Level 2: In-Person

Level 2: Practicing Herbalist’s Path Certificate Program

The Practicing Herbalist’s Path Level 2 Certificate Program is open to graduates of our Level 1 Program and students of other herbal schools who have completed an equivalent program of herbal study.

  • As an in-person course, it is offered live at our shop and teaching space in Providence, Rhode Island. This means that you move through the course material on a set schedule with a cohort of other herbal students.
  • The Practicing Herbalist’s Path is organized as a lecture series of six once-a-month Sunday classes focused on advanced herbalism topics, followed by a six month “Put It Into Practice” series, and taught by Farmacy Herbs staff and expert guest instructors.

Upcoming Program

Our next in-person Level 2: The Practicing Herbalist’s Path lecture series will run May-October, 2023. We will be accepting registrations for the 2023 summer lecture series in January 2023. Sign up to be notified when applications launch, below:

The Lecture Series:

Expands on foundational understanding of anatomy/physiology and pathology/disease of a system

Discusses commonly used chemical constituents and synergistic formulas, as well as herbal protocols for specific populations

Explores health justice principles, cultural competency, how these concepts apply to herbalism, and herbal cultural traditions from around the world

This year's sessions include:
All About That Endocrine - Dr. Jody Noé (Nov. 6)
The Brain Gut Connection - Dr. Mason Gasper & Annette Jones (Dec. 4)
Reproductive Health - NP Angel Putney Noé (Jan. 8)
Immune Health - Nurse & Herbalist Mira Silverman (Feb. 5)
Solvency & Advanced Formulation - Chemist Rosean Kowslowski & Herbalist Narcissa Segura (Mar. 5)
Community Herbal Support & Cultural Competency - Herbalist Mary Blue & Herbalist Mimi Budnick (Apr. 2).

The "Put It Into Practice" Series:

Covers the foundations of clinical herbalism: paperwork, follow ups, legal matters, contraindications, herbal constituents and custom formulations

Engages students in practicing client consultations in group form, using a critical thinking formula for choosing herbs based on actions and body systems

Engages students in practicing consultations in a one-on-one setting with friends and family

Incorporates understanding of health justice principles, cultural competency, how these concepts apply to herbalism, and herbal cultural traditions from around the world

Offers a Level 2 Certificate of Completion when students finish both the Lecture Series and "Put It Into Practice" Series

Payment Options

Lecture Series

Student Type

Price

In-Person Price

$1,000

In-Person Herbal Foundations Graduates Price

$750

Live Online Price

$600

Scholarship & Work Trade

$0

“Put It Into Practice”

Student Type

Price

In-Person Price

$1,000

In-Person Herbal Foundations Graduates Price

$750

Live Online Price

$600

Scholarship & Work Trade

$0

Payment Plans

 

Payment plans are accepted for Farmacy’s Level 2 Practicing Herbalist’s Path Certificate Program.

Please email us to request a payment plan.

Policies

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation within 2 months before event/class/internship: full refund.
Cancellation within 1 month before event/class/internship: 50% refund.
Cancellation within 2 weeks before event/class/internship: 25 % refund.
Cancellation within 2 weeks of event date OR after event/class/ internship has started: 0% refund.

Missed Class Policy:
Students have access to classes they sign up for. Students will need to request a “hardship notification form” to be eligible to make up a missed class during the next session. We allow for only ONE make up class for folks who have requested the hardship form: they have had a death in the family, had a serious disease diagnosis, have tested positive for COVID the day before class, etc.

Level 2 Certificate Policy:
To receive a Level 2 Certificate, students must complete both sessions (Lecture Series + “Put it into Practice” program). Students must sign up for the sessions individually and be present at all classes (barring emergencies). Students may use scholarship or work trade hours for payment. All hours must be completed before the program begins.

Classroom Policy:
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, inclusive of gender, class, race/culture, sexual orientation, religion, immigration status, political views, age, ability status, and appearance.

For more information, FAQ and Testimonials, click here.

Testimonials

Dinalyn Spears 2016-2018
I have recently completed Level I and II of the Herbal Foundation Program at Farmacy Herbs.  It took me many years to decide to decide to enroll in a formal herbal course.  I have been studying medicinal plants for many years on my own.  As a Native American, I have been studying and cataloging the medicinal and edible plants utilized by my Tribe for many years.  Completing the Farmacy Herbs course allowed me to integrate traditional Native American Knowledge with herbalism practices from around the world  -- providing me with a holistic look at herbal treatments for a multitude of acute and chronic conditions to promote health and wellbeing.  Creator led me to Farmacy Herbs.  I was awed by thoroughness and depth the course provided, and I will build on this information to provide my people with holistic health and reintroduce the use of medicinal medicines.  Mother Earth protects us all, it is now time to utilize her teachings to protect our health for the next 7 generations.

Shea Cadrin, Level 2, 2018
Farmacy’s Level 2 classes are an eye-opening educational experience that takes you one step closer to becoming a community herbalist. Mary does a wonderful job of sharing her knowledge about the ins and outs of herbal consultations as well as bringing in guest teachers from diverse backgrounds to broaden our field of knowledge. I would highly recommend these classes to anyone looking to take their herbal practice a step further.