BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies

Georgia's Premier School of Herbal Studies for Twenty-Seven Years!



 As we address the challenges of a global health crisis and see the effects of it on our own small community here in the North Georgia Mountains, BotanoLogos is restructuring our schedule of classes for 2020 to emphasize distance learning.

We are committed to empowering you to provide safe, effective herbal support for your family, friends, and communities. The need for herbal medicine has never been greater and we will be here to provide you with the information you need. 

We are in the process of reformatting our Foundations of Herbalism Program and will be launching it as a virtual program available to students everywhere beginning April 25, 2020. Registration opens next week. 

If you are looking for information about how you can use herbs to strengthen your immune system, here are a few links with lots of COVID-19 resources. Many thanks to those in our herb community who are sharing this information so freely. 

From our friends at Red Moon Herbals

From the American Herbalists Guild

Community Care Resources from Herbalista


Ready to learn about local herbs and herbal medicine?

Since 1993, BotanoLogos has introduced herbalism to thousands of students at our school in the mountains of northeast Georgia.

We offer webinars, classes, plant walks and hands-on workshops for herbalists who are just beginning their journey and those who want to deepen their understanding of herbal practice.

The 2020 Foundations of Herbalism Program is now full. If you’d like to be placed on our waitlist in case we have a cancelation, send us an email.

Visit BotanoLogos OnLine, our on-line classroom, for recorded webinars including Herbal Basics for Everyone, Healing with the Five Elements and From Symptom to Formula. More webinars coming soon!

To receive updates on  2020 class offerings as we post them,  be sure to sign up for our Newsletter.

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Testimonials from our students

  • "I believe that your classes are the best overall introduction to the use of herbs that I have seen. The information is clear, up to date and presented in a way that makes it easy to learn."

    Charli Vogt

    Atlanta, Ga

  • "Patricia’s knowledge of the medicinal flora of the Southeastern United States, coupled with her sensitivity about their conservation, reflects her intimate familiarity with herbs in the field and clinic. She is an exceptional resource for students with an interest in the practical use of herbal medicines and the historical context of their popular use."

    Jim Affolter


    Director of Research, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
    and Associate Professor of Horticulture, University of Georgia,

    Athens, Ga

  • "Patricia is a gifted teacher who provides just the right mix of lecture, demonstration, and self-discovery. You'll learn more than you ever knew there was to know about healing, understanding, and laughing! "

    Manette Messenger

    Atlanta, Ga

  • "A multi-faceted course of study that revolutionized my approach to healing those in my practice, my family, and my self."

    Sophia Brothers Peterman

    MD, MPH

    Atlanta, Ga

  • "This program helped me take the first steps towards becoming a practicing clinical herbalist. I recommend it to anyone looking for a foundation in botanical medicine that will help them determine if herbalism is the career for them."

    Holli Richey

    RH (AHG)

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • "Whether you plan to become a professional herbalist, or just want to learn more about plants and herbal medicine, this is a great introduction to the incredible diversity of plants in the Southern Appalachians. "

    Fatina Bissat

    Macon, Ga

  • "This comprehensive program was exactly what I was looking for! In part due to the fact that Patricia is a passionate and authentic teacher drawing on her years of clinical experience to bring herbalism to life."

    Noelle Fuller

    Homer, Ga

  • "You taught me more than I had been able to learn in my years of study using various herb books. "

    Shannon O’Lear


  • "BotanoLogos classes excel at presenting even the most complex topic in a well-organized, easy to understand manner. Patricia’s is very approachable as a teacher. If this were Tripadvisor, I’d rate them with 5 stars!"

    Pam Gould

    Atlanta, GA

  • "As a registered nurse for 30 years, I was gratified to learn that there were answers to the questions that didn't seem to fit anywhere in conventional medical practice. "

    Suzan Scholl


    Lineville, Alabama

Buy The Book

Medicinal Plants

of the Southern Appalachians

Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians by Patricia Kyritsi Howell, BotanoLogos program director, is an essential reference for herbalists interested in the uses of native plants of the Appalachians and much of Eastern North America. Herbs such as Black Cohosh, Mountain Mint, Goldenrod, Joe Pye Weed and many others are described in detail, along with guidelines for ethical harvesting, lots of recipes, easy to follow directions for making herbal medicines and bloom/harvest calendars.

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