Herbal Events Calendar

Welcome to the AHG Calendar of Herbal Events.  If you have an event that you think would be of interest to our members and those who visit this website, send a description and contact information to specialprojects@americanherbalistsguild.com

ACHS Summer 2017 Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Online Class Offerings
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
When: May 15, 2017 to August 27, 2017

ACHS is pleased to announce its herbal medicine, aromatherapy, and holistic health courses for the 2017 Summer Semester beginning on May 15, 2017.

Registration for the following courses will remain open until April 14, 2017.

Undergraduate Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Classes:

HERB 101: Basics of Herbalism Online
HERB 201: Herbal Studies Online
HERB 302: Herbal Materia Medica I Online
HERB 303: Herbal Materia Medica II Online
HERB 304: Herbal Materia Medica III Online

AROMA 101: Introduction to Aromatherapy Online
AROMA 103: Introduction to Aromatherapy for Spa Management (7.5 weeks)
AROMA 203: Aromatherapy I Online
AROMA 303: Aromatherapy II Online
AROMA 304: Aromatherapy III Online
AROMA 305: Aromatherapy Chemistry Online
HED 303: Stress Management and Emotional Health Online
HLTH 101: Personal & Community Health Online
HLTH 201: Physical Activity & Wellness Online
HOMB 201: Dynamic Phytotherapy Online
NAT 101: Nutrition, Bodycare & Herbalism Online
NAT 202: Energetic Modalities I: Flower Essences Online
NAT 203: Historical Modalities I: Iridology Online
NAT 204: Energetic Modalities II: Homeopathy Online
NAT 305: Wellness Coaching & Communication Skills Online
NAT 306: Holistic Health Consulting & Business Skills Online
NAT 307: Healthcare Terminology Online
NAT 308: Holistic Nutrition Online
NUT 101: Introduction to Nutrition Online
NUT 309: Topics in Holistic Nutrition Online
SPA 120: A Comprehensive Introduction to Spa Management Online (7.5 Weeks)

Graduate Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Classes:

HERB 502: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I Online
HERB 503: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica II Online
HERB 504: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica III Online

AROMA 501: Aromatherapy Science Online
AROMA 503: Aromatherapy I Online
AROMA 504: Aromatherapy II Online
AROMA 505: Aromatherapy III Online
AROMA 507: Aromatherapy Chemistry Online
BOT 501: Botany and Plant Identification for the Holistic Health Practitioner Online
HED 503: Stress Management and Emotional Health Online
HOM 501: Homeopathy Online
HOMB 501: Dynamic Phytotherapy Online
NAT 504: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Pathology and Protocols Online
NAT 515: Wellness Coaching & Communications Skills Online
NUT 501: Advanced Applied Holistic Nutrition Online
NUT 509: Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition Online
NUT 510: Nutrition and Dietary Supplements Online
RES 501: Assessment and Integration of Research Online
TOX 501: Fundamentals of Toxicology and Safety in Botanical Medicine Online

Phone: (800) 487-8839
For more information, visit: https://www.achs.edu/request-achs-viewbook
Edible and Medicinal Plants of Long Island: 10 Week Botany Field Course
Offered by: Green Man Natural Health
When: June 4, 2017 to August 6, 2017

Come to One Class or All

Learn Identification, Use, History, Ecology, andFamilial Relationships of Commonly Available Safe and Useful Plants

Emphasis Will Be Put on Recognition of Plant Families, and the Use of Organoleptic Analysis (the Five Senses) for Botanical Identification

Sundays 1-4 pm, Rain or Shine
June 4 – August 6
Meeting in Front of Sea Cliff Library
300 Sea Cliff Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579

$30/class
American Herbalists Guild Members: $25/class
15 and 30 hour certificates available (August 13 on site test required)

Phone: (516) 640-2127
For more information, visit: http://www.greenmannaturalhealth.com
Grassroots Herbal Apprenticeship Year 2
Offered by: Centro Ashé Community Herbal Center
When: June 24, 2017 to October 15, 2017

This program offers our community a chance to explore folk herbalism with a second year that is meant to deepen our practice of herbalism. Participants must have either completed our first year of the Grassroots Herbal and Holistic Wellness Program, or have a strong foundation in herbalism.  During our Grassroots Herbal Program, we build cooperatively to keep the knowledge of our food, herbal medicine,  seeds, and our healing traditions alive and vital within our communities.

Birthkeeper Apprenticeship
Offered by: Centro Ashé Community Herbal Center
When: July 1, 2017 to October 2, 2017

Birthkeepers Apprenticeship, a program designed to support mamas, new or expecting parents, babies, birthkeepers and workers and all those who support the birth process to explore together.  Participants will receive their Doula Certification via the Birth Well during the first portion of the course, and then will go on to receive in depth classes as well as develop skills to support mamas, babies, birth and beyond!

For more information, visit: http://www.centroashe.org/birthkeeper.html
ACHS Summer Accelerated 2017 Herbal and Aroma Online Class Offerings
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
When: July 6, 2017 to August 27, 2017

ACHS is pleased to announce its herbal medicine and aromatherapy courses for the 2017 Summer Accelerated Semester beginning on July 6, 2017.

Registration for the following courses will remain open until June 16, 2017.

Undergraduate Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Classes:

HERB 101: Basics of Herbalism Online  *8-week accelerated course

AROMA 101: Introduction to Aromatherapy Online  *8-week accelerated course
SPA 220: Retain Management for Spas
SPA 250: Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
SPA 367: Financial Management for Spas

Graduate Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Classes:

HERB 502: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I Online

NUT 509: Graduate Topics in Holistic Nutrition Online
RES 501: Assessment and Integration of Research Online

Phone: (800) 487-8839
For more information, visit: https://www.achs.edu/request-achs-viewbook
Grassroots Herbal Apprenticeship Year 1
Offered by: Centro Ashé Community Herbal Center
When: July 8, 2017 to October 29, 2017

Community based herbal program - we're dedicated to putting herbal medicine in the hands of the people!  This program offers our community a chance to explore folk herbalism from various traditions, and to understand natures ability to support our health, strength, and vitality.  The series is an introduction and includes herbal fundamentals, North American and Mid-Atlantic medicinal plants (and others), practical and therapeutic applications of herbs, herbal preparations and medicine making, harvesting and wild crafting plants, permaculture and herbal gardening, herbal energetics and more.

Humoural Temperaments for Mongrel Herbalists with Jim McDonald
Offered by: Midwest Women’s Herbal
When: August 12, 2017 to August 14, 2017

Jim McDonald will share how he understands and utilizes the humoural temperaments, and how he's adapted them to the six tissue states & contemporary culture.  Held at Echo Valley Farm in Ontario, Wisconsin - just a short drive after the United Plant Savers Planting the Future Conference.

Phone: (920) 452-4372
Introduction to Aromatherapy
Offered by: Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary
When: August 12, 2017

Curious about essential oils?
Want to learn the basics of what they are and how to use them safely?

Then this is the class for you!

We'll cover what essential oils actually are, a few of the many of the ways you can use them, and go over some of our favorites to have on hand.

The popularity of essential oil use is on the rise, and as a part of plant medicine we LOVE essential oils, but we also care deeply about their safe and effective use. Regardless of what essential oil brand you prefer, this class is for you.

Taught by Staff Aromatherapist Leesa Balik

Cost: Donation based, please come prepared to donate to the teacher for her time, minimum suggestion is $5

This class is first come first serve, so come a few minutes early to grab your spot!
https://goldenpoppyherbs.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentTy...

Phone: (970) 682-4373
For more information, visit: http://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/classes
Riverbend Ponds Edible & Medicinal Herb Walk
Offered by: Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary
When: August 13, 2017

Explore one of Fort Collins’s lovely natural spaces with botanist and long-time wild plant lover Laura Cascardi.

You’ll  learn about some of the medicinal and edible plants that are growing all around you, how to know when it’s safe and ethical to harvest them, and tidbits about what to use them for.

Taught by Staff Botanical Herbalist Laura Cascardi

Cost: $20

Class size is limited to 14 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:
https://goldenpoppyherbs.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentTy...

Phone: (970) 682-4373
For more information, visit: http://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/classes
Beyond the Basics: Herbal Energetics - Cooling Herbs
Offered by: Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary
When: August 16, 2017

It’s time to go Beyond the Basics.

For several years our community classes have focused on introducing the world of herbalism to those new to the craft. However, the time has come to step beyond the beginning and into a slightly deeper spectrum.

This class will be the first in a series on the Energetics of Herbalism. Herbal Energetics are one of the foundational principles of understanding and working with herbs, and give insight to how herbs are different than conventional medicine. In order to grasp how herbs work in the body, having a foundational comprehension of herbal energetics is key.

If you are someone who has been using herbs for a little while and are ready to deepen your body of knowledge, or looking for a refresher class this is the series for you!

While this class series will not build upon itself, meaning you don’t need to take the one before it in order to take the one currently being offered, it is part of a complete body of knowledge.

Taught by Staff Botanical Herbalist and director of the Equinox Center of Herbal Studies (ECOHS) Laura Cascardi
Cost $10

Class size is limited to 16, you must pre-register to hold your spot:
https://goldenpoppyherbs.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentTy...

Phone: (970) 682-4373
For more information, visit: http://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/classes
Herbs for Meditation, Balance and Deeper Awareness
Offered by: Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary
When: August 21, 2017

So many of us are living lives of high stress and anxiety, and despite all of the information about how meditation can be helpful for reducing these issues, it’s not always easy to do.

In this class you will learn about some of our favorite plants that can be aids for deeper meditation and mindfulness. They can help calm our minds, and generate a sense of balance and calm.

Come learn ways that sacred plants can be incorporated into your daily life and prepared prior to meditation or yoga practice, allowing you to relax into a natural state of relaxation and balance.

You will make a product to take home with you for use before meditation practice.
Taught by staff herbalist Brita LaTona
Cost: $15
Class size is limited to 16, you must pre-register to hold your spot:
https://goldenpoppyherbs.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentTy...

Phone: (970) 682-4373
For more information, visit: http://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/classes
Brewing Herbal Kombucha
Offered by: Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary
When: August 23, 2017

Learn the in's and out's of Kombucha brewing- that wonderful, probiotic rich, living, fermented tea.

You will learn the complete brewing process and methods of brewing your own Kombucha at home. You will also be familiarized with the secondary fermentation process, which includes flavoring with herbs and different fruits.

Everyone who attends will be sent home with their own SCOBY (the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that you will need to start your  brew) as well as enough black tea to brew your first gallon batch.

Happy brewing!

Taught by staff member Genevieve Gaskill

Cost $15

Class size is limited to 16, you must pre-register to hold your spot:
https://goldenpoppyherbs.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentTy...

Phone: (970) 682-4373
For more information, visit: http://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/classes
Observing and Drawing Plants
Offered by: Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary
When: August 26, 2017

Time spent observing plants is never time wasted.

Come express yourself artistically by making plant connections and sitting down with some of life’s great beauties for a class designed to get you to stop and draw the roses. Before we begin we'll spend time taking a step back and observe our subjects as they are in the present moment. As a group, we'll practice noticing the natural world with our senses in subtle detail to prepare us for deepening our process. Mindfully sitting with our subjects will help us to shift into dynamic drawing exercises using a variety of mediums.

Artist or not, you will leave this class feeling refreshed, inspired, and with a greater sense of appreciation for the intricate details of some of the plants that fill your world.

Please bring your own sketchpad. Also, come prepared to be outside with appropriate clothing, sun protection, and plenty of water. Drawing utensils will be provided, but always feel free to bring your own.

Taught by staff herbalist Ashley Noack

Cost: Donation based, please come prepared to donate to the teacher for her time, minimum suggestion is $5

This class is first come first serve, so come a few minutes early to grab your spot!
https://goldenpoppyherbs.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentTy...

Phone: (970) 682-4373
For more information, visit: http://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/classes
Chesapeake Herb Gathering
Offered by: Centro Ashé Community Herbal Center
When: August 26, 2017 to August 27, 2017

The Chesapeake Herb Gathering is an annual event organized by Centro Ashé bringing together inter-generational herbal, land-based, and healing communities to celebrate our stories, our knowledge, our culture and traditions.

Enjoy a weekend of workshops, plant walks, youth activities, community artwork, social justice, artisans market, campfire, and community connections with local herbalists, teachers, clinicians, healers, botanists, farmers, birthkeepers, medicine makers, rootworkers, artists, homesteaders, community organizations and much more!

For more information, visit: http://www.chesapeakeherbgathering.com/
Herbal Facial Masks
Offered by: Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary
When: August 27, 2017

Did you know that almost all of the science around skincare originally developed out of the study of compounds found in plants?

For thousands of years humans have used plants for skincare, from bumps and bruises, cuts and scrapes, to anti-aging and skin brightening, plants hold the key to revealing your skin’s beauty.

In this class you will learn about some of the best herbs to use to create your own facial masks at home for your skin type and skin needs.

Taught by staff aromatherapist Leesa Balik

Cost: $15

Class size is limited to 16 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:
https://goldenpoppyherbs.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentTy...

Phone: (970) 682-4373
For more information, visit: http://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/classes
Foundations in Western Herbalism 300 Hour Course
Offered by: Herbal Wisdom Institute
When: September 5, 2017 to August 2, 2018

The Foundations in Western Herbalism course offers 300 hours of classroom and field study instruction along with experiential projects designed to develop and strengthen your unique herbalism gifts and talents.

Course Topics

  • Herbal Medicine Introduction
  • Plant Identification and Botany
  • Anatomy/Physiology/Pathology
  • Pharmacology & Formulary
  • Medicinal application by Body System
  • Plant Spirit Medicine
  • Herbs of the Desert
  • Wildcrafting / Foraging
  • Gardening, Harvesting & Preparations
  • Medicine Making
  • Herbal Medicine Systems around the world
  • Business Development for Herbal Advancement
  • Community education
  • Working knowledge of approximately 150 herbs
  • Field Study and Internship experiences
  • Clinical Internship program (optional add-on)


The herbalist certification course is designed to give you a strong foundation of the historical and contemporary use of herbs, laws and regulations governing herbal medicine, business development for the herbalist, and effective preparation and formulation of herbal medicine to be used in clinical practice.

Phone: (928) 227-2760
Mycelium Mysteries: Women’s Mushroom Retreat
Offered by: Midwest Women’s Herbal
When: October 6, 2017 to October 8, 2017

A unique women’s mushroom retreat - with workshops on wild mushroom gathering and identification, fungal ecology, mushroom medicine & nutrition, ethnomycology, women's roles in the herstory of fungi and more - held at Camp Helen Brachman in Almond, Wisconsin.

Phone: (920) 452-4372
Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference
Offered by: Southeast Wise Women
When: October 13, 2017 to October 15, 2017

Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference
October 13-15, 2017 in Black Mountain, NC

The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference is a weekend for women to learn, celebrate and connect. For one weekend in autumn, we share inspiration, celebration and practical learning about earth-based healing and women’s health. Surrounded by the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains, our venue at Lake Eden offers a beautiful, serene backdrop for over 60 workshops and classes in herbalism, nutrition, personal growth and natural healing. Our 2017 featured speakers include Aviva Romm, Phyllis Light, Robin Rose Bennet, Sobande Moss-Greer, gina Breedlove, and many more!

For all of the details and easy online registration visit  www.sewisewomen.com
Contact us at info@sewisewomen.com or 877.739.6636 (877.SEWOMEN)

For more information, visit: http://www.sewisewomen.com/
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