Herb Schools in the PNW

I'm posting this because I think it's helpful for people looking for Herbal programs in the Washington and, perhaps, Oregon.

If you'd like to pursue Herbalism as a life career, then I would investigate schools listed on the American Herbalist Guild website: http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/school-profiles?country=&state=&name=&&page=8

I definitely recommend people think about what type of learning they want and more so, what do you want to do with it. Rosalee de la Foret asks wonderful questions and makes herb school recommendations here: http://www.methowvalleyherbs.com/2011/09/herbal-school-listing.html?m=1

And as for Washington...a list some options that I've been told and have added too:

In port Townsend there's a lovely witchy woman, Denise joy, who teaches intro herbal courses. I highly recommend spending time with her. You can find info at mountain spirit herbals:http://www.mountainspiritherbals.com

Alderleaf has some summer classes that focus on ethnobotany and permaculture.http://www.wildernesscollege.com/wilderness-courses.html

Also in Monroe is RavenCroft, run by EagleSong Gardener. She teaches ethnobotany and permaculture related classes. This is one of my mentors... http://www.ravencroftgarden.com/ 

Bastyr University has a botanical medicine bachelors degree program -http://www.bastyr.edu/academics/areas-study/bs-major-

In Skagit County, there is Cedar Mountain Herb School -http://cedarmountainherbs.com/

In Seattle, dandelion herb apothecary is just an awesome place to get herbs but also has classes :

http://www.dandelionbotanical.com/classes.html

In Oregon there is Elderberry -http://www.elderberryschool.com/

 

Good luck and I hope this gives you some guidance!