• June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Roots of Herbalism explores the philosophies of ecological Herbalism, the practices of herbal nutrition, and the foundations of holistic health.  Students learn to make their own herbal preparations, including tisanes and tinctures, to apply the knowledge they learn about the plants.

~ Discover your relationship to plants and the environment, and its impact on your personal health

~ Explore the theory, philosophy, and history of ecological herbalism and ethnobotany

~ Understand the role of the nervous system and emotional, mental, and spiritual health in our physical wellbeing

~ Learn techniques to integrate herbal wellness into a daily lifestyle practice

~ Discuss important foundational nutritional principles to nourish your body’s own healing capacity

~ Learn the botanical classification, parts used, and prominent medicinal uses of over 20 herbs from subtropical western Materia Medica, to begin building your knowledge of herbs

~ Explore through hands-on experience how to make your own herbal preparations to apply your herbal knowledge through practical application, including tisanes, tinctures, and topical applications

~ Learn how to integrate these ancient teachings into our modern day world

Roots of Herbalism is intended as an introduction for those who wish to help themselves and their families achieve radiant wellbeing through natural health. It is a practical course well-suited for laypeople and health professionals alike. The course seeks to marry ancient traditions with the scientific context of our modern world. Our goal is to reclaim our herbal heritage and empower students to apply these teachings for optimum wellbeing in balance with today’s society. We focus our study on plants which are common in the Native North American and Western European traditions, which grow native or can be easily cultivated. This course includes 16 class contact hours, handouts, herbal samples, and assignment feedback.  Students learn 25 herbs and their uses through hands-on interaction with the plants in their living and dried form.  The additional course textbook, Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, may be purchased at the school.

Roots of Herbalism is the prerequisite course to our Family Herbalist Program, an intermediate course which empowers students to provide primary care of health for their family and friends. This program is prerequisite to our professional training, the Community Herbalist Program, intended for those wishing to integrate these teachings into a professional or clinical setting. Learn more about our Core Herbal Curriculum at this link.

Space in each class is limited, and these courses fill quickly.  This class is hosted at our North Florida campus, and is also offered at our Orlando Campus, our South Florida campus, or as a self-paced Home Study Course featuring DVD, Book, and Plant SamplesClick Here to Learn More.

Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.

Tuition: $260.00 includes herbal materials and textbook, Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

Early Bird Discount – save $50 when you register before May 20th
Instructors: Maggie O’Halloran and Nina DiCristina

Dates not convenient? Try our Home Study Course

12 CEUs are offered for Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Dietitians, Nurses, and Midwives in the state of Florida for an additional $15 processing fee.

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1401 High Rd, Tallahassee, FL (FLORIDA), 32304, United States


Tucked away on three acres in the heart of Tallahassee is a fascinating property hidden from view. A visitor walks down a wooded path and is greeted by a majestic live oak tree shading a soft lawn. This tree, a sapling in the time of Shakespeare, keeps company with something not seen in Florida, an English Tudor-style cottage, which looks as if it comes from the pages of a child’s book of fairy tales. With a steeply gabled roof, diamond-pattern leaded glass windows and stone foundation, the cottage continues its vigil over the gardens, labyrinth and tree surrounding it. A majority of the classes will be held inside the cottage, which is handicap accessible with a ramp in the back of the cottage leading up to the back door. If there is an overflow of parking, signs will direct you to the appropriate lot. There is a restroom in the cottage and portable restrooms outside.

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