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Herbal Education

Herbal Education

Free Herbalism Project

The Free Herbalism Project is an interactive community event with botanically inspired lectures from experts in the field, live music, vendors, and plenty of free organic herbal tea! Our goal is to create an experience for those who wish to delve further into the world of herbalism, wild foods, and natural living. It is one of the ways in which Mountain Rose Herbs hopes to give back to herbalists and our local community.

Want to show your support? Each lecture will be a fundraiser for the featured herbalist's free clinic or a nonprofit organization through the sale of whimsical merchandise, herbal books, and other goodies. Bring your friends, sip organic tea, and learn about herbs! See details on the next Free Herbalism Project here.

Herbal Schools

This is our handpicked list of teachers and schools that we’ve had personal experiences with and fully recommend. Many are longtime friends and associates who have been teaching for decades, or teachers we’ve studied with over the years. However, this is by no means a comprehensive list of all the reputable teachers in the country.

Western USA

American College of Healthcare Sciences

Dorene Petersen
5940 SW Hood Avenue
Portland, OR 97239
(800) 487-8839
www.achs.edu

Bastyr University

14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
(425) 823-1300
www.bastyr.edu

California School of Herbal Studies

PO BOX 39
Forestville, CA 95436
(707) 887-7457
www.cshs.com

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism

Lisa Ganora
2900 Valmont Rd. Ste. F-1
Boulder, CO 80301
(720) 406-8609
www.clinicalherbalism.com

Columbines School of Botanical Studies

Howie Brounstein and Steven Yeager
PO BOX 50532
Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 687-7114
www.botanicalstudies.net

East West School of Herbology

(Correspondence Courses Available)
Michael and Leslie Tierra
BOX 275
Ben Lomond, CA 95005
(800) 717-5010
www.planetherbs.com

Evergreen Herb Garden and School of Integrative Herbology

Candis Cantin
PO BOX 1445
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 626-9288
www.evergreenherbgarden.org

Five Flavors Herbs Classes and Events Series

Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac., R.H. (A.H.G.)
& many wonderful rotating instructors
344 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 923 0178
www.fiveflavorsherbs.com

Foundations in Herbal Medicine

Tieraona Low Dog, MD
PO BOX 709
Pecos, NM 87552
(505) 757-2147
drlowdog.com/herbal_classes.html

Foundations of Herbalism

(Correspondence Courses Available)
Christopher Hobbs
35170 Lillian Drive
Philomath, OR 97370
(541) 929-5307
www.foundationsofherbalism.com

Herbal Transitions

Sharol Tilgner
84537 Proden Lane
Pleasant Hill, OR 97455
www.herbaltransitions.com

International Integrative Educational Institute

(Onsite classes on several campuses throughout U.S. and online classes)
K.P. Khalsa, Course Director
Eugene, OR
(541) 242-3314
www.internationalintegrative.com

Living Awareness Institute

Kami McBride
PO Box 5381
Vacaville, CA 95695
(707) 446-1290
livingawareness.com

National University of Natural Medicine

049 SW Porter St
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 499-0027
www.ncnm.edu

NAIMH

(Correspondence Courses Available)
Paul Bergner
4312 NE Prescott St
Portland, OR 97213
(720) 279-4824
inquiries@naimh.com

Northwest School for Botanical Studies

Christa Sinadinos
PO Box 4543
Arcata, CA 95518
(707) 826-7762
www.herbaleducation.net

Oak Valley Herb Farm

Kathi Keville
PO BOX 4543
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 274-3140
ahaherb.com

Ohlone Herbal Center

1250 Addison Street
Suite 113
Berkeley CA 94941
(510) 540-8010
www.ohlonecenter.org

Sage Country Herbs

Shana Lipner Grover
10531 4S Commons Drive
Suite 166, Box 142
San Diego, CA 92127
(928) 273-5773
www.sagecountryherbs.com

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA)

1100 E. Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281
(888) 504-9106
swiha.edu

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine

Donna Chesner
PO BOX 64063
Tucson, AZ 85728
(520) 678-7078
www.swsbm.com

The Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies

Gradey Proctor & Missy Rohs, Instructors
Portland, Oregon
(503) 489-3483
arctosschool.org

The School of Natural Healing

David Christopher MH
198 S. Main 3rd Floor
Springville, UT 84663
(800) 372-8255
www.snh.cc

Vital Ways Holistic Herbal School

Christopher Smaka
2714 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
www.portlandherbalschool.com

Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine

Nicole Telkes
PO BOX 337
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
(512) 943-2511
www.wildflowerherbschool.com

Eastern USA

Appalachian Center for Natural Health

Phyllis D. Light
329 South Main St.
Arab, AL 35016
(256) 931-0351
www.phyllisdlight.com

Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

2 Westwood Place
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 350-1221
herbsheal.com

Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine

606 New Leicester Highway, Suite F
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 505-0032
www.blueridgeschool.org

BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies

Patricia Kyritsi Howell
PO Box W
Mountain City, GA 30562-0917
(706) 490-3904
www.wildhealingherbs.com

Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine

Juliet Blankespoor
73 Sanford Way
Weaverville, NC. 28787
(828) 626-2994
www.chestnutherbs.com

The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine

(full-time and online courses available)
Thomas Easley, RH(AHG)
671 Ramey Orchard Road
Lowgap, NC 27024
(334) 357-7090
www.eclecticschoolofherbalmedicine.com

Florida School of Holistic Living

Emily Ruff
1109 East Concord Street
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 595-3731
www.holisticlivingschool.org

Heart of Herbs

(Correspondence Courses Available)
Demetria Clark
501 Lindsey St.
Reidsville, NC 27320
(866) 303-4372
www.heartofherbs.com

Herbal Academy

(Online Courses Available)
24 South Road
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 572-4454
www.theherbalacademy.com

Herbal Medicine for Women

(Correspondence Courses Available)
Aviva Romm, MD, CPM, Herbalist
PO Box 85
West Stockbridge, MA 01266
avivaromm.com

Herbcraft

Jim McDonald
4535 Jozwik Dr
White Lake, MI 48383
www.herbcraft.org

HerbMentor, by LearningHerbs

(Online Herbal Community and Courses)
www.herbmentor.com

Northeast School of Botanical Medicine

7Song
PO BOX 6626
Ithaca, NY 14851
(607) 539-7172
www.7song.com

Sacred Plant Traditions Center for Herbal Studies

Kathleen Maier
PO BOX 1313
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 295-3820
www.sacredplanttraditions.com

Sage Mountain

(Correspondence Courses Available)
Rosemary Gladstar
PO BOX 420
East Barre VT 05649
(802) 479-9825
www.sagemountain.com

Maryland University of Integrative Health

(Online Courses Available)
7750 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723
(800) 735-2968
www.muih.edu

Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism

250 Main Street Suite 302
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 224-7100
www.vtherbcenter.org

Vintage Remedies School of Natural Health

(Correspondence Courses Available)
Spring Hill, TN 37174
(615) 807-0882
www.vintageremedies.com

Wise Woman Center

(Correspondence Courses Available)
Susun Weed
PO BOX 64
Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 246-8081
www.susunweed.com