We are now accepting online applications for all of our classes…
2013 Herbalist Training Program- We are currently accepting applications for the 2013 Herbalist Training Program. Click here for more info. or to register.
2012 Advanced Course- We are currently accepting students for the 2012 Advanced Course. Click here for more info. or to register.
This course is designed for anyone who wishes to develop his or her skills as an herbalist in the Pacific Northwest bioregion. Our classes span the harvest season—from Poplar buds in the early spring to the roots of late fall. The program covers foundational herbal medicine topics while emphasizing the reawakening of a core way of knowing that encourages trust in our own senses and places authority in direct experience.
For enrollment in advanced classes students should have a basic working knowledge of herbal medicine equivalent to having completed a one-year course of study such as the Elderberry School Herbalist Training Program, with knowledge of materia medica, medicine making, physiology and therapeutic actions.
We strongly believe that knowledge of local medicinal plants is essential for all people, and that herbal medicine is a core component of sustainable community health and vitality. We offer a bioregional approach that focuses on increasing knowledge and awareness of the medicinal plants of the Pacific Northwest, and we emphasize the validation of first hand experience and collaboration in teaching and learning. We offer an arena for aspiring community healers to learn to bring herbal medicines and people together, and by promoting the awareness of ethical wildcrafting, we ensure the protection of at-risk & endangered plants and the continued abundance that our local flora provides.