The Online Home Herbalist Apprentice program focuses on specific uses of herbs (materia medica) organized by body system, holistic physiology, contraindications, drug interactions, interview techniques, formulation, and more. We dive deep into the interactions between body systems and how disparate symptoms can indicate deep-set imbalances. Although classes are titled for a specific body system, each class discusses numerous systems as we see them cooperate in the body. We weave in principles of holism, synergy, energetics and more.
There are monthly readings and assignments to help you internalize and personalize your learning including assessment, formulation, energetics, food as medicine, and more. Each student will end the program with a handmade herbal apothecary customized for their personal needs, and receive a certificate reflecting their hours of study.
Study Options & Schedule
Independent Study: This is a recording of the live online course, intended for auditory learners and those who prefer to work on their own schedule. You will receive assignments to accompany each class, as any student in the class does; these are to be posted in the student discussion for community reflection. You receive personalized feedback from the teacher and group feedback from other students.
Live Course: Live webinar 1 Sunday per month from May through September, from 1 PM to 5 PM Eastern time. This course is much more effective when taken as a whole, so single-class registrants will be accepted only on a case-by-case basis.
Immunity, Autoimmunity, & the Influence of Stress
How to Use Materia Medica
Sunday, May TBD
Nervous System, Hormones, & Holism
Verbal Interview Techniques
Intro to Energetics
Sunday, June TBD
Digestion, Metabolism, & Filtration
Dietary Recommendations: How to Make these Useful
Accessibility & Equity in Herbalism
Sunday, July TBD
Musculoskeletal & Integumentary
Guiding Principles of Wound Healing
Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Sunday, August TBD
Cardiovascular & Respiratory
Sunday, September TBD
Make Up Day, just in case!
Sunday, September TBD
Tuition & Sign Up
Live Course: Tuition is $350, $315 before April 1 (10% discount). Single-class registrants will be accepted on a case-by-case basis, $100 class fee. Work-trade, BIPOC scholarships, and free payment plans available. Sign up here for the Live Course:
Independent Study: Tuition is $157 for approximately 20 hours of recorded classes, 10 assignments, articles and handouts, and personalized feedback. Sign up here for the Independent Study:
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