Weekend Herbalism Program


The Weekend Program is now full. If you are interested, please set up a time for a phone interview and to be put on the waiting list. 

The weekend program is comprised of 6 weekends from May through November. Its format and classes are similar to those of the Community Herbalism Intensive, though condensed. For a description of individual classes look here. The class enrollment is limited to 20 students.

Weekend Herbalism Students 2010

Weekend Class 2010-Autumn walkDaily Schedule

  • Friday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Dates for 2017

(Dates for 2018 will be approximately the same, check back later for the exact dates)

  • May 19-21
  • June 16-18
  • July 21-23
  • August 18-20
  • September-No classes this month
  • October-13-15
  • November 10-12

    Weekend Herbalism Syllabus 2017
    -detailed schedule of the classes

 Tuition $925  

A $425 nonrefundable deposit is due upon acceptance. The rest of the tuition is due by April 20.

2008 Weekend Program keying out plants in Autumn

NSBM Weekend 2008

Other costs include housing, tools, books, alcohol (for medicine making), and herb supplies. A more complete list of total expenses will be sent upon acceptance. There is a book list and an equipment list under the handout section.  Please note that while these lists are extensive but only 5 books and approximately 5 tools are required.

Certificate: A handsome certificate is given to students who successfully finish the program. This entails completing all assignments and missing no more than 1 weekend throughout the program.

Location-Classes will be held at the school about 8 miles from downtown Ithaca, NY. Directions will be sent upon acceptance.

Housing-Students furnish their own housing though Ithaca has many options including; bed and breakfasts, motels, camping and other sleeping options. You will probably need to make reservations for some of these. Often out-of-town students stay with local program participants.

Applications and Questions-If you have any questions about this program, please call (between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm eastern time) or email me. Application can be downloaded from here.