Advanced Herbalist Group
Become part of the local herbal community. Meet monthly with other herbalists for field trips, hands-on medicine making, and in-depth learning about herbs. This class is for continuing students, who have a firm foundation in Herbalism and would like to build on the basics. The yearlong course is divided into 2 parts:
The Spring/Summer Series runs from April though September and includes 6 field trips, giving members the opportunity to develop relationships with wild places and living plants while creating their own field notebook. Field trips include a variety of different ecosystems such as the desert basin, foothills, mountain forests in different elevation zones, and riparian environments. By the end of this series, students will be familiar with a wide range of plants and landscapes of New Mexico.
The Fall/Winter Series runs from October through March and includes 6 sessions, each with hands-on medicine making, discussion, and independent research. Members will get the opportunity to prepare a wide variety of herbs and experience them as different forms of herbal remedies. Participants will make vapor balm, sunscreen, lozenges, mouthwash, bath salts, an acetous tincture, and an elixir.
Students may enter the Advanced Herbalists Group in either April or October, depending on available openings. Annual membership costs $390 plus tax ($417) and includes 12 classes along with all of your supplies. Enrollment is limited. Payment plans are available, please inquire.
Students who have completed the annual class may elect to continue the Summer Series field trips and pay for summer membership only, $206.
- Fall/Winter Session Class Dates: 1 Thursday evening per month Oct.-March
- Spring/Summer Session Class Dates: 1 Saturday per month, April-Sept.
- Class Time: Thursdays 6-8pm and Saturday field trips start at 10am
- Cost: $390 (all supplies included)
- Location: details upon registration
- Space is limited! Registration is required.