Frequently Asked Questions

COVID Questions

  • Online or in-person? All classes through April 2021 are scheduled to be online. (The only exception is for the Advanced Herbalist Group–see event for details.) We may extend this date depending on public health orders and recommendations at the time. We plan to offer online participation options (and may require it) through the end of the spring semester (June 20). We will update this website as new information becomes available.
  • Class format? We are offering classes in an interactive live-streamed format, allowing participants to join us from anywhere. You will be able to add to discussions, ask questions, and meet like-minded people. Please plan to attend your classes on the dates they are scheduled–recordings are not available. If conditions permit, we may have in-person options for outdoor field classes starting in May 2021.
  • Future Accessibility and Format? We plan to return to in-person classes when it is safe for everyone to do so. For students outside the Albuquerque area wishing to study with us remotely, you are guaranteed that option through the end of our spring 2021 semester. We have not yet decided what options will be availble for the summer/fall 2021 semester and beyond. Let us know if you would like to see a remote participation option into the future or if you have any questions.

Where are indoor classes held?

Most indoor classes are offered at The Source, located at 1111 Carlisle SE. Some classes, including many of our free programs, are offered through partnering organizations and take place at other locations. Please check class descriptions to verify the location of your class.

Are refunds given?

Yes. Requests for refunds must be made at least two weeks prior to the class’s start date. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Students making this request in a timely manner will be refunded 90% of their tuition cost.
  • Refunds from Albuquerque Herbalism are processed through Paypal only.
  • If you enrolled in a Series with a payment plan, payments are non-refundable.

  • Thank you for your understanding and acceptance of this policy.

Will I be able to participate in field classes if I have mobility concerns?

Our field classes are designed to be as inclusive as possible. Our plant walks are slow-paced and we cover only short distances as we take our time to discuss the many plants and landscape features we encounter along the way. Most field trips do not involve any significant elevation gain and require only mild exertion. Some field trips involve walking on sandy soils, uneven terrain, or exposure to sun and heat.

If you have questions, please contact us to inquire as we are happy to discuss any possible accommodations.

Can I pay by check?

Sure. First let us know you are mailing in a check by filling out the contact form here. Please add 7.9% sales tax to your payment, make the check payable to Albuquerque Herbalism, and mail to Albuquerque Herbalism, P.O. Box 6493, Albuquerque, NM 87197.

Please note that all payments must be received prior to the start of class.

Does this program offer herbal certification?

Although some programs offer certificates, there is currently no official certification or licensing for herbalists offered in any state. (See the American Herbalists Guild Legal and Regulatory page for more information.) Albuquerque Herbalism students receive a Program of Studies document that lists your courses, topics, with the number of hours taken signed off by instructors. This serves as an official record of your herbal education.


My organization or group wants to have an herb class. Does Albuquerque Herbalism do that?

Yes! We offer private programs that can be customized to your needs & interests. Contact us using the form at the bottom of the page to inquire.


My question isn’t listed here!

No problem! Drop us a line by filling out the form at the bottom of the page.


I’m interested in one or more of Albuquerque Herbalism’s classic classes.

Sure! Use the same form below to let us know what sounds good to you:

  • Herbal Cocktails
  • Botanical Dreaming
  • Sweet Remedies
  • Flower Essences
  • Kitchen Herbs
  • Herbal First Aid
  • Botanical Drawing
  • Autoimmunity & Inflammation
  • Herbs for Cold & Flu Season
  • Anything else you’d like to see?


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