Native Herbs Series

Wednesdays: July 12, 19, 26, at 9:30am-11:00am
1.5 hours

Learn from experienced herbalist, Katherine Gekas of Deerpath Herbals. Each Wednesday morning we’ll take a morning medicinal herb walk through the pollinator habitat at Cornucopia Project’s Educational Farm in Peterborough. Explore field plant identification and discuss featured plants of the week that are in bloom.  Learn about traditional and current uses of the plants and have a taste of one in the form of an iced tea!  A handout will be provided with resources for continued learning about the medicinal uses of plants growing around us. Join for one or all of the three weeks.


This course will take place outside on the Cornucopia Project Educational Farm. Please beware or stinging insects and other insects, and dress appropriately for farm and weather conditions. This course will include a light walk, iced herbal tea, and discussion with experienced herbalist, Katherine Gekas. A great opportunity to gather with friends and enjoy the outdoors. All ages are welcome!

Katherine Gekas has been using herbs to help herself, family and friends to stay healthy for over twenty years.  In 2009, she learned that a person could actually BE an herbalist!  This put her on a five-year path of studies to become a community herbalist.  Katherine now leads herb walks, teaches classes on herbs, and provides herbal consultations to help teach people how to use herbs to improve their health.

Since 2009, Katherine has studied at the Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism and the Boston School of Herbal Studies, in addition to attending conferences and workshops with other herbalists.  Before becoming an herbalist, Ms. Gekas worked in the field of Energy and the Environment, which informs her work as an herbalist. As we heal ourselves with plants, we are better able to help heal the planet with a grounded, earth-centered focus.