Ontario Herbalists Association

Promoting safe & natural healing with plants since 1982

The Ginkgo Tree Herbal Course emphasizes self-care, home health, and self-reliance. You will learn how herbalism can offer a low-cost alternative to your family’s health care. This self-empowering, joyful home study course offers a “hands on” approach and is recognized as one of the best courses available on this subject. Herbal Educator and Course Facilitator, Penelope Beaudrow will be your instructor throughout your herbal journey, bringing a wealth of herbal knowledge, excellent training skills, and a passionate love of herbs.

The Ginkgo Tree Herbal Course guides you into the very heart of herbalism. It instills in the student both the necessary skills to practice this ancient healing art as well as a profound understanding of the spirit and essence of herbalism. This course was designed specifically for students requesting a systematic, in-depth study of herbs but who were unable to attend full time residential herb programs. It contains a depth of knowledge and a lively student/teacher interaction seldom found in home study courses.  Students are welcome to attend the “hands on” components to obtain further knowledge and skills, but are not a requirement for certificate.

Though the course thoroughly instills in the student the practical skills necessary to practice herbal home health care, it doesn’t ignore the rich spirit and essence of herbalism. The heart of this course is the development of a deep personal relationship with the plant world.

Each lesson will have herbs that must be purchased for study purposes (materia medica).  The Ginkgo Tree will prepare small quantities to keep costs down for students.

Cost:       $495.00 plus hst (2 years completion)

Where:   The Ginkgo Tree located on Dogwood & Brambles Farm

Start date: Start any date you wish, your two years of class are according to your start date.

When:    The “Hands On” class is the last Tuesday of each month (Sept thru May) 7:00 – 8:30 pm

NOTE: 8.25 Continuing Education Credits for professional OHA members available through this course.

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