Earthwalk teachers are passing down the wisdom of local and global herbal traditions to individuals, families, and aspiring practitioners. 

We offer classes, workshops, and experiential learning opportunities that explore a broad array of natural healing modalities to improve body, mind, and spirit.


This seven-month certification course provides students with a solid foundation in herbalism and prepares them for advanced studies. 

Classes and Workshops

Earthwalk offers a variety of classes and programs throughout the year that appeal to both entry-level and established herbalists.

Melanie Rose Scofield

Melanie Rose Scofield is an herbalist, health educator, and the director and founder of the Earthwalk School of Herbal Traditions.


Earthwalk Botanicals

We have a small product line on Etsy!  All proceeds of Earthwalk Botanicals go to support our scholarship program, United Plant Savers,  and our educational herbal clinic.  Please support our efforts by purchasing these wonderful products!


 Congratulations to the graduated Herbalists of 2023!

Want to learn more about our apprenticeship programs? Find out more.

Testimonials from Earthwalk Students

“Amazing herbal school! I learned so much!  Melanie is an outstanding teacher. I am so grateful I had a chance to learn this wisdom in a classroom, learning around the plants, going on forest walks, and hands-on medicine making.” 


“This school is more than you could hope for- students supporting each other, spiritual introspection, personal growth, connecting to medicinal plants in new ways, deep knowledge in biology, anatomy and physiology, the how-tos of creating plant medicine, learning to take client cases and work in your local community. Highly recommend!”

– B.T.

“Earthwalk has been an incredible experience for me. Melanie and Jill have such unbelievable knowledge and ways with both plants and people, that they are willing to share with us. I’ve been so lucky to be able to be a part of this school.  Schedules and payment plans are quite doable and easy to fit in. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of such beautiful knowledge.”

– G.M.

“Melanie does a graceful job of combining different forms of learning. From hands-on creating to plant ID walks, class room teachings, and open discussions – these modalities combined make for an incredible learning environment. Melanie’s knowledge and support make her stand out.  I highly recommend this school and will continue my studies alongside Melanie.”

 – T.T.

“Saying I got a lot from this course would be an absolute understatement. This program has helped me remember the parts of myself, once forgotten… Not only using herbs as allies, but remembering what it is like to be part of a group that accepts you from the place you are and nurtures you to grow and share your passions.”

 – O.M.

“Melanie is a lovely, calming mix of heady science and hands-in-the-dirt. Exactly what I was looking for in a mentor. Her curriculum is well written, incredibly thorough, covers all body systems and related plants. At the end of the program I felt equipped and well prepared to move forward in my career as an herbalist.”

– B.T.


Upcoming Workshops and Events

Approaching Addiction and Trauma with Herbal Tonics and Mindfulness Practices with Melanie Rose Scofield-  Date: TBA  $65-$85 sliding scale per person.   We welcome you to a day-long intensive led by Earthwalk School director, Melanie Scofield.  Together we will deepen our understanding of trauma and addictions and learn how herbs can play a significant role in the recovery process.  We will also explore meditation and reflection practices that we can then offer to those on the path to recovery.  This is a workshop for herbalists, or for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of natural protocols for working with trauma and addictions. To register or host this workshop, please email

Maine Fungi Fest- May 18, 19th. Portland, ME held at University of Southern Maine. Come for a weekend celebration of all things Fungi!  There will be speakers, workshops, vendors, entertainment, artists, and more! Melanie Scofield will be offering 2 workshops on Sunday.  “Success with Psilocybin and other Medicinal Mushrooms” and a discussion on the theme “Return of the Sacred”.

Gather- A Northeastern Herbal Conference- Sunday, June 23 9:30-6pm. Held at Bentley University, Waltham, MA. Speakers, vendors, and more! Melanie Scofield is offering a class on “Skillful Means for the Herbal Practitioner” -deepening your consultation skills to become a successful herbalist.     To register, please visit

2024 Womens Herbal Conference– August 23-25. Held at Misty Meadows Herbal Center. Communion, Classes, Ceremony, to celebrate women and healing plants. To register:





To find out more about any of our programs, please send a message using the form below.