2023 Herbalism Classes

Now Enrolling

Albuquerque Herbalism offers a variety of classes including both one-day specialty topics as well as in-depth series. Our classes fill up ahead of time, so please plan ahead and register early.

  • Join our Herbalism Series as a semester enrollment that includes our core program, as well as all four one-day specialty courses.
  • Or register for single-day specialty classes or short series courses listed below.


Semester Updates:

Due to Dara working on her PhD, we have made some changes to our program for 2022-2023. This includes migrating to a single spring semester Herbalism Series and a summer only Botanical Field Course for continuing students. We hope you will join us for the semester classes listed below. In the meantime, we invite you to dive in to your herbal studies by reading The Ecology of Herbal Medicine, browsing our blog, and attending our free events. Thank you!

The Ecology of

Herbal Medicine:

Dara’s Book


Featuring ecological/botanical story-telling,

a richly referenced materia medica,

and detailed color photographs

Semester Enrollment

Herbalism Series

January 17-April 11, 2023 (Weekly In-Person + 3 Live Online Sessions)

A 17-class series that includes a variety of herbal topics, hands-on remedy making, and field trips!

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One Day Specialty Classes

Take any – or all! – of these four below as single classes or as part of the full Herbalism Series. Semester Enrollment students are automatically registered.

Western Herbal Energetics & Constitutions

January 28, 2023 (Live Online)

Learn assessment techniques, constitutional types, and plant energetics through case studies and sensory experience

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Medicinal Mushroomery

February 25, 2023 (Live Online)

Explore, identify, and make a double extract with medicinal mushrooms of our region

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Supporting Our Resilience

March 18, 2023 (Live Online)

Addressing trauma with practices of Mexican traditional medicine, or curanderismo

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Edible and Medicinal Weeds

April 11, 2023 (In-Person)

Resilient local weeds can nourish our own resilience as food and medicine!

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One-Day Special Event

(Not included in Semester Enrollment but semester students have a similar field class included in their course schedule.)

Summer Solstice Medicinal Plant Walk

June 2023 (Date TBA) (In-Person)

Celebrate this time of transition with an evening stroll through our local Bosque wild lands.

Details and Registration Coming Soon

Botanical Field Course

Botanical Field Course

Saturdays May-August, 2023 (Dates TBA) (In-Person)

For continuing students, this 5-session field course includes guided walks, independent study, and peer group discussion

Details and Registration Coming Soon

Ecological Herbalism Series

Ecological Herbalism Series

Fall 2023 (Dates TBA) (Live Online)

This 4-part series offered through the University of New Mexico Continuing Ed explores medicinal plants and landscapes of our region. Earn CEUs.

Details and Registration Coming Soon

Made by Students


Meet this semester’s expert teachers

Dara Saville

Dara Saville

Anna Marija Helt

Anna Marija Helt

Atava Garcia Swiecicki

Atava Garcia Swiecicki

Donna O'Donovan

Donna O'Donovan

From Our Students

“I’ve been taking my asthma tonic since Herbalism 2 ended this spring and it has done wonders for my asthma! I stopped taking my daily inhaler and haven’t had to use my emergency inhaler nearly as much as I usually do. I brag about it to anyone who will listen. So thank you!”

-- Laura

“I wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your class, and that it has awakened something deep within me. For me it’s the missing link.”

-- Haidi

Banner photo credit: Jessi T. Walsh

Ecological Herbalism Series photo credit: Bill Pentler

Advanced Herbalism Series photo credit: Jessi T. Walsh

“I wanted to say a BIG thank you for an awesome class. Your knowledge is much treasured and your spirit is so lovely to be a part of.”

-- Molly

“Awesome thanks for all you do and supplying the community with badass herbal remedies! I made some rose elixir after we finished our class and it was amazing! Now I have some juniper oil going and hope to get a globe mallow tincture underway soon. I loved your class and learned so much– I truly appreciare you!!!!”

-- Skye

Get In Touch

Want to be the first to hear about our 2021 classes?

OR: Want to request one of our classic classes – herbal cocktails, kitchen herbs, botanical drawing & more listed here? Just let us know!

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