Seasonal Shift: Fall 2019 Edition

October 26 – 27, 2019
10am – 4pm
Stone’s Throw Farm
Colfax, California

Come to the Sierra foothills to celebrate the transition from the long days of summer into the longer nights of fall and winter! Embrace the lengthening shadows and increased inward focus by learning how to care for ourselves and our communities through the lens of land-based traditions such as medicinal herbs, crafts, plant meditation, and seasonal foods. This class will be a two-day experience on the beautiful Stone’s Throw Farm and is a combination of lecture and hands-on learning. Together we will create spice blends, herbal body lotion, dream pillows, and more! Students will leave with projects made in class, enjoy a medicinal lunch together, and learn techniques to support wellness throughout the changing season while using nature as a guide.

This class will be co-led by Gretchen Hilyard Boyce, creator of Senses of Place and Sarah Jane Fairless, teacher and clinical herbalist.

Class will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Make this a nourishing self-care get away weekend for yourself! We will send out recommendations for accommodations and local restaurants after you register.  

$190 Early bird tickets on sale through October 1st! Regular price tickets are $220. 

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Sarah Jane Fairless is a certified clinical western herbalist. She currently sees clients at her office located in San Francisco. Making handcrafted medicine and foraging for plants in the wild is her passion. She enjoys educating folks about herbal medicine and our connection to nature through local and seasonal foods. Learn more about Sarah Jane at her website:

Gretchen Hilyard Boyce is the founder of Senses of Place, a project that highlights the importance of sensory experience in framing personal perception of place. She combines her love of history, nature, handcrafts, and folk herbalism to create learning events, stories and herbal self-care products featuring special locations, ingredients and traditions. She draws upon the plants and traditions of her ancestors to inspire deep study of the landscapes of California and afar. Learn more at:



What is included? 

All materials are included. You will take home 3 projects made in class.  Lunch will be provided on Sunday (we will prepare a delicious seasonal lunch together using ingredients from the farm). Please bring your own packed lunch on Saturday.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is parking on-site at the farm. Detailed directions and logistical information will be sent out the week prior to the event. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact us at

What’s the refund policy?

Refunds are available up to 7 days in advance of the event. Please contact us at to request a refund by October 19th. 

What should I bring?

All materials are included. Please bring a notebook and pen, layers to keep you comfortable, packed lunch for Saturday, and a picnic blanket.