Herbal Education

Our herbal programs are founded in the core belief that we all hold the ability to heal ourselves, our families and our communities through natural means, if we have the know-how, confidence and support to do so. We have programs for folks who just want to learn a few things about herbs and health, and programs for folks who want to become clinical herbalists. Our classes are organized with social justice and health justice principles in mind. We strive to make the space safe,  comfortable and accessible for everyone who is interested in learning about herbalism. We request that all teachers and participants treat each other with respect regardless of gender, class, race/culture, religion, immigration status, political views, age, mental ability and appearance. 

Our Herbal Internship Program is a hands on program giving participants experience in the following fields:
*Greenhouse work, seedlings, transplanting and soil.
*Planting methods, plant ID and medicinal plant uses.
*Organic farming methods, compost tea, planting by the phases of the moon.
*Herb harvesting, wildcrafting and processing of dried herbs.
This program takes place at our farm in West Greenwich from April- November on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (Participants choose from one of those days, not both).

Our Level 1 Herbal Foundations Program is a course for the beginner or intermediate herb student.
* Western Herbalism Terminology
* Technical training on herb growing, harvesting and product making
* Individualized herbal formulas for students
* Plant Id
* Proper plant extraction methods
* The in-person program takes place 1 Saturday per month for 6 months. We run a summer session from May- October and a winter session from November- April every year.
* The Online Herbal Foundations Program is open for registration all year round. Click here for a discount. 

Our Level 2 Programs builds on the Level 1 Program and is for the intermediate herbal student
* Local holistic health experts and regional herbal experts
* Body Systems
* Contraindications
* Cultural herbal practices
* Health justice principles
* This program runs from November – April one Sunday per month.

Our Herbal Residency Program is for aspiring career herbalists. This program gives the student hands on training in our shop, on our farm and in our educational programs.
* 5 days of hands on experience helping our medicine maker Narcissa, helping customers in the herb shop with Erin, working on the farm with Mary and the crew.
* Participate in the educational programs happening that week. Level 1 program and the RI Herb Festival (September program).