Become An Herbalist
Welcome to the beginning of your transformation........the plants are a catalyst for finding the wild woman or man deep inside you that has been yelling at you to come out. It is my pleasure and honor to help you along your journey!
In this 7-month course we will cover everything herbal and at the end, you will be an herbalist! One weekend per month we will discuss various native NH plants and their medicinal uses, and talk about the systems of the body and which herbs are best for imbalances. We will also do many hands-on projects including, making lotions, facial scrubs, infused oils, extracts, syrups, and salves and balms. You will also learn how to blend teas for pleasure or medicine and how to harvest, dry and store herbs too. Most weekends we will go out into the fields and forest to look for plants and at the end of the 7 months, you will have created your own materia medica.....a complete cross-referenced card catalog of plants, their actions, and uses.
All class attendance is required to get a certificate as well as 25 additional hours with me learning how to harvest, store and process herbs as well as learning applicable state and federal regulations regarding shop operations (FDA cGMPs). Call or email me to sign up.
Weekend Dates: New Apprentice Gathering - April 24th meet at the shop at 5pm so we can all meet each other and go over any details. CLASS DATES: April 25th/26th, May 23r/24th, June 27th/28th, July 25th/26th, August 22nd/23rd, September 19th/20th, October 17th/18th. November 7th is Graduation.
$600 non-refundable deposit is due to reserve your spot by MARCH 15TH. Payment plans available for the balance upon request. (Due monthly) Work study available for a limited number of students up to $600.
Requirements for Certification include:
Attendance at ALL weekend dates (unless extenuating circumstances arise)
Completed Materia Medica due on last weekend of class
25 Hours extra time in the shop or harvesting with me
End of the year personal projects presented on Graduation Day.
Each weekend plan ahead for rain or sun. Outside time is required as we will explore the fields and forests during foraging expeditions each weekend. Bring sun-screen, bug-juice, extra clothes as needed. Bring lunch and snacks.....I can provide water when we meet in the shop, but please bring a water bottle for weekend hikes. We will go on field trips some weekends and the full weekend agenda will be emailed to you prior to the weekend. The weekend will be a mixture of hands-on activities and lectures, so please bring a notebook and pen to take notes as desired. Handouts for all class material is included at no extra cost. There are many books recommended for you to start out your herbal journey, but none are required for class. This list, as well as the full plant list will be provided to you during our first class. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.