This 128-hour apprenticeship is designed around the concept of building a foundation of herbal knowledge. We believe that by building a stronger foundation with each passing month, our students benefit with knowledge that will stick with them for a lifetime.
This course of study is comprehensive including plant identification, sustainable harvesting and practical applications of herbs. All herbal medicine preparations will made by you with expert guidance and informative training for all sorts of individual life paths.
In this 8-month program, we offer 2-day intensives each month (March - October), allowing abundant time for students to connect with plants in their natural habitat over the course of three seasons. The very nature of herbalism is ever changing as the plants grow from early spring into late autumn. The visual aspect of identification alone is a valuable course of study!
At the end of your apprenticeship, you will be able to identify native medicinal and edible plants in three seasons, understand when and how to sustainably harvest roots, bark, leaf, flower and seed of wild and cultivated plants and how to skillfully prepare herbal medicines from fresh and dried plants. You will feel confidence in continuing your life-long journey with plants as your allies.