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Tours & Classes


Wildcrafting Herbs: A Minnesota Guide

August 14th 2018 @ Natural Harvest Co-op Virginia, MN



In this hands-on and in depth class, you will learn how to wildcraft your own medicinal herbs in northern Minnesota. Students will learn to identify the common medicinal plants that are found in our area, how and when to properly harvest, drying and storing techniques, as well as how to make herbal preparations from these wildcrafted herbs for both internal and external use. Students will each receive an in depth guide to identifying, harvesting, drying, and recipes for preparing herbal remedies with these common medicinal plants of Minnesota. 


*Please register with payment in-store at Natural Harvest Food Co-op,

 or over the phone with a credit card. (218) 741-4663.


Chaga Mushroom: Minnesota's Medicinal Treasure


August 15th 2018 @ The Ely Folk School- Ely, MN



Join herbalist Allie Austin for this in depth class about all things Chaga! 

Did you know, growing on our birch trees is one of the most powerfully medicinal mushrooms in the world? Chaga has been highly studied and is proven to kill cancer cells, shrink tumors, increase the body's ability to respond and adapt to stress, and has a multitude of other benefits. In this class, we will learn how to identify, harvest, and utilize this medicinal powerhouse for both internal and external use. We will make some chaga remedies in class, and  students will each go home with their own informational chaga guide, including a recipe booklet with numerous, creative ways to use Minnesota's most treasured fungi.  




Medicinal Plants Foraging Tours


    Join Herbalist Allison Austin on a 2 hour foraging tour through the Northwoods! In this tour you will learn local medicinal plant identification, proper harvesting, drying, and storing techniques for optimal shelf life, and how to turn your harvest into some basic and easy-to-prepare herbal remedies that you can make in your own home. 

Cost: $75 for one person, $50 each for 2-4 people

Discounts for group rates of 5 or more



To schedule a tour/class, contact

Allison 218-290-2409