Free Introductory Herbal Course
The last day to register is Friday, March 29, 2013. Registered students will be emailed throughout April and May with preparation materials. The program officially begins Monday, May 20. Passwords and login information will be emailed to students the day before (Sunday, May 19).
Interested in studying Herbal Medicine but missed the deadline? Check out the Online Intermediate Herbal Course, which is now enrolling.
Have questions? Check out our FAQ page!
The FREE Introduction to Herbs course will be composed of six units. Students will work independently and at their own pace. The units will be completed in consecutive order with assignments completed with each section in order to move on to the next unit.
Workshops will be scheduled throughout the year and participation as local students of herbalism is strongly advised. You will have the opportunity to meet your teachers at the scheduled workshops. Distant learners can take advantage of our webinars and forum for open discussion. Whenever possible teachers will respond to questions and inquiries but for the most part students will be addressed as a group. It is here that teachers will best advise and guide students on an individual level.
This is a primer to help introduce students and beginners to herbal medicine; it is not a certification course. Check our calendar of events for herbal classes coming up in Boston.
It is our goal to educate and to promote sound, safe and ethical herbal practice.
Unit 1: Herbal Basics
Why Herbs, Choosing Herbs, Anatomy Overview, Tea Making Demo
Unit 2: Common Discomforts
Immune System/Prevention, Colds and Flu, Children Materia Medica
Unit 3: Kitchen Remedies
What’s in your cupboard, Herbs are food, Infused Oils Demo
Unit 4: Nervous System
Stress, Headaches, Sleep Remedy Prep. Demo
Unit 5: Body Care
Skin, Hair, Bath
Unit 6: Medicine Making
Herbal Methods, Tincturing Demo