Herbal Apprenticeship Program II

January 15 – September 17, 2023

Sedona, Arizona

72 Hour Program
Sundays, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Explore your deeper connections to
traditional healing therapies!

We’re once again offering an intensive and experiential training to deepen your skills and knowledge as an herbalist with Clinical Herbalist and educator Feather Jones.

This program is open to anyone who has completed the first year program or has a basic but solid foundation in western herbal therapeutics, medicine making and formulation strategies. Two field trips are included, 2 nights in Cave Creek campground, Chiracahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona, and 2 nights outside Durango Colorado in late summer in the high country.

Course Overview:

  • 72 hour program
  • 9 classes throughout the year
    • Located in and around beautiful Sedona, Arizona
  • Plus 2 Botanical Field Trips
    • Chiracahua Mountains Field Trip, Arizona, May 19th – 21st, 2023
    • Durango, Colorado Southern Rockies, Colorado, September 15th – 17th, 2023
  • Several tuition options available

Enhance Your Herbal Knowledge With:

  • Plant Identification ~ Get to know the bioregional plants of the deserts, riparians, canyons and mountains.
  • Mindful Harvesting Practices ~ Gain an understanding of sustainable wild harvesting techniques for each plant we gather, ‘tending the wild garden’.
  • Materia Medica ~ The stories of the plants: Discover how ancient cultures used them for foods and medicines, folk remedies, pharmacognosy, the science of botanical medicine, clinical practices and common everyday uses.
  • Herbal Therapeutics ~ How to apply herbal medicines in specific indications, using formulas and simples.
  • Organ System Imbalances ~ Learn herbal actions for each system, when to tone, when to strengthen, when to stimulate or sedate and when to nourish.
  • Herbal Energetics ~ Discover your innate connection to the plants themselves through flower essences and intuitive practice.

Wild Harvesting Botanical Field Trips

Chiracahua Mountains, Arizona

May 19th – 21st, 2023

Cave Creek Canyon, two nights camping in the sky island country of southern Arizona. 2:00 p.m. afternoon herb walk to ranger station. Next morning to the desert for replenishing our herbal pharmacies, flower essences and herb processing at the picnic tables, evening hike to the vista for full moonrise. Bring music, songs or your favorite story.

Durango, Colorado Southern Rockies, Colorado

September 15th – 17th, 2023

Two overnighters high country camping for osha, possible sweet cicely, rabbitbrush flower essence, rosehips, etc., kava ceremony, certificates and closing circle.

Course Details

*Please note classes are subject to change. Please refer to this page for the most updated information.

DateDescription
January 15th, 2023Cardiovascular system, materia medica, monographs on Hawthorne and Ginkgo. Make flavonoid tea.
February 5th, 2023Continuing cardio~ hypertension, hypotension and arteriosclerosis. Urinary tract therapeutics and materia medica, facial, tongue and nail diagnosis.
February 26th, 2023Urinary tract continued~ kidney stones and UTIs, UT formulations, dandelion aperitif preparations, Respiratory materia medica, pleurisy and grindelia monographs.
March 19th, 2023Respiratory continued~ tobacco treatment, allergic rhinitis, asthma, throat sprays.
April 9th, 2023Review upper, lower GI system materia medica, IBS, ulcerative colitis and Chrones, neutralizing cordial preparations, Chinese rhubarb monograph, laxatives, tonics and alkalinizers. Formulation sheet.
April 30th, 2023Nervous system therapeutics for cognitive impairment, depression/anxiety, ADHD, pain management, ashwagandha and gotu kola monographs. Finish materia medica, adaptogens.
May 19th – 21st, 2023
(Field Trip)
Chiracahua Mountains field trip, Cave Creek Canyon, two nights camping in the sky island country of southern Arizona. 2:00 p.m. afternoon herb walk to ranger station. Next morning to the desert for replenishing our herbal pharmacies, flower essences and herb processing at the picnic tables. Full moonrise at the vista. Bring musical instruments for a magical night of stories and songs under the full moon.
June 25th, 2023
Nervous system continued; Immune malfunctions, brief review of biofilms materia medica and therapeutics.
July 23rd, 2023Plant ID and sample wild harvesting in the canyons. A few new plants.
August 27th, 2023Symptomology and assessment, intake forms. Review of formulation strategies.
September 15th – 17th, 2023
(Field Trip)
Durango, Colorado root and berry harvesting trip, two overnighters high country camping for osha, sweet cicely, rabbitbrush flower essence, rose hips, etc., kava ceremony, certificates and closing circle. 
January 15th, 2023
Cardiovascular system, materia medica, monographs on Hawthorne and Ginkgo. Make flavonoid tea.
February 5th, 2023
Continuing cardio~ hypertension, hypotension and arteriosclerosis. Urinary tract therapeutics and materia medica, facial, tongue and nail diagnosis.
February 26th, 2023
Urinary tract continued~ kidney stones and UTIs, UT formulations, dandelion aperitif preparations, Respiratory materia medica, pleurisy and grindelia monographs.
March 19th, 2023
Respiratory continued~ tobacco treatment, allergic rhinitis, asthma, throat sprays.
April 9th, 2023
Review upper, lower GI system materia medica, IBS, ulcerative colitis and Chrones, neutralizing cordial preparations, Chinese rhubarb monograph, laxatives, tonics and alkalinizers. Formulation sheet.
April 30th, 2023
Nervous system therapeutics for cognitive impairment, depression/anxiety, ADHD, pain management, ashwagandha and gotu kola monographs. Finish materia medica, adaptogens.
May 19th – 21st, 2023
(Field Trip)
Chiracahua Mountains field trip, Cave Creek Canyon, two nights camping in the sky island country of southern Arizona. 2:00 p.m. afternoon herb walk to ranger station. Next morning to the desert for replenishing our herbal pharmacies, flower essences and herb processing at the picnic tables. Full moonrise at the vista. Bring musical instruments for a magical night of stories and songs under the full moon.
June 25th, 2023
Nervous system continued; Immune malfunctions, brief review of biofilms materia medica and therapeutics.
July 23rd, 2023
Plant ID and sample wild harvesting in the canyons. A few new plants.
August 27th, 2023
Symptomology and assessment, intake forms. Review of formulation strategies.
September 15th – 17th, 2023
(Field Trip)
Durango, Colorado root and berry harvesting trip, two overnighters high country camping for osha, sweet cicely, rabbitbrush flower essence, rose hips, etc., kava ceremony, certificates and closing circle. 

January 15, 2022 – September 17, 2023
72 Hour Program
Sundays, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Students must attend all classes to receive a Certificate of Completion.

How the hours are broken down
54 hours – Sedona (9 Sunday classes)
9 hours – Chiracahua Mountains Field Trip
9 hours – Durango, Colorado Southern Rockies Field Trip

Tuition Options

Tuition OptionsPrice
Full Tuition
11 Classes
Full Year, Due Dec 1st$995
3 Installments Tuition
Installment 1, Due January 1st$365
Installment 2, Due April 1st$365
Installment 3, Due July 1st$365
Classroom Only Without Field Trip$800
*Field Trips Are Included In The Yearly Course Curriculum But May Be Purchased Separately
Field Trip #1, Chiracahua Mountains Field Trip, Arizona
May 19th – 21st, 2023
$200
Field Trip #2, Durango, Colorado Southern Rockies Field Trip, Colorado
September 15th – 17th, 2023
$200

Several Tuition Options Available

Full Tuition
11 Classes
Full Year, Due Dec 1st
$995

3 Installments Tuition
Installment 1, Due Jan 1st
$365

Installment 2, Due April 1st
$365

Installment 3, Due July 1st
$365

Classroom Only Without Field Trip
$800

*Field Trips Are Included In The Yearly Course Curriculum But May Be Purchased Separately

Field Trip #1, Chiracahua Mountains Field Trip, Arizona
May 19th – 21st, 2023
$200 

Field Trip #2, Durango, Colorado Southern Rockies Field Trip, Colorado
September 15th – 17th, 2023
$200

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