Classes are taught at Mountain Spirit, in the yurt on my land and in the fields around the area. At the end of each course there is a certificate of completion; this has been used in the local high school for class credits and also some colleges.


  • Mountain Spirit Presents:
  • Class starts September 20, 2023, till March 20,2024
  • We meet each Wednesday 10:00 am -12:30 pm
  • $50 nonrefundable deposit is required at sign-up.

  • Some work trade available contact Denise, 2 spaces open. Must prove need.
  • Basic Herbal Remedy Making 
    • Food Herbs for Prevention of Illness

    • Growing and Cultivation of Herbs in the Pacific Northwest
    • Women’s Herbs from Menstruation through Menopause 
    • Male Herbs

    • Basic Herbal First Aid Kits—personalized for your family’s needs

  • After completing this course, you will have a basic understanding of using herbs for your health and body’s needs, and herbal remedies of basic ailments for yourself and family members.
    There will be hands-on projects such as making salves, creams, tinctures, soap and more. Harvesting gardens, such as Hawthorn berries and elecampane. Also planting herbs. There will be homework of 6 to 8 herbs a week followed by question-and-answer time, and a review of each week’s herbal homework.

  • Fees are $60 per class.
 $1,200. Per season $450. Per trimester every 8 classes.
  • High school students attend for free (2 spaces per year) serious students only.
  • Class size limit is 12.
  • Register at the Port Townsend Farmer’s Market at Mountain Spirit booth,
  • Phone: 360-385-4491, Email, or Web page.

  • Teacher: Denise Joy is a fourth-generation herbalist whose education was begun by her great-grandmother at age 8. For over 37 years she has owned and operated Mountain Spirit Herbals, and makes, grows, and wild crafts much of the herbs.