Native, Wild, and Homegrown Medicinal Herbs

  • April 11 - June 6, 2024
  • The Shoals Center

    909 Morningside Drive
    Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
Ticket Price $45.00-$50.00 This event is now over

Learn all about working with native, wild, and homegrown medicinal herbs in this five-part class series. Students will learn the basics of botany and plant identification; about native medicinal plants, how to identify and safely harvest them; growing a home herb garden, and making and using fresh medicinal plant extracts. 

After attending this series, students will be comfortable and confident identifying, harvesting, and making extracts from wild medicinals as well as growing, harvesting and using homegrown fresh medicinal herbs. In addition to class materials, students will be invited to an online group for continued support and learning, will have access to a variety of print, and online resources, as well as introductions to other teachers, schools, and programs for continued learning. 

Dates and Times Thursdays 6-8 pm At The Shoals Center 

  1. April 11, 2024 Introduction to Plant Identification and Botany
  2. April 25th, 2024 - Native Medicinal Plants
  3. May 9th, 2024 - Growing a Home Herb Garden
  4. May 23, 2024 - Wildcrafting and Foraging
  5. June 6th, 2024 - Making and Using Fresh Plant Extracts

Registration and Tuition 

To register for all five classes, back up to the main page and click the "class series" tab. 

  •  5 Class Bundle Tuition: $250*
  • Individual Classes $50 per class*

I do not offer refunds, but your registration may be transferred or gifted to another person.

No information presented in this class is intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease and does not constitute medical advice.

*does not include processing fee. 

Date & Time

Apr 11 - Jun 6, 2024

Venue Details

The Shoals Center

909 Morningside Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401 The Shoals Center
Gray Cat Botanicals


About us



Kathryn Sisler Waple

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Herbalism from Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism; Apprentice with Corinna Wood of Red Moon Herbs;

BA in English from UNCW, certificate in High School Education

Kathryn Waple is an herbalist who has been working with plants for more than 15 years. Her passion is in teaching people about how to use and grow medicinal herbs safely and easily for the benefit of the whole family. She teaches classes on growing, harvesting and using medicinal herbs.

"Learning about herbalism and natural/alternative health is a form of community activism. I think it is a crucial part of bringing people together. I would like to infuse the local community with a sense of responsibility and support for individual health. Being able to heal yourself is an empowering act that lays a foundation for the ability to heal your community."