Join Southwest Michigan's Summer Herbal Immersive Weekend at The Higher Haven with Naturopath Maggie Conklin ND and visiting Alabama Master Herbalist Darryl Patton

Imagine taking herb walks, eating fresh paleo diet meals and taking in the plant knowledge and health secrets of nationally known master herbalists, mycologists and natural health practitioners. Now imagine doing that for an entire weekend, adopting nature’s pace while immersed in the beauty of the natural world. Join Master Herbaslist Darryl Patton ( during his annual visit to South Haven, Michigan, Saturday July 20th-Sunday July 21st. Enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded practitioners, equally hungry for knowledge in a collective pursuit of radiant health. Space is limited and spots are filling quickly, as this year’s focus will be on living sustainably off the land, right in your own backyard.

Learn how to identify safe, healthy, medicinal plants that grow abundantly in the Midwest as well as how to harvest and prepare herbs. The onsite kitchen in The Higher Haven’s 19th century farmhouse lodge will have us munching on much of what we find. Bring a notebook and pen to take all your learning home and do it all again. We’ll also go on a mushroom hunt lead by popular mycologist Anthony Michael Blowers who, along with Mr. Patton, will deliver a presentation on mushroom’s many health benefits. Maggie Conklin ND will also host a one-hour talk on maintaining a healthy endocrine system, with a focus on adrenal glands and the thyroid, as well as herbs to help maintain healthy bodily function.


Friday July 19th Schedule - Starting at 5:00pm

Make it an Immersive Weekend in the Natural World with On-Site Lodging at The Higher Haven and have the opportunity to take part in an authentic Native American Inipi (Sweatlodge) Ceremony. Overnight accommodations include a cozy bed in our 19th century Farmhouse lodge, breakfast both days as well as a Wopila welcome potluck post-Ceremony Friday evening and community-foraged dinner Saturday night. With group interest, we’ll also be organizing a donation-based, sweatlodge purification Ceremony Friday night, the impetus for significant healing.

Two-night retreat stay in shared bed in private room - $600/couple
Two-night retreat stay in dorm room - $300/person
Two-night retreat stay with option to camp or studio sleeping bag stay - $250/person
One-night retreat stay option - $175/person

Email Paul at The Higher Haven – - or call 415-577-7126 for more information or to reserve your spot.

Saturday July 20th schedule – 9:00am-5:00pm
and Sunday July 21st schedule — 9:00am-3:00pm

Summer Herbal Workshop Weekend Pricing — One participant - $150.00 Two attendees - $275.00

Cash or check accepted at the beginning of class Paleo Lunch included both days.
Email Maggie Conklin – - for more information or to reserve your spot