Each season April Coburn offers in-person classes here in her garden in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. Classes meet once a month, for 9 months and are limited to 12 people in order to maintain an intimate environment.
This winter I am offering an accelerated Folk Herbalism course that will be completely online. We will meet for live classes once a week for 9 weeks and will cover all the material that I usually take 9 months to cover in my in-person Folk Herbalism course.
9Month Course in Folk Herbalism
2021 Folk Herbalism Course
This is a 9 month course on working with the healing plants for individual and family well-being.
My goal for this course is to take you to a place where you are comfortable using the medicinal herbs for the daily needs of yourself and your family. Folk herbalism was once commonplace among all cultures. People were empowered to work with the healing plants growing all around us for their daily health challenges. We can reclaim that knowledge and that power, and begin once again to cultivate relationship with the healing plants.
Throughout the season you will work directly with the plants--in the garden--harvesting--making medicine--preserving… Together, we will walk the year with the healing plants, inviting them to share the richness of their gifts with us. It is my deepest hope that this course opens a door for you as you continue your journey with herbal medicine for years to come.
Advanced Apothecary course
Advanced Apothecary is a second-year course for all students who have completed my 9-month course in Folk Herbalism. This course is designed to give hands-on experience with forms of herbal medicine making not covered in the Folk Herbalism course. It is a class for students who are comfortable working with a basic materia medica, have begun to build up their own apothecary, and are ready to learn some more advanced medicine making techniques.