Family Herbalism


FACULTY: The lead instructor for this class is Cheryl Fromholzer. For a complete list of Core Faculty and Guest Teachers, please visit: Faculty Listing

COST: $2,000. A non-refundable, non-transferable $500 deposit holds your space.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Gathering Thyme at 415.524.8693
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A Daytime, 6-Month Foundational Herbal Medicine Program
January - June 2020

Drawing from the expertise and experience of a well-rounded faculty, with many years of clinical and teaching experience, the goal of this foundational herbal program is to teach you to confidently use herbal medicine for many common ailments you and your family may encounter, from infancy to eldercare. Like our 9-month Explorations in Traditional Western Herbalism course, this program offers students a strong foundation in herbal healthcare, basic nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices to promote and enhance well-being and is being offered during the day for students who are unable to attend evening classes.

Students will take home all medicine made in class for their herbal medicine cabinet. Completion of this program will provide you with instruction in the following areas:

  • Comprehensive Herbal Materia Medica/Pharmacology on over 100 Medicinal Plants/Fungi

  • Herb Safety, Herb/Drug Interactions

  • Introduction to Herbal Energetics

  • Body System Therapeutics

  • Extensive Hands-on Medicine Making Techniques

  • Basic Botany and Plant Identification

  • Creating Deeper Connections with Nature and Ourselves

  • Flower Essence Training

Class meets every Monday morning from 9:30 to 1pm (holidays excepted) from January 6th through June22nd with a field-trip one or two Sundays each month. Each class consists of lecture, group discussion and medicine making. Field trips include herb walks, botany instruction and hands-on flower essence making.