Herbal Residency Program

Our classes and programs 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. 

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Watch Mary's free "Become an Herbalist" webinar!

This Herbal Residency program prepares herbal students for work in our herb shop, production kitchen and herb farm!

Upcoming 2022 Sessions: 



GET HANDS ON EXPERIENCE with real herbalists!!

  • Spend a week working with Mary and her team!
  • Spend time at the herb shop, making medicine, on the farm and in classes!
  • SPACE LIMITED- 5 participants per session

Price is $600 per session.


Monday 10am-5pm

Work at the herb shop making medicine and learning how the herb shop runs. 

Tuesday 10am-4pm

Work at the herb farm with Mary Blue and her crew! Be in a dance video with us (optional)!

Wednesday 10am-5pm

AM-Observe herbal consultations- Learn about the formulas given to clients.

Thursday 10am-5pm 

AM-Work at the herb shop with Mary Blue! Help customers and make herbal products. 
PM-Work at the herb shop with herbalist Erin Soule. 

Friday 10am-5pm 

Work at the herb shop. Help customers and make herbal products. 


 Herbal Foundations Program with Mary Blue


Participants in the program will:

  • Observe an herbal consultation from one of our trained herbalists
  • Work on our herb farm with Mary Blue and her crew.
  • Sit in on Mary's Herbal Foundations Program.
  • Work in the herb shop,  addressing everyday health concerns with customized formulas.
  • Bottle and blend formulas for clients and customers.
  • Practice blending and medicine making skills- Salves, tinctures and more!

Participants must:

  • Have completed Mary's Level 1 Herbal Foundations Program (online or in person), or another equivalent program.
  • Have a deep understanding of western herbal actions and how to apply them.
  • Have 3-5 years of intensive herbal study.
  • Have good job and herbal references.
  • Must be on time and organized.
  • Must be able to present themselves in a professional manner
  • Have experience and training with Health Justice principles
  • Have a good sense of humor, or at least laugh at Mary’s jokes (just kidding).
  • Be fluent in Structure and Function language and  herbal regulations.
  • Complete an interview to be accepted

The curriculum of the Herbal Education and Training program at Farmacy Herbs is the foundation of this program.

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  • Total cost of whole program: $600.00
  • Applications are accepted at all times of the year.
  • Applicants must compete a zoom interview before approval
  • The Herbal Residency Program takes place at Farmacy Herbs locations- Providence, RI and West Greenwich, RI.
  • We do not provide transportation.
  • We do not provide food.
  • We do not provide housing.


Herbal Residency Dates

2022 Sessions

Session 1- June 11-17, 2022- REGISTER HERE

Session 2- September 3-9, 2022- REGISTER HERE


Anna Fox, Residency 2016
"Completing the Residency program at the Sage Healing Collaborative was an invaluable experience for me in herbalism. I had the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from the herbalists at Farmacy Herbs, and refine my ability to work as an herbalist. I highly recommend the program for people interested in getting real life experience in the herbal fields of farming, products, and herb shop logistics! 


Lynn Golan, Resident 2018
"Farmacy’s Herbal Residency program has been such an incredible opportunity for me to gain first hand experience with herb farming, day to day herb shop tasks and with working with the public. It has been both wonderfully humbling and wildly empowering to work with people and the plants to encourage health and wellness. Working within the diverse community of healers that weave through Farmacy is so nourishing and educational, especially the opportunity to sit with and learn from Mary Blue and her team at Farmacy Herbs.. I’m thankful for the opportunity to gain experience and begin my clinical career under Farmacy’s guidance."

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