What if I told you...

... you could stir an intention into your morning tea
and bake love into your bread?

What if you knew you could banish bad dreams and ease broken hearts, minister to a cough or tend a tummy ache?

Let's explore how the green world intersects with everyday magic in the heart of your home: your kitchen.

Ready to create a little hearth magic?

The Kitchen Witch's Workshop is a 23-day online study...

... which includes all you need to turn your modern kitchen into a kitchen witch's treasure trove of herbal tinctures, teas, and home-made salves. This magical blend of green remedies and witchery will teach you how to learn about herbs so you can take this basic information and apply it to whatever might be growing in your garden, window box, or the dried herbs you purchased from Herbiary! 

We’ll make sure your potions are imbued with a little hearth magic, marrying the physical and the energetic aspects of kitchen craft.

Plan on 30 minutes for lessons Monday through Saturday and 60 minutes for our live (and recorded) webinars on Sundays. Each lesson will include an experiment or experience as well as downloadable worksheets to help you dig in deeper. All lessons are in an online course classroom where you'll be able to talk with your classmates and learn together.

Look Inside!

"I love the magic in waiting for the herbs to open and release their energy into whatever I'm making. Living in the city, and especially when it is so cold, it can get hard for us to connect with the natural world. Getting to work with plants in our kitchen has definitely helped maintain and develop that connection."

Caleb Arnold


✦ 4 Live Webinars to connect, learn, and get your questions answered  

✦ 18 Comprehensive Lessons delivered daily: plan on 20-30 minutes 

✦ Kitchen Witch Worksheets (over 20 downloadable pdfs) to deepen learning 

✦ Shared Community with witchy, wise souls like yours


"This course has provided me with a new hope and a new way of life. The way in which the material was taught was not only interesting but "easy to live with". Meaning that I never got frustrated or felt that I wanted to quit."

Linda Herzog

Welcome to the World of Kitchen Witchery and Practical Magics!

Develop Basic Skills  

This course covers the basic skills you need not only to be able to learn more about herbs, but to make every herbal product you'll ever need. (I'm not a fan of hyperbole, but in this case, it's true!)

Learn How to Learn

You'll be introduced to a few specific herbs and, more importantly, you'll learn how to learn about herbs. Plus you'll finish the course with a ton of herbal products you've made by yourself, for yourself. 

Hone Your Inner-Guidance

Part of the magic of this course is learning to tap into your own inner-guidance system! If you do the exercises with intention, you’ll discover that you know more than you think.

I give you tools, lore, and traditions, and most importantly the permission to find your way, not mine... not hers... not that other guy's.


Get Kitchen Witchin'!

"I've read lots of books and even signed onto a two-year program, but nothing so far has resonated with me like the format, content and execution of the programs presented by Maia."

Lynne Meade

Hi, I'm Maia Toll, your guide on this journey to becoming a kitchen witch.

I'm the author of The Wild Wisdom Collection (The Illustrated Herbiary, Bestiary, and Crystallary). Translating the lessons of the natural world for the modern seeker led me to open a small shop called Herbiary in 2006. Herbiary now has locations in both Asheville, NC and Philadelphia, PA. I've been featured in a PBS special, had a recipe published in The New York Times, gotten photographed by National Geographic Traveler, and been called “a real life Professor Sprout from Harry Potter” by Forbes magazine. I've taught Botanical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, West Chester University, and Pennsylvania Hospital and regularly teach at conferences and festivals where I encourage people to...

... use patterns and metaphors from the natural world to help them understand and grow within their own lives. 

In my thirties, I spent a year apprenticed to a wise and witchy medicine woman in Ireland. My days were full of green and growing things, drenched in history and intuition and everyday magic.

This is the place we’ll explore in this class: the intersection of the green world and daily magic, the place where nature and your human nature together to dance in the heart of your home, a little room we commonly call “the kitchen.”

Welcome to The Kitchen Witch’s Workshop.

Spending time experiencing the herbs makes me feel less, um, threatened by them. It's like meeting someone you really connect with, and knowing with pleasure it'll take a long time to really get to know them."

Katie Swacker


What if I can't be there for a webinar? Are they recorded?

The webinars are recorded and the replays are available shortly after the live session.

How long do I have access to the material?

We can promise access for a year (and probably more!), but we can't guarantee technology. 

What's your refund policy?

We want you to love The Kitchen Witch's Workshop! If it's not for you, let us know within 3 days after the course opens after which time there are no refunds. 

Do I need supplies?

There are definitely a few supplies you'll need to experiment with the herbs and products we're working with... but throughout the course we'll offer alternative methods to get creative and mostly use what you've got in your kitchen cabinet. If you want to check out the Kitchen Witch Bundle we offer at Herbiary, click here.

Do you offer payment plans?

Not this year, but maybe in the future. If you want to talk about it, email our coordinator, Shan at

© Maia Toll 2020