Herbal Medicine
The Art of Home Herbalism Online
A unique opportunity to study herbal medicine online in community with others.
About the Course

Brittany’s introductory apprenticeship and most popular class, the Art of Home Herbalism, is now available as an online course! This is a unique herbal program, set up similarly to an online course offered through a college or university. The course includes materials to meet a variety of learning styles including instructional videos, audio recordings, at home activities and reading assignments.  The online classroom contains a general forum and a comment chat board where students can ask question, clarify concepts and connect with other students.  The course is organized into 9 topics that revolve around educational themes.  Students receive access to the program for 1 year, in which time they work through the 9 topics of material at their own pace.

Topics include:

  • Medicine Making
  • Wildcrafting, Harvesting, Drying, Storing
  • Body System Therapeutics: digestive system, nervous system, immune system, lymphatic system, skin.
  • Nutrient Dense Foods and Food Preparation
  • Nutritional Support for Vibrant Health
  • Fermentation
  • Seasonal Herbalism, Cooking & Self-care
  • Seasonal and Directional Energetics

Please note, because of design, this class will include limited plant identification. Students are encouraged to seek out local informational resources and experiential opportunities to help practice plant ID. Wildflower groups, as well as parks and nature areas, may have helpful offerings and events. Field guides, online resources and the optional readings will also offer support.

If you live within driving distance to Western Massachusetts, consider joining us for one or more days of the Art of Home Herbalism Practicum to get some field experience with the plants.

Required Reading:

Complete Illustrated Guide To The Holistic Herbal: A Safe And Practical Guide To Making And Using Herbal Remedies, by David Hoffmann (Please Note: All editions are wonderful – all page numbers specified in the course will refer to the edition above.)

Rosemary Gladstar’s Recipes for Vibrant Health, Rosemary Gladstar
(formerly published as The Family Herbal)

Optional Reading:

Botany in a Day, by Thomas J. Elpel

Peterson’s Field Guide (Medicinal and Edible Plants of the …) to your region

A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the course.

Below is a sample clip from the Water Based Medicines video tutorial!  You can find the full recipe for the herbal syrup discussed in the tutorial on Brittany’s Blog.

Structure and Format

The Art of Home Herbalism Online uses a variety of different types of learning material to help appeal to diverse learning styles.

The course includes:

  • 8 Instructional Videos
  • Over 20 Recorded Audio Lessons
  • Reading Assignments From Assigned Texts
  • At-Home Activities
  • Handouts and Recipes
  • Online Discussion/Message forum

Instructional Videos and Audio Recordings, will walk you through preparations and explanations step by step. At-home activities and assigned readings will help empower application of home remedies into everyday life.

The online classroom contains a general forum and a comment chat board where students can ask question, clarify concepts and connect with other students.

Estimated Time Commitment:

Each of the 9 topics of material includes 2 – 3 hours of video and audio recordings and 2 – 3 hours of reading and activities. Materials for each topic can be completed monthly or at any pace that works in the student’s individual schedule.  Most students are deeply inspired by the course material and will want to do other activities prompted or suggested by course material.

Registration and Cost Details

Cost is $545 for the entire 9 topic program with access to the online classroom for 1 year.

Following registration, students will receive access the online classroom via email within 1 week.  A snail mail welcome packet will be sent to the address provided at the time of registration within 2 weeks.

A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the course.

Students who complete the Art of Home Herbalism Online are eligible to take the Advanced Apprenticeship, if further study is of interest and an in-person class (at Thyme Herbal in Conway, MA) is feasible.

Payment Plan Options

Pay in full and receive a 10% discount off of total cost. This reduces the class cost to $490.50.

A $250 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration and will hold your spot in class. The remaining balance of $295 is due within 90 days of registration.

Testimonials

“After taking the Art of Home Herbalism Online I feel empowered to take care of my and my family’s health and wellness in a new way. I’m teaching my kids to know their bodies and what herbs are out there for them to use. I’m teaching them how to support their whole body, not just individual parts.This summer I grew as many herbs in my own yard as possible and began to forage for herbs in the wild. I now have a full home apothecary and incorporate herbs into our everyday life.

Your course has changed my life and I am so grateful for the wisdom you have shared!”

– Amanda, OH


Your audios on the seasons and aligning with their cycles are very inspiring. In this chaotic and material world, the messages that you intersperse throughout the course – connecting with nature, reflecting on our blessings and continually giving thanks, have been most grounding. Thank you for the reminders of  these most valuable lessons that I now more closely carry in my heart as I explore the natural world and work with the beautiful gifts of medicinal herbs.”

– Kirby, MA


This was a life changing experience for me.  Brittany is so very masterful in her knowledge of and educating about herbs and heart-centered wisdom.  If you’re interested in this course I highly recommend jumping in and signing up.  You will be so grateful.

–  Yasmine, NY