New Mexico’s Community Herbalism Program

Our Program

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.

Our classes are taught by highly qualified herbalists who bring layers of professional experience to their instruction.

From The Blog

Cultivating Mental Health During the Pandemic Winter

Cultivating Mental Health During the Pandemic Winter the midst of horrorwe fed on beauty—and that,my love, is what sustained us. — Rita Dove,...

Make Incense + Inspire Wisdom + Invite Blessings

Let’s have some fun and get our hands dirty outside and in the kitchen. With viral concerns lurking everywhere and most of us spending more of our...

Pandemic Garden

Pandemic Garden: Throughout history the role of gardens has been shaped by cultural viewpoints and conditions specific to the time. Extensive...

COVID-19 Support

Perspective on COVID-19 Home Health Preparations: March 22, 2020   Strange times indeed…. Unless we remember that humans have been through...

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...

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...

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...

Desert Aromatics of the American Southwest

Desert Aromatics of the American Southwest: Aromatic plants have been an integral part of landscapes and human cultures, playing important...

The Teachings of Saxifrage and Orchid

The Teachings of Saxifrage and Orchid: Saxifrages and Orchids are some of the most otherworldy plants you might encounter in your herbal path. They...

Bioregional Herbalism

The Beauty of the Bioregional Approach to Your Herbal Practice: There are many ways to practice herbalism including a multitude of traditions all...

The Ecology of Herbal Medicine:

Forthcoming Book

Have you enjoyed our classes or love our blog? Get ready to go deeper into botanical medicine through our unique bioregional-ecological approach. Dara’s new book The Ecology of Herbal Medicine: A Guide to Plants and Living Landscapes of the American Southwest is coming out through University of New Mexico Press. Available for pre-order now, released March 1, 2021.

COVID-19 Adjustments

Our program is currently offered in a live interactive online format for all classes. Now you can register and join us from anywhere.

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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