Advanced Herbal Apprenticeship
2019 dates tbd
The Advanced Herbal Apprenticeship focuses on professional herbalism skills, personal development, practical herbal protocols to support your family and community, formulation and medicine-making. Over the course of 9 months and 250 hours, apprentices experience the seasons of plants, including learning how to identify, harvest, and utilize local medicinal and edible plants.
A review of body systems, including herbal and nutritional support for each system
Advanced materia medica with energetics and formulation
Professional herbalism skills
Legal scope of practice, referrals, and herbal safety
Professionalism, emotional Intelligence, forming a therapeutic relationship
Herbal products and herbs in commerce
Bioregional Herbalism Skills
Local botany and plant ID using the plant family patterns method
Ecology- how to locate stands of medicinal herbs
Ethics of plant harvest and sustainable wildcrafting
Medicine making in the field
5 weekend immersions 10am - 4pm
1 day a month 10am - 4pm
Case studies to help you embody and apply your herbal learning
Weekly herbal assignments to keep you connected to the plants
Weekly mentorship to help you grow your skills in advanced herbal topics.
Program is flexible for those needing to balance work, family and studies.
Equipment, Expenses, and Benefits:
All handouts and notes are included in tuition. Books and additional supplies for assignments are not included. For field trips, apprentices will need a daypack and outdoor gear, including tools for harvesting. When you contact us we will send you a complete list that includes estimated costs and places to purchase.
Apprentices receive 20% off in the shop.
Cost: $2800; $600 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot. All balances are due prior to the start of the first class. Payment plans and work-trade are available. All payments are non-refundable.
Students are encouraged to attend all sessions. In the event of absence make-up teaching sessions are not offered. However, all hand-outs and notes will be supplied.
Students who complete the Community Herbalist Apprenticeship will receive 25% off registration for the advanced program.