Herbal Apprenticeship 2022


  • 7 Month Certification Course
  • May-November 
  • $1175   


This is a foundational apprenticeship that prepares students for the Community Herbalist Training. Apprenticeships are life changing experiences and we look forward to sharing this incredible journey of healing with you! 

Our program begins on May 14th and meets two days a month through November 19th.  Students get hands-on experience making tinctures, teas, oils, salves, flower essences…etc, and are exposed to various herbal traditions including Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Western herbalism.  

Each month we cover a different body system and the herbs that nourish and support it.  Herbal energetics are introduced to students, as well as developing some intuitive skills which make choosing “the right herbs” less of a guessing game.   

Throughout the course we will learn to identify and harvest local medicinal plants and each person will study one herb per month as a homework assignment.  Students are awarded a certificate in herbalism upon the completion of their training.  

This course is led by director Melanie Rose Scofield and our wonderful core faculty: Jillian Twisla, Steve Byers, and Patricia Harpell.  We take occasional field trips and get outside as much as possible. 

Tuition cost is $1175 which includes the cost of the course book and all materials. 

For more information, please email us directly, or call Melanie at 617-755-8063.

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2022 Herbal Apprenticeship dates

*Please note the different dates!  Some classes are a whole weekend! Camping out in my backyard is an option.  From August onward, the classes are every two weeks.  

May 14, 15 (digestive system)


June 4, 5  (respiratory system)


July 9, 10  (cardiovascular system)


August 6, 20  (nervous system)


September 10, 24  (reproductive health and muscular/skeletal system)


October 8, 22  (endocrine system, immune system)


November 5, 19  (urinary system, GRADUATION!)


*Classes will be held at Melanie’s home in Rockport from 10-5. 




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