Foundations In Holistic Herbalism

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Holistic herbalism is a 360-degree philosophy of health and care.

It's a strong relationship with plants that can nourish, restore, and revitalize.

It's a thorough understanding of the factors that contribute to good or poor health, and detailed strategies about how to help yourself, your family, and your clients get to a natural place of vibrant health - and stay there!

It's a panoramic view of the whole body of health, and the interconnectedness within our own bodies and our interconnectedness with the greater body of the earth.

There’s more to herbalism than just herbs, and learning about the plants in the context of their full relationship to all the other factors in good health will help you build herbal strategies that work!

"I can't tell you enough how your program prepared me for what I do now! My herbal knowledge has sprouted into some awesome things. You guys teach it so right!"

~ Mikayla B., 2014 Foundations graduate
owner, Solid Rock Holistics

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Here's What's Included in Foundations

The Foundations in Holistic Herbalism program has depth and breadth – allowing you to solidly root your herbal practice while branching beyond just the plants to create a comprehensive holistic program.

  • 200+ hours of instruction - Centered on practical physiology, materia medica, herbal energetics, and medicine-making.
  • Supporting materials - Handouts, class outlines, and resources for further study accompany each module of the program.
  • Accountability - We'll be with you every step of the way, offering personal advice and guidance to each student, along with homework assignments and quizzes to keep you on track.
  • Student forum - Share ideas and experiences and learn from your peers, with daily check-ins and feedback from our faculty.
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Hybrid Option - Blending Online & In-Person Learning!

No matter where you are or what your schedule is like, you can always learn online, starting anytime, and proceeding at your own pace.

But if you live near Boston, and you'd like to include some in-person time in your herbal training, our hybrid program is for you!

This blends enrollment in the online Foundations program with additional in-person workshop weekends, during which we can focus on roundtable discussions, Q&A, and hands-on learning in the lab, kitchen, and field.


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