Herbalism Certification

6-Month Online Live Program 

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Discover the Amazing World of Herbal Medicine

Join this 6-Month educational program with renowned educators such as Rosemary Gladstar, Seraphina Capranos, Kat Maier, Sarah Wu, Stephen Brooks, and more!

Access

Lifetime Access
On-Demand Online Learning

Class Duration

April 17th-October 16th

Curriculum

150+ Hours of Classes
10 Modules
26 Live Classes

What You Get

Certification of Completion
Community
Epic Graduation Ceremony

Begin the journey to transform your life through Herbalism.

For the first time in Ecoversity's history, we're bringing together wise herbal educators and elders to teach, celebrate and revive the ancient wisdom of People’s Medicine; Herbalism.

 
Begin Your Journey

As seen on Down To Earth with Zac Efron

The Human Heart Remembers the Ancient Way of Herbalism

You're not here by accident.


Our ancestors knew the plant path as a way of life to heal bodies, nourish spirits, and caretake the land. It's your birthright to reclaim this wisdom. 

Enrollment Opens Feb. 21!

Join this Historical,
Educational Journey to...

 

  • Learn over 100+ plant uses & therapeutics for over 50+ ailments.
  • Uncover natural remedies for ailments like depression, anxiety, colds, cuts, respiratory health, digestive issues, insomnia, headaches, skin conditions, and much more!
  • Discover countless¬†herbal medicine recipes & techniques from experienced teachers of diverse climates, cultures, and lineages for your bathroom to kitchen & beyond!
  • Learn to build and design a potent at-home apothecary with proven techniques and methods and¬†the¬†difference between folk and standard methods.
  • Learn to make¬†luscious herbal body products with easy¬†systems that save money, reduce your ecological impact, and create streamlines for income.¬†
  • Confidently harvest and grow your own medicine in your backyard or neighborhood (medicine is everywhere if you know where to look!)
  • Learn the ins and outs of building an ethical, therapeutic herbal practice to¬†offer your community.
  • Understand¬†and learn the art of¬†plant spirit medicine and¬†be guided & mentored to¬†connect and tend to your own ancestral lineage.
  • Hear from over 5 Legendary¬†Business¬†Origin Stories from the founders of Traditional Medicinals, Herb Pharm, United Plant Savers & more.¬†
  • Build a like-minded community of kindred spirits.

Who is this certification for?

  • Anyone who wants to learn the power of plants!
  • Health and wellness enthusiasts.
  • Herbal hobbyists.
  • Natural health practitioners.
  • Traditional medicine practitioners.
  • Doctors & Nurses
  • Holistic healers.
  • Home gardeners.
  • Nature lovers.
  • Plant-based medicine seekers.
  • Fitness and nutrition professionals.
  • Craft & DIY lovers.
  • Health and beauty product makers.
  • Parents interested in natural remedies for their family. 
  • Folks looking to explore a new eco-career. 
  • Folks seeking to supplement their income.

A Healer in Every Household

Dream with us for a moment...

Imagine a world where your medicine cabinet contains the resins from trees, the alkaloids of flowers, and the oils from fresh green leaves. 

And when your loved one falls ill, the medicine of the plants provides you with natural remedies that work.  

And where you ignite plant-based rituals and ceremonies to facilitate your communities growth and healing.  

Enroll In The Herbalism Certification

Join this herbal historic moment, as thousands of students worldwide dive into the beauty and science of herbalism to restore their own health - and the health of the planet. 

Enrollment opens February 21st!

Curriculum & Learnings

This curriculum is curated by a community of educators, herbalists, doctors, researchers, priestesses, and storytellers. After completing this program, you will have the skills to start an herbal business, become your own healer, support community health, build a family apothecary, and so much more.   

Module 1

Introduction to Herbalism

  • People's Medicine: The History of Herbalism, People & Plants
  • Wise Women: A Global Perspective on People's Medicine
  • Ancestral Lineage 
  • Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Regenerative Herbalism & Herbal Justice
  • (1) Live Class

 Module 2

Botany & Plant Identification 

  • Botany, Plant Identification
  • Ancestral Plants, People & the Stars 
  • Observation, Plant Identification & Herb Lifecycles
  • Nomenclature, the Importance of Botanical Names
  • Afro Botany; A Glimpse of Traditional Healing in the Diaspora
  • Creating Your Own Herbarium
  • (1) Live Class

Module 3

Medicine Making with Rosemary Gladstar

  • Internal Preparations¬†including;¬†Decoctions, Vinegars, Tinctures, and more!
  • External Preparations Including Creation: Salves, Liniment, Poultice, Compresses,¬†and more!
  • Intro to Skin Care Products Including Skin Care Creation: Cleansers, Hydrosols, Serums, Lotions,¬†and more!
  • Ethical Harvesting, Wildcrafting & Preparing Herbs¬†¬†
  • Favorite Staff Recipes:¬†Rosemary's Perfect Face Cream, Famous Fire Cider, Coconut Bliss Lipbalm,¬†Lavender Spritzer, Joyful Heart & Blue Dreams Tea,¬†All Purpose Salve... we could keep going!
  • (3) Live Classes:¬†Herbal Medicine¬†Making & Apothecary Design¬†*Have fun talking to Rosemary Gladstar live about recipe practice!

Module 4

Materia Medica & Therapeutics

  • Intro to Materia Medica & Therapeutics
  • Food as Medicine
  • Herbal First Aid
  • Herbs for the Nervous System & Mental Health 
  • Herbs for the Digestive System 
  • Herbs for Addiction,  Recovery, & Entheogenics
  • Herbs for Endocrine & Hormonal Health
  • Herbs for Urinary Health
  • Herbs for Respiratory & Immune & Skin
  • Herbs for Cardiovascular System
  • Herbs for Musculoskeletal & Pain 
  • Herbs for Pregnancy, Childbirth & Postpartum
  • (10) Live Classes   

Module 5

Herbal Energetics & Plant Spirit Medicine with Pam Montgomery

  • The Five Tastes of Nourishment
  • The¬†Elemental¬†Wheel
  • Using Herbal Energetics in Medicine & Herbal Product Formulation
  • Plant Spirit Healing, Re-membering, & Practice
  • Plant Rituals & Ceremony
  • (2) Live¬†Classe

Module 6

Regenerative Herbalism & Sacred Garden Design with Sarah Wu

  • Herbal Garden Design Process & Planning¬†
  • Lunar Rhythms for Planting
  • Permaculture for the Herbalist Path¬†
  • Seed Saving and Storage &¬†Soil & Water Design¬†
  • Herbs for Climate Change & Resilience
  • Medicinal Food Forests, Polycultures & Plant Guilds
  • 3+ Garden Walkthroughs in Multiple Climates
  • (2) Live¬†Classes

Module 7

Client Relationship & Case Taking with Seraphina Capranos

  • Client Interview Intake Guide & Template
  • The Role of a Village Herbalist
  • The Therapeutic Relationship
  • The Sacred Witness
  • Triggers, Shadow, and Managing Difficult Dynamics
  • Meaningful Questions & Managing Expectations
  • Legalty in the Herbal Space
  • (2) Live¬†Classes

Module 8

Herbal Business & Lifestyle Design

  • 5+ Legendary Business Origin Stories from the founders of Traditional Medicinals, Herb Pharm, United Plant Savers & more. 
  • Regenerative Business 101: The Ecoversity Story
  • Marketing 101: Social Media Launch Plan, Business Planning & more.
  • Graceful Leadership
  • Herbal Economics
  • (1) Live Class

Module 9

Capstone Final Projects

  • Vision Project
  • Case Study Reflection
  • Leader & Peer Project Review
  • (1) Live Class

Module 10

Legacy, Stewardship & the Future of Earth Care

  • Legacy Meditation
  • The Future of Earth Care
  • The Ethics of Botanicals
  • United Plant Savers: The Story Behind the Movement, the Founders & Why It Matters
  • (1) Live Class & Online Graduation ūüéď with Rising Appalachia

A sneak peek inside Medicine Making Module...


Get ready for a thrilling journey of herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar and Asia Dorsey as they share their incredible knowledge through high-quality medicine-making videos.

 

After this incredible educational journey, you'll be able to...

  • Identify and distinguish medicinal plant species and their healing properties.
  • Identify and describe the medicinal properties of various herbs.
  • Formulate herbal remedies for common health concerns.
  • Develop an understanding of the safe and appropriate dosage of herbal remedies.
  • Understand the legalities surrounding the use and sale of herbal remedies.
  • Understand the history and cultural significance of herbalism.
  • Understand the language of plants and attune your listening abilities.
  • Understand the principles of holistic health and how herbalism fits into the larger wellness conversation.
  • Provide you and your loved ones with natural, timeless remedies to thrive and heal on this planet.

Class Format & Scheduling


Program Dates: April 17th-October 16th

Our¬†program meets on a weekly basis and provides you with class materials to review in between sessions. You will also be grouped with a small community of classmates, known as an ‚ÄúHerbal pod,‚ÄĚ to journey together with throughout the program.¬†Read more details below.

Class Length: 90 Minutes
Class Time: (Please see the time in various time zones below):   

10AM Los Angeles PDT
11AM Denver MDT
11AM Costa Rica MDT
1PM New York EDT
3PM Buenos Aires UTC -3
6PM London UTC +1
7PM Barcelona GMT +2
5AM Melbourne GMT +11

Weekly Video Lessons with "Home-fun" Assignments & Assessments

Your wisdom guides have organized potent knowledge into a multi-media experience of education. From weekly video lectures & stories, podcast style interviews, and high-quality recorded recipes - you'll enjoy an array of learning methods. Each week, you'll be invited to complete a home-fun assignment to allow you to practice what you're learning and module assessments to ensure you're retaining the information.  

Weekly Live Class with Lead Wisdom Teachers

This program is hosted weekly, live on Zoom, with your lead wisdom teachers to dive deeper into concepts and recap the key takeaways from the weekly video lessons and home-fun assignments, and module assessments. You will revive your inner herbalist and hone your skills through case studies, rituals, folklore, and interactive activities.

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COMING SOON

"The pulse of our human heart is a reminder that under the noise of everyday life, our inner rhythms tie us to the force of nature. "

— Seraphina Capranos

Bonus #1

36 - Never Before Seen - Medicine Making Videos with Rosemary Gladstar and Asia Dorsey

Get ready for a thrilling journey of herbalism with these incredible teachers as they share their timeless knowledge through never-before-seen, high-quality medicine-making videos.

Join Waitlist for Lowest Pricing!

Bonus #2

Interactive, Wise & Private Community 

Get exclusive access to a private Discord community to interact, learn and share with your cohort. Be connected to Ecoversity alumni for opportunities, shared visioning, and global community support.

Enrollment opens February 21st!

 

Bonus #3

Exclusive Discounts

Enjoy discounts from some of our favorite herbal suppliers and more including Mountain Rose Herbs, Herb Pharm and Host Defense.

Join Waitlist for Lowest Pricing!

Meet Your Herbal Educators

From backyard herbalists to Doctors of Medicine, these hand-selected and plant-guided teachers are here to learn and grow with you. Our teaching group is growing, stay tuned for new additions to the roster.

Seraphina Capranos
Clinical Herbalist & Founder of The Center for Sacred Arts

Seraphina’s European grandparents first introduced her to the healing power of natural medicine. While seasonally gathering herbs in rural Ontario they lovingly taught her about the traditional wisdom of herbs and plant lore.

Rosemary Gladstar
Author, Activist & Co-Founder of Many Magical Things! 

Called the “Godmother of American Herbalism”, Author of 12 Books, Founder of The International Herb Symposium, The New England Women’s Herbal Conference, Founding President of United Plant Savers, and Co-Founder of Traditional Medicinal Tea Company in 2018. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for her life’s work from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine. Her home study course, The Science & Art of Herbalism, has been introducing people to herbalism and a deep relationship with plants for over 45 years.

Sobande Greer
Founder NCB (Natural Choices Botanical) School of Herbalism

Iya Angelique "Sobande" Greer is a Tennessee-based Master Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist, Wellness Strategist & Desert Storm Veteran. She founded the first African American School of Herbalism in the United States in 1992 - The NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health. 

Emily Ruff
Director of Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary

Emily Ruff, founder of the Florida Herbal Conference and Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living and the Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary, is a community herbalist who has practiced the art and science of plant healing for over a decade. 

Asia Dorsey
Bioregional Herbalist & Founder of Bones, Bugs & Botany 

Asia was raised by a collective of radical aunties, uncles and her grandmother Betty Jo in the Historic Five Points community, the ancestral home of the Ute, Cheyenne and Arapahoe peoples. Infused with the Jazz of the “Harlem of the West,” Asia has developed new frontiers of healing and earth based relationship not through the erasure of the past and its peoples, but the melodious recombination, reintegration and regeneration of ancestral wisdoms.  

Sarah Wu
Founder of the Village Witches

A passionate educational curator, facilitator, and mentor dedicated to adult learners of all backgrounds. A representative for Mother Nature as a writer and teacher of Deep Ecology, Therapeutic Ecology, and whole systems design through the lens of Herbalism and Permaculture. Sarah Wu has 22 years studying the science, art and craft of Planetary Eclectic Herbal Medicine, with a foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Wise Woman Tradition.   

Alexa Rosenthal
Co-Founder & CEO of Ecoversity 

4x Co-founder, Alexa is a heartprenuer and founding steward of Ecoversity. Founding. Author and creator of the Be You Be Sure movement, Alexa has been leading teams and vision since she was 22. Dedicated to accelerating a regenerative future, she brings her wild-fem-type leadership to create of heart-based revolutionary curriculum at Ecoversity. 

Pam Montgomery
Author, Teacher & International Speaker 

Pam Montgomery is an herbalist, author, international teacher and Earth elder who has passionately embraced her role as a spokesperson for the green beings and has been investigating plants and their intelligent spiritual nature for more than three decades.  She is the author of two books one of which is the highly acclaimed Plant Spirit Healing; A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness.    

Adriana Ayales
CEO & Founder of Anima Mundi Herbals

I am the herbalist, medicine maker, educator, and founder over at Anima Mundi. I'm originally from Costa Rica and started Anima Mundi several years ago in Brooklyn as a means to bridging ancient remedies to the modern world. My heart was to create a true farm to pharmacy experience through the art of medicine making with herbs.    

Penny Livingston
Permaculturist & Founder of Regenerative Institute

Penny is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer, and speaker. She holds an MS in Eco-Social Regeneration and 3 Diplomas in Permaculture Design.  She has taught hundreds of Permaculture Design Certification courses worldwide in addition to advanced courses.  

Dr. Mary Bove
Author, Physician & Educator

Dr. Mary Bove herbal advocate, educator, and innovator holds a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Midwifery Certification and Diploma of Phytotherapy/Herbal Medicine. She practiced Naturopathic Family Medicine, herbal Medicine, and Midwifery for over 30 years, specializing in naturopathic pediatrics, botanical medicine, natural prenatal care and homebirth.

Sara Katz
Founder of HerbPharm

Sarah Katz is the co-founder of the company Herb Pharm, in 1979. She's also the founding member of the American Herbalists Guild, and board president of United Plant Savers (UpS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and sustainable production of indigenous American medicinal plants. 

Rising Appalachia
Herbalists & Folklore Artists 

In 2007, Leah and Chloe Smith decamped to New Orleans from their hometown in downtown Atlanta. The mission was to deliver art in service to the rebirth of a city, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The sisters sought to assist in the process of healing and rebuilding, collaborating on restoration education and post-storm artistic offerings with the organization Alternate Roots.

Paul Stamets
Mycologist

Paul Stamets, speaker, author of 6 books, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi: habitat, medicinal use, and production. He lectures extensively to deepen the understanding and respect for the organisms that literally exist under every footstep taken on this path of life.

Stephen Brooks
Ethnobotanist & Community Builder

Stephen Brooks is a world-renowned ethnobotanist, permaculture designer and educator, and the co-creator of; Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design, Envision Festival, Alegria Village, Ecovilla & Ecoversity.

Cal Janae Wolfpack
Herbalist, Botanist & Farmer

Cal Janae Wolfpack, is an herbalist, botanist, farmer & plant educator located in their homeland of the Des Moines & Raccoon River watershed, currently called Iowa. Cal works as an herb grower, a clinical herbalist & botanist in their private practice. Cal offers sliding scale herbal consultations, provide herb kits to midwifery clients, make herbal medicines under the label "Profound Existence," amongst other projects. 

Kat Maier
Founder and Director of Sacred Plant Traditions

Kat Maier, RH (AHG).PA has been a practicing herbalist for over thirty years. She is founder and director of Sacred Plant Traditions, LLC in Charlottesville, VA where she offers a Three-Year Clinical Herbalist training program as well as a multitude of other classes geared to all levels of students. 

Mindy Green
Registered Aromatherapist, Registered Herbalist Esthetician, Educator, Author, Public Speaker

Four decades of experience in the natural products and health care industries make Mindy Green a genuine, national authority on botanicals. Her wellness-industry expertise is complemented by her active, longstanding licensure as an esthetician, herbalist, and aromatherapist.

Dr. Jody E. Noé
Naturopathic Physician, Ethnobotanist

Dr. Noé is practicing licensed ND for over 28 years, have a clinic in North Stonington CT. Dr. Noé is also an author of 4 books, one of them a medical textbook. She practices traditional medicine as taught by her Cherokee elders. This is a practice that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. She was accepted as an official apprentice in 1987 by Crosslin F. Smith, high medicine priest of the Keetoowah, of the western band of Cherokees in Tahlequah, OK.

Mimi Hernandez
Herbalist

Mimi Hernandez, RH(AHG) draws upon her rich ethnic background & the Granny healers in her life. She believes strongly that keeping plant wisdom alive is essential and has dedicated her life’s work to serving as an advocate for both traditional and professional herbal pathways while building cultural bridges of understanding. Mimi has been the Executive Director of the American Herbalists Guild for 10 years.

with Special Performance by Rising Appalachia!

Online Graduation 

We're thrilled to have Rising Appalachia, herbalists, storytellers, and folk musicians, inside this revolutionary curriculum sharing both song and wisdom.

Enrollment opens February 21st!

Learn about the Ecoversity Experience... 

 
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Join the Herbalism Certification Course Today!

 Online Herbalism Certification

$2497

  • Receive Lifetime Access to 50+ Herbal Video Lectures.
  • 26 Live & Interactive Classes with your teachers.
  • Case-study based learning; with intimate weekly discussion rooms.
  • 180+ Healing Plants Guide that covers Medicinal herbs for all Bodily Systems. 
  • 9+ Podcast-Style Audio/Video Recordings. 
  • 30+ Herbal Recipes. 
  • 27+ Journal Prompts.
  • 26+ Live Meditations.
  • 10+ Folklore Stories & Ancestral Lineage Reclamation with Wise Guides.
  • 3+ Surprise Musical Guests.
  • 1 Capstone Client-Case Taking.
  • 5+ Legendary Business Origin Stories from the founders of Traditional Medicinals, Herb Pharm, United Plant Savers & more.
  • 1 Epic Online Graduation Ceremony with Musical Guests Rising Appalachia.
  • Ecoversity Art Certification post-graduation.
  • Bonus #1: 36 - Never Before Seen - Medicine Making Videos with Rosemary Gladstar & Asia Dorsey.
  • Bonus #2: Interactive, Wise & Private Community.
  • Bonus #3: Discounts at Various Ally Offerings.
 
Enrollment opens February 21st!
(6) MONTHLY PAYMENTS of $447

Frequently Asked Questions

A Note From Your Program Director & Ecoversity Co-Founder

Co-creating this program has been a profound journey of honoring many of the teachers and wisdom-keepers that have been stewarding western herbalism for nearly five decades.

Receiving teachings from these seasoned practitioners will change lives by empowering every learner with the confidence to make their own medicine and tend to the health of their community.

Herbalism is about putting our health into our own hands, and with this faculty leading the way as trusted guides, this program is part of the revolution of regenerating a new, healthier, brighter future.

- Seraphina Capranos (Program Director) & Alexa Rosenthal (Ecoversity Co-Founder & CEO)

The Ecoversity Advantage

Global Community of Kindred Spirits

Our students & teachers hail from ecosystems worldwide, which provide a cross-pollinating educational environment unlike any other.

Solutions-Based Approach To Learning

Our students learn case-based, field-tested solutions from teachers on the ground so they can implement learnings immediately.

Live Access to World-Class Herbalism Experts

Students gain access to worldwide teaching talent, with live and interactive classes to build life-changing relationships.

92% Say They're Set to Make Real Impact

92% of students stated they are confident in applying what they learned from an Ecoversity course in real-life.

Now Is Your Time!

Enrollment opens February 21st!

Begin learning today with legendary instructors Rosemary Gladstar, Sobande Greer, Seraphina Capranos, Asia Dorsey, Adriana Ayales, Emily Ruff, Alexa Rosenthal, Sarah Wu, Penny Livingston, & more.

Diversity Makes Our Classroom Stronger 

(Wow! We received over 400+ applicants. Our application is now closed.)

For every 10 paying students, Ecoversity sponsors the tuition of 1 student that identifies as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous or Person of Color). We believe we must lead in ways that support diversity and value the edges and margins of society. If you are eligible for our scholarship program, please apply below. If you are in need of financial assistance and do not qualify, you are encouraged to reach out to [email protected] for assistance (not all inquires will be considered).

*Scholarship applications must be submitted by March 31, 2023, to be considered. Recipients will be notified by April 7, 2023. 

NOW CLOSED

Preserving the Future

For this program, we are excited, proud, and honored to be supporting and aligning with United Plant Savers. A percentage of proceeds from this program will go directly to support their efforts for the preservation of medicinal plants and their habitats.  Read more here. 

When developing Ecoversity,
we asked ourselves to look through a particular lens.


This lens is one of ecological regeneration, diversity, radical inclusivity, and future-forward healing. This means we create a teaching space that fosters safety, courage, and collective liberation. We support all participants by regeneratively embracing edges of identity and social location. In this way, we nurture dialogue and education that is polycultural, not monocultural. 

This curriculum is built upon the knowledge of many peoples world-wide. From indigenous cultures to western academics, Herbalism is a remembrance of many hands, hearts and bodies on the earth.  

We always welcome feedback, and we thank all wisdom keepers before, now, and in the future for sharing knowledge. 

Thank You to Our Program Allies 

An ecosystem is stronger with allyship. We are grateful and proud to acknowledge our allies that support this program.