Wild Medicine Internship

2021 Dates TBA!


When you learn about the wild plants, you start seeing the world with new eyes – there is food, medicine, and healing all around, whether you’re in the woods or in the city. See what the wild plants can offer and learn how to identify, harvest and make food and medicine with them.

During this internship, you’ll spend one day each week visiting beautiful and diverse locations, from rich woods to high mountain balds. We will learn how to recognize different plant communities and what the individual plants can offer us. We’ll also harvest plants and make our own herbal medicine and wild food dishes. Our focus will be on medicinal plants as well as edible plants, mushrooms and nature awareness. NOTE — this program is limited to 10 students for a more intimate experience.

“There is so much to be gained from this school. From meaningful friendships and excellent teachers to a deeper understanding of the world and plants around me, not to mention my own body. I graduated the program with a deep well of knowledge and a grateful heart for all I learned through this course.”

– Anonymous Student

What You’ll Learn


  • How to identify plants and what to look for to tell plants apart
  • Identify lookalikes and poisonous plants
  • The top ten plant families in our area


  • Ethics of harvesting in the wild
  • When to gather each plant for best results
  • Sustainable wildcrafting techniques
  • Best harvesting tools


  • Tinctures, infused vinegars, succuses, infused oils and more with different preparations for each season
  • Wild foods preparation

Medicinal Knowledge

  • How to use plants for healing
  • Plants that are helpful for many different conditions – cough, colds, digestive issues, pain, first aid, stress, depression, menstrual cramps and more
  • Nutritional value of wild plants

Plant Connection

  • See the natural world with new eyes
  • Connect directly with the plants
  • Go beyond the “Green Wall”

The Mountain Experience

  • Spend time in the deep woods
  • Explore different ecosystems
  • Visit waterfalls, rivers, meadows, mountains and more

Interested in being notified when the Wild Medicine Internship dates are announced?

Registration will open  again in January 2021 for next spring



Summer: Plant medicine June 13 – July 25

Fall: August 22 – September 26

6 Weeks
Every Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Summer: Plant Identification, Wild foods, Leaf and flower herbal medicines, edible and medicinal mushrooms

Fall: Tree identification, Root medicines, Edible fruits and nuts


Application Deadline: We accept applications until class is full

$399 per series (Due upon registration)

Please Note
We cannot hold your spot if you have not paid. Contact us about payment plans.

Refund Policy

Any student who chooses to withdraw…

  • Before two weeks prior to first day of class will receive 50% of their tuition and 50% towards class credit.
  • Within two weeks prior to first day of class, we are not able to offer a refund or class credit.
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Contact Blue Ridge School:

606 New Leicester Hwy.
Suite F
Asheville, NC 28806​

(828) 505 – 0032