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 online to English speaking people around the world. Our offerings include community herb classes, herbal workshops, wildcrafting trips, online herb certificate classes and programs, herb books and lots of free herbal information! Our main courses are Herbal Foundations an Herbalist Certificate Program.

We are now accepting applications for 2021.

Herbal Foundations:

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. Study medicinal plants easily grown in a garden, weedy herbs, 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. Learn more!

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! Learn more!


There is no deadline for application, however applications are considered upon their submission and we expect the programs 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 the program categories (above), and get the applications here: Herbal Foundations Application Form, Herbalist Certificate Application Form

What students are saying:

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“I am so incredibly grateful to have learned from you. I have used information I’ve aquired in class to gain a better understanding of health and to help myself/others achieve greater wellness and balance. My appreciation for the healing power of plants is ten times what it was before taking your course.” – S.G.

You are such a “natural,” teacher and so WISE! Loved your class.–S.S.

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 Y

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.

24 Comments on “Home

  1. I am self taught in herbal medicine but looking for a school to learn more from.

    • HI Dawn, You are always welcome to stop in and see a class and the school if or when you are in Missoula!

  2. Please tell me when the next classes start again and if housing or work exchange is offered.

    • Hi Marsha, The school is in full swing for 2015. A new program will begin in February 2016. Housing is not offered at the school. students generally rent something in town. We do offer one work exchange position and do interviews to fill that. I can send you the details if you are interested. Thanks!

  3. Just graduated from high school and am interested in more information in your program.

    Thank you.

  4. Hi, I’m moving to Kalispell in 2016 and am very interested in this school. Is there some way i can recieve a complete information packet?

      • I am a senior in high school this year and have recently gotten very interested in attending your school. Could I get more information, too, please. greatly appreciated, thank you
        p.s. i have already activated my email from the link you posted

        • Hi Shayna, I will email you some information. Thanks for your interest and let us know if you have questions.

  5. I am very interested in seeking information for your program starting in February. Please send my information regarding application and fees. Also, if there is any funding thru financial loans.

    • Hi Rachel,
      We are delighted that you are interested in Green Path Herb School! You can find information on this page, as well as scrolling down to the bottom to download the application.


      You can also call us with any questions at 406.274.2009. We do have a work trade position as well, which we’d be happy to discuss with you.
      Thanks, Elaine

  6. Hello. I am sry interested in attending this school for the upcoming 2018 semester. however, the HP application form and GP application form are both broken links saying “404 page not found” Hopefully you can fix fbis, or write me back letting me know how I can access those applications.

    Thank you,

    • Ellie, Were you able to access the links? They look like they are working. Please let me know if I can assist you any more. Warmly, Elaine

  7. I am a beginner, are there any online courses you would suggest for beginners? We live in winnett MT near the Judith mountains so the fact you are familiar with the MT plant life really interests me. Thanks!

    • Hi Kate,
      Our Herbal Foundations Certificate Program would be a good fit for a beginning student that wants to learn to use herbs and make herbal remedies for themselves and their family. We also have fall and spring community herbal classes on various herbal topics that you might be interested in. To keep up to date, you could consider joining our newsletter. Thanks!

  8. Is the clinical program designed so that a student could live elsewhere and commute in or would they need to live in Missoula?

    • Hi Robbie,
      Students don’t have to live in Missoula to take this program, but would need to travel to Missoula for some classes.

  9. I quite like looking through an article that can make people
    think. Also, thanks ffor permittting me to comment!

  10. I was researching how to prepare rosehips and not destroy the vit c in the process and your web site popped up and contained all I was looking for plus more about this fruit. I am so much more informed and excited to continue and explore our natural world for my healthy benefit.

  11. Im only a freshman but am looking at this class what is the age range and over time for this course to be completed.

    • Hi Maya! We tried to email you but it didn’t go through. We have had students in our weekend programs as young as 14. In our herbalist certificate program, we have had students as young as 19. Honestly, we feel it’s more about maturity level than age. We’d love to answer any more questions if you have them. Thanks, Elaine

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