The 2017 Foundations of Herbalism Program begins in March and ends in December. Classes meet one weekend each month for ten sessions. Class times are Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The curriculum includes lectures, hands-on workshops and field studies, along with plenty of time for discussion, questions and community building. View the syllabus/program curriculum here.

You’ll learn:

  • the medicinal uses of more than 60 herbs. (View herb list here)
  • to make herbal preparations (tinctures, oils, salves, infused oils, teas, syrups and more).
  • how to identify wild herbs in the field with an emphasis on regional plants.
  • to use herbs to heal specific body systems (cardiovascular, reproductive, etc.)
  • to create herbal formulas and treat everyday health problems.
  • how to incorporate herbs into your cooking.
  • herbal strategies to improve your own health.

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

Tuition: $2750.00 ($275.00 per weekend). See About Payment Plans and Work Exchange, Trade and Barter for payment options. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Ready to Register?? Download a program application, complete it and mail it to us (that's right, via US Postal Mail!) along with your deposit payment. As soon as we review  your application, we'll be in touch to confirm you registration along with more information about how to prepare for the program. Questions? Send us an email

Program Includes 140 hours of instruction, extensive class materials (in digital form), herbs for medicine making workshops, some medicine making supplies, and membership in an on-line discussion group moderated by faculty. And as a student of our program, you’ll also qualify for discounts from various herbal suppliers and organizations.

Additional Costs: Students may expect to spend about $350 for books, medicine making and other supplies throughout the program. A list of required books is available upon request. Lodging and meals are not included in the tuition cost. Limited work exchange or barter may be possible; see Work Exchange, Barter and Trades for details. We do not offer any scholarships or state funded tuition stipends. Our course is not accredited. Most program handouts and other materials are provided as digital files. Students should have access to a computer with a printer throughout the program in order to print their own copies of program materials for class. 

Program Teachers: Patricia Kyritsi Howell and Lorna Mauney-Brodek. See their bios here.

Click on the links below to view/download PDF forms for more information.

How to Register, Payment Plans and Work Exchange/Barter/Trade

Program Application

Syllabus (program curriculum)

Herb List (herbs covered in this program)

Is This the Program for You?

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Visitor Information: Local Lodging and More

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Foundations of Herbalism Program 

Read below to learn more about the program.

Registration for the 2018 program opens in late September 2017. 

Now in its 23rd year, our Foundations of Herbalism program offers you a solid introduction to the art of herbal healing. As one of our students, you’ll gain first-hand experience with herbs both in the wild and in medicine making workshops. You’ll learn the many ways herbs may be used to treat a wide range of common health conditions.

Our goal is to strengthen your innate ability to heal yourself and others, broaden your knowledge of herbs as a natural, effective way to promote optimal health and wellness, and support you as you learn to use herbs with confidence.