Welcome to

Adding Adaptogens to Your Diet and Daily Life

at Sweetgrass Farm

This is a one day class where you will learn how to eat, drink and cook with adaptogens, along with 5 hands-on recipes to get you going. If you are not familiar with adaptogens, you can find out more about them here. This is not a class on how to change your diet, but rather how to add the nutritional and healing benefits of adaptogens. The recipes will primarily include teas, soups, broths, drinks, dressings, sauces, puddings, tonics, elixirs, herbal mixes, as well as grains and salads. We will discuss recipe ideas and all the many ways to easily add adaptogenic benefits to your current diet. Each recipe is designed to target and support one of the following:

1. calming the nervous system

2. assisting better sleep

3. soothing the gut and digestion

4. supporting a happy heart and more energy

5. improving immune function

We will discuss each adaptogen’s properties and benefits as we use them in making the recipes.

Important Note:

Some adaptogens are known to have conflicts with certain pharmaceutical drugs and medications. For this reason, I have chosen not to include those that are known contraindications. I will note any potential conflicts or issues with the adaptogens we are using, and provide alternative adaptogens if you have any concerns.

Recipes for each of the health categories will include one or more of the supportive adaptogens listed below.

Calm Nervous System

Lemon Balm, Milky Oats, Rose, Motherwort, Lions Mane, Ashwaganda, Hawthorn, Rhodiola, Schisandra, Rosemary, Holy Basil, Blue Vervain, Nutmeg, Blue Lotus

Good Sleep

Mugwort, Blue Lotus, Blue Vervain, Butterfly Pea, Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Ashwaganda, Rose, Linden, Schisandra, Nutmeg, Milky Oats, Hops

Healthy Gut and Digestion

Holy Basil, Ginger, Turmeric, Mint, Turkey Tail, Dandelion, Cacao, Garlic, Nettle, Burdock, Motherwort, Amla, Cordyceps, Astragulus, Reishi, Schisandra, Hawthorn

Happy Heart and Energy

Hawthorn, Rose, Motherwort, Sabdariffa, Lemon Balm, Calendula, Rhodiola, Nettle, Cordyceps, Schisandra, Holy Basil, Eleuthero, Blue Lotus, Ashwaganda, Mullein, Rosemary, Chia

Immune Support

Amla, Elderberry, Goji, Astragulus, Reishi, Shiitake, Chaga, Turkey Tail, Ginger, Garlic, Turmeric, Burdock, Eleuthero, Cordyceps, Holy Basil, Cacao, Chia, Lemon Balm, Nettle

My goal for these classes is to inspire you to take more control of your own health and wellness by embracing the intelligent powers with which adaptogen plants have been endowed. Everything we need to sustain our well-being is growing in the earthly garden. One does not need to become a master of all the adaptogens. You will find the right plants to which you will align, and consistent use of them will greatly strengthen your resilience to handle stress with more calm energy and better immunity.


I will be offering this class once a month on a

Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.

While I will be targeting the same 5 areas of the body for support,

the recipes in each class will vary.


Classes will be taught at my home here on the farm,

which is located NW of Vero Beach and about a

13-15 minute drive from downtown Vero.

Sign Up

To sign up for a class, simply email me at [email protected]

and tell me the class date you desire.

The class is limited to 6 students and requires at least 5 students

to be a go.


The cost of each class is $300.

This price includes the following:

– all the adaptogen herbs and other ingredients for making the recipes as well as the jars for taking some of the recipes and tonics home

-we will likely make part of our lunch with one or more recipes and I will provide the rest for you

– a list of the recipes we make with ingredients and instructions

– some excellent BONUS materials, a list of good resources as well as some extra recipes


I am not taking any deposits to hold your place since I require a minimum of 5 students for the class to be a go. Once I have 5-6 students confirmed, I will email everyone an invoice. You will have the option to pay by check, either mailing it or bringing it the first day, or to pay the invoice with a debit or credit card online.

If making two payments helps you financially, and time allows you to do so, you can send $150 by check ahead of time and bring the $150 balance to the first class. If paying by debit or credit card, let me know you want to do two payments so I can adjust the invoice accordingly.

2024 Class Dates

All classes are on a Saturday

July 13

August 10

September 7

October 5

November 16

December 7

2025 Class Dates

January 11

February 15

More class dates for 2025 forthcoming