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Lewiston, Maine
USA

513-256-3969

How to be an herbalist every day and every night, living in the world.  Where to start , where to look and how to keep learning herbalism.  What is worth your time and investment.  How to  learn tree identification, how to lead a tree walk. make a tonic herbal formula or a simple herb tea from the tree you can see right now, build muscle or how pick your wild food are all part of the realm of herbalism.  Herbalism honors shamanic journeys as well as scientific research and the countless folk traditions from around the planet.  Local is important, no matter where plant of human origins. Living ordinary life as an herbalist involves physical, mental and spiritual discipline.  

 

 

School of Herbs

The School of Herbs encompasses the entire world of herbalism,  and focuses on your personal connection to herbalism, to trees and plants, to other creatures and to the cosmos.  The school's goal is to show each individual their best path for learning how to build a lifelong practice of herbalism. 

Online classes are designed for students who prefer or require a more self-determined schedule. Onsite classes are often one on one with instructors. You can work in an abundance of forms - online, by phone, in person, in a classroom or on a hike all along a ridge at midwinter.  We do not own buildings.  

We meet where the plants are, or in a kitchen, or on a hiking trail, or in a big empty room which we will fill up with discussions of healing plants and people, with traditions from around the planet and from under our feet. Everyone has a different style of learning and different visions of herbal life.

Clinical mentoring is available for graduates of other herbal programs who would like supervision for work with clients and for guidance in the application process to become a registered herbalist (RH) with the American Herbalists Guild.

Certificates which attest to subjects studied, proficiencies met and hours of study are available. Please contact Leslie for further information.

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