2018 Course Schedule


9 Month Foundations of Herbal Medicine 2018

The Foundations of Herbal Medicine course is full for 2018. If you would like to be on the wait list for a last minute cancellation, contact us here.

A Flagstaff-based course in Community Herbalism, emphasizing (but not limited to) bio-regional healing plants from the Verde Valley up though the higher elevations around Flagstaff.

A brief over view of the topics introduced include:
Botany – Plant Chemistry – Anatomy – Physiology – Solvents & Polarity – Body Systems – Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ayurveda – Energetics from the Western Herbal perspective – Herbal Pharmacy – Materia Medica – Nutrition & Diet – Foraging – Wildcrafting – Minerals

The class meets one weekend a month, February thru October. Class begins February 24 & 25, 2018.
Course details are here.

The price of this program is $1795


The Complete Herbalist 2018

The Complete Herbalist course is full for 2018. If you would like to be on the wait list for a last minute cancellation, contact us here.

The Complete Herbalist program combines classroom, lab and field work from the two most comprehensive courses offered at our school each year. This gives students one of the most in-depth and thorough herbal training experiences available in the region.
Details are here.

Dates: Meets throughout the year.
Times:  9 am to mid-afternoon – The first weekend meeting is February 24 & 25, 2018.

Cost and Payment Options
The standard price for the courses included under this umbrella, taken separately, is $2335. Registering under the Complete Herbalist umbrella lowers the total cost to $2285.

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Medicinal & Edible Plant Walk +
How to Make Elderberry Elixir

This workshop has two parts.
First, we will do a hands-on exploration of the Native Plant Garden around Willowbend Nature Center.
Then we go indoors for a demonstration on how to make a delicious and immune supportive Elderberry Elixir that can be readily done at home.

This workshop is a fundraiser for the non-profit educational programs at Willowbend.
Where: Willowbend Environmental Education Center in Flagstaff
Directions are here.
When: Saturday, June 23, 9:30 – noon
Register here

Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive

This four day program introduces the medicinal and edible plants of the Colorado Plateau area in northern Arizona.

Each morning finds us in a different ecosystem, using botany skills for identification and learning the traditional uses of specific species.

Afternoons find us inside, making a variety of herbal pharmacy using water, alcohol, honey, vinegar and oil as a base.

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Date: July 18 – 21, 2018
Where: The course is based out of Flagstaff and there are daily field trips
Cost: An early bird registration discount price of $295 is available if the course is paid in full by April 1, 2018

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Rocky Mountain Herbal CampOut

This four day field study program is located in the verdant high country of SW Colorado where we encounter plants either not found or rarely seen in the Arizona mountains.

Also included is a hands-on tour of a small organic herb farm plus a guest afternoon speaker sharing insights into sustainability of the local healing flora.

This is a program that has been part of our herbal curriculum for several years and is consistently one of our most popular offerings. Held during peak wildflower season, both this course and the available lodging fill quickly. If this is the right course for you, it is highly recommended you register early and make lodging reservations before May 1.

When: 6 pm Monday, July 23 through the evening of Thursday, July 26.
Where: SW Colorado – details with registration

Details are here.

The price of this program is $285.
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An early registration discount price of $240 is available through May 1, 2018.
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Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine 2019

The course meets over three weekends and addresses topics geared for people who have previous training and experience in healing and working with herbs. It covers several topics that are key to health in the modern world such as:
*Pain & Inflammation
*Heart & Circulatory Health
*Brain Function & Memory
*Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity & the Role of Carbohydrates
*Leaky Gut Syndrome & Food Intolerances
*Guidance in Herbal Consultations for the Community Herbalist
Details are available here.

When: This program meets over three different weekends:
January 26-27
February 9-10
Time: 9:00 – 3:30
Where: Near Flagstaff, Arizona

Contact the school if you would like to register for this course. Some previous training and experience is necessary and a brief phone interview is done to ensure proper placement for this program.

Click on the button below for the private course “HP&T2018”
Registration deadline is April 1.



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