I first met Penny when she presented a seminar on making herbals teas at Richters Herbs in early 2014. Her knowledge and enthusiasm encouraged me to want to learn more. I contacted Penny and learned that she offers monthly classes as well as The Science and Art of Herbalism Course that provides a diploma upon completion. I attended my first herbal evening in the fall of 2014 at Penny’s (Dogwood and Brambles) farm and was completely impressed. The interactive lessons provide me with the hands on knowledge and skill I need to confidently carry on when I am on my own. Penny’s passion for what she does is refreshing and uplifting. I enrolled in the course which you do not have to do to attend the herbal classes. It is a “work at your own pace” course which enables me to take time to learn each lesson thoroughly before moving on. Penny is very quick to respond to emails when I have questions or need feedback. Meeting Penny and attending the classes has changed my life. I have learned so much about health, wellness, gardening, plant identification and the bounties of nature since I first started the classes. I strongly urge anyone who is curious about plants to attend a class.