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Events,  Tours & Classes 

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Upcoming Classes

Spring 2024 - The Kitchen Herbalist 


                Located At : Four Winds Farm, 3729 N 36th St. Quincy IL

                 Taught by Deborah Lee, Ph.D. Holistic Health Practitioner


The Kitchen Herbalist

Foundations of Herbal Medicine Course


Honor your body. This enjoyable hands-on class offers you a workable knowledge of herbal preparations for personal use. Receive a 384-page home-manual written by renowned Herb Educator, James Green. Enjoy 19 hours of class time.  Have fun, get dirty, learn much, harvest plants and make various preparations to take home.

The class is designed to provide helpful information and experience. It is taught by Holistic Health Practitioner, Deborah Lee, Ph.D. at her Four Winds Farm, 3729 N 36th, Quincy, IL. Assisted by Reiki Master, Terri Hanlin

This educational week-end workshop includes:

  1.  Safe and effective use of herbs

  2.  Medicinal actions and herbal approaches

  3.  Outdoor identification & collecting

  4.  Growing tips & companion gardening

  5.  Drying & preserving herbs

  6.  Prevention methods: including written take-home suggestions

  7.  Safe use of therapeutic essential oils

  8.  Make and Take: infusions, decoctions and oxymels, especially:

  9.  Herbal teas and decoctions 

  10.  Salves and fixed oils

  11.  Syrup and cold remedies

  12.  A personal flower essence (aka flower remedy)

  13.  Includes a light lunch for Saturday and Sunday


When: April 26-28. Friday (6-10), Saturday (9-5) Sunday (9-4) 19 hours                                                                  Fee:    $325 by April 15th     or     $375 after April 15th



The Four Winds Farm Agri-Tourism Package



 Bus Tours for Adults or Youth ~ Wine & Flowers Ladies Night ~ Youth Birthday Parties ~ And More

                                        Call 217-257-1480 for more information and to book your date.

  • Enjoy a unique 2-hour adventure with many photo opportunities

  • Join Master Herbalist, Deborah Lee, for a fun tour of the Illinois-Certified “Herb of the Year Garden

  • Gain amazing insights about the health-enhancing uses of medicinal & culinary herbs. 

  •  Ask questions, sample some tea, and receive helpful study guides /or links for continued use.

  •  Enjoy a casual stroll through Sensory Garden which includes a self-guided scavenger hunt, the 7 Rainbow  Pyramid features including:

              Fairy Garden

              Butterfly Garden

              Wishes Full Filled Pyramid

              Peppermint Paddy Tea Garden

              Window to the Soil, digging area


              Bella Luna Patio

              Grandfather Tree

              AND More Below:

  •  Visit the U-Pick Flower Market and shop for Deborah’s line of herbal products, herbal travel kits and helpful materials for safely making and using medicinal herbs. 

  • Stroll through the Flower Swirl and Sunflower Maze (if in bloom at the time of your visit). 

  • Stop by the Terripin Farm Market to buy locally grown edible goodies as you gaze out over the vegetable fields which surrounds the market. Shop for local produce and products from pickles to pies. 

  • Pick a bouquet in the cutting-flower gardens to take home (extra charge)                                          


The Gardens are Open from May 1st - October 31st                        

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