Green Path Academy: Learn Herbalism. Class Sign Up


Imagine a world where nature handed you what you needed, when you needed it. No cost to you. No trip to the store. Did you know the “weeds” around you had value to your health and could feed and nourish you and your family? What if we told you right out your back door are plants that can do all this and more. What if these plants were your pharmacy, grocery store, beauty parlor, spa, and pain clinic? What if when you looked at your garden, you saw friends instead of weeds that need pulled, you knew them by name and you understood their value?

This imagined world is our family’s reality, and it’s a beautiful way of life. While we’ll never stop walking the path and learning more, we recognize the responsibility to reach a hand behind to the next in line. We’re eager to teach what we know and to learn new things from our students.

The Green Path certificate track is a hands-on practical course made up of 12 classes, designed to introduce you to the world of herbs, taking you along the whole process from seed to harvest to medicine. This transformative experience will put the power of your health back in your hands. This is not your traditional seminar at a podium, but more of a roundtable of friends and peers. All classes will be held at the lovely Clary Gardens botanical sanctuary, a non-profit dedicated to education and environmental stewardship.

Everyone is welcome from beginner to intermediate to elder, who want to share time with people who are passionate about plants. In these classes, you can expect to learn cultivation to preparation, recipe making to how herbs effect the systems of the body, and how to invite plants into your life to keep your body in balance. You will learn just enough to get excited and want to go home and play, and to learn more. The green path is never ending, and we are still ever learning, and we believe this is an art that can never be mastered. It’s ever changing and there’s a world of knowledge constantly growing… it’s that awesome?

*For more information on the Green Path Academy, click here.

Upcoming Classes

All classes must be prepaid, as spots are limited and will sell out quickly.

* = Herbalist Certificate Track class.

Experience level indicated by stars: Beginner: ★☆☆, Intermediate: ★★☆, Advanced: ★★★

Welcome to the World of Plants: Learn Herbalism with Woodland Herbal* ★☆☆
A wonder-filled introduction to the series of classes ahead, with hands-on experience, tastings, herb walk, and stories.
2-3 hours, $35. Next class: July 7, 2024 @ 3:00 PM - October 20, 2024 @ 1:00 PM - March 30, 2025 @ 1:00 PM - July 13, 2025 @ 1:00 PM

Embracing Natural Beauty: The Herbal Way ★☆☆
Leave the chemical filled beauty products behind and learn to pamper yourself the natural way.  Herbal secrets for hair care, skin care for all ages, cosmetics and sunblock you can easily make for your family at home.
2-3 hours, $50. Next class: July 21, 2024 @ 1:00 PM

Herbal First Aid: Emergency Situations, Safety and Preparations* ★☆☆
Learn how to build your own first aid kit, remedies, preparations, safety tips, foraging and survival techniques.
2-3 hours, $40. Next class: August 4, 2024 @ 3:00 PM - February 16, 2025 @ 1:00 PM - August 24, 2025 @ 1:00 PM

Medicine Maker: Learn the Art of Herbalism* ★☆☆
Intro to plant medicine making, using herbs for self care, children and pet safety, state of mind, intention and stewardship, as well as how to use preparations like tincture, tea, poultice, salve, and aromatherapy.
3-4 hours, $55. Next class: August 25, 2024 @ 1:00 PM - January 19, 2025 @ 1:00 PM - May 4, 2025 @ 3:00 PM

Community Tea Party: Tea Tasting + Pairing Herb-Infused Snacks ★☆☆
We welcome the community to join us for an unforgettable journey of teas from all around the world with tastings, snacks, herbal education and fun. Everyone leaves with a Woodland Herbal heirloom mug.
2 hours, $55. Limited space available. Next event: September 1, 2024 @ 3:00 PM

Body In Balance: Reproductive, Endocrine & Hormones* ★★☆
Learn how to live in balance, how plants effect the systems of the body, and materia medica. Class focus on the reproductive system and endocrine system, and hormones for women and men. 3 hours, $55. Next class: September 15, 2024 @ 1:00 PM

A Herbal Halloween: Costume Party ★☆☆
Time travel with us to the past, learn about the herbalists of olde, hear stories of the wild, odd and often scary remedies once used. Prizes awarded for best herb/nature/historical healer themed costume.
2 hours, $10. Next event: October 27, 2024 @ 1:00 PM

Body In Balance: Respiratory & Immune System* ★★☆
Learn the importance of a healthy immune system and the plant allies that help keep us in balance. Aromatherapy and soothing the lungs during flu season and beyond.
3 hours, $55. Next class: November 17, 2024 @ 1:00 PM

A Herbal Holiday: Culinary Focus ★☆☆
Join culinary herbalist Barb Keith (Mama) as she teaches how to incorporate herbs in your meals, shares simple recipes, and sample some of her famous baking. Food is medicine!
2 hours, $25. Next class: December 1, 2024 @ 1:00 PM

Body In Balance: Brain & Nervous System* ★★☆
The brain, spinal cord, and nerves kept calm and healthy equals good health for your entire self. Nervine and adaptogen materia medica, covering pain, stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders.
3 hours, $55. Next class: December 15, 2024 @ 1:00 PM

Age Well: Herbs to Age Gracefully & Healthfully☆☆
Learn the herbal secrets to longevity, beauty, strength, and vitality at every age.
3 hours, $55. Next class: January 5, 2025 @ 1:00 PM

Body In Balance: Gastrointestinal & Urinary System* ★★☆
Materia medica with focus on diuretic and carminative plants, learn to sooth heartburn, indigestion, kidney infections. Study eating with the seasons for wellness and maintaining healthy weight.
3 hours, $55. Next class: February 2, 2025 @ 1:00 PM

Body In Balance: Liver, Lymph & Skin Care* ★★☆
A spring tonic how-to, hands-on creating from the plants on site. Materia medica with focus on local alteratives for skin eruptions, seasonal allergies, and overall wellness.
3 hours, $55. Next class: March 2, 2025 @ 3:00 PM

Body In Balance: Heart & Cardiovascular* ★★☆
Herbs to support the overall health and function of the heart and vascular system, lifestyle ideas and plant allies to help longevity and wellness, with materia medica.
3 hours, $55. Next class: April 6, 2025 @ 3:00 PM

Invasive Species: How to Not Only Remove Them, But How to Use Them ★☆☆
Recipes and instruction for using garlic mustard, autumn olive, Japanese knotweed, and multiflora rose. Conservation techniques and land stewardship.
2 hours, $30. Next class: April 27, 2025 @ 1:00 PM

Body In Balance: Whole Body Health* ★★☆
Lifestyle ideas and plant allies to help longevity and wellness for everyone, from head to toe. Learn to create a full protocol for maintaining balance and good health, addressing mind, body, and spirit.
3-4 hours, $65. Next class: May 18, 2025 @ 1:00 PM

Intensive #1: The Whole Process from Seed to Medicine: Gardening, Foraging, Harvesting, Recipe Making* ★★
How to design a useful herb garden, tips for plant identification, when and how to harvest, dry, and store your herbs, and learn to create your own tea, tincture, and salve recipes.
4-5 hours, $95. Next class: June 22, 2025 @ 12:00 PM

Intensive #2: Hands On Herbalism: Medicine In Practice & Certificate Track Graduation* ★★
Hands-on experience creating teas, tinctures and topicals. Bring family or friend in need and we will address their situation with herbal remedies. Create a protocol for balance and wellness, and a tonic/tincture/tea/or salve personalized to their needs. Final knowledge review and certificates awarded.
6 hours, $125. Next class: August 10, 2025 @ 12:00 PM

REFUND POLICY: While all class fees are non-refundable, you may switch your investment toward a future class of your choice. Please note that class purchases are non-transferrable, and there will be no refunds given for no shows or cancellations.
DISCLAIMER/DISCLOSURE: Green Path Academy LLC's classes are not accredited, and any recipes or products sold there have not reviewed by the FDA. We do not make any claims, promises, or about the health benefits of any products. All statements are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease. We only offer our opinions and resources based on research, product testing amongst ourselves, and customer reviews. Any and all ingredients, recipes, and products discussed or shared are intended to support well-being, overall awesomeness, and are not meant to treat disease nor replace medical treatment. Use at your own risk. We are not responsible for accidents, misuse, or adverse reactions. Everybody reacts differently to plant-medicines and caution should be taken at all times. Always seek advice from a medical professional or primary care physician. While we are four generations of herbalists, we are not doctors. We do not make health claims, offer health-related advice, nor can we diagnose conditions. The information provided on this site or in any class is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or any health-related concern. The information on this website and in every class are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Woodland Herbal or Green Path Academy site.

Product Disclaimer & Citations ‡  

Woodland Herbal, LLC. products are not reviewed by the FDA. We do not make any claims, promises, or about the health benefits of any products. All statements are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease. We only offer our opinions and resources based on research, product testing amongst ourselves, and customer reviews. These products are intended to support well-being and overall awesomeness. Use at your own risk. We are not responsible for accidents, misuse, or adverse reactions. Everybody reacts differently to plant-medicines and caution should be taken at all times. Always seek advice from a medical professional or primary care physician.

‡ We spend copious amounts of time researching medicinal plants and how they affect the body. We always focus on creating the best possible natural product to aid general wellness and overall awesomeness. We provide citations for your benefit so you can research the properties and benefits of these natural ingredients, but we encourage you to take the time to do your own research.

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Order Policies

Due to the nature of our business, being that we are a small family run business who focuses on providing top quality products with a quick turnaround, we can not accept cancellations, returns or exchanges on any product in our shop. Woodland Herbal's products are small batch and are made-to-order and are often started the same day an order is received. Therefore, we can not accept cancelations, returns or refunds. We are not responsible for shipping issues with the USPS or any postal service. All international orders are at your own risk, and no refunds will be given for lost or returned packages. All sales are final.