Advanced Apprenticeships

For qualified students (such as students who have completed Lily's Foundations class (or a comparable IN-PERSON herbal intensive successfully), Lily offers apprenticeships for advanced study. This is an intimate, more customized educational experience that is customized to what the student wants to learn: apothecary, clinical, cultivation, or education focus. 

A foundational class is just that- a solid foundation upon which you can start thinking about adding herbalism, as a vocation, into your life. This apprenticeship is more like graduate work- self-directed, and with a list of competencies you must demonstrate to finish.

Advanced students meet once a month as a group (third Thursdays at 5 PM) and meet one-on-one with Lily monthly as well. Choose from clinical, apothecary, education, or cultivation tracks (or all of them).

Check out the list of competencies, then email Lily for details.



Learn to make medicine for individuals as well as for the mass market.

This track could help you open your own business, work for an existing herb business, or formulate for clients.

Emphasis is placed on making the most effective medicines (selecting the proper solvent for the plant involved as well as customizing the plant to the person, not just the condition).



Learn how to help people in a one-on-one setting, become a competent practitioner, and how to do case management.

Learn to work in concert with other modalities and how to navigate working with a client seeing multiple practitioners or who is on pharmaceuticals.



Learn how to cultivate sustainably, and learn several methods of sustainable herb agriculture.

Learn how and when to harvest, how and when to process, ethics of cultivation and wildcrafting, and growing for the mass