Herbal Studies and Favorite Links

American Herb Association
PO Box 1673, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: 530-265-9552

Web Site: http://www.ahaherb.com

The American Herb Association promotes the understanding and ecological use of medicinal herbs and aromatherapy. Membership is open to anyone interested in herbalism and includes a 20-page quarterly newsletter written by well-known, professional herbalists.


Web Site: http://www.botaniculture.org

A great web site for the herbal enthusiast who would like to find information about herbs and the people who work with herbs for a living.


Dandelion Herbal Center

For more information visit: http://www.dandelionherb.com 

Dandelion Herbal Center
4803 Greenwood Heights Drive
Arcata, CA 95549
Phone: 707-442-8157

Jane Bothwell, offers classes and field trips for herb students ranging from the beginner, interested primarily in basic herbal crafting techniques to advanced students seeking to
enhance their careers in complementary medicine.

Jane’s lifelong love affair with medicinal plants finds a perfect setting in the magnificent coastal mountains of Northern California. From pristine tidepools to lush wetlands and the sacred majesty of local redwoods, students are blessed with a glorious abundance of herbs to admire and study.

The school is located adjacent to Jane’s home near Arcata, California. When Jane herself isn’t teaching, she hosts an exciting array of guest teachers.

Upcoming teachers include Christopher Hobbs, Cascade Anderson-Geller, Candis Cantin, David Hoffman, Feather Jones, Lynda Emanshowski and several other expert herbalists, each offering their unique vision.


Ethnoherbalist provides reviews of the cultural history and science behind plant based medicines.


In the interest of preserving wild plants, EthnoHerbalist is also actively involved in the conservation of public lands and wilderness in the United States.

For more information you may visit: http://www.ethnoherbalist.com

Happy News- http://www.happynews.com

Tired of the negative news the media seems to dwell on these days?

We searched for web sites that had positive and uplifting news and this is the best one we found.


Living Awareness Institute

Kami McBride, CMT, Herbalist, Women's Health Educator

P.O. Box 775, Davis, CA  95617

Kami McBride has taught herbal medicine and women’s health since 1988. She has studied plants for almost 20 years and has taught Integrative Herbology at UCSF School of Nursing, Stanford Hospital, and the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Kami is Director of Cultivating the Herbal Medicine Woman Within, an Experiential Earth Awareness and Herbal Studies program for Women. She is also creator of the Women’s Wisdom Workshops, a transformational weekend workshop where women learn the tools to experience optimum health in relation to their body cycles

Cultivating the Herbal Medicine Woman Within is a Continuing Education Provider for Nurses

The web site is: http://www.livingawareness.com. Please call (707) 446-1290 to schedule a consultation or pre-register for classes.

Sage Mountain Herbs

Rosemary Gladstar, PO Box 420, E. Barre, VT 05649, or call (802) 479-9825

The web site is: http://www.sagemountain.com.

Founded by Rosemary Gladstar and Karl Slick, Sage Mountain Retreat Center & Native Plant Preserve has become one of New England's foremost learning centers for herbs and earth awareness. Located on 500 pristine acres in central Vermont, this beautiful piece of Earth Mother is a natural sanctuary and teaching site. There is an incredible assortment of wild herbs and flowers growing in habitats that vary from meadows, forest to swamp. Wild neighbors include deer, bear, moose, beavers, otters, fox and a wonderful variety of feathered folk that honor them with their presence.

Throughout the year they offer a series of workshops that emphasize our relationship to Earth Mother and to each other. The teachings encompass multi-dimensional traditions and experiences. All strive to bring us closer to ourselves and deeper in harmony with our heart space. Though Rosemary is the primary teacher at the center, the staff has evolved to include many other fine herbalists, healers, and naturalists. Includes a seven month apprentice program with Rosemary Gladstar. Advanced herbal training programs and classes for beginners. All classes emphasize the folkloric tradition of herbalism and Earth Awareness. 500 page correspondence course is also available. You may write to the above address for a free brochure.

The School of Natural Healing

Phone: 1-800-372-8255

P. O. Box 412

Springville, UT 84663

Web Site: http://www.snh.cc

The School of Natural Healing was founded in 1953 by Dr. John R. Christopher.  Since that time, thousands of students have taken classes with this school.  The web site gives information on the various correspondence courses offered by The School of Natural Healing.  These courses now include: Herbology, Iridology, Reflexology, and our new Aromatherapy Program.  At the School of Natural Healing you will find information on what their courses are all about.  There is detailed information about each level, and the materials that come in each program.


United Plant Savers

Phone: (802) 479-9825

P.O. Box 400
E. Barre, VT 05649

Web Site: http://www.unitedplantsavers.org        

These Are Exciting Times for Herbalists. We are witnessing the art of herbalism rapidly regaining its rightful place in the American tradition of health and healing. However, as herbalism flourishes and winds its way into the "main stream" of America, it is eliciting a unique set of problems and concerns. Where once only a small handful of people wildcrafted plants in the wild, ever increasing numbers are now heading to the hills.

Where once herbal enterprises were few and far between, now the competition often forces one to focus on the need for larger production and greater diversity of herbal products, thus utilizing more plant resources. Furthermore, other countries with an uninterrupted tradition of herbal healing are experiencing a severe shortage of medicinal plants and look to the North American continent for supplying these herbs. This increased usage along with habitat destruction is causing an ever-increasing shortage of plant resources, including some of our most treasured medicinal species.

Our work, the work of United Plant Savers, is to research, educate and protect in the interests of our plants and their habitats. We hope that you will join us in this worthwhile and important mission

Phone: 707-839-4101