Online Herbal Immersion Program
Have you ever felt confused trying to grow
your own herb garden?
Or wondered which herbal preparation will be
the most potent?
I understand how hard it is to navigate the deluge of herbal information out there, and find a resource you can trust.
With over twenty-five years under my belt growing herbs, making medicine, and teaching about plants, I’ve come up with a program that is chock-full of expert guidance for cultivating medicinal herbs and addressing common ailments at home with your very own tinctures, syrups, poultices and salves.
Bonus: You’ll be learning all about herbs while you save money—growing the garden of your dreams and whipping up a homegrown medicine chest full of the highest quality remedies to be found!
Watch Our Video About the Herbal Immersion Program!
Herbal Immersion Program Outline
Module 1: Foundations in Herbalism
Cultivating Relationships with Healing Plants; Introduction to Botany; Plant Families; Vegetative and Floral Terms; Herbal Actions; Ethical Wildcrafting; Spring Plant Walk; Medicinal Preparations; Harvesting Herbs; Edible Flowers
Module 2: The Nitty-Gritty of Soil, Part 1
Principles of Organic Gardening; Planning Your Dream Garden; Growing Healthy Soil; Building Soil Fertility; Botanical Garden Allies; Creating New Garden Beds;
Module 3: Common Useful Garden Weeds
Daylily; Lamb’s Quarters;
Chickweed; Dandelion; Violet;
Purple Dead Nettle;
Cleavers; Creasy Greens;
Garlic Mustard; Yellow Dock;
Module 4: Plant Propagation
Special Strategies for Germinating Herbs: Stratification, Scarification, and Light-Dependent Germination;
Preparing Seed Trays; Sowing Seeds; Soil Blocks; Bottom Heat; Root Division; Stem Cuttings; Layering; Seed Saving of Medicinal Herbs
Module 5: Tonic Herbs and Adaptogens
Introduction to Adaptogens, Alteratives and Tonic Herbs;
Gotu Kola; Tulsi;
Nettles; Milky Oats;
Module 6: The Nitty-Gritty of Soil, Part 2
Introduction to Permaculture; Building a Compost Pile;
Composting Leaf Mold; Organic
Pest and Disease Management;
Season Extension; Woodland Cultivation of Medicinal Herbs; Homemade Potting Soil
Module 7: Herbs for the Immune System
Introduction to Immune Stimulants, Immunomodulators and Antimicrobials; Spilanthes; Echinacea; Goldenseal; Bee Balm and
Wild Bergamot; Calendula;
Module 8: Introduction to the Digestive System
Bitters, Astringents and Carminatives; Foundations of Nutrition: Whole Foods, Organic Foods and GMOs; Macronutrients, Fiber, and Intestinal Flora; Vitamins and Minerals; Bioflavonoids; Food Allergies and Intolerances
Module 9: Herbs for the Digestive System
Anise Hyssop; Meadowsweet;
Fennel; Mint; Chamomile;
Lemon Balm; Basil
Module 10: Herbs for the Respiratory System
Introduction to Expectorants, Demulcents and Anticatarrhals; Elecampane;
Module 11: Herbs for the Nervous System
Introduction to Nervines, Hypnotics, Anxiolytics, Antidepressants and Analgesics; Valerian; Skullcap; Passionflower; California Poppy; Mimosa; Rose; Vervain
Module 12: Herbs for the Female Reproductive System
Uterine Tonics, Emmenagogues, Hormone Balancers and Uterine Antispasmodics; Ecology of Estrogen in the Body; Red Raspberry; Black Cohosh; Vitex; Motherwort
Module 13: Medicine Making – Core Preparations
Infusions and Decoctions; Tinctures; Herbal Honeys and Syrups;
Herbal Vinegars; Flower Essences;
Plant Spirit Medicine
Module 14: Food as Medicine
Meads; Culinary Oils; Infused Vinegars; Fire Ciders: Spicy Vinegars; Goo Balls; Compound Butters; Herbal Finishing Salts; Herbal Sauces; Wild Herbal Pestos, Hummus and Pâté; Medicinal Mushroom Concoction; Herbal Popsicles, Iced Teas and Granitas; Bone Broth; Bitters; Shrubs; Fancy Pants Ice Cubes; Simple Syrups; Cocktails and Mocktails
Module 15: Topical Preparations and Natural Body Care
Infused Oils and Salves;
Compresses and Poultices,
Herbal First Aid; Introduction to Hydrotherapy; Introduction to Aromatherapy; Floral Skin Serum; Body Butters;
Salt Scrubs; Bath Salts;
Aromatic Massage Oils
Module 16: Herbal Livelihoods/Applying the Knowledge
Introduction to Herbal Livelihoods and Legalities of Products Businesses; Connecting to Your Life’s Purpose; Permaculture in Action: Joe Hollis’ Mountain Gardens; Amy Hamilton; Lorna Mauney-Brodek; Dr. James Duke; Asia Suler; History of Earthaven Ecovillage; Permaculture Principles with Chuck Marsh
Module 17: Siting Reference Guide – Regional Profiles and Habitat Lists
Arid Lowland Climates with Monica Rude; Cold Temperate Climates with Deb Soule; Arid Mountainous Climates with Kathi Keville; Rocky Soils in Mid-Continental Climates with Steven Foster; Subtropical Climates with Emily Ruff; Mediterranean Climates with Richo Cech; Woodland Medicinals with Joe Hollis; Wetland Herbs; Shade Herbs; Arid Climate Herbs; Hot and Humid Climate Herbs
Meet Our Featured Botanical Stars
Our program is infused with a plant-centered approach to herbal medicine. From anise hyssop to yellow dock, the course focuses on an all-star lineup of botanicals, primo for most temperate climate gardens. Note that most of the following herbs are the headliners of their very own video and profile.
Take a Sneak Peak at Our Botanical Starlets.
Full Program Outline
The program is in a drip feed format. When you sign up, you will be on an individualized drip feed. This simply means you’ll have access to all the modules that have been released, but you can move at your own pace through the material. We hope this format will allow you to pace yourself and avoid feeling overwhelmed by the vast amount of material!
Enrollment is ongoing, and you can sign up any time.
View the Complete Course Outline Here.
View the Complete Course Outline Here.
We’ve had over 1,700 students enroll from over a dozen countries in just our first year offering online herbal classes.
Here are just a few glowing testimonials from both our programs…
“The Immersion offers so much more than you think you’re going to get. Not only will you learn about these amazing plants and how to grow them, you will also learn about the human body and how herbs affect each system–and not in a general way. These courses teach you how to understand plants in various preparations and how each type of preparation will extract different properties of the plants. You will no longer be doing a web search on remedies for various ailments, because in the Herbal Immersion Program, you are given such tailored and focused instruction that not only includes information, but wisdom on how to apply all of this knowledge. They teach you both the science and the art of herbalism. A student can go as deep as they want with all these tools provided. I cannot express enough gratitude for this course.”
~ Marianela Leekley, Charlotte, North Carolina
“I’ve taken many different online herbal courses and this is by far my favorite! It is stunning, gorgeous, fun and very informative. The videos are fun, the manual is stunning, and I really enjoy the progress aspect and review worksheets and quizzes. I was worried it was a little too basic for where I am at in my studies, but it turns out I’m filling in a lot of critical holes in my knowledge base. I’m in love with this course and am having a fabulous time studying with it.”
~ Lola O’Brien, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Doula, writer, entrepreneur and stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to 3 kids
“I can’t tell you how blown away I am. It’s such a gift to feel connected to a community of healers, and I feel like I am receiving guided, individual instruction with each lesson. Although the lessons are fun and funny, each time I am left with a deep respect for Juliet and Asia, and the wisdom they are passing on. Thank you so much for creating such a gift for the herbal community and aspiring herbalists like me.”
~ SaDonna Heathman, Washington State
Wellness Coach, stay-at-home mom
“Perfect for the person new to herbal medicine making or the magic of the plant world. The videography is so incredibly beautiful and fun that you would never know you are in a class, the photography is so captivating that you won’t dare print the course handouts in black and white, the web design is spectacularly user friendly, and the information is incredibly thorough. It is a refreshing mix of feeding your mind, body, and soul as you explore the synergies between the plant and human worlds, and they remind you to slow down and appreciate the gifts that plants bring to us while we work to learn their magical wonders both intellectually, experientially, and spiritually.”
~ Dr. Lori Valentine Rose, Cleburne, Texas
Life Sciences Instructor
“Can’t tell you how much I love this program. It’s informative and witty which makes it fun to read through, and I absolutely love the photography. I am a picture person so the more pictures, the more I absorb! It’s easy to access, responsive and skill-building. Thank you so much!”
~ Darlene Rose, West Virginia
Author of “Endocrine Disrupted”
Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Consultant
This online course is self-paced and you can start as soon as you sign up!
Not quite ready to begin just yet?
Sign up now and defer your course start date for up to a year.
Pay in full for
Holiday Sale Price: $1620
Payment Plan: $149 for 12 months
(the payment plan is $168 more than paying in full)
Modules are delivered monthly — watch the videos and read the lessons on any device, at your own pace and convenience.
We offer a money-back guarantee! If you’re not satisfied, we’ll refund your full tuition within 14 days of enrollment.
How does the program work?
- The program is in a drip feed format. When you sign up, you will be on an individualized drip feed. This simply means you’ll have access to all the modules that have been released, but you can move at your own pace through the material. We hope this format will allow you to pace yourself and avoid feeling overwhelmed by the vast amount of material! Enrollment is ongoing, and you can sign up any time.
- Please see the full course outline for a schedule of module release dates and to learn more about entering the drip feed midstream. New students will be on an individualized drip feed, however the majority of our students started in April 2016.
- When you enroll, you’ll receive immediate access to these Immersion resources:
- Modules 1-9
- Siting Reference Guide: Regional Profiles and Habitat Lists
- Herbal Profile Videos for reference
- Online Herbal Medicine Making Course (Immersion Modules 13-15)
- Supplies List & Recommended Reading List
- Access to our Student Facebook Forum
- Seasonal Herbal Starter Guides, with seasonal videos for herb gardening, wild foods and recipes
- The format of the program
- You will be able to download all audio and text, however, the videos can’t be downloaded and will not be provided on DVD so you must have a reliable internet connection to view them.
- The course can be viewed on mobile devices with a wireless connection.
This online course is self-paced and you can start as soon as you sign up!
Modules are delivered monthly–watch the videos and read the lessons on any device, at your own pace and convenience.
The online program includes:
- Beautiful and engaging video instruction, primarily filmed in the garden and field with the stars of the program—the plants themselves
- Over 100 herbal recipes, ranging from medicinal preparations, wild foods dishes, natural body care products and culinary herbal concoctions
- 95 videos and 143 lessons, clearly organized into 17 modules (delivered in a monthly drip feed format — see the schedule here.)
- Downloadable audio files so you can listen on the go
- Extensive written materials and instructional photographs by Juliet Blankespoor, available online or as a printable PDF, so you can learn wherever and however works best for you
- Review worksheets and quizzes at the end of each module
- 25% discount off bulk herbs and herbal supplies at Mountain Rose Herbs for two years after enrollment (only available for students in the U.S. and Canada)
- One-time 15% discount off medicine making supplies at Villager’s urban homestead supply store for one year after enrollment
- One-time 15% discount on the book ‘Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook,’ by Dina Falconi for one month after enrollment
- Access to a team of experienced herbalists and herb growers, including Juliet Blankespoor, for questions and guidance via Q and A emails for two and a half years after enrollment
- Access to our student Facebook forum where you can share triumphs, troubleshooting, and more with a lively community of herbal enthusiasts