I went to a great class today, we made tinctures, salves, syrups and filled capsules. I have done some of this before, but participating in a class setting with other like-minded mommies was a great experience. I drove up to TN with two dear friends to visit the farm of Cheri Shellnut, the tnfarmgirl.
Cheri teaches her skills to interested mommies and is a wealth of information. She has been raising her boys using herbal medicine for many years. Anyone that has boys, knows that raising boys without a doctor is a handful. HAHA! Anyway, her class is very reasonable ($40) and you walk away with a salve, a tincture and a syrup that you made yourself and a wonderful little book FULL of information, how-to's and resources. Cheri is not stingy with her information, so unlike other classes where you learn, but you don't find out where to get what you need or what to combine, she helps you along with recipes that she has used and that work.
She is a warm, beautiful Christian woman and I highly recommend that you look up her blog and attend one of her classes if you can make it out her way. You won't be disappointed!