Community Herbalism Intensive 2019

Community Herbalism Intensive 2024

Hello Prospective Students

Before applying, please read through the below information.

Here is the application form

I have started interviewing people for this program as of May 2023

This program is 3 days a week, Monday-Wednesday, plus field trips

Field Trips
The first field trip will offer the students an opportunity to practice herbal first aid skills at the Rainbow Gathering, which will be held in Northern California. The second field trip will be to the Adirondacks, and the third will be to West Virginia.

Please Note: The first field trip will be at the Rainbow Gathering in Northern California. We work at the first aid station there for students to gain practical experience in using herbal first aid. This means that all students will be required to drive to California from Ithaca, NY. The Rainbow Gathering is from July 1-7, and our field trip to a nearby national forest is from July 7-13. Students will have a week to get there and two weeks to return. No pets are allowed. This will be an added expense, so please take it into consideration before applying for the school. If you have any questions, please let me know during the interview or at a later time.

What you can expect to learn

This program is designed to give students a comprehensive, hands-on practical study of herbal medicine. Classes are divided between classroom teaching and time outdoors identifying, gathering, and preparing plants. The goal of the program is for students to have a well-rounded overview of herbalism, plants and a solid foundation of clinical herbalism. Please see the write-up of the individual classes here and the syllabus below.

About Covid

Please read this, as it is an important consideration before joining this in-person class.

It is now October 2023, and the Covid virus is on the wane in the US, but there is no way to know what the activity of the Covid virus will be when classes begin in May 2024.  This may affect aspects of the class, such as distancing and masking.

Classes begin May 13 and end November 13, 2024

  • Enrollment is limited to 22 students
  • For an interview, please call or write to set up a time to speak.

Weekly Schedule

  • Monday 2:00 to 8:00
  • Tuesday 10:30 to 4:30
  • Wednesday 2:00 to 8:00

Tuition:  $4,100

Deposit-A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance (unless I cancel the class, see the message above). Please note, the remainder of the tuition is due April 30, 2024, unless prior arrangements have been made

Please make out checks and money orders to 7Song and send to the below address:

P.O. Box 6626
Ithaca, NY 14851

Additional Costs: A detailed list of the items named below will be sent upon acceptance or can be downloaded from the handouts section of this site.

Certificate: A handsome certificate is given to students who successfully finish the program. This means completing all assignments and missing no more than 7 classes throughout the program.

For a more in-depth look at some of the tools below, please see the Wildcrafting handout (under Other Subjects).

  • Tools: Wildcrafting implements such as pruners, digging fork, hori-hori, shovel, etc. I strongly suggest purchasing good quality tools. They will last longer and be easier on your body.
  • Books: Four books are required for the course. There is an endless variety of books, newsletters, magazines, herbal software programs, and other resources you may want to purchase. See Book List
  • Herbal Supplies: Alcohol, oil, bottles, and other expenses necessary for medicine making

Class Syllabus 2021 (this is a link)

The 2022 syllabus will be similar though the dates and field trip information will vary.

Community Herbalism Intensive 2013
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