500-hour Herbalism Program
It also includes hands-on, “in the field” learning experiences in Ethical Wild Harvesting, Plant Identification, and Medicine Making during two weekend Field Trips to the Mountains. The curriculum includes off-site Gardening/Permaculture experience and 150 home-study Practicum hours.
Division of the 500 program hours:
Part I: Materia Medica
Materia Medica is the formal study of Herbal Medicine, delving into each plant’s medicinal details, organized by body system.
This course meets 2 Monday nights per month for 6 months (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm) live via Zoom. You have an option to join the live zoom classes or watch recorded zoom classes.
Part II: Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology is the study of disease systems & body systems.
This course meets 2 Thursday nights per month for 6 months (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm) live via Zoom. You have an option to join the live zoom classes or watch recorded zoom classes.
Part III: Medicine Making, Aromatherapy, Gardening & Plant Identification
This course meets one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) a month for 6 months (10 am – 4 pm) & will include classes on-site at our school and classes outside of the school (hiking, gardening locations, etc.).
50 hours of gardening is part of this course, & can be done at a community garden, a farm, at the school, or at your own garden.
Part IV: Clinic Practicum
You have multiple options for the Clinic Practicum portion of the program.
At-home curriculum options created by the school to guide you deeper into your herbalism knowledge
Internships at local businesses