Weekend Herbalism Program 2021


Please read through all the information below concerning the 2021 Weekend Herbal Program.

I will be running the Weekend Herbal Program (WHP) in 2021, whether it is online, in-person, or a mix of the two. Please consider this before sending in your deposit.

In order to make the class safer, we are setting up outdoor structures. If the virus continues to be virulent in September, I will look for a larger indoor venue to hold classes. Masks may be mandatory during the class depending on the severity of the pandemic and whether we are indoors or outdoors. 

 If you sign up for the class, you will need to be able to come to Ithaca, NY if the class is in person, and/or be willing to participate in the class online. The classes will not be live-streamed. They will either be in-person or online.

As of March 22, 2021, there are still 7 spaces in the Weekend Herbal Program

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 21 students. The schedule is below. 

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

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. 

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

 2021 dates


Tuition $925

A $425 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance. The rest of the tuition is due by May 5.

**Due to the financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 virus, individual payment plans can be made for anyone going through financial hardship. I would still appreciate the initial deposit, but please contact me if you need to work out a tuition payment plan. 

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.