Intro to Foraging & Magical Gardening

Join Melissa Madara for this essential deep dive into the magic of foraging and gardening!

Join Catland Books & co-owner Melissa Madara for an exciting introduction to the lore & practice of magical gardening. This class will examine the rituals of growing and harvesting herbs within European witchcraft traditions, reaching deep into the ancient past for tips & techniques that we can incorporate into our magical gardening practices today.

Attendees will learn the basics of best gardening practices, useful harvesting rituals for magical plants, and practical tools and tips to help gardening witches in their work. Whether you're greatly experienced with magic and plants or just beginning your journey, this class will offer a practical, informed approach to growing and crafting your own botanical allies at home.


Melissa Madara is a witch, chef, storyteller, botanist, and co-owner at Catland Books. Their work deals with the healing power of myth, divination, and immersion in the natural world. They are a teacher at Catland Books and numerous other metaphysical spaces in NYC, and are available for herbal consultations, tarot, and magical coaching by appointment. Find their interviews in the New York Times, Vice, Broadly, Teen Vogue, or Refinery 29, or see Melissa's published works in Fiddler's Green, Venefica Magazine, or their premiere book, The Witch's Feast. Follow Melissa's work and adventures on IG : @saint.jayne