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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Certification Course for Wilderness First Responders

Sam Coffman

The Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism will be presenting a 10-day certification course for wilderness first responders from July 27 through August 5, at the Commonwealth Center’s Brookline location, as well as many wild areas around Boston. The course will be led by herbalist Sam Coffman from Texas, who is making his first appearance in New England.

“While this course offers the standard certification for wilderness first responders, it goes above and beyond because Sam includes herbalism in the program,” says Commonwealth Center Director Katja Swift, adding that it will prepare students for all kinds of emergency situations. “Selfsufficiency is super important, whether it’s a climate change weather disaster or an accident on mass transit,” she says. “Being able to keep your head in an emergency situation and provide confident and competent first aid is an important skill.”

Location: 25 Saint Mary’s Ct., Brookline. For more information, call 617-750-5274 or visit