Culinary Remedies will explore the historical significance of herbs, vegetables, and fruits in traditional African and African American cultures. In addition to discussing medicinal uses, culinary practices, and the role they played in promoting health, prominent figures in Black history who contributed to herbal medicine will be highlighted.


  1. Foster an awareness of the interconnectedness between cultural heritage, health, and sustainable living through kitchen medicine.
  2. Explore the medicinal properties and health benefits of specific herbs and plants traditionally used in kitchen medicine.
  3. Analyze the cultural and culinary impact of herbs and plants, emphasizing their role in promoting health.
  4. Recognize and appreciate the contributions of Black figures in history to herbal medicine and culinary practices.
  5.  Understand the historical significance of herbs, vegetables, and fruits in African and African American cultures.

This is a fantastic class to pair with Black Folk Herbalism - also 50% off for the month of February.

Meet your teacher, Carolyn Jones, MSc, CC

Carolyn Jones is a Holistic Health Educator and Chaplain who teaches the art of self-care and practices a ministry of presence. She is licensed by the New York State Chaplain Task Force and serves the community as an herbalist, a certified aromatherapist, and a reflexologist.


Carolyn is a recently elected Board member of Herbalists Without Borders and holds membership and affiliations with several prestigious organizations: The American Herbalists Guild, Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism, and DOPO Doulas. She teaches community self-care topics and she is also a contributing writer and podcast guest with Mother Earth Living magazine and Mother Earth, respectively.

Respected by her peers, she embraces and is supported by a strong community of traditional and non-traditional healers who follow uniquely different paths that merge at the crossroads of community health.

The Healing Project Wellness Series webinar is a co-teaching platform that allows for new approaches and concepts as taught by master healers from all walks of life. Subject experts from all over the world are welcomed to discuss their favorite healing modalities.

Prior to embarking on her vocation as a Holistic Health practitioner, she earned an AA degree in Liberal Arts (City Tech); a BA, in Mass Communications, and MS, in Television & Radio Management (Brooklyn College), to qualify her pedagogic aspirations. Over 25 years of teaching and developing curriculum support her ability to disseminate life-supporting information in a language that is easy to understand.

As a chaplain, Carolyn Jones specializes in natural self-care methods to alleviate the debilitating emotional pain that arises from grief and loss, a chafing experience that is tragically familiar to her.

Her publications, Pick Up Your Bed and Walk: A Self-Care Guide to Improved Health and Incantations champion the pursuit of healthier lifestyle habits, along with alternative behavior and self-affirming language.

Class Date: Monday, Feb 26th, 2024 at 7pm US Central (Chicago)

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  • Online Materials

    Access to the extensive presentation slides by Carolyn Jones and non-downloadable documents by Matthew Wood.

  • 1 year access to materials and Q&A during and after class

    1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss with fellow students and teachers.

  • 2 hours of teaching

    2 hours of in-depth teaching with Carolyn Jones and Matthew Wood.


    1. Welcome Message

    1. Webinar Instructions

    2. Culinary Remedies: Exploring Health in African American Kitchens - Recording and Resources

About this course

  • $24.00
  • 3 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content




Single class purchase

1-year access to this class.

You can also watch the class for FREE the night of the event on the MWIH YouTube Channel (subscribe and turn on notifications to be alerted when we go live). 

This is a fantastic class to pair with Black Folk Herbalism - also 50% off for the month of February.

This course will be added to the Library 6 months from the last, live, online class date.

Culinary Remedies

Exploring Health in African American Kitchens