Food & Herb Education

Renea Roach from the Food Assistance Program reaches for ripe sauce tomatoes at the community garden at the Conneaut Human Resource Center

Food & Herb Education

The Trillium Center

Our food & herb classes blur the line between food and medicine. Over and over, both science and tradition teach us that whole foods lead to good health. We take that a step further by using whole plant medicines to prevent disease by healing imbalances.

Contact Us if you are interested in a personal herbal consultation or would like to schedule a class in your area. Here is a short list of some of the topics we offer, check our Calendar to see upcoming classes:

  • starting an herb garden
  • growing native plants
  • wild crafting and foraging for wild food and medicine
  • gardening, cooking, and food preservation (see CHEWS below)
  • introduction to traditional western herbalism
  • how to make your own herbal remedies
  • herbal first aid and herbs for healing injuries
  • herbs to support health imbalances
  • community approaches to disaster situations
  • community health and medical support for large gatherings and disasters

Community Health Education for Wellness Sustainability (CHEWS)

The Conneaut Human Resource Center is collaborating with the Trillium Center on a community garden project. This project will connect community gardening with education. Three of the major goals are to:

  • provide education on growing, cooking, and preserving food and herbs
  • develop a community kitchen to support small businesses
  • engage Right Track children in garden projects
  • work with the Seniors Together program
  • increase the amount of fresh produce available to service recipients

Volunteer opportunities are available for hands-on garden projects. Classes cover topics including edible weeds, how to plan and maintain a garden, and demonstrations of cooking and food preservation.

Community involvement will make this project a success. Please consider volunteering or making a contribution to the effort. Sign up here to get on the news list for the community garden.

If you want to help, but can’t garden, here is our wish list for the 2017 community garden: garden tools and gloves, compost, vegetable starts, vegetable seeds, top soil, and wood chips. Contact Debbie Newcomb at or 440-593-5273 ext. 5 or Renea Roach or 440-593-5273 ext. 2 at the Conneaut Human Resource Center if you’d like to make an in-kind or monetary donation.

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The community garden provides fresh produce to the Seniors Together program.