The Potager’s mission is to support the well-being of the Earth and its inhabitants through traditional ways education, high-quality herbs and herbal remedies, sustainable gardening and living practices, and through partnering with organizations we feel are aligned with this mission.

We offer seasonal hands-on educational workshops, sustainably grown herbs and flowers, handcrafted herbal remedies, and herbalism consultations.

The Potager is run by Des Moines herbalist Rachel Berndt. Rachel has studied herbalism, gardening and eco-living for nearly a decade, and has completed a two year herbalism apprenticeship with an American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist. She has maintained status as a Student Member of the American Herbalist Guild and is a member of United Plant Savers. Her article on zero waste herbalism was published in Plant Healer Magazine, winter 2015.