Our community herbalism training curriculum is organized around seasonal aspects of herbalism and foraging. These courses are designed to support professional herbalists and thoughtful amateur enthusiasts alike. Whether you intend to integrate clinical herbalism into your work, or you just want to develop a deeper connection with the plants that will serve your community and family through natural remedies, we have a course for you. We present the material through a combination of weekly discussion, in-person practice, and self guided homework. Click here to sign up for live, in person classes, or follow us on Patreon to see recordings of each class.

Your Medicine Garden

Whether you have a nice sunny yard, a small porch for container gardening, or access to public land, this herbal intensive will help you feel confident and prepared to build reciprocal relationships with the plants available to you. Topics include permaculture principals, wild plant identification and uses, garden diversity, medicinal preparation of common herbs, soil science, watering techniques, seed starting, transplanting, harvesting, and storage.

Botanical Medicine Making

The practice of harvesting fresh plants and making medicine is the heart of herbalism. As a group we work, start to finish, to preserve their vital essences into useful preparations. We strive to honor each participants unique personal experience as well as the cultural traditions that are part of our lineage.

Intentional Foraging: Safety, Ethics and Stewardship

Food and medicine grow abundantly if you know where to look. Participants will be in the field learning how to positively identify edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms using field guides and dichotomous keys. We emphasize safety for our students and stewardship for the landscape to preserve this abundance for future generations. 

Human Dimensions of Herbalism

This seasonal intensive covers how to evaluate and communicate the taste, energetics, and physiology of medicinal herbs in the human body. Learn how to observe and assess a person’s health and balance through traditional perspectives, and how to formulate herbal preparations to support their healing. Materia medica study is a cornerstone of the program, including an herb’s actions, uses, and botany. We also include documentation, organizations and legal framework for herbal practice in the US.