Master Herbalist to lead informative series at Prescott Farm

Want to get more in touch with nature? Looking for alternative, natural solutions to medicine and beauty products? Or, maybe you want a healthier diet from nature’s wild foods? Prescott Farm can help!

Master Herbalist Melissa Morrison of New Hampshire Herbal Network (NHHN) will host two popular series at Prescott Farm on White Oaks Road in Laconia through September: Exploring Herbal Medicines & Crafts and Wild Foods of Summer & Fall.

Summer can be full of nature’s wonders with Melissa’s four individual herbal programs and her two wild food classes. She will guide participants into the fascinating natural world of herbs and crafts with Herbal Spa Treatments, Herbal First Aid Kits, Natural Baskets and Homemade Herbal Preparations for Health & Well Being. Registration is available for individual programs or the whole series at

Did you know your skin is the largest organ on your body? On Saturday, June 22 (10-12 pm) learn all about Herbal Spa Treatments that keep your skin healthy and radiant. With the goal of limiting the use of chemical shampoos, moisturizers and other potentially hazardous beauty products, this class will teach you to create safe, non-toxic herbal beauty treatments for your hair and skin that will give you glowing results and cost less than commercial beauty products.

With the right information, you can use plants from the woods and garden, as well as food items from the kitchen, to create a multipurpose first aid kit. Find out how on Saturday, July 13 (10-12 pm) with Herbal First Aid Kits. Participants will learn how to create a basic herb first aid kit, put together a kit for specific needs, and learn alternative therapies for healing.

Natural Baskets on Saturday, August 10 (10-12:30 pm) will put your pruning and cutbacks from the garden to good use. Join Melissa to stimulate your creative juices while making a “place for your stuff” or a one of a kind gift for someone. There is no requirement for special skill or materials, just an imagination and sense of fun!

Learn the fine, technical art of making herbal preparations like oils, salves, extracts, and more with Homemade Herbal Preparations for Health & Well Being. On Saturday, September 28 (10–12:30 pm) you can learn the fine, technical art of making herbal preparations like oils, salves, extracts, and more. Each student will go home with samples, recipes and inspiration to continue their healing journey in the herbal world!

What is better than one Wild Foods program? Two! Wild Foods of Summer will be on Saturday, July 20 (1-3 pm) and Wild Foods of Fall will be on Saturday, September 28 (1-3 pm). Join Melissa to explore the pond, woods, and fields of Prescott Farm and meet some wild “weeds,” which are also extremely nutritious and delicious foods. Participants will learn basic plant identification, ethical harvesting and safety.

For more information about these or any of Prescott Farm’s programs, visit