Herbal Apprenticeship Program

Deepen Your Connection with Nature

through instruction, guidance, and hands-on experience
Learn how to use medicinal plants for healing purposes.

Field experience includes plant identification, research, preparation and usage


Access to reliable, accurate, reference material including extensive handouts and recipes

Opportunity to design, create and complete an herbal product line unique to your needs and desires

Small class size with lots of personal attention, guidance and opportunity to learn from others

Complete the Course

You will keep a log of your experiences, and create new products each month to be shared in the group

Each participant will present their product line in a "Medicine Show" at our last meeting.

You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you have finished the course.

Registration Information

The Herbal Apprenticeship Program meets once a month on Sundays in Merrimac, Massachusetts. The dates are: June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2.

To receive a certificate of completion, you must attend all classes, complete homework, and present a medicine show of your product line at the last class.

The cost of the program is $1,050. A $150 non-refundable deposit is required to save your place.

Please email me at robertah444@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Apprenticeship Includes

Planting a Healing Garden

This class covers

This class includes plant identification, growing herbs from seeds, cuttings, as well as how to transplant and grow herbs in a variety of conditions, and container planting.

The Herbal Medicine Chest

Learn to make medicinal oils from fresh plants, salves, poultices, teas, fomentations and more. Discover which plants are used for skin conditions and pain care.

Flower Essences & Gem Elixirs

In this class you will make your own flower essence/gem elixir. We will do a plant/spirit/medicine journey for you to connect with your plant/gem's medicine. 

The Herbal Spa

In this class we will make herbal skin care products including facial steam, scrub, mask, and face cream. You will experience a full herbal facial and foot soak for a complete herbal spa experience.

Herbs for Winter Health Care

In this class we will cover how to dig and prepare herbal roots for winter health care. We will prepare fire cider, echinacea tincture, and cover recipes for supporting the immune system, addressing colds, flu, etc.

Crafting With Herbs

In this class we will discuss how to grow, harvest and dry herbs and flowers for crafting purposes. You will create a crown with a sweetgrass braid base, a wheat weaving love knot and dried flowers, herbs and feathers.

Wheat Weaving Classes Schedule soon to come

Wheat Weaving Classes

Sweethearts and Love Knots

In this class you will learn the beginning weaves necessary to create finished designs. I will cover four to eight straw weaving techniques.


In this class you will create a full size goddess weaving. I will demonstrate how to make an earth goddess, angel, mother, and harvest maiden. 

God's Eye Medicine Wand

The weaving for this design includes a god's eye for the center and love knots for the four directions. I will also demonstrate how to embellish the finished wand with feathers and gemstone beads.

Corazon, Welsh Harp, Welsh Fan Flat Weaving

In this class you will learn the flat weaving technique used to create Welsh and Mexican weavings.

Spiral Weaving Around a Core Advanced Class

This class requires mastering four to eight straw weaving, and flat weaving. Once you are able to do these weaves effortlessly, you are ready for spiral weaving.

Spiral Weaving Without a Core Advanced Class

This class requires mastering four to eight straw weaving, flat weaving, and spiral weaving around a core.