Imagine you are walking through the forest near your home. As you look around you, you start noticing the plants growing nearby. Imagine knowing each of these plants; understanding how to use them, when to harvest them and which parts to use. Envision being able to make these plants into medicines such as salves, oils, pills, syrups and tinctures. How would it feel to help others use these herbal medicines for healing purposes?
These are the skills of an herbalist. Are you ready to follow the path less traveled? Are you interested in deepening your connection with plants and the earth? It is time to get excited about plants and awaken your passion for natural healing!
Green Path Herb School empowers students to use medicinal plants for themselves, their families and as professional herbalists. We offer several herb programs designed for the beginning student to the advanced practitioner. Join us on a journey of exploration of medicinal herbs and natural remedies! Students foster a life long relationship with herbs as we explore the healing power of plants and the study of herbal medicine.
We offer classes in Missoula, Montana and have upcoming online classes as well. Our offerings include community herb classes, herbal workshops, wildcrafting trips, online herb certificate classes and programs, a school for training professional herbalists, herb books and lots of free herbal information!
Our three main courses are Herbal Foundations an Herbalist Certificate Program and a Clinical Program.
Herbal Foundations is an in-depth, herbal studies program designed for laypeople and practitioners who wish to use herbs safely and effectively. This is a great program for the person who wants to develop self-sufficiency with herbal medicine. We study medicinal plants easily grown in our northern climate as well as some special exotics. Learn how to grow herbs and how essential oils are made. Explore using herbs for different body systems. Learn the art and science of medicine making. Upon finishing Herbal Foundations courses, students receive a certificate of completion.
Herbalist Certificate Program:
A comprehensive program catering to those interested in becoming professional herbalists, this curriculum is designed to provide a total immersion into natural healing and medicinal plants. Students will take away from this course the skill set and confidence needed to practice herbalism. Discover a new and exciting direction in your life: explore the ancient art and modern science of herbal healing!
This 7-month intensive program is designed for the serious herb student who wants to develop their skills as a Professional Clinical Herbalist. We will cover advanced topics such as case studies and write ups, pathologies, client intakes, clinical forms and scope of practice, formulating, observational and lab reading skills, as well as round table clinical discussions.
What students are saying:
Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom. Your passion for what you do inspires your students to learn and expand their own knowledge of the natural world and how connected they can be with it. Your classes are clear and straightforward. I love all the plant wisdom. I go outside and all I see are medicinal plants! Thank you!
The things I learned while taking classes with the Green Path Herb School empower and inspire. I now feel equipped with information and awareness that will allow me to take medicine and healing into my own hands by working with the Earth’s provisions. -Michael Billington
Thank you so much for the great information you provided – your presentation of the material was entertaining and professional and I appreciate your approachability. Your course and philosophies are a real gift to our community. –S.Richardson
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing knowledge and time with so many people. You have been such an inspiration to me, and I don’t think I would have had the resources or info I needed to begin this journey without your help! –Kristin
You have inspired and empowered me to incorporate herbal methods for health and healing into my everyday life. I now have a new understanding of the way my body functions and ways I can nourish and heal it, naturally. – M.L.
Enrollment: We are now accepting applications for 2018. There is no deadline for application, however applications are considered upon their submission and we expect the program to fill. Note that a deposit is required along with the application to secure an interview, so please call or e-mail with any questions or concerns before applying. Find out more by clicking on Classes, and get the applications here:
Herbal Foundations: HF Application Form
Herbalist Certificate Program: GP Application Form
Clinical Program: Clinical Application Form