Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

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Fundamentals of Herbalism

Roots (Introductory Training):

Fundamentals of Herbalism, 70 hrs

Fundamentals of HerbalismLearn life skills that can help you personally, professionally or with your family. We explore modern applications of a timeless tradition of working with the plant kingdom, tactile learning from Nature, and hands-on medicine making classes in our herb laboratory.

This is our most popular certification course and spots fill up quickly.

We offer two options to fit your schedule!


13-week certification program:
Begins Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 (Dates TBA)

Classes: Wednesday, 6-9 pm, at ASHH and every other Saturday,10am- 3pm, at various outdoor locations including Soulflower Botanical Sanctuary.

View the Fall 2014 Fundamentals Schedule HERE.


10-day certification program: Available in Summer 2015, Dates TBS
Classes: Every day 10am-5pm – same as the 13 week course, just condensed into 10 days (great for those coming from out of town)!

View the 2014 Fundamentals Infusion Schedule HERE.


 Topics covered include:

  • Ayurveda and doshic considerations
  • Wildcrafting and plant identification
  • Medicine Making (Salves, Tinctures, oils, etc.)
  • Herbs for men, women, children, & childbearing
  • Herbal support for the systems of the body
  • Natural Skin Care and Aromatherapy
  • The Herbal Home Medicine Chest
  • Mushrooms and Wild Foods
  • Flower Essences

Prerequisites: none

Cost: $650, Payment Plans Available: FUNDAMENTALS PAYMENT PLAN FALL 2014

A $50 non-refundable deposit, which is applied to tuition, is required along with application.

NOTE: We highly recommend students purchase “The New Holistic Herbal” by David Hoffman, “Making Plant Medicine” by Richo Cech and “Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide” for this class. We have a limited number of these books for sale here at the school.

Outstanding instructors for this class include: Ceara Foley, Sandi Ford, Melissa Fryar, Daisy Marquis, Robin Allison, Luke Cannon, Joel Windfox Boyle, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as Mary Bove, ND and 7song!

“This class was very informative, helping you develop a better understanding of native plants and their uses. Everyone should take this class… even if they don’t intend to go into a career as a healer.” -Jeremy Reichmann, Summer Fundamentals class of 2008

This course serves as a prerequisite to the Traditional Program A certificate of completion is given at the end of class.

A brief application needs to be completed for class entry. Apply Now.


Register for our 13-week Spring 2015 Fundamentals Course:

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