Community Herbalist Online

Immerse yourself in the history and traditions of herbal medicine and gain access to sustainable and practical ways to care for yourself and your friends and family.

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Who is this course for?

Advanced Herbal Enthusiasts · Students Starting a New Herbal Career

Video and guidebook length (start, read & watch when you want)

80+ hours of stunning step-by-step video lessons
1000-page detailed and beautiful guidebook to follow along with every lesson

Extras

Monthly virtual classroom instruction
Lifetime access to videos
7-day money back guarantee

Do you feel called to the world of plant medicine?

Immerse yourself online in the fascinating world of herbal medicine

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For as long as humans have been on the planet, they have been utilizing plants as food and medicine. Early humans would have recognized the benefits that certain plants had on their health and would have held those same plants in high regard. Songs and stories about the origins of these plants and their unique therapeutics effects would have been told and sung in cultures around the globe. Truly, plant medicine is a universal connection between all people.

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Over time, the use of these plants has been organized into various paradigms of knowledge that have been recorded in clay tablets, written in ancient manuscripts, and carved into rock at historic temple sites. For the majority of human existence, plant medicine would have been the primary form of medicine on the planet. It has only been relatively recently that this knowledge has felt lost to many people. It is now time to regain that knowledge and take your place once again in the lineage of plant wisdom. This fascinating knowledge has been continuously expanded upon and passed down through human history. It is captured in these courses to support your own health and wellbeing.

Treat Common Ailments Naturally, Effectively & Affordably

  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Colds
  • Constipation
  • Coughs
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • First Aid conditions
  • Hayfever
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Joint pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Muscle spasm and strain
  • Nausea
  • Nervous system depletion
  • Sleep
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach aches
  • Urinary issues (age-related)
  • UTIs (chronic and acute)
  • and more!

Program description

Our Community Herbalist Program is designed for students who want to be familiar and competent with herbal medicine to look after their health, the health of their loved ones, and that of the earth. Throughout the program, students directly interact with and are provided guidance from professional herbalists. This extensive program explores everything within the Home Herbalist Program and also unlock a wealth of additional knowledge and information.

Throughout history, plant knowledge has been passed through oral and written language, and also through ceremony. Learn about these spiritual ceremonies of plants and how the subtle, yet powerful energetic properties of plants can provide greater insight into their direct healing properties. You even participate in a plant ceremony to learn how to access this type of knowledge and to connect you to past generations of herbalists.

Gain resilience and a deeper connection to the earth by discovering more ways to prepare foods and medicines to aid you and your family. Our program contains courses on cooking with herbs and how to infuse the medicinal properties of plants into your culinary creations. You also learn seed saving techniques to ensure a long-term, sustainable supply of medicinal plants for your community. There is also an opportunity to create your own herbal first aid kit by learning which plants and preparations are best suited for various emergency ailments.

Having access to medicinal plants is an important aspect of herbalism. Perhaps you dream of having your own medicinal herb garden. This course provides you knowledge of backyard permaculture garden design and maintenance and teaches simple techniques to ensure that you can grow and harvest an abundance of quality medicinal plants. It is these same plants that you can use in your cooking and medicine-making. Since you might not have access to a garden, we discuss container growing techniques to ensure you are prepared to grow medicinal plants in small spaces.

Two areas of growth within modern herbalism are aromatic medicine (use of essential oils) and medicinal mushrooms. This program provides accurate and safe information to allow you to integrate both of these very powerful forms of medicine into your healing regime. Learn how to make various preparations using these oils and mushrooms to not only restore health but also to prevent illness in the first place.

This really is an all-encompassing and essential program designed to ground you in all aspects of herbalism. Upon completion of this program, you will be fully capable of taking care of many of your own health care needs and those of your family. If you are interested in taking your knowledge further and want to become a clinical practitioner providing safe and effective treatment strategies using herbal medicine, you are eligible to apply to the Diploma of Phytotherapy program at Pacific Rim College – the most advanced clinical program of herbal medicine in North America – to become a fully qualified herbal practitioner.

The CHP program opened up so many opportunities to me that I didn’t realize existed before. I now make my own medicine and teach others how to make their own too. This sustainable knowledge is so useful to promote medicine security. Thank you so much for an amazing program!

This program has opened great doors to being empowered in my own healthcare and the care of my community and has nurtured a deep connection with myself and to the plant world.

The CHP program was such a valuable experience for me. I cannot express how gratifying it is to possess the knowledge to grow plants and make my own medicine! It is empowering and I can’t imagine life without this knowledge!

Program Outline

There are 21 Courses in this Professional Certificate

  • 1. Introduction to Herbal Medicine

    Peter Conway | Medical Herbalist, Aromatic Medicine Specialist

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  • 2. Wild Medicinals

    Amanda Howe | RHT, Medical Herbalist

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  • 3. Materia Medica Introduction

    Amanda Howe | RHT, Medical Herbalist

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  • 4. Materia Medica

    Amanda Howe | RHT, Medical Herbalist

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  • 5. Herbal Therapeutics

    David Caudwell | BSc, Medical Herbalist

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  • 6. The Art of Herbal Medicine Making | External Preparations

    Amanda Howe | RHT, Medical Herbalist

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  • 7. The Art of Herbal Medicine Making | Internal Preparations

    Seraphina Capranos | Herbalist, Classical Homeopath

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  • 8. Herbal Body Products & Gift Making

    Dr. Marisa Marciano | ND, RH (AHG)

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  • 9. The Medicinal Kitchen

    Jennifer Brott | Holistic Nutritionist

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  • 10. The History, Energetics, and Spirit of Plant Medicine

    Seraphina Capranos | Herbalist, Classical Homeopath

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  • 11. Herbal First Aid

    Amanda Howe | RHT, Medical Herbalist

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  • 12. Holistic Nutrition

    Cordelia McFadyen | Holistic Nutritionist

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  • 13. Botany & Plant Identification

    Lindsay Hounslow | Medical Herbalist, Naturalist Guide

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  • 14. Backyard Gardening & Cultivation

    Lindsay Hounslow | Medical Herbalist, Naturalist Guide

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  • 15. Seed Saving

    Lindsay Hounslow | Medical Herbalist, Naturalist Guide

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  • 16. Aromatic Medicine

    Peter Conway | Medical Herbalist, Aromatic Medicine Specialist

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  • 17. Medicinal Mushrooms

    Robert Rogers | Botanist, Clinical Herbalist, Mushroom Expert

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  • 18. Herbal Business

    Seraphina Capranos | Herbalist, Classical Homeopath

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  • 19. Developing Therapeutic Relationships & Case Taking

    Peter Conway | Medical Herbalist, Aromatic Medicine Specialist

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  • 20. A 'Day in the Life' of our Herbal Graduates, Mini-Documentary

    Lance Staples | Michelle Reichert, David Shaw | Gina Gibbons, Marissa Pulaski

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  • 21. Conclusion

    Peter Conway | Medical Herbalist, Aromatic Medicine Specialist

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Community Herbalist Online Program

80+ hrs | Beautiful 490-page e-book added to your cart at checkout!

Save $321 vs pay monthly

or

Billed monthly

7-day money
back guarantee

Please note that the 7-day money back guarantee applies to stand-alone courses only and to courses that are not completed in full. The 7-day money back guarantee does not apply to students that have completed a course and have received a certificate of completion.

Lifetime access
to materials

100% Secure
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What happens after you sign up?

1. Enroll

Watch your videos at your own pace and watch the calendar for the next virtual classroom.

2. Join virtual classroom

When the date arrives be sure to log in and enjoy your virtual class.

3. Ask your questions!

Connect with your community on the discussion boards. Ask questions and receive answers from our in-house Herbalists.

  1. 1. Enroll

    Watch your videos at your own pace and watch the calendar for the next virtual classroom.

  2. 2. Join virtual classroom

    When the date arrives be sure to log in and enjoy your virtual class.

  3. 3. Ask your questions!

    Connect with your community on the discussion boards. Ask questions and receive answers from our in-house Herbalists.

Meet your instructors

Nine world-class Herbalists and Nutritionists have come together to bring you the highest quality online herbal education. Get inspired to impact your community.

  • Peter Conway

    Medical Herbalist, Aromatic Medicine Specialist

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  • Amanda Howe

    RHT, Medical Herbalist

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  • David Caudwell

    BSc, Medical Herbalist

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  • Seraphina Capranos

    Herbalist, Classical Homeopath

    Read Bio
  • Lindsay Hounslow

    Medical Herbalist, Naturalist Guide

    Read Bio
  • Dr. Marisa Marciano

    ND, RH (AHG)

    Read Bio
  • Jennifer Brott

    Holistic Nutritionist

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  • Robert Dale Rogers

    Botanist, Clinical Herbalist, Mushroom Expert

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  • Cordelia McFadyen

    Holistic Nutritionist, Gut Expert

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What do you get with the program?

  • High quality, step-by-step video tutorials

  • Virtual clinic hours once per month with one of your herbal instructors. They will answer your most common questions, plus teach an extra mini-lesson in their area of expertise.

  • 1000+ page stunning e-book to use when following along with your videos and to take with you on-the-go for easy reference

  • 15% discount on Pacific Rim College herbs during the period of enrollment (discount amount subject to change)

  • Lifetime discount on suggested PRCOnline courses to further your education!

  • Regular newsletters to keep you up-to-date on all of our herbal announcements

You can start this online program at any time and watch whenever you like!

Sign up to start on your herbal path now.

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Bonus feature

Virtual Classroom

Once per month one of your herbal instructors will conduct a virtual classroom for one hour. Here they will answer your most common herbal questions. Plus they will teach a mini-lesson in their area of expertise.

What can you do after completing this program?

  • Make your own custom herbal medicines: salves, tinctures, teas, creams, and more

  • Design and grow your own permaculture-inspired medicinal herb garden

  • Use the healing power of plants to help restore and enhance health

  • Identify wild medicinal plants and mushrooms and be able to sustainably harvest

  • Save money by creating your own luscious body products right in your very own kitchen

  • Hone your new herbal business and use your new knowledge to begin making your impact!

  • Educate your community about the power of herbs

  • Work at or start your own medicinal herb farm, work at a health food store, take people on plant identification walks

  • Increase the nutrition and healing properties of your food by cooking with herbs

  • Share the history of herbalism and tune in to your senses to experience your relationship with plants

Program Comparison

Home Herbalist Online ProgramCommunity Herbalist Online Program
Program Hours4680+
Courses920
Quizzes & ProjectsAll are optionalYes ?
Receive CertificateYes ?Yes ?
Can transfer credit into Pacific Rim College's Diploma of Phytotherapy program (upon successful program application)NoYes ?
Access to discussion boards6 months2 years
Access to monthly virtual classrooms6 months2 years
Start a new career post program!Optional
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Holistic Nutrition
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Botany
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Backyard Gardening
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Aromatic Medicine
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Medicinal Mushrooms
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Seed Saving
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Herbal First Aid
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Herbal Business
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Case Studies/Intaking
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"A Day In the Life" alumni mini documentary
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# of video lessons268 457
Guidebook page count4901000+
Own videos for lifeYesYes
7-day money back guaranteeYesYes
Payment planYesYes
Full price$890$2799
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If all courses, quizzes, and projects are successfully completed, the following courses are eligible for transfer:

  • Materia Medica
  • Internal Medicine Making
  • External Medicine Making
  • Backyard Gardening
  • Wild Medicinal Herb Walk
  • History, Energetics and Spirit of Herbal Medicine

Upon successful completion of all videos, quizzes, and projects.

Upon successful completion of all videos, quizzes, and projects.

Once your program is successfully completed, you can hand your certificate in with your application to the Pacific Rim College campus. If you are accepted into your program, some of your course credits will transfer.

Plant a tree

When you register as a new student, we celebrate by planting a tree in your honor!

Why? We are dedicated to sustainability for our planet through both education and action. Trees are pivotal for protecting the biodiversity of our planet and this includes protecting plant medicine.

How? Twice per year we partner with OneTreePlanted, a non-profit, and choose a global location most in need.

Trees planted to date
531

Enroll today

Community Herbalist Online Program

80+ hrs | Beautiful 490-page e-book added to your cart at checkout!

Save $321 vs pay monthly

or

Billed monthly

7-day money
back guarantee

Please note that the 7-day money back guarantee applies to stand-alone courses only and to courses that are not completed in full. The 7-day money back guarantee does not apply to students that have completed a course and have received a certificate of completion.

Lifetime access
to materials

100% Secure
checkout

Why Pacific Rim College Online?

Pacific Rim College in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is recognized around the world as a leader in holistic medicine and sustainable living. Since 2006 Pacific Rim College has educated thousands of students, forged innovative curricula, and earned a global following with its award-winning services.

  • 15 years in business
  • 1,000+ graduates
  • Expert instructors

FAQ

  • How long do I have access for?

    Lifetime access to all video content. Access to discussion boards and virtual classrooms for 24 months.

  • Do I receive a certificate or certification?

    You will receive a certificate of completion once you have successfully completed all videos, quizzes, and projects. Herbal medicine is currently an unregulated profession globally. The level of education that is provided with this program is of the highest quality and is designed to give you a solid grounding in herbal medicine.

  • Is this program accredited?

    Currently, there is no licensing accreditation anywhere in the world. For this reason, we brought in the top instructors in herbal medicine to ensure you receive the highest level of education.

  • Are all courses online?

    Yes! Your program is 100% online. You can start anytime you like and from wherever you are.

  • Do I have access to instructors?

    Yes! Starting in May, 2020 there will be a monthly virtual classroom with one of your program instructors where they will answer your most common questions and teach you a new mini-lesson.

  • What supplies are required?

    You will see a 'Supplies & Equipment' list in your guidebook for the courses that require or strongly suggest supplies. Do know that there are many options for students on a budget.

  • Do I receive continuing education credits for these courses?

    Please check with your local association as this program will likely count towards professional development/continuing education credits. Factors for determining eligibility will vary.

  • What e-readers are supported for the online e-book?

    You will have received an email after sign up with the links that you need. You can also go to the website FAQ to find the links to the e-readers that support your e-book. Go to the top of the page --> click 'support' --> click 'read FAQ'. You will find the links you need there.

  • Can I use this certificate towards my application to the PRC Campus Diploma of Phytotherapy program?

    Yes! Upon successful completion of your program (videos, quizzes and projects), you will receive a certificate that you can present to admissions in your application. If you are accepted into your program, some of your course credits will transfer.

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What our students are saying…

The Community Herbalist Certificate program provided a strong foundation to grow my passion for herbal medicine. The wisdom and experience shared by the instructors, and the balance of scientific, traditional and spiritual knowledge is invaluable.

I can’t stop thinking about all the amazing knowledge that I gained. I have been already able to use a lot of what I learned helping friends and even my family in Brazil ! It also motivated me to pursue more knowledge and go deeper into some of the contents.

The Community Herbalist Certificate program changed my life in such a positive way. It opened my eyes to the incredible world of plant medicine and encouraged growth within myself. I would recommend this program to anyone seeking to gain further knowledge of plant medicine to support their own health, the health of their loved ones and their community.

The Community Herbalist Certificate program provided a strong foundation to grow my passion for herbal medicine. The wisdom and experience shared by the instructors, and the balance of scientific, traditional and spiritual knowledge is invaluable.

I can’t stop thinking about all the amazing knowledge that I gained. I have been already able to use a lot of what I learned helping friends and even my family in Brazil ! It also motivated me to pursue more knowledge and go deeper into some of the contents.

The Community Herbalist Certificate program changed my life in such a positive way. It opened my eyes to the incredible world of plant medicine and encouraged growth within myself. I would recommend this program to anyone seeking to gain further knowledge of plant medicine to support their own health, the health of their loved ones and their community.

Immerse yourself online in the fascinating world of herbal medicine

Sign up to start on your herbal path now.

Enroll today