Six-Weekend Herbal Apprenticeship at Heartstone Herbal School
An herbal apprenticeship program will be held one weekend a month between May and October, 2016, at Heartstone Herbal School, at 301 Brink Road, Van Etten, in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York. The dates are May 20–22, June 24–26, July 22–24, August 19–21, September 16–18 and October 14–16. This in-depth, residential course offers an experience-based foundation for the lifelong journey of becoming a practitioner of herbal medicine, and spans three seasons, to intimately learn about plants over the course of their life cycles.
The program teaches participants about plant identification and medicinal properties; diverse medicines including teas, tinctures, oils, creams and salves; ethical wild-crafting; and anatomy and physiology of the body. Activities are designed to deepen a personal relationship with the natural world.
The school is located at the Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials, whose mission includes carrying the principles of right relationship and gratitude for life into opportunities for learning and action. These are woven into the fabric of the apprenticeship. Heartstone courses are taught by co-directors Kris Miller and Tammi Sweet, along with special event guest instructors.
Tuition for the entire course is $2,200 and includes most meals, supplies, rustic accommodations, and an online course. A nonrefundable $250 deposit is required, and payment programs and $250 in work trade are available. There are also early-bird discounts when paid in full: by March 1, $200, and by April 1, $100.