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Correspondence Course available American Holistic College of Nutrition ... 1704-PL 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205 ... offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and combination degree programs in Nutrition ... courses are offered through the convenience of home study ... the student learns how to operate a holistic practice legally and profitably ... for a catalog send $5

Clayton School of Natural Healing ... 1704-PL 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205; 205-252-2579; 800-633-6286 ... offers instruction in herbology, massage, acupressure, iridology, reflexology and related subjects ... the student graduates with the Doctor of Naturopathy degree ... for a catalog send $5


Herbalist Certification School ... 7121 E 6th Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251; 602-468-1187 ... The Herb Stop, Inc. has developed a comprehensive course to provide students, both health professionals and those expanding their personal herbal knowledge with a solid foundation in herbal medicine ... course is held at The Herb Stop for 9 consecutive weeks ... completion of this course leads to a certificate documenting the student's understanding of the role of herbs in traditional medical practice around the world as well as in current healing alternatives ... Gladys Hajdu, a Certified Herbalist from Switzerland's renown government school for therapeutic herbalism, is the primary instructor

grndot.gif (211 bytes)Reevis Mountain School ... Peter Bigfoot, HC02 Box 1534, Roosevelt, AZ 85545; 602-467-2536 ... a unique school of self-reliance and self-discovery ... established to provide an environment for people to get in touch with themselves, each other and the earth ... classes on edible and medicinal plants as well as survival skills

Sonoran Herbal Institute ... Pamela Hyde, PO Box 86477, Tucson, AZ 85754-6477; 520-743-3980 or 520-743-9902 ... Sonoran Herbal Institute was created in 1993 to provide herbal education in Arizona with a focus on plants in that bio-region

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, 2140 E Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282; 602-858-9100; FAX: 602-858-9116  Offering degree, certificate and continuing education programs in medical and health care education and training which have strong basic science foundations and clinical relevance

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine ... PO Box 4565, Bisbee, AZ 85603; hrbmoore@primenet.com ... the only American herbal trade school ... 20 week residency program ... 500+ hours of class and field instruction


The Good Medicine Society ... ...offers a series of courses and practices designed to help you to find Peace within yourself, a knowledge of Natural Laws and natural living, and a way to form your own destiny through practicing the techniques of creative thought ...this can be followed by their Natural Medicine course which consists of medicine of the Cherokees


American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine ... 455 Arkansas Street, Suite 302, San Francisco, CA 94107; 415-282-7600; FAX: (415) 282-0856; email: E-mail: lhuang@actcm.org  ... four year program with M.S. in herbology and acupuncture

American School of Herbalism ... 10226 Empire Grade Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; 408-457-9096 or 408-457-9097 ... founded by Michael Tierra and Christopher Hobbs ... offers professional herbal training course and advanced courses

Correspondence Course available Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies Course ... Jeanne Rose, 219 Carl St. (HGM), San Francisco, CA 94117­3804; FAX: 415­564­6799; catalog $2.50; 415­564­6785 (message) ... the Herbal Studies and Aromatherapy Studies Courses are written and overseen personally by Jeanne Rose ... these are two comprehensive correspondence courses with two specialties ...

Aromatherapy Institute & Research ... Victoria Edwards, PO Box 2354, Fair Oaks, CA 95628; 916-965-7546; Victoria@leydet.com ... aromatherapy seminars and certification course

California College of Ayurveda....Our Mission is to provide the highest quality education, health care, and research in the field of Ayurveda. We train our students to become Ayurvedic practitioners who are committed to understanding the whole person physically, emotionally, and spiritually. From this understanding the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist identifies areas of disharmony between a client's actions, constitution, and environment, discerns how this disharmony relates to the disease, and designs a program of care to create harmony and support the client on his or her journey back to health.   Two Year (500 hour) California State-Approved Program.  Leading to Certification as a clinical Ayurvedic specialist. 

California Institute of Integral Studies ... 9 Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA 94109-6602; 415-753-6100 ext. 270; FAX: 415-753-1169 ... offers graduate level Herbal Studies Curriculum ... brochure

The California School of Herbal Studies ... James Green & Evelyn Leigh, Box 39, Forestville, CA 95436; 707-887-7457 ... location: 9309 Highway 116 ... America's oldest center for herbal education ... programs include full-time training program and a range of weekend, evening and one-day classes for beginning to advanced students ... send $1 or LSASE for catalog

grndot.gif (211 bytes).Dry Creek Herb Farm & Learning Center ... 13935 Dry Creek Road, Auburn, CA 95603; 916-878-2441; FAX: 916-878-6772 ... home of Rick and Shatoiya de la Tour, herbalist, flower essence practitioner, nationally known teacher and author of "The Herbalist of Yarrow, a fairy tale of plant wisdom" ... the primary focus of the farm is education and offers a multitude of learning programs for beginners as well as seasoned herbalists ... a four month Earth Centered Internship allows the serious student to participate in-depth in the day to day workings of a thriving herb center while discovering the many aspects of herbalism ... nine month apprenticeships furnish convenient weekend or one 1/2 day a week hands-on experience while learning herb usage ... a one week Spring Herbal Intensive is ideal for the vacationing herbal student as well as the weekend workshops

Correspondence Course available EastWest Master Course in Herbology ... Michael Tierra, Box 712-Dept P, Santa Cruz, CA 95061; 408-336-5010; 800-717-5010 ... 36 lesson correspondence course ... price is approximately $520 ... send for free information ... covers Western, East Indian, Ayurvedic and Chinese Herbology

Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine ... 1801 Wiltshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403; 213-453-8833 ... brochure $3

Five Branches Institute College of Traditional Chinese Medicine ... 200 Seventh Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062; 408-476-9424 ... four year program in acupuncture and herbology

Correspondence Course available Herbal Healer Academy Inc. ... a private school dedicated to the non-aggressive fields of alternative healing and botanical medicine ... featured are economical correspondence courses in herbal medicine, reflexology, acupuncture, hypnotherapy and a flower essence practitioner's course

Correspondence Course available Institute of Chinese Herbology ... 5459 Shafter Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618; 800-736-0182 ... since 1986, their home study program has provided comprehensive training in Chinese Herbal Medicine ... completion of the 120-hour course qualifies one to take the advanced Certified Herbalist training program, leading to a Herbalist Certification from the Institute ... the course comes complete with audio tapes, extensive notes and herb samples ... no previous knowledge of herbs or Chinese medicine is necessary to begin the program ... free brochure

grndot.gif (211 bytes)Living Awareness Institute, The Living Awareness Institute, Kami McBride P.O. Box 5381 Vacaville,
CA 95696 (707) 446-1290. Living Awareness Institute is an educational facility dedicated to
promoting tools for healthy living. We have recently purchased a beautiful new cabin in an Oak forest for our Herbal Medicine and Women’s Health classes. Our comprehensive experiential herbal studies programs
offer in-depth, high quality, herbal education. Students learn effective tools for higher quality living and for taking care of themselves and others. Our curriculum focuses on the use of herbal knowledge as a
connection with the earth and a way of life as we learn how to respect and use the medicines of the earth. Kami has taught herbal medicine and women’s health since 1988 and has a private herbal consultation

Loving Hands Institute of Healing Arts, Dr. Rosalind Skyhawk Ojala, 639 11th St., Fortuna, CA 95540; 707-725-9627; FAX: 707-725-2471;   A California State Licensed School in Massage Therapy and the Natural Healing Arts, offering classes, counselings and spiritual retreats for Nurses, Health Professionals and the general public. Also offers sweat lodge ceremonies, shamanic apprentice and ministerial programs; sauna and hydrotherapy.

Correspondence Course available Michael Scholes School for Aromatic Studies ... Michael Scholes, 117 North Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 800-677-2368 ... home study courses, certification, essential oils ... White Rose of Provence store & salon; manufacturing; pet care; private labeling; fitness

Natural Healing Institute, Steve Schechter, PO Box 230294, Encinitas, CA 92024; FAX: 760-943-9477; 760-943-8485; email: nhi@inetworld.net Location: 2146 Encinitas Blvd Ste 105.  State-licensed & state-certified college of natural healing providing certificate and license programs in Nutrition, Herbology, Massage, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Studies & Holistic Health Practitioner.      

Ohlone Center For Herbal Studies ... Pamela Fischer, 924 San Miguel Road, Concord, CA 94519; 510-691-4756 ... community based weekend and evening classes in Western Herbology and a three year clinical training program ... brochure available

Oriental Healing Arts Institute ... Daniel Hsu, 1945 Palo Verde Ave Suite 208, Long Beach, CA 90815

Correspondence Course available Outdoor Eduquip ... Mariam Kramer, 42832 Knoll Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644; 909-796-8501 after 5:00p PST; lenkramer@juno.com ... offers several correspondence courses: Natural Remedies covering hydrotherapy techniques, massage, use of charcoal, medicinal herbs, and diseases and their home remedies; Introduction to Herbal Usage covering the basic uses of nearly 100 herbs (an overview course); Herbs for Health covers the in depth use of herbs not only as single herbs and combinations but also herbal preparations and therapies ... each course is $50 ... also offered is a Wild Plants to Eat Course with workbook and matching slide set and Wilderness Living Basics course portraying the essentials for survival such as water, food, shelter, fire, clothing, orienteering and much more ... these courses are also $50 ... brochures on each are available

Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy ... PO Box 6723, San Rafael, CA 94903. 415-479-9121; FAX: 415-479-0119 ... international certification course in Aromatherapy with Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt ... send for schedule

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine ... their mission is to critically assess and present the theories and practices of Oriental medicine, together with its traditional and modern derivations, in order that its graduates may deliver effective patient care ... Pacific College and its branch, Pacific Institute, present this body of knowledge to students in graduate-level degree and diploma programs, as well as certificate programs, and to practitioners through continuing education

Pacific School of Herbal Medicine ... Adam Seller, PO Box 2194, Berkeley, CA 94702 ... offers community classes and a professional clinical training program in American herbal medicine based in Western physiology and anatomy, modern clinical use of plants and the gentle traditions of simpling, wildcrafting, and folk medicine

Correspondence Course available Platonic Academy of the Herb Renaissance ... Paul Lee, PO Box 409, Santa Cruz, CA 95061; 408-423-7923 ... 10-lesson correspondence course giving a broad overview of the entire herb field including herb cultivation, history and tradition

Samra University of Oriental Medicine ... 600 St. Paul Avenue #100, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2014; 213-487-2672 ... accredited 36 month MS program

Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine ... 1919 State Street, Suite 204, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 805-898-1180 ... Masters degree programs

School of Self-Reliance ... Christopher Nyerges, Box 41834, Los Angeles, CA 90041; 323-255-9502 ... primarily an educational organization ... they conduct Wild Food Outings, Survival Skills Outings and sell a limited number of products, including specialized herbs (epazote), seeds, whole carob pods, cacti, etc ... request their current flier and current listing of classes and outings ... they can also fill special requests ... they WHOLESALE epazote to health food stores plus retail several products ... they also retail & WHOLESALE books and booklets on such topics as carob, diatomaceous earth, epazote, wild foods, etc.

Sierra Institute of Herbal Studies ... Dodie Heiny, Sierra Institute, PO Box 426, Big Oak Flat, CA 95305; 209-962-7425; sierrain@lodelink.com ... eight month herbal intensive and classes

Correspondence Course available Therapeutic Herbalism ... David Hoffmann, 2068 Ludwig Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95407-6415; 707-544-7210 ... a 10 lesson correspondence course for a clinically orientated approach to the use of herbal medicine ... over 800 pages of material ... course is $400 with payment plan available or the textbook alone is $150 + shipping

Yo San Unversity of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1314 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-917-2202 ... offers an accredited Masters degree program in Traditional Chinese Medicine with emphasis on mastery of Chinese Herbology ... learn from 38th generation practitioners of this leading health tradition ... instructions are on-site -- no correspondence courses are currently available


Artemis Institute of Natural Therapies ... PO Box 1824, Boulder, CO 80306; 303-443-9289 ... the Artemis Institute was created to offer comprehensive programs and seminars in herbal medicine and clinical aromatherapy ... it is named after the Greek goddess Artemis, Lady of the Wild Things and protectress of wild plant life ... besides 5-day intensives, it offers 14-month programs, 10-week courses and weekend seminars throughout the year

Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine ... 1441 York Street, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80206; 303-329-6355 ... acupuncture and herbal medicine

Quintessence Aromatherapy Inc. ... Ann Berwick, PO Box 4996, Boulder, CO 80306; 303-258-3791 ... a comprehensive training in holistic aromatherapy ... the course consists of twelve lessons and students work through at their own pace ... brochure available

grndot.gif (211 bytes)Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies ... Feather Jones, PO Box 19254, Boulder, CO 80308-2254; 303-442-6861; FAX: 303-442-6294; email: rmcbs@indra.com  ... residential: 700+ hour one year professional course, 230 hour evening program and 500 hour advanced clinical program/internship ... weekend workshops, two week apprenticeship and introductory classes also available ... subjects: Herbal Materia Medica & Therapeutics, Earth-Centered Herbalism, Herb Walks, Herbal First Aid, Herbal Pharmacy, Aromatherapy, Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, Organic Gardening, Pathology, Ethnobotany ... Course Titles: Professional Training for Western Herbalism, Essence of Herbalism, Clinical Herbalism, Herbal Training Apprenticeship ... catalog upon request $3

grndot.gif (211 bytes)Correspondence Course available   School of Natural Medicine ... Dr. Farida Sharan, PO Box 7369, Boulder, CO 80306-7369; 303-443-8284 and 443-4882; FAX: 888-593-6733; email: snm@purehealth.com  ... courses offered are Master Iridologist Diploma; Master Herbalist Diploma; Naturopathy Diploma & Natural Physician Diploma ... attendance at one Summer School, during or after the first year of study is required ... school director is Farida Sharan, MDMA, ND, MH ... brochure available ... home study programs; summer school and apprentice training also available



grndot.gif (211 bytes)Connecticut Institute for Herbal Studies, Laura Mignosa, 87 Market Sq., Newington, CT 06111; 860-666-5064 phone/fax; CIHS is a school that offers certificate programs in Western & Chinese Herbology, aromatherapy and Bach Flower Essences. Our Chinese Herbology course is also NCCA accepted.



Renewal of the Spirit Institute, Rev. Dr. Donia Gonzales-Copeland, MA, DPC, PO Box 371, Delaware City, DE 19706; 302-834-5407; email: renewalof@aol.com Location: 105 Clinton St.  Trains herbalist and naturopathic healers.  We also offer classes in aromatherapy and natural cosmetology. We have regularly scheduled classes and correspondance classes.  We offer certificates and degrees.  We also train people who want to be ministers and use natural health as a healing ministry. We are also available for lectures and retreat.


Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy ... Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, 16018 Saddlestring Drive, Tampa, FL 33618; 813-265-2222 phone & FAX ... free brochure

Correspondence Course available Florida Vedic College,  Department of Ayurveda ... Ayurveda is the science of life, prevention and longevity ... it is the oldest, having been placed in written form over 3,000 years ago, and the most holistic medical system available on the planet today ... Ayurveda has been called the mother of medicine, as most of the different medical systems practiced today have their roots traced back to Ayurveda ... a comprehensive educational program offering a Certificate of Training, Master and Doctorate degrees in Dhanvantari Ayurveda ... accredited by the International Council for Ayurveda & Allied Medical Sciences (ICAAMS), American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), and authorized to operate by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities


grndot.gif (211 bytes)Living With Herbs Institute ... Patricia Howell, Director, 931 Monroe Drive, Suite 102-343, Atlanta, GA 30308; 404-607-8222; LWHerbs@earthlink.net ... offers beginning and advanced classes in medicinal herbalism in the Atlanta area ... commitment is to presenting organized, up-to-date and entertaining classes which reflect the amazing healing powers of herbs ... full weekend and evening classes devoted to medicine making, aromatherapy, flower essences, women's health, therapeutic and energetic herbalism run from Feb to Nov ... emphasis on using herbs native or naturalized to North America with diagnosis techniques from the Five Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine ... also offered are intensive retreats in the Georgia mountains on field botany, ethical wildcrafting, medicinal plants of the southeast and sacred plant medicine


Tai Hsuan College of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine ... 2600 South King Street, Suite 206, Honolulu, HI 98626; 808-947-4788; 800-942-4788 ... on-site clinical and herbal training




grndot.gif (211 bytes)Conley Farm, The, Mary L. Conley, 12400 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904; 301-622-0146; email: herbgrow30@aol.com Online 6 month herbalism course with certificate at end.


grndot.gif (211 bytes)Blazing Star Herbal School ...with   Gail Ulrich,  ... they offer excellent, comprehensive programs & apprenticeships in herbal studies, flower essences, therapeutic herbalism ... courses range from 1 day workshops to 9 month programs, and are offered on weekdays as well as on weekends ... their facilities include a large indoor classroom space & library and 26 acres of woodlands, meadows and gardens ... they organize the Healing with Flowers Conference in May and the annual Women's Herbal Conference in August ... they also offer New England Botanicals' quality herbal products ... send first class stamp for brochure

Correspondence Course available New England Center for Aromatherapy ... Elizabeth Gray, 286 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Suite #12, Brighton, MA 02135; 617-787-4204 ... NECA has designed a new innovative way of teaching you about Holistic Aromatherapy via a correspondence course written by Jade Shutes ... the course is divided into 10 lessons, each of which is a module for improving your complete understanding of the philosophy and application of holistic aromatherapy

School of Herbal Healing ... Ruth Dreier, 11 Howells Road, Belmont, MA 02178; 422-1921 ... certificate courses and intensives


Minnesota School of Acupuncture & Herbal Studies ... 1821 University Avenue W #278-S, St. Paul, MN 55104; 612-603-0994 ... 2400-hour program offering the rich diversity of Oriental Medicine ... catalog explaining course work $3


Correspondence Course available Rocky Mountain Herbal Institute ... Attn: Roger Wicke, PhD, PO Box 579, Hot Springs, MT 59845; 406-741-3811 ... professional level training in traditional Chinese herbal sciences ... homework and reading assignments sent by mail; residential intensives in Hot Springs ... brochure available explaining program and textbooks

Sweetgrass School of Herbalism ... Robyn Klein, Director, 6101 Shadow Circle Drive, Bozeman, MT 59715-8384; 406-585-8006; rrr@avicom.net ... school was started in 1996 from the dream to teach the medicinal uses of plants so that we may better appreciate and sustain them for our children's children's children ... the school provides instruction in beginning, intermediate and advanced skills and offers classes including, but not limited to: ethnobotany, pharmacy, pharmacognosy, identification of plants, poisonous plants, toxicology, phytotherapy, physiology, holistic modalities, materia medica and the techniques of preparing herbal products

New Jersey

grndot.gif (211 bytes)Herbal Therapeutics ... David Winston, PO Box 553, Broadway, NJ 08808; 908-835-0822; FAX: 908-835-0824; email: dwherbal@nac.net  ... 2 year herb study program and apprenticeship

The Natural Way ... Peeka Trenkle, 37 Intervale Road, Boonton, NJ 07005; 201-316-8142 ... one-year program in ecological herbalism ... gardening, wildcrafting and medicine making in a bioregional/self-care context ... a course designed to allow you to know and use the plants that grow naturally where you live

New Mexico

Correspondence Course availableAmerican  Institute of Vedic Studies ... PO Box 8357, Santa Fe, NM 87504; 505-983-9385 ... the institute offers an Ayurvedic Correspondence course by David Frawley where you learn about Ayurvedic herbalism updated for modern times

Aroma Research Institute of America ... Christine Malcolm, PO Box 282, Santa Fe, NM 87504. Phone & FAX: 505-473-1717 ... association of professionals involved in research & education about the senses of smell and taste ... the natural aromatics that activate those senses ... to encourage & facilitate interdisciplinary research & exchange of information via platform & publication ... course work on perfumery, aromatherapy & olfaction & aromatic essential oils

Correspondence Course available The Ayurvedic Institute ... PO Box 23445, Albuquerque, NM 87192-1445 ... a non-profit, private school which offers the only full-time program of Ayurvedic study in the U.S. ... this one-year intensive course is being given in Albuquerque, NM ... weekend programs are also offered ... a correspondence course offered is "Lessons and Lectures on Ayurveda" by Dr. Robert Svoboda ... the cost of the 12 lesson course is $175 if prepayed or $225 over the length of the course

Higher Knead, Inc. ... 3107 Eubank NE Suite 1, Albuquerque, NM 87111; 505-275-2100 ... offers a wide holistic range of classes

International Institute of Chinese Medicine ... Admissions, PO Box 4991, Santa Fe, NM 87502; 505-473-5233 ... acupuncture and Chinese herbology ... catalog $3

National College of Phytotherapy ... founded by Amanda McQuade Crawford, Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, UK ... the three year curriculum includes a strong foundation in life sciences (anatomy, physiology, botany, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, psychology), field training (local flora, identification, ecologically responsible plant harvesting), therapeutics (materia medica, phytopharmacy, pharmacology, toxicology, herbal protocols, nutrition), an overview of allied natural therapies and a clinical practicum

New Mexico Academy of Massage and Advanced Healing Arts-HGP ... PO Box 932, Santa Fe, NM 87504; 505-982-6271; FAX: 505-988-2621 ... medicinal herbs trainings ... explore the beauty of New Mexico while learning more about herbs than you thought possible! ... free brochure

New Mexico College of Natural Healing... PO Box 211, 3030 Pinos Altos Road, Silver City, NM 88062; 505-538-0050; mncnh@plata.com ... a 780 hour Liberal Healing Arts curriculum offering you the opportunity to explore your own healing process while training you as a massage therapist

New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics ... 117 Richmond N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106; 505-268-6870 ... massage, polarity, shiatsu, herbology, Bach flowers, reflexology and more

New York

Correspondence Course available American Institute for Aromatherapy & Herbal Studies ... Mynou De Muy, 9 Gerry Lane, Huntington, NY 11743; 516-271-4246 phone/FAX; email: info@aromatherapyinst.com  ... three day certification program, includes hands-on blending class ... textbook and materials included ... correspondence course available

Correspondence Course available Ayurveda Holistic Center ... Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha, 82A Bayville Ave., Bayville, NY 11709; 516-628-8200 phone & FAX) ... certification programs--local and correspondence

Flynn's School of Herbology ... Arcus Flynn, 60 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003; 212-677-8140 ...herbal intensive classes

Herbal Bear ... 304 West Street - Suite 16E, New York, NY 10023; 212-532-9322 ... classes, workshops and apprenticeships in herbal studies ... classes are held in New York City and the Northern Catskills of New York State

Herbalism Course ... Anna Marie Fahey, Christian Homesteading Movement, Oxford, NY 13830 ... over 100 native plants, bushes and trees are identified for their medicinal uses ... also includes preparation and storage of herbs, practical application, natural remedies, common diseases, nutritional deficiencies, etc. ... students get to keep many herbs and receive books

National Institute Of Ayurvedic Medicine ... founded in 1982 by Scott Gerson, M.D. who holds medical degrees in both allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine and is an instructor at several U.S. medical schools ... highly detailed and practical seminars are offered in the cultivation, identification, medicinal usages, preparation, dosages, and side effects of the most useful Ayurvedic herbs ... the most current pharmacological and clinical research is reviewed ... the emphasis is on medicinal use of phytomedicines ... additional workshops given covering all aspects of Ayurveda: massage, cooking, yoga, aromatherapy, pulse diagnosis, and preventative medicine

Northeast School of Botanical Medicine ... 7Song, PO Box 6626, Ithaca, NY 14851-6626; 607-564-1023 ... offers a comprehensive practical education in the study and application of herbal medicine ... the school has two separate programs ... one is a 360 hour residency program which runs from May through Nov ... the other is a one weekend-per-month course from Apr through Oct ... both programs train students in Western Clinical Herbalism and emphasize developing clinical skills (TCM, Aclectic, Ayurvedic, Counseling) and field botany/plant identification ... other courses include: Wildcrafting, Anatomy and Physiology, Medicine Making, Networking, Materia Medica, Field trips and student clinic ... main instructor is 7Song with guest speakers

Rural Enterprise Alternatives Program ... Sue Harper, Canton College, Canton, NY 13617; 315­386­7302 ... extension; classes/workshops

Sacred Earth, Sacred Earth acts as an Educational Forum and Networking Resource for Ethnobotany and Ecotravel.  Our mission is to provide tools for learning and avenues for exploring the world of plants in both theoretical and practical ways.

Violet Snow ... PO Box 63, Phoenicia NY 12464; 914-688-2916 ... learn how to incorporate herbs into your life for enhanced health, a deep intimacy with nature, and spiritual growth ... herbal healing weekend intensives, apprenticeships, plant walks, and herbal medicine classes -- all in the mystical Catskill Mountains

Correspondence Course available Wise Woman Center & Wise Woman Herbal Medicine Classes ... Susun S. Weed, PO Box 64, Woodstock, NY 12498; 914-246-8081-phone & FAX ... correspondence courses / apprenticeships / workshops ... available to teach anywhere in the world -- she visits Europe and "down under" frequently ... books include Menopausal Years--The Wise Woman Way, Healing Wise, Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way and Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year ... audio and video tapes for sale ... free class schedule and price list


North Carolina

Southeastern School of Herbal Studies, Marty Wall & Deetra Thompson, 6312 Maplewood St., Pleasant Garden, NC 27313; 336-676-8005. Offering weekend retreats and an 8 month apprenticeship meeting one weekend per month at a working herb farm to learn about cultivation of herbs and herbal medicine. Ongoing programs and classes.


Healing Heart Herbals ... Cindy Parker, 32654 McCumber Rd., Rutland, OH 45665; 740-742-8901. Offers classes, workshops, private consultations, and a 6 mo herbal apprenticeship program from April-Sept. Focus is on medicinal uses of herbs from a folkloric perspective. Subjects include preparations, system healing, energetics, flower essences, aromatherapy, wildcrafting, cosmetics, culinaries and more.

New Horizons ... 53166 State Route 681, Reedsville, OH 45772; 614-378-6366 ... radionic instruments, classes, and lectures


grndot.gif (211 bytes)Correspondence Course available Australasian College of Herbal Studies ... Dorene Petersen, PO Box 57, Lake Oswego, OR 97034; 503-635-6652; or 800-48-STUDY; FAX: 503 636 0706 ... State Licensed Private Career School ... CE credits for Pharmacists ... CEUs for RNs & LMTs ... career and general interest Diploma and Certificate programs in Aromatherapy, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Bodycare, Homeopathy, Flower Essences & Homeobotanicals ... home study programs ... residential programs available shortly ... free prospectus

Brighid's Academy of Healing Arts ... a school of Celtic spirituality, herbalism and holistic healing ... offering instruction in medicinal herbalism, becoming a profesional herbalist, Celtic ethno-botany, esoteric herbal traditions, botany, gardening and wildcrafting of herbs ... education in history, myth, legends and traditions of the Celt are also part of the curriculum ... Irish Traditions are a specialty of the Director ... instructors are available for public lectures, presentations, speaking engagements , workshop and class bookings

Correspondence Course available Inner Essence ... 212 Crest Drive, Eugene, OR 97405; 800-821-3029 ... correspondence course in aromatherapy

National College of Naturopathic Medicine ... 11231 SE Market Street, Portland, OR 97216; 503-255-4860 ... founded in 1956, it is the oldest naturopathic medical school in North America ... the N.D. course of study is an intensive four-year graduate program leading to licensure as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine ... brochure

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine ... 11231 S.E. Market, Portland, OR 97216; 503-253-3443 ... 3 yr academic and clinical program: acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Oriental medicine

Traditional School of Sacred Arts ... their objectives are to create a spiritual community, train students in clinical research and work, and obtain knowledge of Traditional Medicine, traditional cultures and spiritual healing ... the highest standards and proficiency are required for students to obtain certification and ordination in traditional healing and spiritual practices ... the many developing branches of the school work together in several cultures worldwide with Traditional Healers and organizations that are in support of its missions and goals



Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Institute ... 931 Arch St., Philadelphia 19107; 215-627-8201 or 8102 Westchester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19107; 610-789-7898;  ... ongoing programs and classes

South Carolina



Beijing School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of Texas ... 7560 Glenview Drive #B, North Richland Hills, TX 76180-8326


 Correspondence Course available The School of Natural Healing ... PO Box 412, Springville, UT 84663; 800-372-8255 ... originally founded by the late John R. Christopher, the Herbal Home Study course includes 22 hours of instructional video, 10 hours of audio, text books and study guides ... the school also offers a Master Herbalist course, private tutorials, seminars and educational information


grndot.gif (211 bytes)Correspondence Course availableSage Mountain Herbs ... Rosemary Gladstar, PO Box 420, E. Barre, VT 05649; 802­479­9825; ... Sage Mountain Herbs is a New England Herbal Education Center located on 500 acres in Central Vermont ... classes include a seven month apprentice program with Rosemary Gladstar, advanced herbal training programs and classes for beginners ... all classes emphasize the folkloric tradition of herbalism and Earth Awareness ... an extensive 500 page correspondence course is also offered ... free brochure


Bear Mountain Outdoor School, Inc. ... US 250, Hightown, VA 24444; 703-468-2700 ... Bear Mountain Outdoor School, located at the headwaters of three rivers, offers workshops, seminars, and retreats at facilities in the beautiful Potomac-Highlands of western Virginia ... for the past five years, they have enjoyed sharing their 560-acre mountain farm in Highland County, Virginia, as well as provided a combination of experiential learning of useful skills with a brief, refreshing vacation at 4,200 feet

DREAMTIME Center of Herbal Studies ... offers a comprehensive program for those wishing to incorporate herbal medicine into their lives and professions ... the first year nine month program meets one weekend a month from March through November ... intensive studies of anatomy, physiology, energetics, diet, nutrition, wild-crafting, gardening, materia medica and therapeutics are included in each session ... second year offers clinical internship ... guest lectures with noted speakers such as Matthew Wood, Chanchal Cabrera, Stephen Buhner and Eliot Cowan


Bastyr University ... Bastyr University was founded in 1978 to train naturopathic physicians with a scientific approach ... since then, degree programs in nutrition, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and applied behaviorial science have been added, expanding the mission to serve as an effective leader and a vital force in the improvement of the health and well-being of the human community

The Hermit's Grove ... Paul & Gerry Beyerl, 9724 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033; 425-823-8025 ... courses in growing herbs and herbal healing ... author of The Master Book of Herbalism ... gardens and classroom ... by appointment only

Correspondence Course available Institute of Dynamic Aromatherapy ... Jade Shutes, PO Box 8014; Blaine, WA 98231-8014; 800-260-7401 ... live and correspondence courses in Holistic Aromatherapy ... correspondence course includes anatomy and physiology, materia medica for each system, Dynamic Aromatherapy, the Psychology of Aromas, Blending and consultation techniques and much more

Correspondence Course available The Nature Outlet ... Connects you to the web of life ... for trackers, naturalists, birders, hikers, sportsman or anyone interested in experiencing the outdoors ... instructional audio cassettes, field guides, books, bird sounds, distance learning programs and more

Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine ... 1307 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103; 206-633-2419 ... free brochure, catalog $3 ... advanced herbal studies

grndot.gif (211 bytes)Correspondence Course available Healing From the Ground Up, RavenCroft Garden, EagleSong, CSH, Director, PO Box 229, Startup, WA 98293; 360-794-2938; email: ravencroft@earthlink.net We offer a unique comprehensive curriculum in healing techniques that preserves tradtiioanl relationships between local healing plants, Earth Medicines, and people wise in their culture and use.  This program is offered as a non-residential apprenticeship or correspondence course.  RavenCroft Garden is a living garden library of over 200 medicinal, native and useful plants; operates an in-house goat dairy; and an herbal cottage industry and mail order business on-site.  Founded by EagleSong, CSH, a practicing Northwest herbalist for 20 years. “Healing From the Ground Up” is a program for courageous individuals willing to lead their families and communities toward a healthful and sustainable future, it is farm more than business or healing as usual.

Correspondence Course available School of Herbal Medicine ... The Registrar, PO Box 168, Suquamish, WA 98392 ... a correspondence course by the School of Herbal Medicine of Great Britain ... the 12 month course costs $125 per quarter ... brochure available

West Virginia

Augusta Heritage Center ... Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV 26241; 304-636-1903 ... offers week long classes in herbs each summer along with a wide range of other classes covering the folk arts