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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Herbal Apprenticeship in Jamaica Plain

The Boston School of Herbal Studies is offering a seven-month Herbal Apprenticeship Program in Jamaica Plain, beginning May 26. The program, which will meet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays, offers an intensive study of plant energies. “Students will acquire basic herbal skills, such as how to identify and harvest local medicinal plants,” says director Madelon Hope. “They will also learn to make teas, tinctures, salves, oils, flower essences, herbal sprays and baths.”

The apprenticeship program also provides extensive instruction on how herbs affect the body and offers a number of herbal perspectives, including those from western herbalism, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. “The apprenticeship is a foundational course,” says Hope. “Those who would like to continue their studies at our school can attend second- and third-level trainings in consultation skills, including tongue, pulse, facial and nail diagnosis.”

For more information and to register, call 781-646-6319, email [email protected] or visit