Become a home herbalist

11160059_10153299700634282_7411604696093964325_oIf 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.

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.