Family Herbalist Program

Our Family Herbalist program empowers students to care for the everyday health imbalances they face as a family caretaker, through a comprehensive herbal curriculum.  It is an excellent program for those wishing to serve as their family’s primary care provider, to prevent illness and help alleviate acute and chronic conditions through holistic and sustainable approaches.

Providing students with a comprehensive and hands-on herbal education, the curriculum covers over 150 individual herbs, as well as anatomy and physiology, plant chemistry and botany, nutrition, detoxification, medicinal formulation, and herbal preparations. This course follows our Roots of Herbalism program in building on a foundation of self-care to branch out towards our care of others.


Is this course for you?

This course is for you if you’re looking for a better way to care for yourself and your family’s health. Whether you’re new to herbalism, are a “seasoned” herbalist looking to get your hands back in plant-craft, or are a holistic practitioner in need of Continued Education Units (CEUs), the Family Herbalist Program will not only give you a wealth of new knowledge, it will also provide you with extended resources to support your herbal journey, no matter where that may lead.

Successful completion of our Roots of Herbalism class is a prerequisite to enrolling in our Family Herbalist program.

Visit this link to learn more about our Roots of Herbalism course.


Core Modules

The Family Herbalist program is arranged into a dynamic series of core modules that focus on practical applications and philosophies within family herbalism. These include:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Bioregional Herbalism
  • Botany for Herbalists
  • Chemical and Nutritional Constituents
  • Detoxification and Purification
  • Diagnostics for Herbalists
  • Flower Essences
  • Herb Gardening 101
  • Harvesting, Drying, and Storing
  • History of Herbalism
  • Home Remedies and First Aid
  • Medicine Walk
  • Medicinal Formulation
  • Nutritional Preparations
  • Personal Wellness I and II
  • Topical Preparations

Herbal Therapeutics

Herbal Therapeutics are a series of modules that focus on the anatomy and physiology of body, along with Materia Medica corresponding to each system. These modules include:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Children’s Care
  • Digestive
  • Elder Care
  • Endocrine
  • Immune, Lymphatic, and Prevention
  • Integumentary
  • Men’s Health
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Nervines
  • Nourishing & Restorative Tonics
  • Respiratory
  • Urinary
  • Women’s Health


From the Class to the Garden

This series meets online, one evening a week, Tuesdays 6-9 pm for twelve weeks, with a final daylong session to conclude the program. Digital resources, supplemental videos, hands-on exercises, and medicine making demonstrations offer diverse forms of learning.


Value Added Bonuses

  • Herb Mentor 3 month subscription – $36 value 
  • 10% off Mountain Rose Herbs for 3 months
  • Roots Roundtable Subscription – includes monthly LIVE gatherings with herb teachers and fellow students plus loads of digital resources including video audio and ebooks: 3 months is a $75 value at $25/month ($11/month or $27/season subscription tuition)
  • Enrollment in Emotional First Aid Series ($50 value)

Sign up, learn more at our Registration page


What Our Graduates Are Saying

Shannon Lockhart: “For many years, I longed for a chance to deepen my knowledge of Herbs, but finding a place I felt comfortable doing so proved to be a challenge. Then one day I had a chance to listen to Emily speak about health and sustainability, and realized just how much knowledge she was willing to offer us. Upon meeting her she was gracious enough to welcome me into the school and her kind nature let me know that she was happy to guide me along my journey. I firmly believe taking herbal classes was the best decision I have ever made. In all my schooling, Emily is the most helpful, assertive teacher/Mentor I have ever had and I truly feel blessed to have been able to have such a wonderful guide on my path of all things holistic and herbal. She has left me with enough knowledge and confidence to pursue my career as a holistic healer.”

Leore Wohl: “I was fortunate to continue my learning in the Family Herbalist Intensive courses. This was a beautiful course where I learned how to make my own medicine, how to listen to the plants, and how to identify them. Above everything else, this has changed my life. I am a practicing herbalist with a cabinet full of herbs that I use DAILY, as well as a garden with medicinal herbs growing.  I am constantly talking to friends and family of how greatly this has impacted me. Not only have I learned a new way of healing for myself, but I am able to help my friends as well. I have also met so many beautiful beings along the way that have been supportive and open instantly. I have so much appreciation and gratitude for Emily, Patty and everyone else at the Florida School of Holistic Living for shedding this beautiful light on me. I am forever grateful.”

Roots of Herbalism + Family Herbalist Program Bundle

Haven’t taken Roots of Herbalism yet?

We’ve got a deal for you! If you sign up for Roots of Herbalism program and enroll in our Spring Family Herbalist Series by January 23 2021, save $100 off your total registration.

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