Learning happens in and out of buildings here…updated 12/19

What are you interested in learning and doing this winter and beyond?

You can learn about growing and tending over 120 different herbs, their uses and crafting them into teas, gourmet blends and aromatics products designed to enhance healthy lifestyles. You can see more about this garden on the U Pick page … we are sustainable and incorporating permaculture principles as we learn! As the weather turns to winter outside we’re processing and crafting herbs inside, working on and presenting classes  and researching for our learning blog  and planning and starting herbs indoors. All the while, working side by side, we’ll learn about the herbs… their benefits, uses and needs in growing. Volunteers, either Students or Non-Students usually take home sample herbs and get 50% off of dried herb products from the store after 12 hours of contribution. Learn and grow with us!

Here’s how to apply: read this document to see the details of what when and where

2019 Fall Volunteer info hrs full

Then write us an email at lori@bigskyherbs.com answering these questions: You can copy and paste these in your email.

1)Are you a student or non student?
2) Do you have free time during any of the hours listed in the Fall volunteer info document?

3) Can you commit to at least 3 hours consistently per week?
4) What do you want to learn about or do?
5) Transportation is required-do you have reliable transportation?

If you are a student at the University of Montana and you’d like to get credit or volunteering hours in growing and marketing sustainable herbs, check out  http://www.umt.edu/career/Handshake/and down load the file below to see where things will fit into your schedule and credits.

Here’s a pdUM Carreerf document flyer that gives you all the info on this year’s  semester opportunities, Read it through and see how it might fit into your schedule and major, then contact me!

2019-20 interns um


EVST STUDENTS: Get credit volunteering for 45 hrs. of working side by side with me by!

See the Volunteer Learning Sessions Scheduled for this month below. PS: you can get free or reduced herbs and herb products too!  

If you are not in school…Non-Students Internships and volunteering is available at many different hours. Lots of learning, especially at the Volunteer Learning Sessions (see below)

 Open this for more details: 2019-20 Internships for Non Students

*If a Workshop Event is scheduled – you will be a participant for free, we just ask that you help with setup and filming.


This season, we’ll be holding our Volunteer Learning Sessions mostly Sundays … sign up below

What’s a Winter Volunteer Learning Session?     

Hours are 1 – 5 pm with a snack provided.



Indoor Volunteer Learning Sessions

14 Wellness Tea Blends for what ails ya!

Our indoor days will be mostly tending the indoor gardening areas or processing herbs, same hours. Working in the Crafting room or the kitchen can be very therapeutic especially how it smells! Everything is dried on the stem and we will be stripping leaves and flowers in small batches for our Wellness Tea Blends, bulk bags and Gourmet Herb blends or making culinary pinching wreaths and vinegars.

To sign up…fill out the contact form below:

For Volunteering Learning sessions check the News and Events page Friday-when January activities will be announced.

I’m always looking for student or non-student interns to work in the Crafting room Tue-Thur mornings 9-11 am  processing herbs and crafting, Saturday Markets and fairs (this time of year-8 am-4ish pm). When you sign up for an internship, we’ll log your hours for your university credits and other benefits after 12 hours of volunteering. *Saturdays are dependent on market or fairs participation.

Lots of varied activities for credit, learning or herbs! Email or contact us with questions



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