Herbal Apprenticeship 2024

  • 7 Month Certification Course
  • May-November 
  • $1350   

This is a foundational apprenticeship in Rockport, ME 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 4th and meets two days a month through November 16th. 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, Rochelle Baca, and Patricia Harpell.  We take occasional field trips and get outside as much as possible. Classes will be held at Melanie’s home, at the Ashwood Waldorf School, and at various nearby locations weather permitting. 

Tuition cost is $1350 which includes the cost of the course book and all materials. To hold your spot for this course, we require a $350 deposit.

For more information, please email us directly, or call Melanie at 617-755-8063. For more information about scholarships, payment plans, and our financial policies, please go here.



2024 Herbal Apprenticeship dates

* Classes will be held in Rockport,  from 10-4.

May 4 – Introduction to Herbalism, Herbal Energetics, classifications, teas and decoctions, plant id
May 18 – Digestive System, Anatomy/Physiology, Herbs for the Digestive System, Making Tinctures
June 8 -Respiratory Health, Herbal Steams
June 22 – Field Trip, Plant ID, Herbal Oils, Harvest
July 13 – Nervous System, Choosing Herbs, Formulation
July 27 – Spiritual Bathing, Flower Essences, Herb Bundles
August 3 – Female Body Health, Medicinal Ghees, Herbal Vinegars
August 17 – Field Trip, Herbal Glycerites, Herbal Honeys
September 7 – Cardiovascular System, Harvest, Lotions
September 28 – Muscular Skeletal System, Herbal First Aid, Herbal Salves
October 5 – Male Body Health, Product making
October 19 – Endocrine System, Bark and Root Harvest
November 2 – Immune System and Mushroom Medicine
November 16- Graduation! Surprises Await












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