Full tuition for the 8-month course is $2800. Register early and pay in full by Sept 2nd, 2019 to get up to $400 off!
Reparations Scholarships available (particularly for African American, Indigenous American, and Latinx students). Contact us for more info or apply here by April 30th, 2019.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
This course is taught by Ginger Webb and various wonderful guest and level 2 student teachers throughout the year.
Level 1 Foundations Class involves both experiential and intuitive learning as well as lecture style and scientific observation out in the field. Ginger is passionate about connecting people with herbs, and is dedicated to empowering a generation of new herbalists and furthering the craft of herbalism to help the planet.
The 8-month Herbal Foundations Program is the primary program being offered by Ginger Webb and the Sacred Journey School of Herbalism. We have updated the curriculum to include as much outdoor time as possible! The program includes Saturday classes (outdoors as the weather permits), Monday night classroom hours, two camping trip weekends, and several local harvest days. The full program has been expanded to 200+ hours.
The course includes lectures, experiential learning, medicine making, botanical field identification, plant families, wild harvesting, intuitive plant meditation (“plant sitting”), chakras, and a holistic perspective on human physiology and wellness. It also includes weekend retreats of wild-harvesting and medicine making, a special project of your own choosing, and the opportunity for personal herbal mentoring with Ginger.
Full Tuition for 8-month program: $2,800
Deposit to hold spot: $500
Early Bird Discounts
$200 off when you register and pay deposit by Feb 28th, 2019
$100 off when you register and pay deposit by April 30th, 2019
$50 off when you register and pay deposit by June 30th, 2019
Pay in Full Discount
$200 off when you pay in full by Sept 2nd, 2019
Deposit (to hold spot in class) at time of Registration = $500
Full Payment by Sept 2nd (1 week before class begins)
Individual payment plans are offered with a credit card kept on file for pre-determined monthly charges. A minimum of $1400 is due by Sept 2nd (1 week before class begins). Please see price options above and email email@example.com with any payment related questions or to inquire about a payment plan. We prefer that payment plans be complete by Dec 31st, 2019. It is best to sign up for the course early to receive all discounts and begin your payment plan in advance.
CLASS REFUND POLICY
Deposits and class payments are non-refundable, but may be used toward future classes within a one year period if you contact us to withdraw before the class begins. If you withdraw after the first class, all payments made are not refundable or transferrable. Please understand that your tuition pays for a seat during that school year and that is why we have to stick to this policy. Thank you!
Space is limited, so please make sure to sign up early!
To register, pay your deposit online and respond to our application questions (during online checkout process). We will confirm your registration via email and/or contact you if we have further questions. Reach out to us via our contact form or give us a call if you have further questions. You are also invited to attend an open house- look for them on the class page and join our email list to be notified when new dates are added.
Start receiving your student discount of 25% off all of Ginger’s products and services as soon as you register and pay your course deposit. Discount remains active throughout your enrollment in Level 1: Herbal Foundations and select Level 2 courses.
Covers all classes, Fall camping fee, a wealth of on-line library access, and all herbs consumed in class. It also includes most of the ingredients used in apothecary hours (with the exception of alcohol and fresh herbs purchased from farmers).
Some books will be required for the course. Also, the tools of a wildcrafter and for medicine making will need to be purchased or acquired over the course of the first few months. This includes clippers, jars, alcohol or vegetable glycerin, etc. Individual state park entrance fees are not covered by tuition (typically $5 – $10). Spring campout fee of $30 is also not included in tuition.
SCHEDULE & LOCATION
Monday evening classes meet in East Austin at Soma Vida (2324 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702) from 6:30 – 9:30pm. Saturday classes meet in various outdoor locations around Austin and the environs, usually from 10:30am – 3:30pm (times may vary with the season and location). Locations and addresses will be provided on syllabus at our first class. Schedule is always subject to slight changes based on weather and other factors.
There is no official certification process for herbalists in the US. We give a paper certificate for Level 1 and Level 2 completion stating the number of hours of the completed course and general topics covered. Attendance at at least 80% of classes and a final project presentation are required to officially complete the course and receive a certificate. Feel free to contact us with questions.
Class begins on September 9th, 2019 and will run through May 9th 2020.
Our first Campout will take place October 18th -20th, 2019 at Garner State Park.
DATES (subject to change and/or time adjustments on Saturdays):
FIRST CLASS: Monday, Sept 9th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Monday, Sept 16th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Monday, Sept 23rd, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 5th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, Oct 7th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 12th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday Oct 18th – Sunday Oct 20th CAMPOUT
Monday, Oct 28th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 2nd, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm MOONFLOWER HERB FEST (ticket price included in course)
Monday, Nov 4th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 9th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, Nov 11th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 16th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, Nov 18th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monday, Dec 2nd, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Monday, Dec 9th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm HOLIDAY POTLUCK
Monday, Jan 6th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Monday, Jan 13th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Jan 18th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, Jan 27th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 1st, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, Feb 3rd, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 15th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, Feb 17th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Monday, Feb 24th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 29th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, Mar 2nd, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 14th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, Mar 16th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 21st, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, Mar 23rd, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 28th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday, Apr 3rd – Sunday Apr 5th CAMPOUT
Saturday, April 11th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, Apr 13th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Apr 18th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, Apr 20th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Apr 25th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday, Apr 27th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, May 2nd HERB DAY
Monday, May 4th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
LAST CLASS: Saturday, May 9th 9 am – 4:30 pm PRESENTATIONS
- September 9, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm