Experience the Freshness of Wild + Local Ingredients & Herbs from the Land
Camp under the stars
Enjoy wild food and herbs from the land
Harvest ingredients right from our Gardens
The Herbal Family retreat is geared towards helping people connect more deeply with the landscape, while enjoying delicious, nourishing cuisine, meeting new people from across the globe, and taking a break from the day-to-day hustle.
HARVEST & MAKE MEDICINE FROM THE LAND
6 locally centered organic meals
Hands on workshops and skill sharing with Elliot & Camille
Culinary workshops + demos with Chef Frank
Digital copy of recipes enjoyed throughout the weekend
Swimming in the spring fed pond
Fireside chats with the group and facilitators
Foraging & time spent outdoors & off-grid
Camping under the stars
Frank's specialty lacto-fermented sodas
A Sample Day
7:30 am - Coffee, Tea, and Smoothies
8:00 am - Morning Movement
9:00 am - Breakfast
10:00 am - Class on the land w/ Eliot
12-2 pm - Lunch and Swim Break
2 pm - Food Preservation w/ Frank
4 pm - Making Salve w/ Camille
6 pm - Dinner
7 pm - Fireside Chat with Facilitators
8 pm - Desserts & Beverages
(Schedule subject to change prior to event)
We see the use of herbs as a vital part of our day-to-day lives.
From mending bumps and bruises, to soothing sore throats, many common herbs can be accessed right in your lawn!
Throughout the weekend, both Camille, Eliot, and Frank will invite you to take part in a variety of classes, with a primary focus on herbs.
Our goal is to share common herbs, many of which will be identified and harvested on Three Lily Farm, and how you can utilize them for your Family Medicine Kit.
From salves, to vinegar infusions, herbs like nettle, plantain, and self heal can be incorporated into your daily regime to help create robust health.
Make the art of herbal crafting and medicine making fun for the whole family!
Involving children in the process of what keeps us nourished and thriving from the gardens to the kitchen — can be fun, educational, great for family bonding, sometimes a bit messy, but oh so enjoyable. Reviving old traditions to be passed down to future generations.
Learn techniques that allow you to create and expand your home family medicine cabinet.
About Chef Frank
Born and raised along the Connecticut shoreline, Frank Giglio began his culinary career at the age of 15, when he first stepped into a professional kitchen. With a desire to learn more and deepen his skills , he headed north to the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT. After completing apprenticeships in Portland, OR and Boston, Frank spent the next few years cooking his way across the country, making it as far west as Alaska, where he learned to cook wild game like wild salmon, moose, king crab, and elk.
A big advocate for wild and locally sourced ingredients, Frank teaches cooking classes and caters throughout the state of Maine and beyond. He recently became the kitchen manager for neighboring MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association) and a local chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation. Giglio's adventurous culinary offerings have been showcased throughout the health community as Frank is the featured chef for NY Times Best-Selling Dr. Alejandro Junger’s Clean Eats cookbook.
Camille has a passion for igniting change in peoples lives globally. She was raised in an alternative household focused on healthy eating, spirituality, and unconventional schooling. Drawing from her creative upbringing, Camille enjoys crafting up just about anything from herbal salves, scarves, hats, jewelry, or busting out new websites for fun.
She resides on an off grid property in Midcoast Maine with her partner Frank, and children Wilder and Sunny. She draws inspiration from being in nature, playing with her boys, taste testing delightful creations from her hubby, doing yoga, and playing music with her band.
Elliot Cluba is the owner and founder of Herbs and Arrows, which opens doors into the education of skills such as wildcrafting, culinary and herbal alchemy, tool and weapon making, naturalist studies, animal tracking, and martial arts. He lives with his wife and two children in the Lake Champlain valley of Vermont.