Course Curriculum

Hands-On Herbal Education

HerbalPhytotherapy.ca Presents:

“Healing Ways of Herbs Summer Course Curriculum”

Learn the healing ways of herbs that grow in your own garden, back yard or on field trips. Join us for a TWO-MONTH adventure with 9, once-a-week, lessons:

Identifying, Growing, Cultivating, Harvesting, and Preparing
36 HEALING HERBS

Using an effectual hands-on approach, you will learn these herbs for their culinary, horticultural, aromatic and medicinal purposes. We will study 4 herbs in depth per week so that by the end of the course each student will be able to identify, grow and use all 36 herbs in a confident manner.

See the REGISTRATION page for information on the cost and how to purchase the course/s.

This course will be presented in Moncton, New Brunswick, in TWO SEPARATE SESSIONS, each session comprising of 9 lessons of 2 hours each, spread out over the span of 2 months, either the months of May and June (Early Summer Course), or the months of July and August (Late Summer Course). The student chooses which session best suits her/his schedule.

Our main focus will be on the 36 Herbs List. At the end of this course, the student will have learned how to recognise, identify, grow, cultivate and harvest these important herbs, and will have made a garden bed, herbal preparations and a Herbarium, among other things, using these thirty-six herbs. These particular herbs are very important to implementing a sustainable practice of healthy bodymind well-being, as well as being essential to our medicinal, culinary and horticultural purposes for this course.

Each lesson will consist of:
~ An in-dept Herbal Study of 4 different herbs per Lesson
~ Medicinal Herbs and their phytochemicals constituents and why they are important
~ A hands-on activity and/or project to further the student’s knowledge and usage of herbs
~ An in-depth body system study and its corresponding herbal remedies

Lesson 1: Introduction
Receiving your Healing Ways of Herbs Binder and Lesson # 1
Precautions and Poisonous Herbs
First 4 Herbs from our 36 Herbs List
What are ‘Activities’ and which Plants have which Activity
Examining one Body System and which herbs affect this System
A Simple Anatomy Lesson
What are ‘formulations’ and which plants make them up

Lesson 2:
Receiving Lesson # 2
Herbs 5 to 8 from our 36 Herbs List
Examining one Body System and which herbs affect this System
How Important are Common Names VS Botanical Names
Herbs for Culinary Use
Starting Your Herbal Garden with Seeds and/or Plants
Your tray of 18 herbs to grow yourself
Starting your Herbarium

Lesson 3:
Receiving Lesson # 3
Herbs 9 to 12 from our 36 Herbs List
What are ‘Conditions’ and which herbs affect those Conditions
Conditions A to C
Examining one Body System and which herbs affect this System
Herbs for Aromatherapy Use
Growing Aromatic & Ornamental Herbs in your garden
Making Preparations Part I
Healing Ways of Herbs Test # 1

Lesson 4:
Receiving Lesson # 4
Herbs 13 to 16 from our 36 Herbs List
Conditions D to F
Examining one Body System and which herbs affect this System
Herbal Pollinators in your Garden; Extras for Self-Study
Work on your Herbarium
Special Considerations: Children, the Elderly and Pregnancy
Making Preparations Part II

Lesson 5:
Receiving Lesson # 5
Herbs 17 to 20 from our 36 Herbs List
Conditions G to J
An Herbal Reference List
Examining one Body System and which herbs affect this System
Herbs for Preventive Health & Maintenance
Dividing Perennial Herbs in your Garden
Making Preparations Part III
Healing Ways of Herbs Test # 2

Lesson 6:
Receiving Lesson # 6
Herbs 21 to 24 from our 36 Herbs List
Conditions L to N
Examining one Body System and which herbs affect this System
Work on your Herbarium
How to Prune Herbs for Use and Maximum Growth
Growing Herbs indoors for the Winter

Lesson 7:
Receiving Lesson # 7
Herbs 25 to 28 from our 36 Herbs List
Conditions O to R
Examining one Body System and which herbs affect this System
Harvesting & Preserving Herbs
Your Herbal First Aid Home Kit

Lesson 8:
Receiving Lesson # 8
Herbs 29 to 32 from our 36 Herbs List
Conditions S to Z
Examining one Body System and which herbs affect this System
Complete your Herbarium
Wildcrafting Herbs in an Ethical Manner
Healing Ways of Herbs Final Exam

Lesson 9:
Receiving Final Lesson # 9
Last 4 Herbs, 33 to 36,  from our 36 Herbs List
Examining one Body System and which herbs affect this System
Wrap-Up of Healing Ways of Herbs Course

As you can see from the above information, our Course provides you with a varied yet informative curriculum to study herbs for home use.

The passing mark for the course is 65 points. At the end of the course, after you have completed all the Lessons and passed the Tests (worth 50% each) and the exam (worth 45%), you will receive a Certificate of Completion, stating that you have successfully studied a Basic Home Herbology Course. The extra 5% will be based on class participation and effort and eagerness to learn.

If you feel that you would enjoy, and benefit from, this summer Course, please go to COURSE REGISTRATION and read for more information or to purchase the course/s. I’m looking forward to seeing you in this summer!

Raymonde Savoie
Pl.Scientist, Herbalist, Horticulturist with over twenty-five years experience growing, and teaching about, herbs.

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