Exploring your backyard and the great outdoors becomes much more of an adventure when you can identify the plants and have the knowledge of their nutritional and medicinal properties. In level one of the program, you will learn the basics of herbalism, wild-crafting, botany and medicine making. Along with the foundation levels of the program we will delve deep into the study of 19 plants and trees that grow abundantly. They are plants that can be easily identifiable because you probably have them growing in your yard or see them along the sides of the road.


My goal for this online program is for you to feel comfortable identifying and working with the plants we cover in-depth as well as the ones we will discuss in the lectures and virtual herb walks. I want you to be able to create herbal medicine with confidence for you and your family. Most importantly, I hope to convey how amazing and complex the plants growing in your backyard are and that they are asking to be used by us to create health and happiness.


This program is suitable for people with beginner as well as intermediate herb knowledge.

This course includes:
Video and audio lectures
Articles, Reading Lists, Herb Monographs
Virtual Herb Walks
Assignments (required to receive certificate)
Private FB Group & Monthly Online Q&A via Zoom


What you will gain from this program:
Basic knowledge of herbalism
How to make your own herbal medicines
Ethical wild-harvesting and foraging
Living in harmony with the seasons
Basic understanding of Botany
The development of your own Materia Medica
Deep relationships with the plants growing in your own backyard
A solid foundation to create your home apothecary
Confidently prepare wild food and medicine


What you can expect to learn about each tree or plant:
Herb Monograph which includes:
Latin Name, Botanical Description, Habitat, Parts Used, Harvest Time, Medicinal Actions, Preparations & Uses

In-Depth Information:
Medicinal Uses
Food Uses including Nutritional Profile & Recipes
Harvest Times & Collection Methods specific to the plant
Medicinal Preparations specific to the plant with instructions
Dosing information specific for the plant
Cautions, Contraindications & Look-a-Like Plants
Other Non-Medicinal Uses for the Plant


*All of this information will be provided as pdf documents and then pulled together in a Video Presentation by Tatum*


This is the first course of the Community Herbalist Program; you can view more on the certificate program here.

Course Information

Estimated Time: work at your own pace; lifetime access

General Course Information

Module One: Introduction to Herbalism 

Module  Two: Herbal Medicine Making

Module Three: Introduction to Wild-Harvesting

Module Four: Introduction to Botany

Module Five: Spring Trees

Module Six: Spring Plants

Module Seven: Early Summer Plants

Module Eight: Mid-Late Summer Plants

Module Nine: Fall Trees & Roots

Virtual Herb Walks

Online Meet-Ups!

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