Backyard Medicine for Kids

There's a medicine cabinet in every yard

Most of us see the various plants that make up our yards and public spaces as pesky weeds, when in fact the majority of them are some of the best medicines we will ever come to know, medicine that has been used for hundreds of thousands of years. Want to know more?

Have you ever wondered

About these plants?

What about these


All of the plants on this page make fantastic medicine. Some even make fantastic foods. In fact, almost all the plants shown here are both medicinal and edible!

One of the flowers stops bleeding within seconds, one helps both the liver AND the kidneys, one helps with relaxation and sleep, and one helps with earaches. Pretty incredible, right? 

But which ones which? And hey! What about the others? What do they help with?

Join the Backyard Medicine class to find out the answers to all your questions. We’ll learn all about many of the plants that are found locally–how to identify them with confidence using all of our senses, as well as what sort of medicinal and nutritional properties each one has. We’ll taste, smell, and feel our way to knowing all about these amazing herbs. You won’t want to miss it!

This class has been postponed until further notice