Desoto State Park

Winter - Plants and their Remedies

Event Dates:
February 3, 2024, 9:00 am
February 3, 2024, 4:00 pm

*please note: This event is not hosted by DeSoto State Park, only shared in our Calendar of Events. For details please see the info below

Season of Wellness: Winter- Plants and their Remedies

JSU Field School

Join herbalist, Donna Smith, for JSU Field School’s class in the Seasonal Wellness Series,

built for both new herbal enthusiasts as well as the more advanced apothecarist. This series will help you learn more about our native plants, their many uses, and how to grow and process them in the context of your own at-home medicinal herb garden. 

In this series, we will review the "ailments of Winter" affecting our families - we will discuss the foods and medicinal plants available to us for addressing these issues - we will collaborate as a group to make several take-home concoctions - and, as a great winter task, we will walk away with a plan for creating your own Winter/Early Spring medicine cabinet.

For the gardeners and foragers, there will be a Winter Tree ID walk around the grounds (easy walk) - and, we will review gardening tasks for the Winter months to prepare for our healing gardens of 2024.

Date: Feb 3, 2024

Time: 9 am - 4 pm

Where: JSU's Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama (within 10 miles of DeSoto State Park)

Fee: $45 supply fee per class. Registration required. Limited availability. Ages 14 and up. More info: