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2021 Course Schedule



9 Month Foundations of Herbal Medicine for 2021

Registration for the 9 month Foundations of Herbal Medicine program is now open.
The first meeting is February 7, 2021 .


Total Beginners are Welcome!
This 9 month course is designed to train Community Herbalists:
 People who are able to use the gifts of healing plants with their families, friends and local communities. The setting for the course is a small, interactive group with an emphasis on hands-on learning, plentiful discussion and Q&A in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

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

This Program has Seven Components:
1. Live Class Time 4x a Month
2. ~350 pages of class notes, formulas, recipes and clinical tips from 25 years experience. These will be emailed by individual chapters 2x a month according to the scheduled topic for the next herb gathering.
3. Monthly Readings and References for Your Resource Library
4. Videos for Herbal Medicine Making Each Month
5. Homework – Applying what you learn in class to home projects
6. Field Study/Plant Walks via video. Optional in-person plant walks will be offered in northern Arizona.
7. Private Email/Zoom/Phone contact with me is available each month

Details are here


Outdoor Herbal Apprentice Program 2021

Total Beginners are Welcome!
This is a new program for 2021 and is being offered in response to the current public health situation.
This group is limited to five students and meets in-person and outside March through September.
The curriculum presents a wide range of skills for the developing herbalist.
It has a special focus on the local flora and life zones between 2,000′ and 12,000′ in Arizona and the Colorado Rockies.
Details are here.


1. FHM 2020




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