Full tuition for the 8-month course is $3500. Register early and pay in full by August 31st, 2020 to get up to $500 off!
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 of Herbalism 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.
As a Level 1 Student, you will receive:
- Lifetime access to our private SJS Student Forum where you can connect with instructors, students and alumni
- 25% Student discount on all Texas Medicinals herbal products while enrolled in the school
- Exclusive access to participate as a vendor in our Farmer’s Market Booth
- Special perks for community events, such as a free ticket to Moonflower Herb Fest
- Access to our curated library of recommended herb resources
- Curated hikes on private land and reserved natural areas around Austin
- Access to harvest and make medicine on private land
- Lifetime relationships with Herbal Elders
If you are interested in this course, please call Ginger at 512-766-3574 before you make your deposit to chat and make sure the school is a good fit for you.
Full Tuition for 8-month program: $3,500
Deposit to hold spot: $350
Early Bird Discounts
$300 off when you register and pay deposit by Dec 31st, 2019
$200 off when you register and pay deposit by Feb 28th, 2020
$100 off when you register and pay deposit by April 30th, 2020
$50 off when you register and pay deposit by June 30th, 2020
Pay in Full Discount
$200 off when you pay in full by Aug 31st, 2020
Deposit (to hold spot in class) at time of Registration = $350
Full Payment due by by Aug 31st 2020
Individual monthly automatic payment plans are offered as needed (serviced by PayPal). A minimum of $2000 is due by Sept 7th (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, 2020. 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 at least 2 weeks BEFORE the class begins. If you withdraw after this time period, all payments made are not refundable or transferrable AND your full balance is still due if your payment plan is not complete. Please understand that your tuition pays for a seat during that school year and that is why we have to stick to this policy. If you have to miss classes, we will work with you to help you make up the material. We know that circumstances change and life challenges come up, but we cannot make exceptions. 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).
Several books will be required for the course. 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 per day). Spring campout fee of $30 is also not included in tuition.
SCHEDULE & LOCATION
Monday evening classes meet in South Austin at Whole Life Learning Center (10801 Old San Antonio Rd, Austin, TX 78748) 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. SJS will confirm all outdoor class locations and times during the week before each outdoor class.
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.
DATES (subject to change and/or time adjustments on Saturdays):
Mon 9/14 6:30pm – 9:30pm First Class
Mon 9/21 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Mon 9/28 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 10/3 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mon 10/12 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Fri 10/16- Sun 10/18 Campout
Sat 10/24 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mon 10/26 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 10/31 or 11/7 Moonflower Herb Fest 9am – 6pm
Mon 11/2 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 11/14 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mon 11/16 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 11/21 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mon 11/30 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Mon 12/7 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Mon 12/14 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Mon 1/4 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Mon 1/11 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Mon 1/18 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 1/23 10:30am – 3:30pm
Sat 1/30 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mon 2/1 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Mon 2/8 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 2/13 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mon 2/22 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 2/27 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mon 3/1 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 3/6 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mon 3/8 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 3/20 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mon 3/22 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 3/27 10:30am – 3:30pm
Sat 4/2 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mon 4/5 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Fri 4/9- Sun 4/11 Campout
Sat 4/17 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mon 4/19 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 4/24 10:30am – 3:30pm
Mon 4/26 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 5/1 ABC Herb Day 10am – 4pm
Mon 5/3 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat 5/8 9:30am – 4:30pm Last Class/ Student Presentations
- September 14, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
- May 8, 2021 - May 9, 2021
9:30 am - 4:30 pm