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Bonny Covington
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Does anyone know of a course in herbal medicine? Not for college "credit", just for personal enrichment. Or someone willing to share their knowledge?
 
tel jetson
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check out the SW School of Botanical Medicine website. lots of information there, and they do distance learning courses if that appeals to you.
 
Rose Pinder
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Online: Learning Herbs and HerbMentor have great courses for teaching self-reliant herbalism (self, family, community), some free content, plus paid for courses (paid for gives access to the online community as well). Susun Weed has lots of free content online (website and youtube), as well as paid for courses.

http://www.learningherbs.com/

http://www.susunweed.com/

Lots of others too... Rosemary Gladstar, Kiva Rose... it depends on what you want and your learning style.
 
Shelly Randall
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Mountain Rose has a blog that is pretty good.
 
Lisa Allen
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I have a TON of resources here: http://aartiana.wordpress.com/herbalism/

However, I also want to show you the American Herbalist Guild's info:

http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/herbal_education
http://americanherbalistsguild.com/schools/all

Free stuff to get you started:

Susun Weed's Be Your Own Herbal Expert: http://www.susunweed.com/An_Article_Weed_Self-help1.htm
Or her Nourishing Infusions free course: http://wisewomanuniversity.ning.com/

Reference- A Modern Herbal: http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/mgmh.html

Botany: Start here: http://www.wildflowers-and-weeds.com/Plant_Families/Patterns_in_Plants.htm

Websites/Blogs I love:
Kiva Rose: http://bearmedicineherbals.com/
jim mcdonald: http://herbcraft.org
 
Bonny Covington
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thank you all so much for the information and links! All have been very helpful in my quest for knowledge. I just love permies! Many good people on here!
 
Jon Oleson
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Also, if Paul Bergner is still doing his distance learning course then I would highly recommend that approach. He teaches the vitalist method descendant from the early Physiomedicalists (i.e. before pharmaceuticals and allopathy took over our medical system), which focuses on herbal actions, energetics, nutrition, lifestyle, etc.

http://www.naimh.com/
 
Renate Howard
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Just wanted to throw in Stephen Harrod Buhner! Check out "Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers", "The Lost Language of Plants", "Herbal Antibiotics", and others by him. He's gone around the world meeting with herbal healers from different native cultures.
 
Chris Mott
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Lisa Allen wrote:I have a TON of resources here: http://aartiana.wordpress.com/herbalism/

However, I also want to show you the American Herbalist Guild's info:

http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/herbal_education
http://americanherbalistsguild.com/schools/all

Free stuff to get you started:

Susun Weed's Be Your Own Herbal Expert: http://www.susunweed.com/An_Article_Weed_Self-help1.htm
Or her Nourishing Infusions free course: http://wisewomanuniversity.ning.com/

Reference- A Modern Herbal: http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/mgmh.html

Botany: Start here: http://www.wildflowers-and-weeds.com/Plant_Families/Patterns_in_Plants.htm

Websites/Blogs I love:
Kiva Rose: http://bearmedicineherbals.com/
jim mcdonald: http://herbcraft.org

WOW! Thanks a lot for the wonderful list you've compiled in your first link. I knew quite of a few of these resources already, but there's also a ton that are new to me too. Thank you..
 
Lisa Allen
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You are more than welcome Chris!
 
Greta Fields
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My niece took a great course at UNC. They were using a great book, The Way of Herbs, which you could just read. I got a couple books from the stores in Cherokee NC. They have a new one out, the Banks book, based upon a 1950s college thesis deiscovered in an old house or something: Some guy interviewed some herb experts who are dead now.
I personally like J.T. Garrett's book.
I am not an herbalist AT ALL, but I keep books around.
Appalshop media center has a film about an Appalachian herbalist. He taught the guy at UNC. I cannotthink of his name.
Jon Pittman is herbalist for the Overhill Cherokee and he is on the Yahoo organic gardening group. A lot of people talk about herbs on that site, which is, however, mostly about gardening.
 
Steven Feil
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I am working with a vet named Patrick Jones. He has been using herbal remedies on animals and humans for well over 10 years. He has a philosophy of being a Home Grown Herbalist. His website is www.homegrownherbalist.net and the forums are at www.forum.homegrownherbalist.net. He has lots of documented cases that he has worked on. His most dramatic, from my perspective, is Miracle Max. Look for this on his blog.

He does not have a course or anything like that, but he is pretty quick to answer questions on our forum page.

Since we are also preppers learning your local herbs is heavily pushed. No sense getting used to using something from the other side of the globe when shipping is not available. This is why I use Michael Moore's book Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West as my prime source of information. He has several other books too including for the Pacific NW and the Desert and Canyonlands area.

His SW School of Botanical Medicine is mentioned up thread.
 
Lisa Allen
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Steven - on that note, you might even be familiar with International Animal Herbalist Greg Tilford http://animalessentials.com/

He is in Western Montana and supplies vets with product all over the world. Check out his animal herbal blog: http://theanimalherbalist.com/
 
Steven Feil
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I am not, but Patrick may be. I will pass that on to him.
 
Ewelina Bajda
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I found this list of schools online: https://www.facebook.com/notes/herbal-healing/herbal-schools/10150266081169460:

"the best course I have seen is by Rosemary Gladstar. It has everything and is correspondence. However, I also have the NAIMH courses which are probably better if you already have some basics.

Dr. Christopher's School of Natural Healing http://snh.cc/ is a really good school to attend you can either do it Correspondence Online or through the mail I'm graduating next month from there if you have any questions or want to learn more you can message me.

Michael and Lesley Tierra's East West School of Herbology http://www.planetherbs.com/ Online course, correspondence, forums, about 10 books + 3 course books for the Professional course. Yearly seminars offered at the school (in California).

If you live close to AZ there is the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. They are an accredited college and they have some online courses. You can look them up at http://www.swiha.edu/

Check out herbnet.com for schools and correspondence courses. That is how I found my school: The American College of Healthcare Sciences in Portland, OR. Veteran Benefits are also available.

I have studied through the Dominion Herbal College...they have been around since 1926. They focus on traditional North American Herbal Medicine, and have an excellent reputation. You can do almost all of their programs through distance learning. The more advanced programs do have a clinical placement requirement, but that can usually be arranged closer to your home. Good luck ))

www.heartofherbs.com
www.susunweed.com
www.sagemountain.com
www.jeannerose.net/herbal.html
www.naturalhealinginst.com/downloads/dl_catalog.pdf
www.snh.cc
www.planetherbs.com
www.dominionherbal.com ...British Columbia Canada.
http://www.wrc.net/ - Wild Rose College of Natural Healing...Alberta Canada
http://www.bastyr.edu/ - For those who would like More than just Herbal... Very intensive curriculum.
http://www.earthsongherbals.com/
http://gcnm.com/
http://www.cshs.com/
Natural Healing and Massage Schools - Massage Therapy School and Alternative Medicine Career Resources - http://www.naturalhealers.com/
http://www.swiha.edu/ - Southwest Institute of Healing arts
http://www.studyherbalmedicines.com - Blessed Maine Herb Farm School of Herbal Medicine with Gail Faith Edwards
http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/complementary_health/herbal_medicine_bsc.aspx - Herbal Medicine Degree

Non-degree programs, workshops and classes.

Healing Allies for Regular Folks - http://www.ladybarbara.net/html/online_herb_classes.html - Earth Circle Creations - http://www.EarthCircleCreations.com/
MidWest Herb Fest - http://www.midwestherbfest.com/
Herbal Healer Academy Inc - http://www.herbalhealer.com/corresp.html
LearningHerbs.com - http://www.learningherbs.com/
HerbMentor.com - http://www.herbmentor.com/
Northeast School of Botanical Medicine - http://www.7Song.com
http://www.classicalhomoeopathy.org/online-course
http://www.homeopathyschool.com/homestudy.html
http://www.renewalofthespiritinstitutewellnesscenter.com/ - Renewal of the Spirit Institute & Wellness Center
Living Earth School of Herbalism - http://www.livingearthschool.ca/
Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley. http://www.Ohlonecenter.org
The Gaia School of Healing - http://www.thegreenwoman.com
18 Lesson Herbal Medicine Correspondence Course - www.blessedmaineherbs.com
Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine - http://www.blueridgeschool.org
CommonWealth School of Herbal Medicine - http://www.commonwealthherbs.com/
SouthWest School of Botanical Medicine - www.swsbm.com
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Frank Brentwood
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Ewelina Bajda wrote:I found this list of schools online: https://www.facebook.com/notes/herbal-healing/herbal-schools/10150266081169460


Can't view if not a FaceBook member.
 
Cindi Borax
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A little late to this thread, but I partook of the Herbal Academy of New England's pilot beginner herbalist pilot course last year and thought it quite good. They also have an advanced one as well.

I love the books I have by Matthew Woods as well and, as several someones already mentioned, Kiva Rose, Jim McDonald, Michael Moore, 7Song and Susun Weed are fantastic also.
 
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