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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

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, OR

(503) 489-3483

arctosschool.org

The Human Path/Herbal Medics University

Sam Coffman

25810 Mahogony Trail

San Antonio, TX 78255

(210) 807-0891

www.herbalmedics.university

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

Correspondence Courses Available

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)

Marlene Adelmann

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