Weekend Herbalism Program 2024
This 2024 Weekend Herbalism Program is now full (February 2024). If you would like to be put on a waiting list, send in an application, and I will get in touch with you if any spaces open.
This class will not be held in 2025.
The weekend program is an in-person program 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. 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.
Please read this, as it can be an important consideration before joining this in-person class.
It is now November 2023, and the Covid virus is still making the rounds, though generally less virulent than previous iterations. 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.
- Friday 5:00-8:00 pm
- Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
- May 24-26
- June 14-16
- July 19-21
- August 16-18
- September 20-22
- October 18-20
Weekend Herbal Progam Syllabus 2022-This will be similar in context (but not dates) to the 2024 program. I will be updating the syllabus by December 2023.
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
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 3 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.