The Philo School is located on 16 acres of enchanted land, 16 miles in from the Pacific Coast junction of Highways 1 and 128. The school offers Apprenticeships, Classes, Tours and prepares herbal products to include salves and hydrosols. 13 acres of the land are untouched redwoods with paths. 3 acres accomodate organic gardens and orchards, as well as housing. Director Mary Pat Palmer, MA, RH, is a Registered Herbalist who offers Certificate classes on Herbal Medicine.
The Philo School is dedicated to growing native and naturalized medicinal herbs with attention to drought tolerance, organic earth, and sustainable practices. There are currently over 200 species of medicinal herbs in the gardens.
How to Participate
Mary Pat is happy to give tours of the gardens and school, as well as walks among the redwoods looking at native flora. She welcomes new students for the 7 month apprenticeship, the third weekend of the month from March through September. Students are also welcome for other classes. During the summer Mary Pat hosts interns from the Willing Workers on Organic Farms program who live and work for three month stretches.
Dates and Times
Please call ahead of time to arrange a tour or visit between the hours of 10 and 4.
Appropriate Ages: All
ADA Accessibility Notes
The grounds and school are wheelchair accessible although the ground can be uneven.
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