2023 Winter/Spring Classes

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 + all four one-day specialty courses.
  • Or register for single-day specialty classes listed below.


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!

This Session is Full-Join Our Next Semester

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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Join the Solstice Plant Walk Instead

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 in the Bosque

June 21, 2023 (In-Person)

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

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Advanced Herbalist Group

Advanced Herbalist Group

6 Saturdays May-September, 2023 (In-Person)

For continuing students, this spring/summer field series is half of a yearlong course and includes guided walks, independent study, and peer group discussion

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Made by Students


Meet this semester’s expert teachers

Dara Saville

Dara Saville

Anna Marija Helt

Anna Marija Helt

Donna O'Donovan

Donna O'Donovan

Atava Garcia Swiecicki

Atava Garcia Swiecicki

From Our Students

“I wanted to let you know how much the classes I have taken with you have meant to me. I now have the confidence to take what you’ve given me and continue my own home studies and to experiment on my own – something I never would have done before your classes. I am so grateful to have herbs and herbalism as a regular part of my life now and that has happened because of you and your very accessible way of teaching and the affordability of your classes. I am indebted to you more than I am to any book or online blog or website I’ve ever read or seen, because you made it real for me and gave me the tools to do this on my own.”

-- Anne

Ecological Herbalism Series photo credit: Bill Pentler

“I was so very moved this evening to hear your words around our beautiful Bosque. I can’t even describe to you how much your words meant, hearing from your perspective, its story, plant connections, relationships, and also its waning….I was so moved! I have heard about you a long time from mutual friends about taking your classes and was so excited I finally got in!…Truly, your words and data/information, but how your heart speaks to it, is mind-blowing and moving. Big hugs and thanks again for teaching our community your wonderful class…and doing the work you do!!”

-- Reem

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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