Plants, People, and Community


We are now accepting online applications for all of our classes…

2015 Herbalist Training Program- We are currently accepting applications for the 2015 Herbalist Training Program. Click here for more info. or to register.

2015 Advanced Clinical Herbalism - In 2015 we are offering the Advanced Course in three 8-week sessions. The first session starts Jan 12th. Please contact the school for more detailed info.

Herbalist Training Program


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.

Advanced Course

Blake Harvesting RedrootThe Advanced Course is intended for community herbalists who are seeking to expand their understanding of clinical herbalism. Participants in advanced classes students should have a working knowledge of foundation level herbal medicine.


The Advanced Course is limited to 10 students.

Our Mission

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.