Donna d'Terra / Motherland


Donna d'Terra is a Willits area herbalist who has been teaching herb classes for 20 years.

Created by Donna, Motherland is a 160 acre Botanical Sanctuary located 25 minutes northeast of Willits in the hills of Mendocino County, California. This beautiful, rugged land contains many habitats which are home to a wide variety of plant, animal and bird life. The cultivated gardens contain over 200 species of herbs. Electricity at Motherland is generated by solar and hydro power. Other unique features include a wood-fired hot tub, a composting toilet, and a living "willow wall" used for erosion control along the creek.


2009 Classes at Motherland

2009 Yerba Woman Herbal Apprentice Program
One weekend per month, March through November.
There is an emphasis on practical, hands-on learning, focusing on plants that are native or naturalized to this area, or plants that can easily be grown in home gardens.
Topics include: herb cultivation and harvesting, medicine making, first aid, wild harvesting, herbal therapeutics, herbal crafts, and much more.
Payment plans are available.

Advanced Medicine Making with Tony Siefert
Four Saturdays (April 18, May 9, June 6 and July 11) 10AM to 4:30PM.
This course will include lecture and hands-on training and is open to those who have some previous knowledge of simple herbal medicine making (call for prerequisites).
Some of the topics covered will be:

The course will include lecture and hands-on training.
Payment plans are available.

Instructor Tony Siefert works as an apothecary and medicine maker at the Ohlone Center for Herbal Studies in Berkley.
He has operated a commercial herb garden and he is a clinical herbalist.


Course sizes are limited!

To receive more information on these classes, call or write for a brochure and Registration Forms:
707.459.5030 or Motherland, PO Box 382, Willits, CA 95490.

For questions or inquiries to Donna, send email to:



Herbal information contained on this site is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or replace the advice of a qualified health professional.


Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Last modified: March 1, 2009


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