Is the Foundations of Herbalism Online Program for you?
Deciding to enroll in a lengthy course of study requires careful consideration. The following information may help you determine if our program is appropriate for you. If you still have questions, we are available to speak with you by phone. Please send us an email or call 706 -746-5485 to set up a phone appointment.
We can help you to create a payment plan that works for you. If you sincerely want to attend the program but need to find a creative way to finance program costs, please contact us. We are always happy to work with you to make our program accessible.
Herbal beginners are welcome. If you have no previous knowledge of herbs, you may find it helpful to read some basic herb texts before the first class. Feel free to ask us for book recommendations!
Self-taught herbalists love our program. If you have read a number of herb books or studied with various herbalists over the years, you’ve probably noticed that one person’s information sometimes conflicts with another views. While we don’t claim to be ‘Keepers of the Truth,’ our program will help you sort out various approaches to herbalism as you to develop your own elegant and effective way of using herbs to heal yourself, your family and friends.
We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and worldviews. The course is designed to address the needs of anyone interested in integrating herbalism into their every day lives. We’ll provide you with the information you need to use herbs confidently and effectively. Past students include stay-at-home moms and dads; artists; veterinarians; farmers; cooks; pharmacists; health food store owners; accountants; musicians; doctors; aspiring herbalists; nurses; and high school or college students. We are committed to diversity and welcome everyone interested in learning about herbs and healing in a stimulating, creative and supportive environment.
Yes, you will have homework. Students should be prepared to devote between four and six hours each month (outside of class) to reading, studying and medicine-making. You’ll receive a detailed list of homework assignments at the first class. The more time you devote to reading about individual herbs and applying the techniques you’ve learned, the more you will gain from the program. And there will be quizzes during the program to help you identify places where you may need to deepen your studies.
Basic anatomy and physiology are not part of the program. Before enrolling, students are expected to have a basic understanding of the human body and how it works. If you have never formally studied human physiology or anatomy, or if you could use a refresher course, we can recommend some well-written books, on-line courses (free and paid) and DVDs to help you prepare for the program. Please contact us for recommendations.
If you think you want to be a practicing herbalist someday, this program is a good place to start. Many people contact us because they are interested in pursuing a career in herbal medicine. Completing this program will not qualify you to start an herbal practice, but it will give you a solid foundation in herbalism that will help you decide whether or not you want to pursue more in-depth herbal studies. At the end of the program, you may decide to continue your studies with us in our intermediate and advanced seminars. BotanoLogos students who have gone on to enroll in advanced trainings such as MS in Herbal Sciences or acupuncture programs report that the scope of our program gave them a clear advantage. Successful completion of this program fulfills some of the education requirements for Registered Herbalist membership with the American Herbalists Guild.
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