Welcome to the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine

It's not too late to sign up for the webinar "A Journey into the Healing Plants: A Deeper Look at the American Materia Medica" - a 6-week series exploring the 25 most useful American plants. All classes are recorded and available for students for one year.

To watch a free webinar on Bioregional Herbalism with Director CoreyPine Shane, check out Sylvan Botanicals link here:

Bioregional Herbalism

Plants are our life; everything on earth exists because plants have the magic ability to transform sunlight into energy. Every cell of our body comes from plants, even if it came from animals that ate plants. They have been our food and our medicine for as long as humans have been on the planet. Recognizing our connection to plant life helps us to see our connection to all that is, and with awareness and respect for all life, we can see the interconnectedness of all things on this green planet.

The goal of the Blue Ridge School is to teach students how to see in a new way, using the vision of traditional cultures from across the globe including Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and native plant medicine. And ultimately that vision is this - treat the person with the disease, not just the disease the person has. Simply said, but the knowledge, wisdom and intuition behind this paradigm shift take months to learn, and a lifetime of practice. Ultimately it is a new way of looking at life.

The journey begins here, with our Herbalist Training Programs.

Be Well, and Good Medicine,

CoreyPine Shane
Holistic Clinical Herbalist
Director, Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine

Blue Ridge School is a member of the following organizations:
- American Herbalists Guild

- Botanical Gardens of Asheville

- Rainforest Action Network
For those who want to take their healing into their own hands or provide healing for their community, the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine offers a 6-month Weekly Summer Program, meeting 2 days a week from May through October, and a Weekend Program, which meets one weekend a month, February through August.

Our most exciting program is the Advanced Clinical Program to continue the education begun in our basic program, or for students who have studied at other schools. Workshops and plant walks are also offered throughout the year.
CoreyPine also offers consultations for personalized assessment and healing.

Pine's Herbals are all hand-made, mostly from locally gathered plants.
We are a strong supporter of the NC Herb Association, of which CoreyPine is a board member, and highly recommend their herbal cookbook, which can be found here:
Herbal Cookbook

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What's happening at the Blue Ridge School...

June 1 - 3
Plant Walk
Medicines from the Earth Symposium
Black Mountain, NC

June 3 - July 15
Journey Into American Materia Medica webinar

July 26 - 28
Wild Herb Weekend
Valle Cruces, NC

August 31 - September 2
Hike with the Senses
Appalachian Trail near
Hot Springs, NC

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