Herbal Apprenticeship 2023
- 7 Month Certification Course
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 13th and meets two days a month through November 18th. 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 $1250 which includes the cost of the course book and all materials. To hold your spot for this course, we require a $250 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.
2023 Herbal Apprenticeship dates
* Classes will be held at Melanie’s home in Rockport from 10-4.
May 13 – Introduction to Herbalism, Herbal Energetics, classifications, teas and decoctions, plant id
May 27 – Digestive System, Anatomy/Physiology, Herbs for the Digestive System, Making Tinctures
June 10 – Nervous System and Choosing Herbs
June 24 – Field Trip, Plant ID, Herbal Oils, Harvest
July 8 – Spiritual Bathing, Flower Essences, Herb Bundles
July 22 – Muscular Skeletal System, Herbal First Aid, Herbal Salves
August 12 – Female Body Health, Medicinal Ghees, Herbal Vinegars
August 26 – Field Trip, Herbal Glycerites, Herbal Honeys
September 9 – Cardiovascular System, Harvest
September 23 – Respiratory Health, Herbal Steams
October 14 – Male Body Health, Product making
October 28 – Endocrine System, Bark and Root Harvest
November 4 – Immune System and Mushroom Medicine
November 18 – Graduation!
Belfast Herbal Apprenticeship 2023
- 7 Month Certification Course
Earthwalk now has a satellite Herbal Apprenticeship led by core faculty member, Steve Byers, located just minutes away from downtown Belfast. This Apprenticeship follows the same curriculum as the Rockport training. Steve’s classes are held in his cozy yurt surrounded by beautiful gardens and parading ducks. Guest teachers will include Jillian Twisla, Melanie Scofield, Gabrielle Jansen, and Suzanne Stone.
2023 Belfast Herbal Apprenticeship dates – TBA
This Apprenticeship follows the same curriculum as the Rockport training, but the dates are as follows:
May (digestive system)
June (respiratory system)
July (cardiovascular system)
August (nervous system)
September (reproductive health and muscular/skeletal system)
October (endocrine system, immune system)
November (urinary system, GRADUATION!)