Herbalista’s Grow a Row Program began in 2015 to help build Atlanta’s Herbal Infrastructure. 

We offer agro-education and herbalistic opportunity, sowing the seeds for a more resilient city.   We welcome farmers, schools, and individuals, offering online resources and in-person opportunities at the Learning Garden to help folks grow, harvest, process, preserve and share herbs.


Monthly Gatherings at the Learning Garden

Our monthly volunteer garden days at the Herbalista Learning Garden are a chance to gain skills and build community!  The Learning Garden is located in the Summerhill neighborhood of Atlanta, not far from Grant Park.
  • February 11th from 10am – 12pm  [ROSEMARY]
  • March 17th from 10am – 12pm. [YARROW]

Herb of the Month Club at the Learning Garden

This year we are launching our Herb of the Month Club where we spend a bit of each month’s Volunteer Garden Day focusing on a particular herb.
Participants will go home with herbal material either to plant in their garden or for use in their home apothecary. And if you don’t live nearby, we have loads of online material to share as well, through our detailed materia medicas that are filled with herbal information and recipes!



All donations to the Grow a Row Program are tax deductible, thanks to our fiscal partners, MPower Now, Inc.


Ideas for Herb Sharing in Atlanta…


For more information, please contact the GAR Steward, Sam Cartin, at


Farm Camp ATL

Farm Camp Atl works to support local farming initiatives, create spaces that provide a respite from the City and encourage environmental conservation.  They host the Herbalista Learning Garden on their grounds where where we hold our monthly volunteer learning days and seasonal herb distillations! 

The Funny Farm

The Funny Farm is a 3 acre suburban permaculture haven, located in Stone Mountain, GA where Duane and Robin grow veggies, small fruits, herbaceous and woody flowers, medicinal herbs, mushrooms, and worms. They teach classes on organic gardening, sustainable living, and run the medicinal herb line Stone Mountain Herbs. Duane is a co-founder of the Grow a Row Program and is also an active member and trainer for the Herb Cart Program.  For more information, please visit their website at

Grow Where You Are Farm

Hearthfire Farm + Nursery

Hearthfire Farm + Nursery’s mission is to help people grow their own herbal medicine! We strive to do this at a financially accessible price for everyone, because every person deserves access to medicine, and every bee, butterfly, and critter deserves a chance to continue their incredible legacy. For more information, visit their Facebook page at

Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill

The Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill is Atlanta’s first Community Urban Food Forest, as well as a new model for a City of Atlanta park. The food forest produces a wide variety of fresh, flavorful, and healthy nuts, fruits,  vegetables, herbs,  and mushrooms, which will become available for public consumption. They kindly partner with us for trainings and workshops.  For more information about this incredible place, please visit their website.

The Wylde Center

The Wylde Center offers educational programs, events and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families and individuals in their environment, health and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition.  They kindly partner with us for trainings and workshops.  For more information, visit them at