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Program Information

The 2020 Foundations of Herbalism Online Program curriculum consists of 118 hours of lectures, virtual plant walks, and medicine-making demonstrations. Classes are held one weekend and one evening per month. You may attend via live-streamed sessions or access recordings at your convenience.

Each month, the live-streamed class is held on two consecutive days, Saturday and Sunday, with 5 hours of class each day, and one 2-hour class on Wednesday evening. See dates and times below.

You’ll learn:

  • the medicinal uses of 60 herbs.
  • plant botany, plant families, and the botanical characteristics of 60 herbs.
  • to make herbal preparations (tinctures, oils, salves, infused oils, teas, syrups, and more).
  • to use herbs to heal specific body systems (cardiovascular, digestive, etc.)
  • to create herbal formulas for everyday health problems.
  • an overview of the energetic concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Theory.
  • herbal strategies to improve your health.

2020 Online Program Dates & Times

Live classes are streamed each month on Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day, with a lunch break from 12:00 to 1:00 pm; weeknight classes are Wednesday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Recordings of all classes are available for your viewing at your convenience.

If you are registering after the start of the program, you will have access to the recordings and handouts of all previous classes.

Program dates are April 25 & 26, April 29, May 16 & 17, May 20, June 13 & 14, June 17, July 18 & 19, July 22, August 22 & 23, August 26, September 26 & 27, September 30, October 24 & 25, October 28, November 14 & 15, November 18, and December 12 & 13, 2020.

Technical Requirements

All sessions are shared through our private online classroom portal that you access from your computer or tablet. You’ll also need a printer to download and print program materials. Recordings of all sessions are available for viewing (or reviewing) at your convenience.

Tuition

We offer two payment options. Payment in full for all sessions is $2,225.00 or you may arrange a payment plan to make monthly payments. Contact us for details on payment plans.

Past graduates of the BotanoLogos Foundations of Herbalism Program can take the course at a discounted rate. Payment in full for all sessions is $900.00 (with coupon code GRADUATE at checkout) or by a subscription with a monthly fee of $100.00 for 9 months (with coupon code GRADUATE2 at checkout).

                                                                         Additional Costs

You should expect to spend about $200 for books, plus an estimated $50 to $75 for medicine making supplies. See our list of required books below. You’ll receive program handouts and other supplemental materials as digital files for each module. You should have access to a computer with a printer to print program materials throughout the program.

Curriculum

The BotanoLogos Foundations of Herbalism Online Program Curriculum includes 118 hours of instruction, extensive class materials (in digital form), monthly live “office hours” with Patricia, and membership in an on-line discussion group. As a student of our program, you’ll also qualify for discounts from various herbal suppliers and organizations.

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Foundations of Herbalism Online Program 2020 Book List

Most of these books have been in print awhile (exceptions have an asterisk), Used copies are almost always available at a discounted price from used book sources.

  • *Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief (Second Edition) by David Winston and Steven Maimes. $18.95.
  • The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine Making Guide, by Thomas Easley and Steven Horne, $24.95
  • Medical Herbalism: The Science, Principles, and Practice of Modern Herbalism by David Hoffmann. $60.00.
  • Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians by Patricia Kyritsi Howell. $15.00. Order a copy from the BotanoLogos website (www.wildhealingherbs.com)
  • Herbal Therapy and Supplements: A Scientific and Traditional Approach (2nd Edition) by Merrily A. Kuhn and David Winston. $42.95.
  • Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide by Lawrence Newcomb. $14.95.

Foundations of Herbalism Online Program 2020 Syllabus

 

Module #1 

April 25 & 26, 10 am – 12 pm & 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day

Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine with Patricia K. Howell

  • Overview of the history of herbal medicine in the USA and some thoughts on current opportunities for herbalists
  • Definitions: Basic terminology of herbalism
  • Basic plant taxonomy and introduction to bioregional plant communities
  • Herbal actions defined
  • System affinities and specific indications for individual herbs
  • Efficacy and safety issues. Herb/drug interactions
  • Medicinal preparations overview
  • Introduction to the concepts of Herbal Energetics

 

Module #2  

April 29, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Herbalism in Practice with Linda Gooding, Ph.D.

  • Herbs for Increased Immunity: One of the most important things you can do right now, besides social distancing, is to support and strengthen your immune systems. Guest teacher, Linda Gooding, Ph.D., a retired virologist, is an advocate for a holistic approach to understanding immune function. Drawing on her more than 30 years of research, she explains why the COVID19 virus is unique and how it affects your immune and respiratory systems. She and Patricia will outline some steps you can take to strengthen your immune system.

 

Module #3 

May 16 & 17, 2020, 10 am – 12 pm & 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day

Medicinal Preparations with Lorna Mauney-Brodek

  • Welcome to medicine making: Herb sourcing, quality standards and organoleptic assessments of plant materials, energetics of medicine-making
  • Math Basics for Herbal Medicine-Making
  • Demonstration: Vinegar extracts, Fire Cider and other kitchen medicine preparations
  • Demonstration: Maceration tincture method with dry herbs.

Introduction to Field Botany with Lorna Mauney-Brodek

  • Taxonomy Basics: Plant classification systems and basic botanical terms
  • Ethical harvesting and conservation concerns in wild plant medicines

Herbal Actions and Body System Affinities with Patricia K. Howell

  • Overview of body systems and system affinities in herbalism
  • System affinities of specific herbs
  • Understanding the language of herbal actions

 

Module #4

May 20, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Medicinal Preparations with Lorna Mauney-Brodek

  • Garbling and prepping fresh plants
  • Demonstration: Maceration method for making tinctures using fresh herbs

 

Module #5

June 13 & 14, 10 am – 12 pm & 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day

Herbs in Practice with Patricia K. Howell

  • Body Systems: Immune and endocrine
  • Common imbalances of the immune and endocrine systems
  • Specific herbs for immune and endocrine systems
  • Using adaptogens for chronic and constitutional conditions
  • Dosage guidelines for various medicinal preparations
  • Dosage strategies for acute and chronic symptoms
  • Treating babies, children, and the elderly

Materia Medica: Ten herbs

Virtual Plant Walk: Herbs of Early Summer with Patricia K. Howell

 

Module #6

June 17, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Medicine Making with Lorna Mauney-Brodek

  • Demonstration: Percolation method for making tinctures using dry herbs

 

Module #7

July 18 & 19, 10 am – 12 pm & 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day

Herbs in Practice with Patricia K. Howell

  • Body Systems: Digestive, hepato-biliary and respiratory
  • Common imbalances of the digestive, hepatobiliary and respiratory systems
  • Specific herbs for digestive, hepatobiliary and respiratory systems

Materia Medica: Ten herbs

Medicine Making with Lorna Mauney-Brodek

  • Demonstration: Water-based Extracts – Teas, syrups and more

 

Module #8

July 22, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Nutrition Basics with Cara-Lee Langston, MS

  • Guidelines for various therapeutic diets, tips for successfully changing dietary habits and nutrition resources

 

Module #9

August 22 & 23, 10 am – 12 pm & 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day

Herbs in Practice with Patricia K. Howell

  • Body Systems: Cardiovascular, nervous, musculoskeletal systems
  • Common imbalances of cardiovascular, nervous and musculoskeletal systems
  • Specific herbs for cardiovascular, nervous and musculoskeletal systems
  • Herbal therapies for depression, anxiety, insomnia, and other psycho-spiritual imbalances
  • Aromatherapy basics

Materia Medica: Ten herbs

Medicine Making with Lorna Mauney-Brodek

  • Demonstration: Glycerin extracts

 

Module #10

August 26, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Understanding Inflammation with Mimi Hernandez

  • Overview of the inflammatory process
  • Role of chronic inflammation in cardiovascular and other chronic diseases
  • Protocols for using anti-inflammatory herbs

 

Module #11

September 26 & 27, 10 am – 12 pm & 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day

Herbs in Practice with Patricia K. Howell

  • Body Systems: skin, urinary and male reproductive
  • Common imbalances of the skin, urinary tract and male reproductive system
  • Specific herbs for the skin, urinary tract and male reproductive system
  • Introduction to herb formulating
  • Calculating dosages for acute and chronic conditions

Materia Medica: Ten herbs

Virtual Plant Walk: Herbs of early autumn with Patricia K. Howell

  • Ethical root harvesting: Black cohosh & yellow dock

 

Module #12

September 30, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Medicine Making with Lorna Mauney-Brodek

  • Infused herbal oils and salves

 

Module #13

October 24 & 25, 10 am – 12 pm & 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day

Herbs in Practice with Patricia K. Howell

  • Body System: Female reproductive
  • Common imbalances of the female reproductive system
  • Specific herbs for the female reproductive system
  • Taking a health history and health assessment basics
  • Assessing symptoms and creating formulas
  • Tongue diagnosis basics
  • Herbal adaptogens and seasonal tonic therapies

Materia Medica: Ten herbs

Medicine Making with Patricia K. Howell

  • Demonstration: Using herbs in the kitchen to make restorative soups, spicy condiments, and other therapeutic preparations

 

Module #14

October 28, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Herbs in Practice with Jen Stovall, RN

  • Social Justice and Harm Reduction in Herbal Practice

 

Module #15

November 14 & 15, 10 am – 12 pm & 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day

Herbs in Practice with Patricia K. Howell

  • Treat the person, not the disease: cancer and other (scary) conditions
  • Herb-drug interactions: resources and guidelines
  • Herbal protocols for babies, children and the elderly
  • Herbal protocols in pregnancy

Materia Medica: Ten herbs

 

Module #16

November 18, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Herbal First Aid with Lorna Mauney-Brodek

  • Tips for first aid at home and away
  • Wound care guidelines

 

Module #17

December 12 & 13, 10 am – 12 pm & 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day

Herbalism in Practice

  • Creating herbal formulas for acute and chronic symptoms
  • Dosage strategies
  • What to do when things go wrong

Materia Medica: Review of all herbs

Note: Syllabus content subject to change.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Foundations of Herbalism Online Program Refunds: After the first module of the Foundations of Herbalism Online Program, no tuition refunds are available.

Cancellations: Should unforeseen circumstances require that a class be cancelled, we will do our best to reschedule at a time that is convenient for all enrolled students. However, we reserve the right to make the final choice of dates for all rescheduled classes. In the event that a student cannot attend a rescheduled live class, access to recording will be made available, however, no refunds will be given. Upon request, we will issue a tuition credit to be applied to a future class. Credits expire after twelve months.

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To register for the BotanoLogos Foundation of Herbalism Online Program 2020, complete your application and tuition payment here prior to the start of the program on April 25.

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