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Herbal Academy of New England Launches Certification Program


The Herbal Academy of New England, in Woburn, is offering its first certification program in herbalism this fall. Enrollment is now open for the program, which will meet over twelve weekends from September 22 through June 2. The certification courses will be taught by a team of experienced herbalists and a medical doctor, allowing students to learn about a variety of approaches to herbalism.

“The academy opened its doors this summer with a mix of classes that are rooted in traditional, scientific and plant-spirit herbalism,” says Amber Meyers, academy representative. “Instructors emphasize holism, nourishment and ecological responsibility, and the site features an enchanting view of Horn Pond, along with lovely herb gardens and within easy walking distance to Mount Towanda.”

August classes at the Herbal Academy of New England include a session on preparing raw food and workshops on making medicinal tinctures, oils, vinegars and salves. More course information is available online at The academy also offers community hours during which students, practitioners and others interested in herbalism can gather to exchange information and mentoring while enjoying a cup of tea and natural surroundings.

Location: The Herbal Academy of New England, 120 Arlington Rd., Woburn. For more information, call 781-572-4454 or visit