking is available year-round during Garden open hours at the Parking Garden, located at 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing, NY 11355. For parking fees, please check our website or call 718.886.3800.


QBG is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and real-world applications of environmental stewardship. QBG is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens Borough President, the New York City Council, State elected officials, the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with corporate, foundation, and individual supporters. For more information, visit or call (718) 886-3800.

About the organizer


Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is an urban oasis where people, plants, and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs, and real-world applications of environmental stewardship.