Herbal Apprentice Program
2017 Weekend Program
Join Herbalist, Emily Sanders, for an 8-month adventure in Community & Land Based Herbalism. With a strong foundation in Sustainability, Organic Farming, and Holistic Medicine, Emily will lead you through a journey of transformational self-care while learning the essentials of Herbalism. Explore the local herbs of Santa Barbara, learn how to make your own medicine, and help pass on the traditions of Western Herbalism!
This 100 Hour Herbal Apprentice Program combines classroom, field work
& hands on training to begin your journey as a Community Herbalist.
Students will learn:
including Safe & Poisonous plants of Santa Barbara
when & where to appropriately buy Organic Herbs
vs. Ethical Wild harvesting
How to make herbal medicine, including:
teas, oils, salves, vinegars, oxymels, tinctures
syrups, steams, baths, aromatherapy & formulations
Anatomy & Physiology for 10 Body Systems
Herbal therapies for each body systems
Nutrition & Self Care for Community Herbalists
Clinical Interview Skill
Research & Case Studies
After completion of this program: Students with at least 80% attendance of this course will be given a certificate of completion. Students who miss a weekend due to illness or life circumstances will be given the opportunity to make up the material missed.
This program does not qualify students to practice as Clinical Herbalists, as this is just a fundamental overview of how to make herbal medicine for friends and family. Students interested in continuing on with their education will be given resources as to where to continue on with their studies, or may continue on to study in a second year program.
Continuing Education Units: Currently, these hours do not go towards continuing education hours. However, it may be possible to petition for CE units if sufficient notice is given before the course begins. Please call for further details.
Refunds: Anyone may cancel the program at anytime. Cancellations before the program begins will result in a $100 fee, and the rest will be refunded in full. After the program has started, anyone who cancels will be treated as an "a la carte" student, and will be charged $300 per weekend attended. Those who have paid in full will be refunded the remainder of the total after the $300 per weekend fee has been subtracted.
2017 Course Schedule
The program runs one weekend per month for 8 months.
Classes are 10am-5pm, including a 1 hour lunch break.
Dates for the program are as follows:
A minimum of 10 students is required. Cancellation or postponement of classes may occur if not enough students are enrolled.
Registration for the 2017 Herbal Apprentice Program is now closed. Anyone wishing to attend in the future, please check out our offerings for the next program starting in March 2018.
Classes A La Carte
For those wishing to attend just one weekend
cost is $300 per weekend.
Work Trade Opportunities:
Several partial scholarships are available.
Call to inquire. Spots are limited.
TO REGISTER FOR AN
A LA CARTE CLASS,
OR FOR QUESTIONS, CALL