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There's so many different ways to learn about herbs. Here are a few, they range from free to paid programs, books to podcasts, and a little bit in between. 

Free Schools

Herbalista Free School - A completely free herbal school run by Herbalista, an organization that firmly believes healthcare is a human right. They offer free classes via Teachable and Zoom. 

Mountain Rose Herb's Free Herbalism Project - Mountain Rose Herbs has complied numerous amounts of blog posts, tutorials, videos, podcasts, and recipes in a Pinterest style format to help you in your herbal journey.

Paid Schools


Commonwealth Holistic Herbalism - Katja & Ryn are a wife & husband team that teach herbalism, anything from single plants like their Lavender class to entire programs like their Family & Community Herbalist programs. They are very science based with some art of herbalism thrown in. They offer payment plans and twice a year they have a 20% off sale. 


The Herbal Academy - The Herbal Academy is an online herbal school with multiple programs from Intro to Herbalism courses up to Advance Herbalism. they also offer a lot of fun mini courses like Botanical Drawing, Botany & Wildcrafting, Fermentation, and more. 

Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine - Another online herbal school that has a 1000 hour herbal immersion program, a 375 hour foraging course, and a 150 hour medicine making course. 

Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials - An online school that also has in person classes and workshops. Classes range from Anatomy & Physiology to the Endocannabinoid System to Medicine Making. 

Books & Podcasts


Alchemy Of Herbs by Rosalee de la Foret

Anything by Rosmary Gladstar

Body Into Balance by Maria Noel Groves

Herbal Medicine for Beginners by Katja Swift & Ryn Midura

Herbal Constituents by Lisa Ganora


These podcasts should be available wherever you get your podcasts!

Herbs With Rosalee

Herb Mentor Radio

The Holistic Herbalism Podcast



Herbarium - This is a yearly paid membership that is so worth it. There are materia medica pages, herbal intensives, blog posts & podcasts all in one place, like an online library.

Milk & Honey Herbs - This is a Patreon account that is full of information. Jade is a bioregional herbalist so a lot of the information may be more geared towards those in the northeast. 

Henrietta's - Henriette Kress has put together a huge searchable database of herbal resources. Some of her information is in a different language because she speaks Finnish, German, and Swedish, but she has so many links to plant identifications and historical herbal texts. You could spend hours on her site soaking up the information!

Michael Moore's Southwest School of Botanical Medicine - A bit of a chaotic page, but chock full of information.

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