Class Description

Discover the fragrant and delicious wonder of growing and using herbs from backyard gardens and wild areas of southern California. Herbs have been used by people for thousands of years for food and medicine. These beautiful, multifunctional plants are easy to grow and can add depth, flavor and healing to a wide array of dishes. Herbal teas keep you warm throughout the cooler winter months, can lift your mood, calm tension, and aid with digestion.

Join us as we go on a plant walk through the herb and medicine garden at Big Oak.  In this workshop you will learn how to identify, harvest, preserve, and use different types of herbs for tea and culinary spice blends. Participants will sample herbal teas, mix a jar of dried savory herbs to be used on your favorite dishes at home, and craft a wreath of fresh herbs to hang in your kitchen.

All herbs and teas will be organic and the value of the spice blends and herbs you will sample and bring home is over $30, making this class an incredible value for the price.

Class Details

Who: Adults & Children 7 and older
Ages 7 and up may enroll with a participating adult
Ages 12 and up may be dropped off without an adult

When: Sunday, Dec 3, 2023 1:00-4:00pm

Where: Big Oak Canyon

Price: $60 per adult, $45 per child

Things Participants will Bring

  • Drinking water
  • Lunch and/or snacks
  • Nature Journal

*We encourage you to bring water and food in reusable containers. 

Things Earthroots will provide 

  •  All materials and tools to make the wreath, tea, 2 jars of herbs to take home

Scholarships Available

Earthroots is committed to creating nature connection opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) participants and families in need.

About the Instructors

Jodi Levine

Founder | Executive Director

Jodi is passionate about sharing the earth’s gifts with children, knowing that they will inherit it all. Her hope is that we will protect these gifts along with the knowledge to make them worthwhile for generations to come. Jodi has been living and teaching experientially-based environmental education professionally since 1999. Her teaching style incorporates outdoor, hands-on activities that awaken a sense of connection and stewardship between children and the natural world. Jodi enjoys spending time in nature with her young children.

Karen Graham

Director of Curriculum and Instruction | Instructor

Karen began her adventure with Earthroots in 2013 with her children in the Forest Kindergarten program shortly after moving to Orange County. She is a mother of four school aged children, and spending time with them outdoors is a priority. Karen was a public school teacher for 14 years in Long Beach, and she has a multiple subject teaching credential and a Master of Education in Dual Language Development. As Earthroots’ curriculum writer, she develops lessons that engage kids with the outside world. Karen is grateful for the opportunity to connect her two passions at Earthroots- her love of nature and teaching children.