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

Oaks: Acorns, Flour, Perspective

by Donna O'Donovan Acorns from Oaks + Making Acorn Flour + Oaks in Perspective The English words for flower and flour come from the old French...

On Healing: A Gardener’s Perspective

In the author’s garden, mounds of Wormwood, Bee Balm, Sage and Lavender benefit from peripheral shade and dense plantings; the Pollinators have a...

The Normalcy of Nature in Otherwise Odd Times

The Normalcy of Nature in Otherwise Odd Times by Dara Saville Some people say they fell in love as their eyes met with their partner’s across a...

Artemisia: Excerpt from The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

Artemisia/Sage: The Ecology of Herbal Medicine The following is an excerpt from Dara Saville's new book The Ecology of Herbal Medicine: A Guide to...

Rocky Mountain Medicinal Mushrooms – Puffballs 101

Rocky Mountain Medicinal Mushrooms - Puffballs 101 by Dr. Marija Helt   Did you know that mushrooms are more closely related to animals than to...

Cultivating Mental Health During the Pandemic Winter

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

Make Incense + Inspire Wisdom + Invite Blessings

by Donna O'Donovan Let’s have some fun and get our hands dirty outside and in the kitchen. With viral concerns lurking everywhere and most of us...

Pandemic Garden

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

COVID-19 Support

Perspective on COVID-19 Home Health Preparations by Dara Saville March 22, 2020   Strange times indeed…. Unless we remember that humans have...

Fall Foraging with Prickly Pear and Mesquite

Fall Foraging with Prickly Pear and Mesquite by Dara Saville Working with plants provides numerous opportunities to live our lives in harmony with...

The Ecology of Herbal Medicine:

New Book Release

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 (University of New Mexico Press) is available now from your favorite bookseller.

COVID-19 Adjustments

Our program is currently offered in a combination of in-person sessions and live interactive online classes. See classes for details.

Happy Students

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"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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