Herbal Apprenticeship 2023

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

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 $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. 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.  Camping out in the backyard is an option.

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
  • May-November 
  • $1175   
 

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. 

 
A $175 deposit is required to secure your spot. Tuition may be paid in full or students may opt for the payment plan which is 5 installments of $200. For more information about scholarships, payment plans, and our financial policies, please go here.
 
To register for the Belfast Apprenticeship, please email us or call Melanie at 617-755-8063.

 

 
 
 

 

 

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!)

 

 

 

 

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