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Events,  Tours & Classes 

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Upcoming Classes

Spring 2023 - The Kitchen Herbalist 
     9-week Medicinal Herb Course


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

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

                CDPU and CEU credits are  available for this course

Textbook<Included>: The Herbal Medicine-Makers Handbook, by James Greene; 384 pages


Hands-on learning with 9 weekly sessions. Class includes:

  • Make: herbal preparations and take them home.

  • Gain: valuable tips for disease prevention, first aid and family health.

  • Learn: safe use of common health-enhancing herbs.

  • Discover: naturopathic view of “dis-ease” and ways to reverse it.

  • Enjoy: weekly plant treks in the Four Winds Farm herb garden.

  • Make and take home: infusions, decoctions, tea and more

  • Make and take home: fixed oils, salves, lip balms and bath salts

  • Make and take home: tinctures and master formula

  • Learn: drying and preserving methods

  • Learn about: medical and herbal terminology

  • Learn about: candida fungus and how to address the problem.

  • Learn about: essential oils; and how use them (make and take)

  • Learn about: flower essences and make your personal formula

Class times: Wednesday evenings, 6-9PM, beginning in March

         OR     Thursday mornings, 9AM-Noon, beginning in March

Investment: $500 - 9 classes, large textbook, and student-made wellness kit

Limit: 12 per class Enrollment is on a 1st paid basis.

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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