Fancy being an Herbalist?

Calling yourself an herbalist should mean that you have had training in anatomy, physiology, materia medica, holistic views of the body, and more. Training is the key to being able to skillfully help others with plant medicine. 

Due to the pandemic, the cohort that was due to start January 2021 is postponed (we hope) March 2022, as long as the D variant cooperates. Class spots will be given to vaccinated folks first. Masks and social distancing will be a part of the experience.

Limited enrollment offered to ensure each student gets attention. Contact Lily to reserve your spot.
Class will be held on the same day/time each month for 18 months (Second Wednesdays starting at 6:30 PM). Syllabus here.

Who takes an herb class? Many different kinds of people have been my students. Some are practitioners of some sort: nurses, dentists, MDs, midwives, or massage therapists. Many have never had anatomy or physiology experience and are absolute beginners. All are curious, love nature, and want to help people. The world needs more herbalists. Join us!

Advanced modules (clinical, cultivation, starting an herb business, education, and/or apothecary) can happen in the apprenticeship program after successful completion of this class. 


This class mixes lecture and video with hands-on experience: medicine making, outdoor classes, and field trips.

Class sizes are limited and the class fills up. I do generally create a waitlist. 

A deposit, payment in full, or a payment plan in good standing guarantees your place in the class. 

$1600 tuition is non-refundable. Pay in full or Lily can finance it for you.
Financed payment plans are:
$220 for 8 months (10% financing) or $184 for 10 months (15% financing). 

Apprenticeships for advanced clinical, cultivation, education, herb business adminstration, and/or apothecary work exist for students who successfully complete this foundational ("undergrad") course.

Email Lily to enroll or ask questions: 

The Amazing Human Body


The systems of the body and how they interrelate and function.

Introduction to energetics and constitutions: How the same diagnosis may mean different treatments for different people- how herbalism goes way beyond "herb X is good for condition Y".

How herbalists see these systems differently than modern medicine and why.

Materia Medica


Plant actions and energetics (How plants affect the body systems and why).

Plant identification and field work.

Cultivation and Wildcrafting: Not just medicinal but ethical and sustainability considerations.

Harvesting and Processing: When and how.

Holistic Healing


The many systems and modalities that are compatible with western herbalism including:
Aromatherapy, TCM, Ayurveda, Flower Essences and other herbalists in the world.

How to treat body, mind and spirit with plant medicine and look at more than symptoms and disgnoses.

How to understand what doctor diagnoses mean and translate them into a holistic mindset.

Medicine Making


Turning fresh or processed plants into medicine

The many ways to make plants into internal and topical medicines

Solvents and Constituents: How to choose the right one for what you wish to treat.

Techniques on quality preparation and why some are better than others.

Which remedy or tonic is best suited to what issue and which person.