Weekend Herbalism Program

Please Note-There are only 4 spaces left for the 2020 program. If you are interested, please let me know soon. Thank you.

About COVID-19, the coronavirus. At this point I plan on having the school on the schedule as planned, which begins mid-May. I will ask that any students with any symptoms please not attend while they are ill. There is a chance that the program will be moved back a month from June until November (this decision has not yet been made). 

The weekend program is comprised of 6 weekends from May through October. 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 23 students.

Please Note-All the field trips for this program are local. There are no extended field trips. 

Daily Schedule

  • Friday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Dates for 2020

  • May 15-17
  • June 19-21
  • July 17-19
  • August 21-23
  • September 25-27
  • October 16-18

    Weekend Herbalism Syllabus 2020 

    Above is a link for the 2020 syllabus. There may be some changes to the exact classes on any specific date, as well as possible guest teachers. 


Tuition $925

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

Please make out check or money order to 7Song

Send to


P.O. Box 6626

Ithaca, NY 14851

Additional Costs: Other costs may include weekend housing, tools, books, alcohol (for medicine making), and herb supplies. A more complete list of 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 only 4 books and approximately 4 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 find their own housing through 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 -6:00 eastern time) or email me. The application can be submitted here.