Registration is now open for the 2020 Foundations of Herbalism Online Program

As we are unable to host the Foundations of Herbalism Program at our classroom in Rabun County this year, we are now offering it as a comprehensive online program accessible to everyone. 

More than ever before, herbalists are needed to provide safe, effective herbal health care for their families, friends, and communities. Our program gives you a solid introduction to the art of herbal healing along with skills and information you can use today.

Our goal is to strengthen your innate ability to heal yourself and others, broaden your knowledge of herbs as a natural, effective way to promote optimal health and wellness, and support you as you learn to use herbs with confidence. By the end of the program, you’ll know how to use more than 60 herbs to treat a wide range of common health conditions, make herbal medicines in your own kitchen, and much more.

The 2020 Foundations of Herbalism Online Program begins on April 25 and continues through monthly December. The curriculum consists of 118 hours of lectures, virtual plant walks, and medicine-making demonstrations. Classes are held one weekend and one evening per month.  Attend via live-streamed sessions or access recordings at your convenience.

Each month, classes are streamed live on one weekend with five hours of class on both Saturday and Sunday, and one 2-hour class on Wednesday evening. 

Curriculum: Includes 118 hours of instruction, extensive class materials (in digital form), monthly live “office hours” with Patricia, and membership in an on-line discussion group. As a student of our program, you’ll also qualify for discounts from various herbal suppliers and organizations.

2020 Online Program Dates & Times:  Saturday and Sunday,  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day & Wednesday evening, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Tuition:  $2,225.00  for the entire program if paid in full, or you may pay $250 per month.

A limited amount of financial assistance (discounted tuition) is available for students unable to pay the full price of the program.  Click here to learn more or to apply.

How to Register and Make Payments

To register for the Foundations of Herbalism Online Program, please submit your program application, along with either payment in full, $2250.00, or sign up for our subscription plan to pay as you go, $250 per month. 

About Financial Assistance

Our ability to offer financial assistance to cover tuition relies on mutual trust. We trust you to be honest in your assessment of your economic reality and only request assistance if you truly need it to attend the Foundations of Herbalism Program. We are committed to sharing our herbal wisdom. And we ask that you compensate us for our efforts to the best of your ability. Review our criteria for financial assistance to determine if you should apply. 

Full Tuition

This is the price we feel that the program is worth. We ask that you use your resources to cover the cost of the program tuition if you have any of the following:

  • access to financial resources
  • property you own or are buying
  • health insurance for yourself and your family
  • personal savings
  • people in your life you could tap help you pursue an herbal education 
Financial Assistance/Tuition Discounts
We offer a limited number amount of financial assistance if you cannot pay the full price of the program and without a discount would be unable to attend. If you have limited resources, no income, are disabled, a single parent, or have dependent family members and, as a result, could not attend without an option that allows for your economic reality, we invite you to apply for a scholarship.

Submit your Financial Assistance Applicaiton here or email us at if you have any questions.

Thanks to Alexis J. Cunningfolk for sharing a template that inspired our policy.