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American Herbalists Guild: An organization dedicated to the training of quality herbalists and improving the state of herbal medicine in the United States.

The Arboretum at Flagstaff: The highest elevation arboretum in North America, this is a delight to visit to see many of the native plants of the Colorado Plateau.

“Arizona Herbal medicine” “Sedona herbal medicine” “Phoenix herbal medicine” “Colorado herbal medicine” “Las Vegas herbal medicine” “Prescott herbal medicine” “Flagstaff herbal medicine” “Oak Creek Canyon” “New Mexico herbal medicine” “Flagstaff essential oil” “Flagstaff essential oils” “Flagstaff aromatherapy” “Prescott essential oil” “Prescott essential oils” “Prescott aromatherapy” “Sedona essential oil” “Sedona essential oils” “Sedona aromatherapy” “Phoenix essential oil” “Phoenix essential oils” “Phoenix aromatherapy” “Las Vegas essential oil” “Las Vegas essential oils” “Las Vegas aromatherapy”

Boyce Thompson Arboretum: One could spend days wandering their gardens, reveling in their beauty. Especially good in the spring when the wildflowers are in bloom.

Desert Botanical Garden: Located in Phoenix, this is the place to go to learn about the Sonoran Desert plants.

Herbal Articles: Michigan herbalist, Jim McDonald has put together a very helpful index of articles on all things herbal. These have been written by some of the most experienced teachers and practitioners in North American herbalism. These writings provide a good source for self-study and also for exploring specific topics in more depth.

Herb Blogs: Rosalee at Methow Valley Herbs has compiled a very helpful list of the many top quality herb blogs currently available. These blogs contain many, many gems of useful information for herb students and practitioners alike.


Willow Bend Environmental Education Center: Many outstanding programs for children and adults of all ages. Helping us re-connect with not just plants, but all of nature.

Winter Sun Trading Post
Located in downtown Flagstaff, Winter Sun has been serving the retail herbal needs of our community for 30+ years. A valuable source of outstanding service, quality products and time-tested herbal knowledge.


Latest Courses

2024 Rocky Mountain Field Study

2024 Rocky Mountain Field Study

This trip is an optional field study opportunity for students enrolled in the Family Herbalist Program. Other herbal friends may be joining us. Photos from previous trips can be seen on Facebook here. Students are responsible for food, lodging (camping, Air B&B, hotel) and transportation. The dates for the 2024 program are July 15-18. Day… Continue >>>

Family Herbalist Program for 2024

Family Herbalist Program for 2024

Choosing the path of herbal medicine can be a life-changing event. It was for me in 1990 when I made the decision to begin studying and using herbal medicine as a primary form of personal healthcare. It was in the mid 1990s when I was accepted into the Clinical Herbalist program with Dr. Tieraona LowDog… Continue >>>

Educational Resources

Cranberry Relish Recipe

November is the time of year when fresh cranberries are readily available.  This fruit, native to North America, is a member of the Heath family which connects it to our local Manzanita along with Uva Ursi and blueberry. It is also very high in antioxidants, specifically flavonoids, which makes this especially good for the Cardiovascular… Continue >>>

Mike’s Wood Stove Winter Root Dish

This is a dish, especially for winter, easily made on a wood stove or baked in a conventional oven Mike’s Winter Wood Stove Root Dish Use a cast iron fry pan, 12 inches in diameter. Get a variety of winter root veggies. There are many possibilities and I have used beets, garlic, carrots, ginger, onions,… Continue >>>

Tools for Wild Crafting

Tools for Wild Crafting

Here is a list of tools used for the vast majority of the harvesting, gardening and general plant collecting I do for my clinic, the herb school and personal reasons. Keep in mind the variables involved with choosing this type of tool collection. These variables include:1. Personal preference and budget2. Plant parts collected – bark,… Continue >>>

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