BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies traces its origins back to 1990 when Patricia Kyritsi Howell met Althea Northage-Orr, an acupuncturist and herbalist based in Chicago. Together they founded the Living With Herbs Institute at the Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing. Within three years, the program curriculum doubled in length attracting students from all over the Midwest.
After four years in Chicago, the Institute expanded and began offering the program in Atlanta and, for several years, on Long Island. In the late '90's Patricia took over the Atlanta school, eventually changing the name to the BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies, and relocating to the mountains of North Georgia.
Since then, BotanoLogos has introduced herbalism to thousands of people in the Southeast. The school’s curriculum, in both the foundations of herbalism and clinical program as well as in shorter courses, offers a unique approach to herbal studies. Grounded in the belief that the best herbs are the ones that grow nearby, and that the best way to learn about them is to see them growing in the wild, our programs encourage students to use all of their senses to truly experience herbs as they learn about their uses.
Our curriculum celebrates regionally abundant herbs that can be sustainably sourced from the wild or from local growers. In the clinical application of herbs we teach an Earth-centered understanding of the forces that result in physical, psychological and spiritual strengths and weaknesses BotanoLogos students quickly grasp concepts that allow them to create a truly holistic and personally meaningful herbal practice.
In the past eight years, our teaching staff has expanded to include two graduates of the BotanoLogos certification program: Lorna Mauney-Brodek and Carrie Radcliffe. Patricia Kyritsi Howell is the Program Director and primary instructor for the school. We also invite various herbalists to teach special programs throughout the year. See our Calendar for upcoming classes.
Georgia's Premier School of Herbal Studies for Twenty-Three Years!