CSCH is thrilled to continue the process of creating an Herbal Healing Center at Elderberry’s, our beautiful 4-acre farm in Paonia, Colorado! Experience traditional Nature Cure and Vitalist therapeutics among the gardens, herb beds, fruit trees, and wildlands nearby. For the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2018, the farm will be hosting workshops, apprenticeships, immersions and events to help you reconnect with the healing powers of Nature and to expand your knowledge of earth-based medicines. Elderberry’s is a place to rest, learn, heal, rejuvenate and connect in community.

The Farm

Elderberry’s is home to a charming, periwinkle-blue 1908 farmhouse, graced with Peach, Plum, and Apple trees, where chickens free-range among organic vegetable and herb gardens. Our botanical sanctuary is on the edge of town, in a quiet, peaceful, varied landscape with huge Cottonwood trees shading the lawns. It’s the perfect place to shed the chaos of city life and recharge your vitality. Eat fresh food right from local farms and gardens and rest in the camping meadow under brilliant stars or stay in one of our tiny houses. Find yourself at home among healing waters, where the Minnesota creek and mountain snowmelt converge to nourish the land and soothe the mind, body and spirit.

The Land

This breathtaking landscape is surrounded by an expanse of mountains and mesas, with clear air and pure mountain water. Sage and Juniper grow in wild abundance among other fragrant plants and wildflowers. Elderberry’s is located on the edge of Paonia, in the North Fork Valley, an area known for its fertile volcanic soil that supports the abundant growth of organic fruits and vegetables. This unique micro-climate is often compared to the Provence region of southeast France, as the valley mimics coastal Mediterranean terrain. Paonia is home to the highest concentration of organic farms in the state – truly a haven for plant-lovers, gardeners, herbalists and healers!

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

1.6 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English

People on site

10 - 30

Dry season

April to August

Wet season

November to February

Living Conditions.


  • shared rooms
  • tent camping
  • private room

Raw Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals
  • over 80% locally sourced


  • None: Off the grid

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