We are delighted to be working in collaboration with our Celtic cousins the Plant Medicine School in Ireland to be able to offer their two year Community Herbal Apprenticeship as part of the all new Plant Medicine School Scotland.
Registration for the Community Apprenticeship opens in February for the intake starting in October.
The Plant Medicine School’s Apprenticeship was founded by plantswoman Nikki Darrell, and has been running for over 10 years now, focusing on using and growing plants as a traditional form of medicine in the community circle.
Year 1 of the Apprenticeship, ‘Starting on the Plant Medicine Path’ helps you to learn about the plants, their healing properties, how to grow them, harvest them sustainably and make medicine from them. It includes the study of botany, Materia medica, herbal pharmacy, the constituents of plants, making herbal medicines, growing herbs, history and philosophy of herbal medicine and energetics. Sacred plant medicine –using direct perception to learn about our plant allies-is the central theme to the course.
The Apprenticeship is an online course, with two in person intensives to complement online study. This allows people in other countries, those working at weekends or those with care commitments to undertake their studies online and at times that suit them whilst keeping pace with the year’s study.
The online studies for the apprenticeship consist of the filmed lectures and practical sessions (filmed in a class setting) plus course notes to ensure that all the materials presented in class are covered. Additional films and materials are also included that specifically address the needs of distant learners. There are regular tutorial Zoom meet ups to support the online material.