Weekend Herbalism Program 2021


Hello Prospective Student

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.

My classroom is small and it will not be possible to socially distance in this space. If it seems risky to meet there in person I may switch to teaching online or we may meet in person in a larger space nearby, I am still sorting out the details.

I would like to be very clear about this. 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.

This year the class was online from May-July. We met outdoors in August and will be meeting in a barn in September, and possibly October.

I apologize for not having a clear idea of next year’s class, Like everyone else, I have no idea what the pandemic will look like next year and I don’t want to lead students astray with inaccurate information.

You can check back here occasionally to see if I have updated this section or contact me for further information. But for now, this is the most accurate idea I can offer.

The program tends to fill up by early April

Thank you for considering my program-7Song, September 17, 2020

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 23 students.

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

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 (the rest will be posted by February)


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.