Our Foundations of Herbalism Program 2020
is now available as an online program!
We want our program to be accessible to everyone even though you can’t join us at our classroom in the Southern Appalachians this year.
More than ever before, herbalists are needed to provide safe, effective herbal health care for their families, friends, and communities. Our program gives you a solid introduction to the art of herbal healing along with skills and information you can use today.
Our goal is to strengthen your innate ability to heal yourself and others, broaden your knowledge of herbs as a natural, effective way to promote optimal health and wellness, and support you as you learn to use herbs with confidence. By the end of the program, you’ll know how to use more than 60 herbs to treat a wide range of common health conditions, make herbal medicines in your own kitchen, and much more.
The 2020 Foundations of Herbalism Online Program began on April 25 and continues monthly through December, but we are still accepting registration. You will be able to access recordings for the first weekend after you register.
The curriculum consists of 118 hours of lectures, virtual plant walks, and medicine-making demonstrations. Classes are held one weekend and one evening per month. Attend via live-streamed sessions or access recordings at your convenience.
Each month’s class is streamed live on one weekend, with five hours of class on both Saturday and Sunday, and one 2-hour class on Wednesday evening. Recordings of all classes are available to access at your convenience.
Click here to find more information and register now for the BotanoLogos Foundations of Herbalism Online Program 2020.
Looking for a way to study herbs with a little less commitment?
If the 9-month Foundations of Herbalism Online Program isn’t right for you this year, we understand! We have shorter webinars available that you can access at any time, and have a classes for beginners and experienced herbalists alike.
- Herbal Basics for Everyone – Looking for beginners level herb classes? Check out our Herbal Basics for Everyone webinar series. Topics covered include how herbs work, herbal preparations you can buy (or make) and how to use them safely, and detailed information about some herbs everyone should know about. This is the perfect class for herbal beginners! Only $25 for 8 hours of webinar recordings and lots of handouts.
- Healing with the Five Element: An Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Herbalists – This webinar series explores the distinctive ways that elemental energies contribute to symptoms of health and disease in the body, mind and spirit, and provides specific guidance for working with them. This webinar includes 10 two-hour webinars and extensive handouts for $75.
- From Symptom to Formula – This webinar introduces you to a step-by-step method for assessing symptoms presented during an intake, determining the herbal actions needed, and generating a list of herbs that will form the basis for effective formulas. The material provided in this webinar series assumes that you have a basic foundation in herbalism. This webinar includes 3 two-hour webinars and extensive handouts for $80.
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."
"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."
Director of Research, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
and Associate Professor of Horticulture, University of Georgia,
"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! "
"A multi-faceted course of study that revolutionized my approach to healing those in my practice, my family, and my self."
Sophia Brothers Peterman
"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."
"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. "
"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."
"You taught me more than I had been able to learn in my years of study using various herb books. "
"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!"
"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. "
Buy The Book
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.Learn More