If you’d rather be a home herbalist than a medical herbalist, we’ll be trialing a home herbalist course in 2017-2018.
The course will cover: over 40 herbs, basic botany and plant ID, how to gather and harvest plants safely, learn how to make decoctions, ointments, creams, tinctures and teas (and many more!), learn how and when to treat children (and when not to), culinary herbs and spices as medicines, herb growing at home and much more.
There will be 6 workshop days (all Saturdays) from 10am until 4pm, and a light vegetarian lunch will be provided.
- 23rd Sept 17 – Introduction to herbs at Elder Farm
- 21th Oct 17 – Winter remedies at Tracebridge Sourdough
- 25th Nov 17 – Herbal gift making at Tracebridge Sourdough
- 17th Mar 18 – Cream making at Tracebridge Sourdough
- 19th May 18 – Summer remedies at Tracebridge Sourdough
- 21st July 18 – Herb growing and harvesting at Elder Farm
The rest of the course will be distance learning, with a short quiz at the end of each month.
For this course we have a sliding scale of fees, depending on your household income.
|2017 – 2018||Unwaged / Waged under £10,000 household income||Waged – £10,000 – £20,000 household income||Waged – £21,000 + household income|
Home Herbalist course
There are 8 places available and these will be given on a first come, first served basis.
To book your place, complete the following Home herbalist course application form and send a deposit of £50.
As this is a the first time this course is being trialed, it will only run if all 8 places are taken.
Please note: The course will not cover any anatomy and physiology, and is not a prerequisite for the medical herbalist training programme.