ABOUT THE COURSE:
SJS Founder Ginger Webb is passionate about connecting people with herbs and other wild plants, and is dedicated to empowering a generation of new herbalists. No prior herbal experience is necessary to join us on this journey — it is both a wonderful place to begin your studies and an excellent way to deepen your knowledge if you have already dabbled in herbalism.
These live, interactive lecture-style Zoom classes focus on foundational herbal concepts and tools for understanding plant medicines, experiential learning, basic physiology, and building a materia medica of over 100 herbs. Herbs are organized using the chakra system — we begin at the Root Chakra in the fall and work our way up throughout the course, naturally weaving together our knowledge of both the physical and energetic actions of herbs.
Herbal Goodie Box & Printed Class notebook:
This pre-made Herbal Goodie Box with 75 herbs and a printed copy of the class notebook is an essential part of participating in our online classes. It is a separate cost and cannot be included in payment plans since you will receive it before classes begin. Payment for the Herbal Goodie Box is due by August 31st, 2023.
Signing up for this course offers you:
- Online live access to our Tuesday night lecture & demo classes (75 hours)
- Access to recordings of Tuesday night classes throughout the course
- Optional package of the herbs we sample in class & printed class notebook mailed to your door (75 herbs)
- Virtual participation in & access to final student presentations
This course can be taken on it’s own or simultaneously with with Level 1: Outdoor Wild Texas Herbalism. The ONLINE and OUTDOOR sections together are considered the FULL COURSE. If you are interested in the FULL COURSE, you can find those details here: https://gingerwebb.com/classes/level-1-full-course-2023-2024/?
If it works better with your schedule and budget, you can take one section at a time, over the course of two years.
As a Level 1 Student, you will receive:
- Lifetime access to our private SJS Student Forums (via Facebook and WhatsApp) 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
- Access to our curated library of recommended herb resources
- Lifetime relationships with Herbal Elders
If you are interested in this course but want to find out more, please attend one of our online Zoom open houses, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Ginger at 512-766-3574.
What our Students have to say about their “Foundations of Herbalism” experience:
“ Thank you everyone. This has been an amazing 9 months! Ginger thank you for creating this magical world and for being so open and generous with your love of the plants and your knowledge of their magic. You bring together the most amazing people- such a special experience.”
– Alex Manley, Level 1 Grad 2022
“ Truly such a healing space you create, Ginger. Wow. You and your school create the space for deep, personal and collective level healing. THIS is what it looks like to weave new stories and new ways of being. This is the kind of healing that changes the fabric of our world.”
-Shaina Rico, Level 1 Grad 2022
Full Tuition for 7-month program: $1,500
Non-Refundable Deposit to hold spot: $250
Herbal Goodie Bag & Printed Class Notebook: $375 – payment due by Aug 31st, 2023
(includes 75 herbs to taste along during class!)
*Learn about our Reparations Scholarships here
Early Bird Discounts
$100 off when you register and pay deposit by April 30th, 2023
Pay in Full Discount
$100 off when you pay in full by Aug 31st, 2023
Deposit (to hold spot in class) at time of Registration = $250
Full Payment due by by Aug 31st 2023 OR Payment Plan set up prior
Individual monthly automatic payment plans are offered as needed (serviced by PayPal). A minimum of ½ of your tuition is due by the first class. Remaining balances are due by Dec. 31st, 2023. It is best to sign up for the course early to receive all discounts and begin your payment plan in advance. Please see price options above and email email@example.com with any payment related questions or to inquire about a payment plan.
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. We begin gathering class supplies months before class begins and cannot fill your spot after class has begun.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. Please read our full Class Refund Policy.
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.
Space is limited, so please make sure to sign up early!
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 and a wealth of on-line library access during your enrollment in the course.
Several books will be required for the course (approx $150 if purchased new, but you can find many of them used for much less). The tools of a wildcrafter and for medicine making will need to be purchased or acquired over the course of the class. This includes clippers, jars, alcohol or vegetable glycerin, etc.
SCHEDULE & LOCATION
Tuesday evening classes will be held virtually via Zoom from 6:30 – 9:00pm.
(Full list of dates at the bottom of this page)
There is no official certification process for herbalists in the US- no matter what other schools may claim to offer. We give a paper certificate for Level 1 completion stating the number of hours of the completed course and general topics covered. Attendance of at least 80% of classes and a final presentation are required to officially complete the course and receive a certificate. Class hours with Sacred Journey School of Herbalism are recognized by the American Herbalists’ Guild and other renowned herbal schools. Feel free to contact us with questions on this topic.
DATES (subject to change and/or time adjustments on Saturdays & Sundays):
Sat 9/9 Herb Pick Up for Austin area students (times TBD)
Tues 9/12 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 9/19 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 9/26 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 10/3 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 10/10 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 10/17 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 10/24 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 11/7 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 11/14 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 11/28 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 12/5 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 12/12 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 1/2 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 1/9 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 1/16 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 1/23 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 1/30 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 2/6 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 2/13 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 2/20 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 2/27 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 3/5 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 3/19 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 3/26 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 4/2 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 4/9 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 4/16 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 4/23 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tues 4/30 6:30pm – 9:00pm Online Presentations
Sun 5/5 10:00am – 4pm In-Person Presentations- Optional
September 12, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
April 30, 2024
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm