Our community herbalism training curriculum is organized around seasonal aspects of herbalism and foraging. These courses are designed to support amateur enthusiasts, community healers, and holistic professional practitioners. Whether you intend to integrate clinical herbalism into your work, or you want to develop a deeper connection with the plants and offer natural remedies to your community and family, we have a course for you. We present the material through a combination of weekly discussion, in-person practice, and self guided homework.

Cancellation policy:

All deposits and payments are non-refundable. If you notify us that you are unable to attend at least 48 hours before the event, we will credit your payment toward a future class or event within the next 12 months.

Urban Foraging: Safety, Ethics and Stewardship

8-WEEK PROGRAM | THURSDAYS JULY 6- AUG. 24 , 6:30-8:00 P.M.

In this course, Greg Monzel will teach you how to find and identify wild edible and medicinal plants, as well as the safety and ethical considerations for responsible foraging. Each class meets at a different park around Indianapolis. Some of the plants you will meet and eat include: nettles, hackberry, juniper, hawthorn, burdock, amaranth, lamb’s quarters, and many more. First deposit required by June 16.

Register for Urban Foraging Intensive

Summer 2023Theme – HabitatsLocations
Thursday, July 6, 2023Urban ForestSpades Park
Thursday, July 13, 2023RiparianUrban Wilderness Trail
Thursday, July 20, 2023Oak SavannahGarfield Park
Thursday, July 27, 2023GreenwaysFall Creek Trail
Thursday, August 3, 2023Woodland EdgeChristian Park
Thursday, August 10, 2023BeaverPogue’s Run Art and Nature Park
Thursday, August 17, 2023Remnant IslandsMonon Trail – Broad Ripple
Thursday, August 24, 2023SpringsMarian University – Ecolab

Virtual Medicine Making

3rd Wednesday monthly 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Feb. 15 – Nov. 15 | ZOOM

The practice of harvesting fresh plants and preserving their essence is the heart of herbalism. Using your own supplies, in your own space, we will offer live virtual instruction on how to work start to finish to craft a variety of herbal remedies. We can help you source plants and materials to make high quality botanical medicine. ASL/English Interpretation provided by Oxford Interpreting and Consulting. Click here to see a list of supplies and equipment you will need for each class.

Virtual Medicine Making: Full Intensive

Click the theme below to register for individual classes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023Teas and Decoctions
Wednesday, March 15, 2023Baths and Steams
Wednesday, April 19, 2023Harvesting and Drying
Wednesday, May 17, 2023Tinctures
Wednesday, June 21, 2023Poultices and Compresses
Wednesday, July 19, 2023Syrups and Elixirs
Wednesday, August 16, 2023Infused Oils
Wednesday, September 20, 2023Glycerites and Vinegars
Wednesday, October 18, 2023Salves and Balms
Wednesday, November 15, 2023Smudges and Incense
Saturday, December 9, 2023IN PERSON Certificate Party

Foundations of Herbal Medicine

THURSDAYS 6:30-8:00 P.M. | MARCH 2 – 30 and APRIL 6 – 27, 2023 | IN-PERSON – FULL

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

March 2Traditions in Herbal Medicine
March 9Energetics: A Pattern Language
March 16Flavors and Preparations of Herbs
March 23Materia Medica I
March 30Spring Break – No Class
April 6Materia Medica II
April 13Conducting an Intake
April 20Reading the Body
April 27Herbal Formulation