The Herbal Immersion Program is an invitation to those who want to steep themselves in the magic and medicine of plants. Our time is split between the forest, garden, kitchen, and classroom as we gain hands-on experience and develop herbal healing skills to last a lifetime.
The course provides a thorough foundation in herbal materia medica, botanical identification, plant energetics, and medicine-making in a participatory, engaging setting. Our field trips will uncover hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest, showing off fancy flowers and marvelous mushrooms as we wildcraft edibles and medicinal plants. Guest instructors expand the focus to include in-depth forays into medic skills, herbal activism, and harnessing intuition.
Our herbal journey will begin with the basics: digestion, wound healing, ecology, and botanical identification. From there, we’ll sprinkle in garden ecosystems, forest foraging, and magic ritual as we explore the systems of the body. At the peak of summer blossoms, we’ll go on a group camping trip, harvesting and creating magical medicine. Acute herbal treatment and first aid skills will be covered, both in the field and in the classroom.
As we transition into autumn, we’ll discuss hormone-related wellness, expand our knowledge of ecosystems and ethical wildcrafting, and delve into the wonders of mushroom hunting. To wrap up the course, students will present their research on a condition of their choosing, deepening their herbal skill set. At the end of the term, students will have the tools and the confidence to create their own apothecary and serve as a health and first aid resource for their community.
There are many approaches to herbalism; this course is designed from a feminist, queer perspective in which weeds are embraced and wild is wonderful. Our focus is bioregional, stressing sustainability and accessibility for all.
The Herbal Immersion Program is taught by Missy Rohs and features Gradey Proctor, Sue Burns, and other guest instructors. It meets Wednesdays and Thursdays, March through October, for a total of over 240 hours of class time. The total cost is $2800, with discounts offered for pre-payment in full. A payment plan is available.
Herbal Immersion Program 2017 dates:
March 29, 30
April 5, 6
April 12, 13
April 19, 20
April 26, 27
May 24, 25
May 31, June 1
June 7, 8
June 20, 21
June 27-29 (camping)
July 26, 27
August 2, 3
August 9, 10
August 16, 17
August 23, 24
September 20, 21
September 27, 28
October 4, 5
October 11, 12
October 18, 19
Class is held from 10am-4pm Wednesdays & Thursdays. On Wednesday field trips, we'll carpool to our destination, which will add additional time to the day.
Herbal Immersion Program: Join us!
Thanks for your interest! Our 2017 class is underway. Dates for 2018 will be up in the fall, and we'll begin interviews in November. Please check back with us then.