Herbal Education

Accredited Naturopathic Schools


The Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC): Accredited naturopathic schools that meet both federal and academic standards.

Maryland University of Integrative Medicine: An integrative health accredited graduate school with an academic and clinical focus on health and wellness.


Respected Herb Schools


California School of Herbal Studies: Karen’s alma mater and perhaps the oldest running herb school.  Founded by Rosemary Gladstar in 1978.

Dandelion Herbal Center: The lovely Jane Bothwell offers classes and world-wide field trips for beginner to advanced herbal students.

East West School of Planetary Herbology: Offering a new Professional level herbalist course including diagnostic techniques.  They offer a free sample of the lesson by email.

Northeast School of Botanical Medicine: 7Song's popular school in Ithaca, NY.

American College of Healthcare Sciences: Comprehensive program with varying certificates offered plus advanced learning options.

David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies: A two year program offered in Washington, NJ and online. 

Alderleaf Wilderness College: A wilderness college dedicated to nature education including wild edible and medicinal plants in the Pacific Northwest. 

Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine: School with focus on energetics and Native American tradition. Located in Siskiyou County, CA.

Ohlone Herbal Center: Herbal School and Clinic in Berkley, CA.

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism: Excellent school in Boulder, CO for all levels of study.

Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies: For the serious student, who wants to travel to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.  You must write in, the old fashioned way, to contact.

Moonwise Herbs: Linda Conroy’s beautiful site. She teaches local and online courses in herbal medicine, wild food and fermentation including cheese making.


Asheville Herb Schools and Resources


Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine: CoreyPine Shane leads a popular and thoughtful program. Some online options available.

Wild Abundance: Wild Abundance offers classes near Asheville, teaching skills in off-grid living and homesteading and empowering people to live sustainably.

Bountiful Cities: An Asheville based organization dedicated to teaching sustainable agriculture skills in urban environments.

Terra Sylva School of Botanical Medicine: School of Botanical Medicine in Marshall, NC.

Medicine County Herbs: An herbal apothecary, herb garden and nursery located off the grid in a rich cove forest deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina. 

Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine: In Low Gap, NC, the clinical focus with an 11 month full-time course or weekend intensive workshops.

Villagers: in Asheville.  A cool shop featuring supplies and workshops for self-empowered living.   Herbal workshops and many more similar topics. 

Online Schools


Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine: Juliet Blankespoor is a talented forager and herbal teacher who has combined her love of plants with beautiful photography and detail in a fabulous online course offering.  One of the most comprehensive courses around on foraging, wild foods, and southeastern US flora. 

The Herbal Academy: Multiple courses, with bundling options for bulk discounts.

Susan Weed's Free Online Education

Aviva Romm MD Online Courses: Aviva Romm’s courses on topics for women and children.

Integrative Herbal Online Program: 600 hour self-paced clinical integrative program through the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. 

The Science and Art of Herbalism: Rosemary Gladstar’s classic “home study” course now offered as the original printed version or an interactive online version.

Rocky Mountain Herbal Institute: online courses with a focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: The school has two Distance Learning Programs

California School of Hispanic Herbalism: The School teaches and preserves the healing traditions of the Hispanic curranderas and curanderos (folk healers) of California.  Online courses.

LearningHerbs.com is one of the first online herbal options, offering the  innovative Herb Mentor program, herbal-themed children's boards games and a starter kit for medicine making.