2021 Winter & Spring Classes + Events

Albuquerque Herbalism offers a variety of classes including both one-day specialty topics as well as in-depth series. Our classes often 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 listed below.

COVID Information: We anticipate ongoing concerns through the spring and plan to continue holding classes in our live online interactive format through the end of the semester. If conditions permit, we are planning to resume in-person field classes for our solstice plant walk in June. We will post updates through our newsletter, Facebook page, and website.

The Ecology of

Herbal Medicine:

Dara’s New Book


Featuring ecological/botanical story-telling,

a richly referenced materia medica,

and detailed color photographs

Semester Enrollment

Herbalism Series

February 16 – May 18, 2021: Online

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

This session is Full. Click here to join our next one.

One Day Specialty Classes & Events

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.

Medicinal Mushroomery in the Rocky Mountains

February 27: Online

Explore our region’s fungi and make your own mushroom medicine


Hydrosols and Distillates

March 20: Online

Learn to make your own still and take home aromatic preparations

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Natural Strategies for Autoimmunity & Chronic Inflammation

April 10: Online

Discover botanical strategies for building and maintaining wellness

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Edible and Medicinal Weeds

May 4: Online

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 in the Bosque

June 20: In-person – EVENT IS FULL

Celebrate this time of transition with an evening stroll through our riparian forest

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Advanced Herbalist Group

Advanced Herbalist Group

Spring/Summer session of this year-long series begins in April: In-person and outdoors

This session is full. Click here to join the next one.

International Herb Symposium (Online)

Join Dara for sessions at this year’s virtual Symposium:

  • Organizing & Implementing Native Medicinal Plant Restoration on Public Lands
  • Anemopsis californica: A Plant’s Ecological, Cultural, and Medicinal Importance

Good Medicine Confluence (Online)

Dara will be at this year’s virtual Plant Healer conference, July 16-18. Join her for:

  • Shrubs: The Medicine of our Times
  • Tales from the Land: Medicinal Plant Landscapes
  • A Medicinal Plant Walk

Made by Students


Meet this semester’s expert teachers!

Angie True

Angie True

Anna Marija Helt

Anna Marija Helt

Dara Saville

Dara Saville

Donna O'Donovan

Donna O'Donovan

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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