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Sat, Jul 20


Mandy's Residential Garden

Herbs for the First Aid Kit

Nature's remedies: discover herbal first aid secrets.

Herbs for the First Aid Kit
Herbs for the First Aid Kit

Time & Location

Jul 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Mandy's Residential Garden, 2022 H St, Iowa City, IA

About the Event

Herbs growing in our bioregion can be some of our best helpers in difficult times.

Find out how these plants can be used in first aid situations. This class gives a hands-on approach to herbal first aid, mostly in minor situations like cuts, bumps, and household events, also in dealing with some burns, pains, and digestive upsets.

We will identify and prepare medicinal herbs for hypothetical scenarios of need and look at crisis situations that call for quick at-hand knowledge and decision making.

You are invited no matter your level of gardening experience or knowledge of the herbal arts. All are welcome.

Please contact us before the class if any accommodation is needed for inclusion.


  • Standard attire and sun protection for hands-on outdoor learning: hat, jeans, sunscreen
  • A clean bandana
  • Tool for chopping or clipping plant materials; e.g., knife, snips, scissors
  • Water bottle
  • A notebook and a pen/pencil for writing and drawing (optional)


Sliding scale fee: $30 - $5, based upon your access to resources.

Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount. Learn about Backyard Abundance membership.


Call 319-325-6810 to reach the educator.


We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.


Mandy Dickerson holds an herbal medicine-making certificate from Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and a Master's degree in Anthropology. She is a Certified TriYoga Teacher and is the owner of Plantchanters Garden in Iowa City, Iowa.


Residential garden of Mandy and Eric Dickerson: 2022 H St., Iowa City.

Plenty of parking is available along H St., 4th Ave or 3rd Ave.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners. It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please  frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of  time, materials and funds.


  • Abundance of Resources

    This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.

  • Traditional Resources

    This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.

  • Reduced Access to Resources

    This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.

  • Under Resourced

    This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.




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