Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center on White Oaks Road in Laconia is once again excited to welcome local Master herbalist Melissa Morrison of Dragonfly Botanicals for a workshop series Exploring Herbal Medicines & Crafts, beginning on Saturday, May 5 at 10am with a Woods Walk.

“Our herbal series has always been one of our most popular programs,” says Sarah Dunham-Miliotis, Program Director at Prescott Farm. “Melissa has a real wealth of knowledge which she shares with people in an exciting and accessible way.”

Foray into the wild world of herbs in this fun workshop series, where you will learn how to identify herbal medicine plants of the fields & forest; and how to harvest and use the herbs in relaxation and health. The series includes: Woods Walk with the Herbalist on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00am; Art & Science of Aromatherapy on Saturday, May 12 at10:00am; Herbal Spa Day of Pure Beauty: Creative Non-Toxic Herbal Beauty & Spa Treatments You Can Make on Saturday, June 2; Making Baskets Using Materials from Garden, Field & Forest on Saturday, June 9; Creating an Herbal First Aid Kit on Saturday, July 14; How to Make Herbal Syrups for Health and Healing on Saturday, August 11; How to Make Herbal Oils, Salves, and Ointments on Saturday, September 29; Herbs and Healing Foods to Create a Strong Immune System on Saturday, October 20; and Old Fashioned Herbal Holidays: Heartfelt & Homemade Herbal Crafts for Gift Giving on Saturday, November 17. Anyone who signs up for the entire series will get the Woods Walk on May 5 for free. For more information, detailed program descriptions and registration visit

Melissa Morrison M.H., RMT is the Clinical Master Herbalist and Vitalist Nutritionist of Dragonfly Botanicals Wisdom Center in Belmont, NH. Melissa has taught Alternative/Herbal Medicine at the New England Women’s Herb Conference (from 2010 on), Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain Herb Retreat Center and other educational venues around the North East. Melissa is committed to teaching people how to use food, diet, and plants for health & healing through her apprenticeship courses and classes, including at Prescott Farm the last few years.