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Sat, Jul 22


Plantchanters Residential Garden

Create Your Herbal First Aid Kit

Learn about and prepare herbs for first aid.

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Create Your Herbal First Aid Kit
Create Your Herbal First Aid Kit

Time & Location

Jul 22, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Plantchanters 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. Learn how to source or grow them yourself in different landscapes. 

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 consider different categories of need and actions of herbs. We will 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. 



  • Appropriate clothes for hands-on outdoor learning: hat, pants, durable footwear.
  • A clean bandana.
  • Tool for chopping or clipping plant material (knife, snips, or scissors).
  • Water bottle.


Please register by Wednesday, July 19, so the proper amount of materials can be acquired.

Sliding scale fee: $33 - $8, based upon your access to resources. (A $3 materials fee has been added to the cost.)

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


Call 319-325-6810 to reach the educator of your class.


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 is an herbalist, the owner of Plantchanters Garden, and a Certified TriYoga Teacher. She enjoys sharing practices that enhance relationships with our ecosystem partners, plant buddies in particular.


Plantchanters residential garden: 2022 H St., Iowa City.

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


The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners and was funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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