Whether you are a beginner or have been studying for a while, if you want to focus on local wild plants and immersing yourself in our botanical bioregion while learning directly from the plants, this is the class for you. What we will NOT cover in this class is all the fundamentals of herbalism. If you are a beginner and you want to learn ALL about herbalism, please sign up for Level 1: Herbal Foundations.
Our main focus will be the practical applications of local plant medicine. Classes will include: plant identification, practical experience using a botanical key, organoleptic testing using our 5 senses, communing with plant consciousness, discovering bioregional plant guilds, and plant family recognition. This class will be held outdoors in various wild and/or cultivated places around Austin and central Texas. Carpooling will be coordinated when class locations are finalized. We will meet for 16 Saturdays and 2 Campouts from October 2019 through May 2020.
Completion of Level 1: Herbal Foundations (or an equivalent herbalism program) OR related experience in herbal medicine making, gardening, permaculture or naturalism. If you are brand new to herbalism, please check out our Level 1: Herbal Foundations class. Level 1 and Level 2 meet together on Saturdays. If you have questions regarding your qualifications, please contact us.
Start receiving your student discount of 25% off all of Ginger’s products and consultations 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.
Full Tuition for 8-month program: $1500/ $100 off when you pay in full before class begins
Deposit: $300 to hold your spot
Spring 2020 Only (Jan – May): $1,000/ $100 off when you register and pay deposit by Dec. 1st, 2019
Full tuition is due by your first class unless a payment plan has been set up.
Individual payment plans are offered with a credit card kept on file for pre-determined monthly charges. Please see price options above and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any payment related questions or to inquire about a payment plan. It is best to sign up for the course early to receive all discounts and begin your payment plan in advance.
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). Fall Camping fees are included, however students must pay their own entrance fee to Garner State Park. Spring campout fee of $30 is not included in tuition.
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 2 weeks BEFORE the class begins. If you withdraw after the first class, all payments made are not refundable or transferrable and the remainder of your balance is still due. 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!
DATES (subject to change and/or time adjustments on Saturdays):
FIRST CLASS: Saturday, Oct 5th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Oct 12th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday Oct 18th – Sunday Oct 20th CAMPOUT
**Saturday, Nov 2nd, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm MOONFLOWER HERB FEST (not included in course, but we highly recommend you attend and use the code “gw10” to get a 10% discount when you sign up!)**
Saturday, Nov 9th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 16th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Jan 18th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 1st, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 8th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 15th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 29th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 14th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 21st, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 28th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday, Apr 3rd – Sunday Apr 5th CAMPOUT
Saturday, Apr 18th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Apr 25th, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, May 2nd HERB DAY
LAST CLASS: Saturday, May 9th 9 am – 4:30 pm STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
- January 18, 2020
10:30 am - 3:30 pm