Registration is now closed for the  2020 Foundations of Herbalism Program

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Our Foundations of Herbalism program offers you a solid introduction to the art of herbal healing. As one of our students, you’ll get learn to identify and use 60 wild and cultivated herbs through lectures, plant walks and hands-on medicine making workshops.

Our well-organized, in-depth program introduces you to the basic language of Western herbalism (with an energetic slant), explains how to use herbs in the context of body systems, and most importantly, gives you a foundation that will support you in your herbal practice for years to come.

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 give you the confidence to use herbs as integral part of your life.

What You Will Learn

  • the medicinal uses of more than 60 herbs.
  • to make herbal preparations (tinctures, oils, salves, infused oils, teas, syrups and more).
  • how to identify wild herbs in the field with an emphasis on regional plants.
  • to use herbs to heal specific body systems (cardiovascular, reproductive, etc.)
  • to create herbal formulas and treat everyday health problems.
  • how to incorporate herbs into your cooking.
  • herbal strategies to improve your own health.​


Clayton, (Rabun County) Georgia. We are located in the beautiful Southern Appalachian mountains in the northeast corner of Georgia, approximately 100 miles northeast of midtown Atlanta and 90 miles southwest of Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more about our location.


Includes 150 hours of instruction, extensive class materials (most in digital form), herbs for medicine making workshops, most medicine making supplies, and membership in a moderated on-line discussion group. And as a student of our program, you’ll also qualify for lots of discounts from various herbal suppliers and organizations.  See  Program Information and Syllabus.


   The cost of the entire program is $2,750.00
($275 per weekend).  Registration and All the Details

Program Dates

2020 Program Dates: March 28 & 29, April 25 & 26, May16 & 17, June 13 & 14, July 18 & 19, August 22 & 23, September 26 & 27, October 24 & 25,* November14 & 15, December 5 & 6, 2020.


Your Teachers

Patricia Kyristi Howell

Program Director and Primary Teacher

Additional Cost

Students should expect to spend about $250 for required books, medicine making and other supplies throughout the program. Lodging and meals are not included in the tuition cost; see our Visitor Information for options . Limited work exchange or barter may be possible; see Registration & All the Details to learn more.  We do not offer any scholarships or state funded tuition stipends. Most program handouts and other materials are provided as digital files. Students should have access to a computer with a printer throughout the program in order to print their own copies of program materials for class.