Experiential Herbalism Program


Welcome! We are excited to present to you our newly updated, improved, and more hands-on weekend program. Not only has the content changed, so has the structure to include more time in the field, garden, and directly learning, harvesting, eating, and making medicine with the plants.

This practical and sensory class will give you a strong introduction to the wonderful world of traditional herbal medicine combined with modern insights.
Each weekend will have an overall theme and include lecture, medicine making, food preparation, and plant walks in herb gardens and richly diverse local forests.


Upon graduation of this 130 hour program, you will confidently know how to address many common ailments and take care of yourself, family, and friends, and be prepared for further study if desired.
Topics for the 2015 weekends:

February 20-22
• Philosophy
• Tonics
• Making teas and herbal vinegars

March 13-15
• Digestive herbs
• Holistic nutrition
• Making fermented foods

April 17-19
• Adaptogens
• Herbs for stress and balance
• Beginner botany
• Tincture making

May 15-17
• Musculoskeletal and skeletal system
• First aid
• Plant walk and harvest
• Medicinal oils, salves, and topical applications

June 19-21
• Strengthening eliminative systems
• Plant walk
• Wild food harvest
• Food as medicine

July 17-19
• Male and female reproductive systems
• Plant walk
• Aphrodisiacs and cordials

August 14-16
• Immune and respiratory herbs
• Plant walk
• Making syrups
Instruction: CoreyPine Shane and Sandi Ford are the primary instructors, with other teachers including Bloom Post, Josh Fox, and Marc Williams also presenting their specialties. Check out our complete list of our amazing teachers HERE.

Dates and Times: Class times are:
Friday 6:00 - 9:00 
Saturday 10:00 - 6:00 
Sunday 10:00 - 5:00
Classes meet one weekend each month.
Classes begin February 20 - 22, 2015, and run the 3rd weekend of each month through August.

Tuition: Tuition is $1,200 for the course.
Early Bird price is $1,100 if paid by January 1, 2015.
A $300 deposit due upon acceptance to complete enrollment.
Full tuition is due by February 1, 2015 unless other arrangements are made in advance. Class size is limited to twelve.
Payment plans are available; an additional $200 administrative fee is charged up front.

 
Applying: The application for the 2015 programming year is now open.​
Class size is limited to twelve.
Application deadline is February 15, 2015
The deadline for apprentice applications is December 15, 2014.
Please review our comprehensive Admissions Procedure page for a detailed window into how all this works.

PLEASE NOTE: A $100 fee is due upon application, for both students and apprentice applicants and must be received before an interview is scheduled. This application fee is non-refundable and will be applied toward your tuition, should you enroll. Paypal link is below.

Apprenticing: Apprenticing is a serious time commitment, at least one additional day per week. Apprentices do not pay but work directly in the herbal field, helping to chop roots, fill tincture bottles, or put together an order - whatever needs to be done. More than a simple work/study, it's an involved experiential education.