Botanologos School of Herbal Studies

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


BotanoLogos has introduced herbalism to thousands of people in the Southeast since 1993. We’d love to help you learn more about herbal medicine!

                           Last chance to join the  Foundations of Herbalism program!                                 First weekend of the program is March 16 & 17, 2019.

We also offer webinars, classes, plant walks and hands-on workshops for herbal beginners and at intermediate levels.

Check out our new webinars! Study herbalism from anywhere, at any time. All webinars may be attended as live streamed sessions, or as recordings you can access anytime that’s convenient for you. Webinar recordings you can access today include:

Herbal Basics for Everyone   This four session webinar series for herbal beginners introduces you to the basic language and concepts of herbalism, common herbal preparations you can buy and make, how to calculate dosages, herb/drug interactions and some herbs everyone should know how to use.    Cost: $25. Includes recordings of all four 2-hour webinars and extensive handouts.

Healing with the Five Elements: An Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Herbalists  This eight session webinar series defines basic TCM concepts such as Fundamental Substances, the Eight Parameters and the Five Elements. Plus we’ve added a bonus ninth webinar with a discussion of several cases from Patricia’s practice that demonstrate some of the patterns presented. Cost: $75. Includes recordings of all eight 2-hour webinars, extensive handouts plus a bonus 1-hour webinar.

We’re partnering with Gentle Harmony Farm for the Second Annual Small Scale Medicinal Herb Farming Workshop, May 24 to 26, 2019. Learn to grow, process and sell medicinal herbs at this information packed workshop.

Ready to start establishing yourself as a practicing herbalist in your community? Get the support you need to build a successful practice.  Patricia Kyritsi Howell’s  Mentorship Program  has openings beginning in May 2019. Contact us now for your application.

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Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Events

  1. Webinar: From Symptom to Formula

    April 2 @ 7:00 pm - April 23 @ 9:00 pm
  2. seedling racks

    Second Annual Small Scale Organic Medicinal Herb Farming Workshop

    May 24 @ 1:00 pm - May 26 @ 1:00 pm

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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