Ohio Herb Center
110 Mill Street
Gahanna, OH 43230

Facility Rentals, Private Classes
& Tours:

(614) 342-4380

Class Registrations
(614) 342-4250

Hours of Operation
12 Noon - 6:00 PM T-F
12 Noon - 4:00 PM Sat
Sun - Mon by appt only

Ohio Herb Education Center Classes

To see classes offered now and to register, view the most recent Gateway Program Guide.


Spring Tonics for Better Health
When the shift of winter moves into springtime, our bodies want to move towards lighter fare. We will discuss what detoxification or spring cleansing means and how the principles can be applied to the diet. Participants will explore new recipes and teas featuring herbs such as burdock, dandelion, cleavers and nettles.

Instructor: Brooke Sackenheim
151105A: Saturdays, March 29, 1:00-2:00pm
Cost: $20.00/$15.00 for Gahanna Residents

Tea Time for Fairies
Spring has arrived and the fairies are looking for new homes. Come learn and explore how to create a fairy wonderland out of teacups, as well as how to use natural materials to make fairy garden furniture and accessories. We will also enjoy fairy tea! Class is appropriate for ages 5 to 105! Cost includes one adult and one child; additional children are RDR$5/SR$7. Class size is limited.

Instructor: Shannon Barnette
150305A: Saturday, April 5, 1:00-2:00pm
Cost: $20.00/$15.00 for Gahanna Residents

Building an Herbal Wellness Kit
Every kitchen herbalist has a couple of simple remedies to turn to when minor aid is needed. Be prepared! Everyday herbs such as peppermint, ginger, calendula, chamomile and lavender can easily double as a fix for minor scrapes, bug bites and bruises. Learn how simple salves, essential oils, liniments, and tea bags can find a place next to your bandages in your first aid kit.

Instructor: Brooke Sackenheim
152901B: Tuesday, April 22, 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: $20.00/$15.00 for Gahanna Residents

Herbs for Itchy Cats & Dogs
Our lives haven’t been the same since Canines and Felines have been domesticated. Our beds are cozier, our lives richer, our pocketbook happily emptier. In this class we’ll talk about possible reasons why animals may be developing hot spots and other skin problems, what foods and nutrition they may be lacking, allergies, and emotional stress. Learn how herbs can be used to help relieve dry skin and how to add herbs as a supplement to food. Participants will get to make a hot spot spray for their four-legged friends.

Instructor: Ianna Kristiansen
151002A: Saturday, April 26, 1:00-2:00pm
Cost: $20.00/$15.00 for Gahanna Residents

Mother’s Day Herb Craft
Celebrate mom with handmade herbal crafts. For four hours on Saturday, the parlor will be transformed into an open craft area for parents and children. For a small fee per craft, children and adults can create lavender soap, herbal bath soaks, or herbal drawer sachets for gifts or to enjoy as keepsakes. (Not eligible for Rosemary bundle).

Saturday, May 3, 12:00-4:00pm
Cost: $5.00 per craft or 3 for $12.00

Edible Landscaping: Permaculture for Beginners
Discover the bountiful harvest that your yard is capable of producing. Learn the basics on how it is possible to transform your yard space into an edible retreat. We will discuss what edible plants work best in Ohio’s climate. We will also touch on the sustainable benefits rain barrels and composting. Leave this exciting class with ideas on how to design your own edible garden!

Instructor: Shannon Barnette
352110A: Saturday, May 31, 1:00-2:00pm
Cost: $20.00/$15.00 Gahanna Residents

Herb Walks
Beneficial herbs and plants are all around us, and often overlooked as simply “weeds.” Join us on a walk around Gahanna, to discover what herbs are growing
in your backyard! Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to venture around Gahanna and Creekside. We will also discuss proper wild-crafting etiquette. (Not eligible for Rosemary bundle).

Instructor: Shannon Barnette
352305A: Friday, June 13, 5:30-6:30pm
352305B: Friday, July 11, 5:30-6:30pm
352305C: Friday, August 8, 5:30-6:30pm
Cost: $7.00/$5.00 Gahanna Residents

Kitchen Herbalism
Take advantage of your garden harvest and turn your kitchen into an apothecary. Learn how a simple technique, infusions, can be replicated into many variations that can preserve and transform your garden herbs into simple home remedies. Participants will get to sample several herbal infusions and take home infused vinegar.

Instructor: Brooke Sackenheim
350626A Saturday, July 19, 1:00-2:00pm
Cost: $20.00/$15.00 Gahanna Residents

Preserving the Harvest
What can you do when your basil plant continues to produce harvest after harvest? In the class we will explore different types of preservation methods, such as salting, drying, dehydrating, and freezing. Learn the basics of herb spreads, and the versatility they offer for flavoring foods.

Instructor: Brooke Sackenheim
352103A: Saturday, August 16, 1:00-2:00pm
Cost: $20.00/$15.00 Gahanna Residents

Drying Days at the Herb Center
Join the Herb Center staff for a hands-on experience as herbs are harvested and prepared for drying in our drying shed. Proper harvesting and cleaning and drying techniques will be taught as herbs are harvested. Participants will get to harvest and process herbs for the drying shed.

Instructor: Shannon Barnette
352111A: Thursday, July 10, 10:00am-1:00pm
352111B: Tuesday, July 15, 10:00am-1:00pm
352111C: Saturday, July 26, 10:00am-1:00pm
352111D: Tuesday, August 5, 10:00am-1:00pm
352111E: Thursday, August 14, 10:00am-1:00pm
352111F: Saturday, August 23, 10:00am-1:00pm