If you have some herbalism experience and 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. We will meet for 18 Saturdays and 2 Wild Immersion Weekends from October 2022 through May 2023.
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.
Course Updates due to Covid-19:
While learning about plants and gaining a deep understanding of herbal medicines is always of value, we feel that during a pandemic it is especially valuable. This is an important time to be doing this work and we are committed to continuing our classes in engaging and safe ways.
The greater Herbal Community is by and large united in our commitment to flattening the curve. With that in mind, we are making sure that all Sacred Journey School of Herbalism classes are operating in accordance with the guidelines suggested by the American Herbalists Guild and our Local & State Governments.
While we cannot see the future, we are basing our plans on the current guidelines and will always have the option to adjust if they become more or less restrictive at any time. Currently, we are wearing masks, diving the class into small groups and maintaining social distancing. It is our goal to have as much outdoor time together as a class as safety allows, however we have experience from Spring 2020 teaching the course entirely online and guiding students in their individual outdoor explorations and know that is a viable option if needed. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like address, please feel free to 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: $2200
Deposit: $300 to hold your spot
Early Bird Discounts
$150 off when you register and pay deposit by May 31st, 2022
$75 off when you register and pay deposit by June 30th, 2022
Pay in Full Discount
$150 off when you pay in full by Aug 31st, 2022
Individual monthly automatic payment plans are offered as needed (serviced by PayPal). A minimum of $1000 is due by Sept 24th (1 week before class begins). Please see price options above and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any payment related questions or to inquire about a payment plan. We prefer that payment plans be complete by Dec 31st, 2022. 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).
CLASS REFUND POLICY
Class payments are non-refundable but may be transferred to another class if notice is given 2 weeks prior to the start of class. Please read our full Class Refund Policy.
DATES (subject to slight changes and/or time adjustments):
Sat 10/1 9:00am – 2:30pm
Sat 10/8 9:00am – 2:30pm
Sat 10/15 – Sun 10/16 Wild Immersion Weekend, 8:30am – 5pm each day
Sat 10/29 9:00am – 2:30pm
Sat 11/5 10:00am – 3:30pm
Sat 11/12 10:00am – 3:30pm
Sat 11/19 10:00am – 3:30pm
Sat 12/3 10:00am – 3:30pm
Sat 12/10 10:00am – 3:30pm
Sat 1/21 10:00am – 3:30pm
Sat 1/28 10:00am – 3:30pm (Rain Date)
Sat 2/25 10:00am – 3:30pm
Sat 3/4 10:00am – 3:30pm (Rain Date)
Sat 3/11 10:00am – 3:30pm
Sat 3/25 10:00am – 3:30pm
Sat 4/1 10:00am – 3:30pm
Sat 4/8 10:00am – 3:30pm
Sat 4/15- Sun 4/16 Wild Immersion Weekend, 8:30am – 5pm each day
Sat 4/22 9:00am – 2:30pm
Sat 4/29 9:00am – 2:30pm
Sat 5/6 9:00am – 2:30pm
Sat 5/13 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Final Presentations In Person
Tues 5/16 6:30pm – 9:00pm Final Presentations Online (not required but you are invited)
October 1, 2022
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
May 13, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm