Community Herbalism Intensive
Community Herbalism Program 2022
Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 in-person Community Herbalism Program.
Hello Prospective Students
I will be running the Community Herbalism Intensive in person in 2022. Before applying, please read through the below information.
I will not be running the Community Herbalism Intensive in 2023. If you are interested in studying in person at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, I suggest applying for this program in 2022
This program is 3 days a week, Monday-Wednesday, plus field trips
The first field trip will offer the students an opportunity to practice herbal first aid skills at the Rainbow Gathering in Colorado. The second field trip will be to the Adirondacks, and the third will be in West Virginia.
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.
Please read this, as it is an important consideration before joining this in-person class.
It is now late December 2021 and there is no way to know what the activity of the Covid virus will be when classes begin in May. I am a pro-vaccine (and fully vaccinated) herbalist, though students are not required to be vaccinated to be in the program. I am asking students to periodically get tested to keep everyone safe.
Due to Covid, I will be renting a small schoolhouse this year where students can sit at least 4 feet apart. There is also good ventilation.
Classes begin May 16 and ends November 16, 2022
- Enrollment is limited to 18 students
- For an interview, please call or write to set up a time to speak.
- Monday 2:00 to 8:00
- Tuesday 10:30 to 4:30
- Wednesday 2:00 to 8:00
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, 2021, 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.