Weekend Herbalism Program

Applications for the 2020 program are now being accepted. Since I will not be teaching in 2021, the class tends to fill up earlier, often by March

(Please note, this page previously stated that ‘applications were not being accepted’. That was an error, I meant to write ‘applications are now being accepted’. What a difference a letter can make). 

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 extencded 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 2019 

    Above is a link for the 2019 syllabus. The 2020 syllabus will be similar, though the dates will be different. Also, the Friday class will be from 6-9 pm. 


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 furnish 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.