New Mexico’s Community Herbalism Program

About Us

Albuquerque Herbalism is a bioregional herbal studies program that brings students into relationship with the medicinal plants of the Southwest through classroom discussion, hands-on remedy making, field trips, and native medicinal plant restoration.

What makes our classes so special? They’re taught by highly qualified herbalists who bring layers of additional professional experience to their instruction!

From The Blog

Desert Mesa Medicine

Desert Mesa Medicine: The desert mesa is a landscape where we are confronted with the history of the land and the culture of people; a place where...

Ecological Herbalism

Ecological Herbalism: Every herbalist has a unique approach to their practice. For me, its all about learning lessons directly from the land. Here's...

Fall Foraging with Prickly Pear and Mesquite

Fall Foraging with Prickly Pear and Mesquite: Working with plants provides numerous opportunities to live our lives in harmony with the natural...

For the Love of Weeds ~ Wild Lettuce and Company

For the Love of Weeds: Wild Lettuce and Company: A weed by almost any account... What do we mean when we call a plant a 'weed'? Usually that...

Going Deeper with Pedicularis

Going Deeper with Pedicularis: There is undoubtedly a deeply alluring quality to Pedicularis plants that has drawn the attention of many herbalists...

Going Deeper with Yerba Mansa

Going Deeper with Yerba Mansa: I will never forget the moment I realized that The Rio Grande Bosque and I were one in the same. Walking along on a...

Herbal Shorts from the Rio Grande Bosque

Herbal Shorts from the Rio Grande Bosque: If you haven't figured out that I love the Rio Grande Bosque by now, you are falling behind. I've already...

Herbal Tales from The Chihuahua Desert

Herbal Tales from The Chihuahua Desert: The northern Chihuahua Desert is a striking land filled with surprises of all sizes from an unending and...

Herbalism in the Crossroads of the Southwest

Herbalism in the Crossroads of the Southwest: Welcoming in another new year often involves reflecting on the past and considering where we would...

Old World Herbs in the American West

Old World Herbs in the American West: Around the globe plants and people have been making relationships since the early days of humanity. Five...

Ecological Herbalism:

New Book

Have you enjoyed our classes or love our blog? Live too far away but wish you could join us? Get ready to go deeper into botanical medicine through our unique bioregional-ecological approach. Dara’s new book Ecological Herbalism is coming out through UNM Press and will be available for pre-order this fall.

COVID-19 Adjustments

We are moving classroom sessions to an online format and field trips will be rescheduled as soon as we can safely offer them.

Happy Students


"I had a wonderful time exploring the hillsides and getting more familiar with where and how Oregon Grape grows. It was really cool to experience that easy giving of one plant here and there that you had described...Yes, being among plants is definitely a mood-lifting medicine on its own."

-- Katie

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