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 2014 weekends:

February 21-23
Making teas and herbal vinegars
March 14-16
Digestive herbs
Holistic nutrition
Making fermented foods
April 18-20
Herbs for stress and balance
Beginner botany
Tincture making
May 16-18
Musculoskeletal and skeletal system
First aid
Plant walk and harvest
Medicinal oils, salves, and topical applications
June 20-22
Strengthening eliminative systems
Plant walk
Wild food harvest
Food as medicine
July 18-20
Male and female reproductive systems
Plant walk
Aphrodisiacs and cordials
August 15-17
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 and Sunday 10:00 - 5:00. Classes meet one weekend each month. Classes begin February 21 - 23, 2014, and run the 3rd weekend of each month through August.

Tuition: Tuition is $1,600 for the course, or $1,500 if paid by January 1, with a $300 deposit due upon acceptance to complete enrollment. Full tuition is due by February 1 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: Click to access our online application form.
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.