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                          You can register in person with cash, check or credit card.

Class Confirmations:  Call the shop during business hours if you wish to confirm.   No refunds will be issued for missed classes.

If Misty Meadows has to cancel a class:
You will be contacted by phone and/or email if your class is cancelled. 
-  If you paid by credit card, your card will not be charged. 
-  If you paid by check, the check will be shredded and you will be notified.
-  If you paid by cash, you will be notified to pick it up at the shop, or you may opt to have a check sent to you via U.S. Mail.
   You also have the option of applying your payment to another class.
-  If a class is cancelled after payments have been processed you will be notified of how to expect your full refund.

If You Cancel Your Registration:

-  Customer cancellation of a registration with at least a one week notice will receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee,
    unless otherwise noted in the class description.
-  Tuitions and Fees become non-refundable one week before class date unless otherwise noted in class description.
-  You must call the shop during business hours* and speak to a live person. 
    Due to possibility of  mechanical  failures, cancellations left on the answering machine will not be accepted and you will be
    charged the full class tuition.

                 No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than one week's notice - please don't ask.







*Misty Meadows Business Hours: 

Year Round Store Hours: 


Wednesday through Saturday 10-5

Sunday 12-5

Closed Mon/Tues


We Will Observe the Following 2013 Holidays:

Easter April 20  - July 4th - Thanksgiving November 27



2014 Winter Break:  Dec 22 - Jan. 6




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or click here to see detail for all classes


2014 Herbal Apprenticeship Program

April - Nov.
2014 Advanced Herbal Studies Program March - Sept
Yoga Classes
with Helen Leavitt
January 13
Balance Your Chakras & Get Connected!
Wendy Snow Fogg
January 13
Organic/Holistic Gardening Series
Helen Leavitt

Part 1:  Soil Health and Healthy Compost
Part 2: 
Seeds and Plants: Selecting Varieties and Planting 

Part 3: 
Maintaining the Garden: Watering, Weeding, Pruning,

Part 4: 
A Healthy Garden for Seasons to Come: Crop Rotation and
            Companion Planting

Part 5: 
Gardening by the Moon: An Introduction to Astrological

Part 6: 
Putting the Garden to Rest: Knowledge for the End of the

Part 7: 
Planning Your Garden: Mapping Out This Season’s Plot 

January 15


Ear Candling
Wendy Snow Fogg
January 19
Seeds and Plants: Selecting Varieties and Planting Techniques
Helen Leavitt
Jan. 22
Reiki II - Shamanic Reiki Jan 25-26
Fight The Flu Jan. 29
Maintaining the Garden: Watering, Weeding, Pruning, Mulching
Helen Leavitt
Jan. 29
A Healthy Garden for Seasons to Come
Helen Leavitt
Feb. 5
Fight The Flu
Veronica Light
Feb. 6
Intro to Herbalism Series
Wendy Snow Fogg
Feb. 7
Gardening by the Moon: Introduction to Astrological Gardening
Helen Leavitt
Feb. 12
Massage for Couples
Ann Jackson, LMT
Feb. 16
Putting the Garden to Rest: Knowledge for the End of the Season
Helen Leavitt
Feb. 19
Foundations of Aromatherapy (Certification Course)
Linn Stilwell
Feb. 22
Planning Your Garden: Mapping Out This Season’s Plot 
Helen Leavitt
Feb. 26
Beginners Astrology Class
Dusty Bunker
Feb. 27
Our Pets Under Attack!
Natural solutions for parasitic protection
Carol Lizotte
March 22
Herbs To Support Digestive Health
Wendy Snow Fogg
April 4

Preparing for Menopause
Wendy Snow Fogg

April 11
Herbs for Pets
Carol Lizotte
April 12
Reiki Clinic April 19

Cosmic Humanity

A Weekend of Biodynamic Farming and Yoga in New Hampshire ~ Exploring the Micro and Macrocosms of Experience

April 26-27
Reiki & Your Companion Animal
Carol Lizotte
May 17
with Helen Leavitt
May 12
Foraging Workshop Weekend
with Arthur Haines
May 17-18
Vibrational Healing
Carol Lizotte
June 8
Midsummer Festival of Fairies!
with Special Guest Kellianna Girouard
June 21
Holidays And Your Pet
Carol Lizotte
Sept. 20
Classes by Request  

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New Classes, Workshops & Playshops

Are Added Regularly


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Welcome to 2014

Classes & Workshops at Misty Meadows







2014 Misty Meadows Herbal Apprenticeship Program


Click Here And See The Full Program Outline
and Application Form





Yoga at Misty Meadows

with Helen Leavitt, Certified Yoga Teacher


Mondays           5:30 - 7 pm        Classes begin March 10





Helen Leavitt, Misty Meadows Garden Manager and 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher through the YogaLife Institute is now teaching yoga in the beautiful Fireside Room in the Misty Meadows Learning Center.


Yoga is an ancient and spiritual practice linking mind, body, and breath. The poses- or asanas- we practice today developed out of peoples’ need to sit comfortably in meditation for great lengths of time. That connection between a moving body and a still mind is a gift that yoga brings into our lives, helping us to live to the fullest in the present moment.


Each 8-week session will explore many themes, which may include the chakras, yoga for each system of the body, foundations of Classical yogic philosophy, plant medicine and yoga as a lifestyle, yoga as influenced by astrology, yoga for gardeners, yoga for elders, pre-natal and post-natal yoga, and yoga for parents and babies. Yoga can be both gentle and vigorous and Helen will cater each class to fit the wants and needs of individual students.


Come deepen your existing practice or start a new one at Misty Meadows, a place renowned for its atmosphere of serene healing.




8-week sessions  consists of one 1.5 hour class per week.




Drop In Rate: $15 (Cash/check only -- please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in.)




Typical Class Outline

-10-15 minute            theme-based discussion

-10 minutes                breathing and centering exercises

-10 minutes                warming up with seated poses

-20-25 minutes           standing poses

-5-10 minutes             in balancing poses

-10-15 minutes           in seated cool-down poses

-10-15 minutes           relaxation

-10-15 minutes           meditation and closing thoughts



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Balance Your Chakras & Get Connected!

 with Wendy Snow Fogg



Monday Evenings


January 13 - March 24

9 Class Meetings
(no class on Feb. 18, 25)


Within everyone’s body are 7 primary chakras (pronounced shah’-krahs) that hold the energy of the physical as it is affected by the emotional and spiritual energies of our beings.


While we are designed as perfect beings in perfect balance, that balance becomes altered by our walk on this physical plane.  For example, the throat chakra is the place where we express our truth.  A heated argument can either shut down the throat chakra or blast it wide open like a hyper-extended joint.  In either case, the throat chakra is unbalanced, leaving the person susceptible to illnesses such as strep throat, tonsillitis and thyroid disorders, particularly when this type of situation is typical in a person’s life.


Each chakra represents a very important point of balance. .  Learning to recognize imbalance and clear it using crystals, meditation, sound and color can bring relief, balance and joy!


In this 9-part series, we will work with a single chakra each week, using all these tools.  In the final class you will experience a full chakra meditation, including the 8th chakra, allowing you to commune with your own higher self and receive direct guidance.


Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing.  Eat a light, healthy dinner before class. Ingesting alcohol and processed foods prior to class may be detrimental your class experience.


Class Cost:  $165

Kindly register by Friday January 10


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Organic / Holistic Gardening Series

with Helen Leavitt, Misty Meadows Garden Mgr.


January 15 - February 26


Wednesdays   6:30-8:30 pm


Misty Meadows Herbal Center is offering a series of workshops on organic and holistic gardening. Topics will include soil health, building compost, mulching, choosing varieties of seeds and plants, weeding, pruning, watering, crop rotation, companion planting, and astrological and lunar gardening.


If you are new to gardening and hoping to start a plot of your own this spring, these classes are a great way to get some foundational knowledge on maintaining healthy land and plants and growing your own food. If you are a seasoned gardener, this can be the opportunity for you to expand some of what you know and delve deeper into earth honoring practices.


Jan. 15   Class 1: Soil Health and Healthy Compost


-What are the components of healthy soil?

-How do I know what my soil is lacking?

-How can I keep my soil healthy over time?

-What is compost?

-What are the benefits of using compost in a garden?

-What are some ways to make a compost pile?

-How do I maintain a compost pile?

-What can I add to my compost to enrich it and speed up the decomposition process?


Jan. 22   Class 2: Seeds and Plants: Selecting Varieties and Planting Techniques


-Various factors to be aware of

-Types of seeds: Open Pollinated and Hybrids Varieties

-Choosing seeds over plants

-Best varieties for a New England climate



Jan. 29   Class 3: Maintaining the Garden: Watering, Weeding, Pruning, Mulching


Learn practical techniques for:

-How and when to water

-Identifying true weeds

-Ways to keep the weeds at bay

-What and how to prune during which time of year

-Different types of mulch for different types of soil


Feb. 5   Class 4: A Healthy Garden for Seasons to Come: Crop Rotation and Companion Planting


-What is the importance of crop rotation?

-How can I ensure my crops are rotated effectively?

-What is companion planting?

-What are the benefits of companion planting?

-How can I easily integrate this method into an already established garden?


Feb. 12   Class 5: Gardening by the Moon: An Introduction to Astrological Gardening


We will learn the brief history of astrological gardening and answer questions like:

-How can I grow the healthiest crops while working in harmony with the cycles of the moon and stars?

-Can all gardening activities be done according to these principles?

-How do I know astrological gardening works?

-What are other references I can seek out if I want to learn more about this fascinating topic?


Feb. 19  Class 6: Putting the Garden to Rest: Knowledge for the End of the Season


Topics will include:   


-Fall Cleanup

-Over-wintering herbs

-Extending the season with cold frames and hoop houses

-Seed saving


Feb. 26   Class 7: Planning Your Garden: Mapping Out This Season’s Plot


-How to pick the best spot on your land for your garden

-Important factors to consider when starting a new garden


We will spend time together in class mapping out potential gardens for this season based on the information covered in the previous classes.


Series Cost:  $150  Please register by January 8

Single Class:  $25  Please register at least 5 days before class 


Call Misty Meadows to register:  603-659-7211

Visa/MC/Discover Accepted


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The Art of Ear Candling

with Wendy Snow Fogg


Sunday January 19

12:30-4:30 pm


Ear candling, or coning, has been used for centuries by practitioners around the world.  I've been successfully using this tool in my wellness practice for nearly 13 years.  When done properly, ear candling is safe and can be very useful to those with colds, chronic sinus problems, post nasal drip, fluid in the ears, ringing in the ears, buildup of wax and debris, yeast, etc.  Come learn how to use this age old technique, safely and effectively as a part your own and your family’s health care program.  Class will include the history and evolution of this technique, a strong focus on safety and ample hands-on training and practice.  All students will receive and perform an ear candling. 


Please dress comfortably in loose clothing.  Please bring: sharp scissors, a 2 qt. plastic bowl, an old sheet


$85 includes handout, all supplies and Certificate of Completion. 

Please register by Sunday January 12


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Reiki Level II

Shamanic Reiki


with Wendy Snow Fogg, Reiki Master Teacher



January 25-26
9:30am – 5 pm


In this two day intensive, you will move beyond traditional Usui Reiki as you are introduced to the next two Reiki symbols, learn their uses & practice using them.  You will learn to distinguish between the feel of their energies as they flow through your empowered hands. You will practice a “distance" or “absentee” Reiki session in the present, past, or future time and space, “beaming” Reiki. You will learn to work with plant spirits and to open to guidance from angels, spirit guides and other beings of light.  You will give and receive Reiki II treatments. The group will participate in a guided meditation to go to your personal sacred temple and meet/reconnect with your Reiki guides. Strengthen your Reiki channel through the Reiki II attunement.


Certificate given at end of class.

1 hour lunch break.  Please bring a healthy bagged lunch, low in sugars and starchy carbs.


Prerequisite:  Reiki I.  All students should be prepared to share their Reiki stories of working with people, pets, plants, etc. If you received your Reiki I attunement from a teacher other than Wendy Fogg, please bring your original Reiki I certificate to class with you. 


Tuition:  $300  

Please register by January 19


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Wed. Jan. 29                                                                           Fight The Flu

10 – 11:30 a.m.                                                                 with Veronica Light, Herbalist


Thurs. Feb. 6

6:30-8 pm


Come and learn many herbal remedies to keep the Immune system strong and supported and to treat viruses and colds. This class is packed with important information to keep you healthy this winter and beyond!



$35 Includes handout with many recipes and notes.

Please register at least 1 week before class dates.



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Intro to Herbalism

with Wendy Snow Fogg


6:30 – 9 pm


You’ve been interested in herbalism for a while now.  You’ve probably even tried some herbal teas and taken Echinacea for your colds.  Isn’t it time you learned what’s it’s all about? Join us and learn some hands-on basics of herbalism. 


$45 per workshop  (Includes materials)


$155 for series

Please register by Feb. 1 for Series
Please register within 2 days of class date for single classes





Friday  February 7                                               Radiant Skin                                                                                          

You scrub it, scrape it, burn it, oil it, take the oil off it, mask it, massage it, shrink it, stretch it and stare at everyone else’s!  But, do you know why skin looks the way it does?  Do you know what your skin tells about your health?  Come learn about this amazing skin that covers your body.  Learn to make a facial steam, an all natural scrub, toner and moisturizing cream. 


Please bring from home:  3qt. Bowl, bath towel,  measuring spoons, glass measuring cup


Friday  Feb. 14             Relaxing Herbs, Exotic Salts & Aromatic Oils = BLISS!

An evening of oohs and ahs just perfect for Valentine’s Day!  In this totally fun workshop we take a hands on journey into combining herbs, flowers, salts, sugars and essential oils to create exfoliating salt & sugar scrubs, delightful bath salts, hand & foot soaks.  All materials are included and each participant has a hands/feet on experience and takes home a product they’ve created!


Please bring: 3qt. Bowl, 2 bath towels, 1 small towel, measuring spoons, glass measuring cup, 2 ziploc bags, and a 2 oz. glass jar



Friday March 7          Basic Tea Blending for Flavor and Health   

In this workshop we’ll explore the world of herbal teas.   You will learn how to create delicious teas to relax and rejuvenate, treat  colds, allergies, arthritis and other ailments.  Then you’ll design your own personal blend, brew it and sample it, and have enough to take home and enjoy several more cups! 


Please bring from home: measuring spoons, measuring cup, 2 qt. Bowl, 2 lg. Ziploc bags,  and a tea ball.


Friday March 21        Salves, Balms & Syrups                                                                                   

Herbal salves and syrups are a must for every household.  Whether you family has scraped knees, needs post-surgical care or has diaper rash, an herbal salve can prove invaluable.  Balms for keeping your lips soft and hydrated and for soothing a tension headache are easy to make and great to have on hand.  Syrups are great, whether you’re dressing a pancake or soothing a cough.  Herbal syrups guarantee that you know every ingredient and its purpose.  Come learn how to make an all purpose healing salve, a balm and a basic cough syrup.  Learn how all recipes can be adapted to suit many needs. 


Please bring from home: measuring spoons, measuring cup,  Wooden spoon, small glass bowl



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Massage for Couples

with Ann Marie Jackson, LMT


Sunday February 16 

2-4 pm

Learn how to better address your loved one's muscle tension issues, safely and effectively. This is a hands on class, for you and your partner (or friend!).


This class will discuss some of the most asked questions concerning neck, back, and shoulder tension issues, such as:

How can I better get at that knot in my partner's shoulders?

How can I give a longer massage without tiring my hands so quickly?


How can I safely use more pressure on my loved one, when they ask me to "go deeper"? We will also discuss a few techniques to use for headaches, and lower back tension.


You will be shown techniques to give a better, safer, and more enjoyable massage. We will be working on neck, back, hands, and feet. You will be given massage oil to use within the class, and take home with you. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and do not eat a heavy meal before arriving.


Cost: $55 per couple  or $30 per single

Registration Deadline: Feb. 12

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The Foundations of Aromatherapy


with Linn Stilwell

Registered Aromatherapist/Educator



Class Dates:  Feb. 22-23     March 8-9, 29-30     May 3-4


10 am - 4 pm


This workshop is for anyone who is would like to do aromatherapy consultations or incorporate aromatherapy into their existing healing practice. This foundation class includes:

Safety considerations and contraindications of certain essential oils

Understanding essential oil labels

Production and quality of essential oils

Becoming an informed consumer – educating our noses

How essential oils interact with us on both physical and emotional levels

Profiles of essential oils

Carrier oils – their inherent characteristics and how they team up with essential oils

Intro to perfumery and spa applications

Blending 101 and target blending

Botany for aromatherapy and morphology blending

How does the body absorb essential oils? Let’s discuss…

The limbic system form and function – why is it important?

Physiology of the integumentary system, target blending for skin disorders

Essential oils and anatomy and physiology of the nervous system

The respiratory system and target blending for common ailments

The musculoskeletal system and associated essential oils used in therapy

The digestive system and the urinary system, how can we apply essential oil therapy?

The reproductive system and pregnancy; best practices.

Throughout the span of our course work we will create aromatherapy products as appropriate for each area of study.

How to incorporate aromatherapy into your practice. The marriage of herbal medicine and aromatherapy.

-        Client intake and analysis, the big picture.


Homework will be assigned. Each participant will take home notes that can be used as a text book for refreshing knowledge and future reference.


$700 + $45 materials fee  (Materials fee paid directly to teacher at first class)

Payment Plan Available:  $400 deposit by Feb. 10; Balance Due March 7 (Includes $5 handling fee)




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Beginners Astrology

With Dusty Bunker

Thursdays Feb 27 - Mar 27

6:30-8:30 pm

Come with me on a great journey; astrology is the language of the stars. This five-week beginners class will delve into the history of the subject, the construction of the astrological wheel, and the meaning of the planets, signs, and houses. You will learn how to build basic sentences that will explain your chart and the charts of others. This is a language unlike any other; it was created in the heavens.

Please register by Feb. 20

Dusty Bunker is a renowned professional astrologer, educator, consultant and author. Her many books, articles, newspaper & magazine columns on astrology and numerology have earned national acclaim over the last thirty years. It is a great honor to include Dusty in this year’s Misty Meadows Faculty.  To learn more about Dusty's work, please visit her website,

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We still have room in this program  ~  Call for Details  ~  603-659-7211

2014 Advanced Herbal Studies Program

Class Dates:

March 15-16        May 24-25       June 28-29        August 2-3      September  27-28

   Saturdays 9am - 4:30 pm
Sundays   9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Program Faculty:  Caroline Gagnon, Dr. Jody Noe, Chris Marano, David Winston,  Dr. Mary Bove

Program Cost:  $1250
Deposit:  $600. 
Balance Due February 15.  (Call for payment plan)


March 15-16       Caroline Gagnon


Caroline has been an herbal practitioner and teacher for the past 20 years, teaching in Canada and internationally. Caroline is a truly gifted teacher. She understands the science, the practical applications of the plants, the anatomy and physiology of the body, and is able to teach with enthusiasm all these aspects in a very clear, deep and accessible way.  She also stands deeply with the essence and energetic of the plants and the whole of the earth.

Caroline has studied the scientific aspects fo the body and plants, and Chinese energetics, but her introduction to the herbal practice was through an apprenticeship with Carol McGrath, who's green wisdom and love for the earth has been guiding her ever since.

Her work has been strongly tied to community activism, bringing the plants to street kids, city dwellers, and community centers. She has helped to develop a protocol to naturally detox from heroin and has been on the board member of Trash (Technique de reference et d’accompagnement pour Le sevrage d’hroine). Caroline has also taught to students in pharmacology at the University of Montreal. She has also been on the board of the Quebec herbalist Guild and a founding member of the professional wing. But what brought her fundamentally to the herbal world, is her deep, deep love of the earth and a strong need to reconnect with her ancestors.

In the last few years, one of her main areas of focus has been to help and educate herbalists deeply, while accompanying them through their own blocks, helping them to realize their gifts.  Her vision is that there may be many of us practicing in these much changing times, as we are all being called forward. 

"Caroline blows me away. She doesn't just teach teach about herbal energetics, self perception, pathology and physiology equally well, but she integrates them so holistically that the seeming boundaries between them fuzz out and disappear. To manage this while being so down to earth, approachable and heart centered in her teaching is a true gift. And she's just super cool, too... that's the icing on top."
- Jim McDonald


May 24-25    Dr. Jody Noe

I started my journey with a psych nursing degree back in the late ’70s and then a rigourous premedical degree in 1985. I created the major myself, a Pre-Naturopathic Medicial degree, by taking the premed biology track and then adding extra credits.  This led to my Masters degree studies in botany and ethnobotany.


Thus I began my traditional training with the Cherokee elders.


I began the first year with Mamma Gene Jackson, Mary Ulmer Chiltoskey and the women of The 

Qualla boundary Cherokee in the Smoky Mountains in 1986. They in turn led me to my training with Crosslin F.Smith, High Priest of the Keetoowah, and now recognized as the Spiritual Leader of the Cherokee Nation.  I started in 1987 and have continued even to today, more than twenty five years later.


My medical training is from Bastyr University in Seattle Washington where I graduated with an ND.


It all had to blend together while I was learning at the same time from both sides of my brain and experiences.






What themes do you see as work with women and women’s health?


Women are the ones being called to come out–out unto themselves and their own innate power, which in turn is healing.


Once the Womyn, the Mothers, the Crones and Grannies, the Maidens and the Aunties take their own power and healing, we then can change the  world and the healing of change can begin.


I am excited to be a spark in this fire that is happening  to womyn all over the planet.


I call it the Grass Skirts Movement!





Briefly talk about your teachings on Cherokee Ethnobotany and why it is so popular?


I think these teachings are popular because it is empowering and self actualizing.  I often pass down some of

my learned traditions in a multi-media style so that all learners can participate but the Cherokee Household Medicine at this upcoming conference will be without power points and slides. We’ll be outside and in circle with each other.


It seems that women all over the states are ready to understand and explore this healing power….the original spark!


Jody’s intensive is called Cherokee Household Medicine and will be offered at the Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference next month. You must be registered for the entire conference weekend (over 70 teachers and more than 30 classes) and additionally registered for this intensive, in order to take part in her class.





Dr. Jody No is a licensed naturopathic physician in practice for over 17 years. She is currently an assistant professor for the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine, and the author of Naturopathic Integrative Oncology. Dr. No has a private practice in Westerly, Rhode Island, specializing in family medicine, cancer, and chronic disease. Dr. No is also educated as an Ethnobotanist, specifically in Cherokee medicine.




June 28-29     Chris Marano, RH (AHG), MA, BS

Chris at the Lab

  The body has an innate ability to maintain, balance, heal and correct itself. As an herbalist, I educate people, more so than treat
  conditions.   I offer lifestyle and nutritional suggestions as well as custom-blended herbal preparations to help facilitate an  
  individual’s natural healing processes.”


       A therapeutic herbalist since 1993, Chris draws upon his skills, experience and studies in Chinese, Native American, and Western herbal
  health traditions to offer Wellness Consultations for a wide range of health issues.  




         Graduate of Herbal Therapeutics School of Botanic Medicine

        MA degrees in Science Education from Columbia Teachers College

        BS degree in Pre-Medicine and Chinese Philosophy from Columbia University

        Founder of Clearpath Herbals, offering Wellness consultations and high-quality herbal preparations

        35 Years of study , teaching, and published writing of Chinese Buddhism, Meditation, and Philosophy

        25 Years study and practice of Cherokee and Annishnabe Medicine traditions

        Founder of Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine, dedicated to the teaching of Herbal Medicine, Earth-based wisdom and sustainability.

        President of Northeast Herbal Association (NEHA)

        Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (AHG)




August 2-3    David Winston, RH (AHG)

David Winston is an internationally known lecturer, author, ethnobotanist and the founder of Herbalist & Alchemist.

For almost 40 years, David has been studying, practicing, teaching and researching Cherokee, Chinese and Western herbal medicine. David’s world-renowned two-year herbal studies program, theDavid Winston Center for Herbal Studies, has been educating Herbalists, Physicians, Nurses, Naturopathic Physicians, Veterinarians, and Nutritionists in the art and science of clinical herbal medicine since 1980.

David has one of the largest private herbal research libraries in the U.S. The Herbal Therapeutics Research Library has over 8000 volumes, from 1550 to present, and over 15,000 articles on file. This library is a working library used for research for the herbal and nutritional industry as well as for his writing and for Herbalist & Alchemist.

David was one of the professional herbalists who founded the American Herbalists Guild, the first professional herbalists’ organization in the US, which certifies clinical herbalists. He is on the professional membership review committee. David Winston has been on the Review Committee of the Botanical Safety Handbook, which produced a significant information resource, which the entire botanical industry, from manufacturers to researchers, relies upon.

He is the clinical herbal consultant to hundreds of prominent physicians (MDs, NDs, DOs, DCs) throughout the US, Canada and Europe. David has authored hundreds of articles and a number of books on herbs.




September 27-28     Mary Bove, ND


Dr. Mary Bove is an accomplished herbalist, author, teacher, and lecturer. Having been published in many magazines and journals, she is also the author of theEncyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants and co-author of Herbs for Women’s Health. Dr. Bove practices naturopathic family medicine, including women’s health care, well pregnancy care, and pediatric medicine at the Brattleboro Naturopathic Clinic in Vermont. She lectures and teaches at various national and international herb, midwifery, and medical conferences, including the Gaia Herb Symposium, Woman’s Herbal Conference, Midwifery Today Conferences, American Herbalist Guild, Medi-Herb New Zealand Symposium, Institute of Functional Medicine, naturopathic state organizations, and American Association of Naturopathic Midwives on the topics of botanical medicine, phytotherapy, pediatrics, women’s health care, fertility issues, and natural childbirth.


Dr. Bove works as a consultant and formulator for Gaia Herbs and in collaboration with Gaia Herbs developed a line of children’s herbal products.
Dr. Bove obtained her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Midwifery Certification from Bastyr College of Natural Health Sciences in Seattle, Wasington. She received the Diploma of Phytotherapy/Herbal Medicine at the School of Phytotherapy in Great Britain and received membership to the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, London, England. As a young herbalist, she started her studies with Native American medicine woman Norma Myers in British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Bove served as a full-time faculty member at Bastyr University in Seattle and chaired the departments of Botanical Medicine and Naturopathic Midwifery. She currently serves as adjunct faculty for the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine in the master’s-level course, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Natural Products Program, and Tai Sophia Institute, Botanical Science Program in Columbia, Maryland.

Areas of Expertise:

Pediatric medicine, women’s health care, pregnancy, natural childbirth, postpartum care, lactation, adolescent medicine, specialty topics in herbal medicine, phytotherapy, naturopathic medicine, autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, allergies, food intolerance, neuroendocrine system, thyroid health, adrenal stress syndrome, leaky gut syndrome, pre- and probiotics, natural skin care, fertility issues, menopause, osteoporosis, diet and nutrition, body/mind medicine.

2014 Advanced Herbal Studies Program


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dalmation behind chair hiding from flea and tick


Our Pets Under Attack: 

Natural solutions for parasitic protection


with Carol Lizotte, Herbalist

Specializing in Natural Pet Care


Saturday March 22

2-5 pm


This workshop will explore the Natural solutions vs. Chemical options.  Open to anyone wanting to learn a safer way to protect their animals and themselves. (Includes a make and take flea collar)    


$ 50.00 per person

Please register by March 17



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Herbs To Support Digestive Health

with Wendy Snow Fogg


Friday April 4

6:30-9 pm  


Everything in life is about coming and going ~ and so it is true of our digestive system!  Many times we can avoid serious problems, even surgery, by making simple changes in the way we eat.  This does not necessarily mean that we have to give up the foods we enjoy, only the way we eat them.


In this workshop, we'll discuss food combining, transit times, imbalances of the digestive system and herbs that can help and often eliminate them.  We'll discuss colitis and Crohn’s Disease, gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic heartburn/indigestion.


Everything's easy when you understand it ~ so come and learn about your digestive system, how it works and the simple things you can do to keep it healthy for a lifetime!


$35 Includes handout.

Please register by April 2




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Preparing for Menopause

With Wendy Snow Fogg


Friday April 11



The best way to walk gently through the menopausal years is to be well prepared.  This evening I will share both from personal experience and the stories from women I’ve sat with in counsel over the past 25 years.    I’ll tell you about the myriad of “symptoms” you might experience and how you can effectively and safely address them.


I’ll talk about herbs used in the menopausal journey; I’ll address interactions between herbs and prescription medications you might be taking, and help you come to a place of understanding that there is no reason to dread this experience that will carry you into the most exquisite time of your life.


I hope you’ll join me, no matter your age or place on this journey as a woman.  There’s sure to be a “pearl” in this for you.



Please register by April 9






Herbs for Pets:  Building a Pet Herbal Apothecary 



Carol Lizotte

Herbalist Specializing in Natural Pet Care


Saturday April 12

1-3 pm


This class is open to herbalist and non-herbalist, and will aid you in building a home apothecary for those everyday non-emergency issues that do not require Veterinary attention.     


$45.00 per person
Please register by April 5


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Reiki Clinic


Saturday  April 19


1-3:30 pm



Volunteer certified Reiki practitioners offer their services to members of the community wishing

to experience a reiki healing session.


Treatments are approximately 15-20 minutes.


Reiki has proven helpful in a wide variety of ailments from chronic physical pain

to emotional and spiritual blocks.


Reiki is safe 

Reiki will not interfere with your medications

Clients remain fully clothed (except shoes)

Reiki is not connected to any religion


Reiki is relaxing

Reiki is peaceful

Reiki is healing


Clients will be seen on a first come basis

Please enter through the herb shop and sign up there.

Practitioners will come for you as spaces become available.

We suggest coming early to sign up

Shop a little and enjoy a delicious cup of herbal tea

While you Wait


Your donations are gratefully accepted though not required

Suggested Donation $10



If you are a certified Reiki practitioner and would like to volunteer,

please arrive at 12:30 and be prepared to show your certificate

(if this is your first Misty Meadows Reiki Clinic).


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Cosmic Humanity

A Weekend of Biodynamic Farming and Yoga in New Hampshire

Exploring the Micro and Macrocosms of Experience


Led by Biodynamic Educator
Sara Hartley

Herbalist and Yoga Teacher
Helen Leavitt





April 26, 2014
at Misty Meadows Herbal Center Lee, NH


April 27, 2014
at the Temple-Wilton Community Farm Wilton, NH


We can acknowledge the Moon as it travels through the constellations of the Zodiac and connect the resulting influences to our Yoga practice. Together we will discuss the basic principles of astrology and explore ways to link our daily practice to the astrological calendar. We can deepen our relationship with our cosmic environment by learning the most optimal time for practicing specific poses.


Just as one treats the body, we must treat the macrocosm with compassion as well. A nourished soil creates food full of life. Acknowledging the formative forces and cosmic influences on plants allows gardeners to feel empowered and provided with efficient tools to work with when making decisions. Using optimal times for germinating, transplanting, harvesting, and pruning increases the likelihood of healthier, vitality filled crops. We will discuss the influence of cosmic forces and the monthly rhythms that farmers can work with to increase not only the yield at harvest but also deepen their connection to the work at hand.


Join us for this two-day seminar

to enliven the physical, mental, and spiritual body.



The weekend will include

Practical applications for living in harmony with the natural rhythms of the universe

~  Astrologically influenced Yoga classes

~  Workshops on Biodynamic farming and gardening with the moon

~  Discussion of herbal medicine and hands-on herb blending activity

~  Guided garden and woods walk at Misty Meadows Herbal Center in Lee,  NH

~  Tour of the country’s first CSA and Biodynamic farm, the Temple-Wilton Community Farm in Wilton, NH

~  Vegetarian lunch on Saturday

~  Custom-blended herbal tea each day

Tuition Cost:
$80 Weekend
$60 – Saturday Only
$25 – Sunday Only

Payment w/ Registration


Materials Fee:
$30 – Weekend
$20 – Saturday Only
$10 – Sunday Only
Pay on Saturday - Cash only




Registration Deadline – April 16

Contact Misty Meadows 603 659 7211 to register

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Yoga at Misty Meadows

with Helen Leavitt, Certified Yoga Teacher




5:30 - 7 pm  


Yoga is an ancient and spiritual practice linking mind, body, and breath. The poses- or asanas- we practice today developed out of peoples’ need to sit comfortably in meditation for great lengths of time. That connection between a moving body and a still mind is a gift that yoga brings into our lives, helping us to live to the fullest in the present moment.


This 8-week session will explore many themes, which may include the chakras, yoga for each system of the body, foundations of Classical yogic philosophy, plant medicine and yoga as a lifestyle, yoga as influenced by astrology, yoga for gardeners, yoga for elders, pre-natal and post-natal yoga, and yoga for parents and babies. Yoga can be both gentle and vigorous and Helen will cater each class to fit the wants and needs of individual students.


Come deepen your existing practice or start a new one at Misty Meadows, a place renowned for its atmosphere of serene healing.



Tuition:  $96  

Next 8-week Session begins May 12 


Drop In Rate: $15 (Cash/check only -- please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in.)



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With Forager & Botanist Arthur Haines


Sponsored by Wintergreen Botanicals

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Spring Foraging
May 17, Noon – 3 pm
Traditional people around the world understand that food does not just represent calories but it supplies also important nutrients and protective compounds.  For these people, food is a defining feature of their culture and is incorporated into their collecting tools, containers, songs, and rituals. 
Important to note is that people who still enjoy their traditional diet are free from many of the chronic ailments that plaque modern societies in every country―cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases, diabetes, inflammatory diseases of the digestive and musculoskeletal systems, and autoimmune disorders.  Aside from such serious topics, wild plants offer variety in our diet and can provide unique flavors and textures to liven up dishes that may be frequently prepared in our households.  Join in the footsteps of Euell Gibbons and see how wonderful it feels to gather our own food.  This field class will begin with a brief explanation of the protective benefits of wild foods and then delve into identifying and gathering various late spring wild edibles, with a focus on greens and shoots.  Seasonal differences will be discussed and preparation techniques for the different plant parts examined.
This workshop will be held rain or shine. Please wear appropriate gear for being outside in the woods and near rivers the
whole time.




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From Tree to Table: Gathering and Processing Acorns for Food
Sunday, May 18, Noon – 4 pm
The fruit of the oak tree has been used as an important staple by aboriginal people across North America. The people of each region had their preferred species and detailed methods of collecting, storing, and processing the acorns for use in different types of dishes. Although rarely eaten today, oak trees still produce large numbers of fruits in many years and represent an under-utilized food source. Given their nutritional profile, low glycemic index value, and ability to be stored for long periods, acorns make a wonderful wild food that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Further, New England is blessed with a number of oak species that produce large acorns. This class will introduce students to methods of preparing them for food (primitive and contemporary methods will be mentioned). Some of the important details concerning acorn collection will also be noted. Discussion will include some life history strategies of the oaks that are relevant to foragers and some important myths found in wild food literature. A freshly made acorn food will be enjoyed at the end of the class.
This workshop will be held indoors.


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Arthur Haines grew up in the western mountains of Maine, a rural area that was home to swift streams known for their trout fishing. He spent most of his childhood in the Sandy River Valley hiking, tracking, and foraging. Arthur now runs the Delta Institute of Natural History in Canton, Maine, where he teaches people the value of foraging, wildcrafting medicine, and primitive living skills. He continues to spend a great deal of his free time foraging for food, medicine, and other materials. As a research botanist for the New England WildflowerSociety, he recently completed an updated flora of New England entitled “Flora Novae Angilae.” His series of You Tube videos has inspired thousands of people interested in foraging wild edible and medicinal plants. Learn more at





Details at

If you prefer to pay by check, please email nhhn@wintergreenbotanicals

Saturday Spring Foraging Workshop $40/person.
Sunday Acorn Workshop $40/person.

BOTH workshops for a discounted rate of $70 per person.








Reiki & Your Companion Animal

with Carol Lizotte

Herbalist/Reiki Master


Saturday May 17

12 - 4 pm


Open to Reiki practitioners of all levels.   We will explore the use of Reiki with animals and discuss the importance of building trust and clear communication with the animals before we begin.  We will also review subtle body language and working the meridian lines for added healing.  


$ 65.00 per person
Please register by May 10


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Vibrational Healing

with Carol Lizotte

Herbalist/Reiki Master


Sunday June 8

11 am - 5 pm


This workshop will explore the use of the many vibrational tools for healing:  Flower Essences, Crystals, Aromatherapy, Reiki, and Sound. Which are best for what? 

You will also have the opportunity to create a vibrational healing tool for yourself or your pet.  


$ 80.00 per person
Please register by June 1


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A Midsummer Festival of Fairies


Saturday June 21


10 am - 4:00 pm



~  Barter Faire  ~  Children’s Nature Walk  & Fairy Tea  ~  Medicine Trail Walk  ~ 


~  Farmers Market  ~  Herbal Tea Tent  ~  Vendor Booths  ~ 


Reiki Tent  ~  Herbal Foot Soaks & Salt Scrubs  ~  Yoga on the Lawn


Drum Circle


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Special Guest Performance By


Kellianna Girouard








Admission ~ Includes Most Activities and Concert




$25/car (max 5 people)


Children under 5 - free


(Admission fee does not include readings or other special services by vendors)





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Holidays and Your Pets


with Carol Lizotte, Herbalist

Specializing in Natural Pet Care


Saturday Sept. 20

2-4 pm


A look at the holidays and how they affect our pets.  A discussion of toxic plants and substances, as well as the stress around the holiday season. 

Appropriate workshop for pet owners, vet techs, and animal lovers in general!


$ 45.00 per person 

Please register by Sept. 13


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The following classes are taught upon request.

Please contact Misty Meadows at






Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher – Usui Tibetan-Enhanced
with Wendy Snow Fogg, Reiki Master Teacher



This class is offered only by special request

Please contact Wendy Fogg directly at


This one-day intensive is for non-teaching Reiki Masters (Reiki III’s) who want to teach or pass on the practice of Reiki to others, You will be initiated as a Reiki Master Teacher with this attunement and receive one more symbol. You will have the opportunity to discuss professional issues and the commitment of taking on the role of Reiki Master Teacher. You will be provided with time for on-going Q&A. In addition, there will be a review and discussion of the Reiki ideals, the Healing Attunement, all symbols, the Hui Yin and Ki transmissions, the Violet Breath, psychic surgery, and what it all means at the Master Teacher’s level. New Master Teachers will have plenty of hands-on experience as you practice Reiki I, II, III and Master Teacher attunements. You will be given suggestions for effectively teaching Reiki throughout the duration of this class. Certificate given at the end of class. 1 hour lunch break. Please bring a bag lunch. Pre-requisites: Reiki I, II and III or equivalent.  Students who received their prior certifications with a teacher other than Wendy Fogg will be required to meet with her and show certificates as well as discuss prior trainings.




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