For thousands of years, humans have looked to the plant kingdom as a source of medicine. Join local herbalist Lauren Errickson for a one-day Herbs for Family Health workshop at Newforest Institute on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Discover safe, effective, and fun ways to incorporate herbs into your family health regimen. Participants will gain hands-on experience harvesting herbs from the Newforest gardens and making simple herbal preparations.

Errickson is a permaculture designer, herbalist, farmer and educator, operating Singing Nettle Farm with her partner, Bill Errickson, in Brooks. Her background in natural resources, ecology, and herbal medicine allows her to create resilient garden systems that provide for humans while rehabilitating the landscape.

She holds an advanced degree from the University of New Hampshire and Permaculture Design Certification from Humustacia Gardens in Whitefield.

The workshop fee is $35-70 sliding scale depending upon ability to pay (includes lunch). To register for the workshop and optional overnight accommodations, please contact Newforest at or 722-3625.

The Newforest Institute is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the traditional balance between people, communities, and the land. Newforest serves as a northeast hub for permaculture and maintains a teaching and demonstration facility located on 300 acres of forests, fields, and permaculture gardens in the village of Brooks.