Weekend Herbalism Program 2024

This class will be in-person in 2024.

This class will not be held in 2023.

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. 

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. 

About Covid

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

It is now September 2023, and the Covid virus is still making the rounds, though generally less virulent than previous iterations. I am a pro-vaccine herbalist, though students are not required to be vaccinated to be in the program. I am asking students to potentially get tested before each month’s class to keep everyone safe. I can give everyone home test kits after the first weekend. Students may be required to wear masks in the classroom, depending on the current circumstances. If you cannot comply with this, I ask that you not join this class.

Please Note-All the Field Trips are to local Ithaca habitats. There are no extended field trips in the Weekend Herbal Program.


Daily Schedule

  • Friday 5:00-8:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

 The rest of the 2024 dates will be scheduled soon 

May 17-19

June 14-16

July 19-21

August 16-18 


October 18-20

Weekend Herbal Progam Syllabus 2022-there may be some minor changes in the future, but the dates and the overall content will remain the same. 

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Tuition $1000

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance. The rest of the tuition is due by April 29, 2024.

Please make out a 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 -5:00 Eastern time) or email me
Here is the application form.