BotanoLogos School

of Herbal Studies

Georgia's Premier School of Herbal Studies for Twenty-Four Years!

About Our Advanced Herbalism Program

This program begins with five weekends devoted to the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, followed by five weekends that provide training essential for clinical practice: Understanding Herbal Constituents; Herb-Drug Interactions; How to Support Cardio-Vascular Health; Chronic Inflammation Management; Herbal Intakes; How to Create a Clinical Binder; the Art of Herbal Formulating; and Modern Nutrition and Traditional Diet Theory.

View Program Syllabus.

While this program is structured as a comprehensive ten-weekend training, if space is available, it may be possible to register for individual weekends. 

Upon completion of the program, graduates earn a Certificate of Completion for 120 hours of herbal education. Please note that hours awarded for this program fulfill the educational requirements needed to apply for membership as a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild.

We’re excited about these new offerings and hope you will join us as BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies expands our herbal services to a wider community.

 2017 Program Dates/Times: March 18 & 19, April 8 & 9, May 6 & 7, June 3 & 4, July 8 & 9, August 5 & 6, September 9 & 10, September 30 & October 1, October 28 & 29 and November 11 & 12. Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. View Program Syllabus.

 Location: Clayton, Georgia (Rabun County). We are located approximately 100 miles northeast of Atlanta and 90 miles southwest of Asheville, NC.

Program Tuition: $2500 for the ten weekend series.  A Program Application and a non-refundable deposit of $250 are required to secure your place. We offer customized payment options; see details here. We do not offer any scholarships or state funded tuition stipends.

Individual Weekend Tuition: If space is available, the cost for an individual weekend class is $275.

An Individual Weekend Application and non-refundable deposit of $50 are required to secure your place.

View Program Syllabus.

Questions? Take a look at Is This the Right Program for You? We'd be happy to answer your questions via email or we can arrange to speak by phone. Contact us!

Ready to Register? See How to Register, Prerequisites, Payment Options and our Refund and Cancelation Policy. Then download and complete a Program Application. If you are interested in applying to attend individual weekends, download an Individual Weekends Application

Send us your application  (via email or US postal service), along with your deposit payment. As soon as we review your application, we’ll be in touch to confirm your registration and to provide information about how to prepare for the program or classes for which you are registering. 

Advanced Herbalism Program: 120 hours of instruction and extensive class materials (in digital form). Other benefits include student pricing/discounts with various herb suppliers, events and organizations.

Individual weekend classes: 12 hours of instruction, class materials (digital) and all of the benefits listed above.

Additional Costs: Students enrolled in the full, ten-weekend program should plan to spend $75 to $100 for books and supplies to complete reading assignments. A list of required books and recommended reading is sent with your registration confirmation. Additional costs vary for individual weekends; details will be sent with your registration confirmation.

Prior to class each month you’ll receive program materials via email as digital files. Throughout the program you must have access to Wi-Fi and a way to print these materials. 

 Lodging and meals are not included in tuition. See Visitor Information for a list of local lodging options.

Program Faculty: Mimi Hernandez, MS, RH (AHG), Patricia Kyritsi Howell, RH (AHG), Cara-Lee Langston, MS, and Leslie Williams, MA, RH (AHG). Read teacher bios here.

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Advanced Herbalism Program 

Registration is now open for our newest program!

Our newest program offers you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of herbalism through a ten-weekend series of classes. The program is designed to build on skills attained through the BotanoLogos Foundations of Herbalism Program or from comparable training in the fundamentals of herbalism.

Classes begin March 18 & 19 and end November 11 & 12, 2017.

View Program Syllabus.

We’ve expanded our faculty. In addition to classes with BotanoLogos Program Director, Patricia Kyritsi Howell, we now offer classes taught by Mimi Hernandez, MS, RH (AHG), Cara-Lee Langston, MS, and Leslie Williams, MA, RH (AHG).

View teacher bios