INTRO COURSE

INTRO TO HERBALISM

Reconnect with nature, your health & community through plant medicine.

A wonderful place to begin your studies and an excellent way to deepen your knowledge if you have already dabbled in herbalism. No prior herbal experience is necessary to join us on this journey.

Sacred Journey School of Herbalism Founder Ginger Webb is passionate about connecting people with herbs and other wild plants, and is dedicated to empowering a generation of new herbalists. Intro to Herbalism taken along with Wild Texas Herbalism forms the complete Foundations of Herbalism Course (a prerequisite for all advanced courses).

This course is taught by Ginger Webb and various wonderful guest teachers and herbal apprentices throughout the year.

 

WHEN: Tuesday Evenings
Sept 10 2024 - April 29 2025

TIME:  6:30 - 9pm CST

LOCATION: Zoom

COST:

  • Payment in full $1,600
  • Payment plans available of 4 or 8 monthly installments

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: Herbal Goodie Box from Texas Medicinals $350

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 31st, 2024
*if there are still open spots after July 31st, you may be able to register late

Reparations Scholarships available. Learn more.

This course can be taken on its own or together with Outdoor Wild Texas Herbalism to complete our Foundations of Herbalism Program. They can be taken in any order, or at the same time!

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OPTION 1:

Take the Intro to Herbalism course online via Zoom.

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OPTION 2:

Or, begin with the Wild Texas Herbalism course outdoors in Austin, TX.

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TAKE BOTH!

Take both the online & outdoor courses to complete our full Foundations of Herbalism Course.

Questions? Join us for a Zoom Open House

Our online open house is a great way to find out more about our herbalism courses and ask all of your questions. You'll also get to meet Community Herbalist Ginger Webb and co-teacher Lauren Peterson. Offered regularly from January - August. Sign up for our next event!

The Intro to Herbalism Course includes:

These live, interactive lecture-style Zoom classes focus on foundational herbal concepts and tools for understanding plant medicines. Grow in your knowledge through experiential learning, basic physiology, and building a materia medica of over 100 herbs, weaving together our knowledge of both the physical and energetic actions of herbs.

  • 75 HOURS OF CLASS TIME: Online live access to our Tuesday night lecture & demo classes
  • RECORDINGS: Access to recordings of Tuesday night classes throughout the course. Virtual participation in & access to final student presentations.
  • HERBAL GOODIE BOX & PRINTED CLASS NOTEBOOK This pre-made Herbal Goodie Box with approximately 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 to be purchased from Texas Medicinals. It cannot be included in payment plans since you will receive it before classes begin.
  • LIFETIME ACCESS to our private SJS Student Forums (via Facebook and WhatsApp) where you can connect with instructors, students and alumni
  • SAVINGS 25% Student discount on all Texas Medicinals herbal products while enrolled in the school
  • RESOURCES Access to our curated library of recommended herb resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Intro to Herbalism

Yes! Intro to Herbalism is designed for folks who are new to herbalism and those who have done some self study or shorter classes. This class gives a well-rounded perspective on many aspects of herbalism. 

TAUGHT BY: Ginger Webb

All classes taught by Austin TX community herbalist Ginger Webb. Ginger has been deeply immersed in the study of herbs in central Texas for 30+ years and has supported hundreds to reconnect with the plant world as medicine. Since 2012, Sacred Journey School of Herbalism has offered in-depth herbalist programs to interested folx and new herbalists.

The school reflects Ginger’s deep love for the plants and for humanity; her study with the late great herbalist Michael Moore; her nerdy passion for botany, wild plants, and plant families; her years of experience making herbal medicines; her reverence for the wisdom of the ancients; and her belief that we all have access to the healing wisdom of the plant world simply by virtue of the fact that we are alive and share consciousness with all life.

What our students are saying:

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"My experience with this class was wonderful! It really gave me the foundation and the confidence to make plant medicine. The material was presented in a clear and engaging manner. Ginger is warm, knowledgeable and fun!  My daughter and I took the class together and herbal medicine has become a family passion and hopefully will someday become a business. I whole-heartedly recommend this class to anyone who has an interest in plant medicine and a desire to take it to the next level."

-Laura Schmidt, Intro to Herbalism graduate 2022

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"I have studied herbalism on and off for several years and wanted to take a deeper dive to help expand my knowledge and give me a strong foundation for the rest of my herbalism path. The Sacred Journey School of Herbalism online program allowed me to connect the dots and bring important plant medicine concepts into focus while learning alongside other herbalism students. The well-rounded program offered access to numerous resources and was led by experienced and approachable instructors. It was an invaluable experience."

-Tara Maxwell, Intro to Herbalism graduate 2022

Have you signed up for our Open House yet?!

We know how important it is to feel resonance with your herbalism teachers and choose the herbalism course that is right for you. Attend our next open house to ask all your questions and make an informed choice!

All the details:

REGISTRATION
To register, please use the link above. You can either pay in full at that time or choose from our monthly payment plan options. Reach out to us or give us a call if you have further questions. You are also invited to attend an open house and join our email list to be notified when new dates are added. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email with more details from info at gingerwebb.com (please check your spam folder if you do not see it within 20 minutes of registering).

Space is limited, so please make sure to sign up early!

STUDENT DISCOUNT
Start receiving a discount, unique for SJS students, of 25% off all Texas Medicinals products when purchased online at texasmedicinals.com. This discount begins as soon as you register and pay your course deposit and remains active throughout your enrollment in Intro to Herbalism, Wild Texas Herbalism, and select advanced courses. This discount is a gift from Texas Medicinals owner Nicole Al Rashid to SJS students.

TUITION
Covers all classes and a wealth of on-line library access during your enrollment in the course.

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
Your Herbal Goodie Box will need to be purchased for $350 from Texas Medicinals. This contains all the herbs samples needed to taste along during Zoom classes.

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.

CERTIFICATION
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.

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 this session 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. You are welcome to give your seat in class to a friend if you cannot attend. Please read our full Class Refund Policy.