​The Acorn School of Herbal Medicine offers Educational Programs in ​Western Herbalism 

with Clinical Approaches to Plant Medicine and Vitalist Healing

Sustaining the Vitalist Tradition of Western Herbalism

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Medicine Garden Program
Next session begins 2021

Engage in the Healing Power of Nature…

Learn about soil health and growing methods that set the stage for higher quality plant medicines and gain experience in harvesting, processing, and manufacturing plant medicines. Develop your skills in sustainable farming and medicine making for both professional practice and market industry... (read more)

Program Offerings

Upcoming Events

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 Registration for Footprints in Medical Herbalism 2020-21program is open! 


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5/22/20                    Medicine Garden class 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


5/26, 5/27, 5/28      Footprints class 10 am - 2 pm


5/29/20                    Medicine Garden class  9:30 am - 3:30 pm


6/2, 6/3, 6/4            Footprints class 10 am - 2 pm


6/5/20                      Medicine Garden class 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


6/6/20                      Footprints Class of 2019-20 Graduation! 


6/12/20                    Medicine Garden class 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


5/9/20                      Free Clinic Online!  All health consultations will be a video

                                  consultation using Zoom. Details here.


6/19/20                    Medicine Garden class 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


6/26/20                    Medicine Garden class 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


7/3/20                      Medicine Garden class 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


7/10/20                    Medicine Garden class 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


7/24/20                    Medicine Garden class 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Dear Plant Friends ~


Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have been making changes to support the future of our school and the health of our community. We feel that the knowledge we offer in Western herbalism and Nature cure practices are of great value to the community during this challenging time. Knowing how to utilize herbs and nutrition to keep you and your family healthy as well as learning how to cultivate living soils so you can grow nutrient rich foods are very important skills to have right now. Our Community Free Clinic is also a valuable service to our community, especially now that our medical systems are overloaded and cannot handle non-emergency health concerns. We invite you to join us as we are adapting to a digital way of life for the foreseeable future. 

We have closed our classroom location in town, but this does not mean that we are closing our doors. We will continue to serve the community using digital platforms, phone consults, online classes, pharmacy orders for delivery or pick up, and upping our game to meet the needs of our community during this pandemic. If you have any questions about how this may impact our ability to serve you please reach out to us in an email. We are here for you.  

Free Clinic ~
We are now scheduling Zoom video calls for all free clinic consultations. All pharmacy orders will be filled and brought to town for a drop off. Please check back for updates as we expand our services for our community and add more clinic dates.

Footprints in Medical Herbalism 2020-21 ~
Our program this fall will be completely online! We will utilize video conferencing for classes, pre-recorded videos of herb walks and other creative digital ways to help you learn from the comfort and safety of your home. Now is the perfect time to begin a formal education in botanical medicine. 

Thank you for your patience and support as we make these shifts to better serve our community and our future. We are in this together.

Yours In Health,
All of us at the ACORN School of Herbal Medicine​

​​​Footprints in Medical Herbalism
Next program begins September 22, 2020

New Online Format ~ Registration is open

Follow in the Footprints of Herbal Mastery ~

​This program is ideal for those wanting to initiate the rigorous study of Western Herbalism. This 400+ hour course has been created by experienced herbalists to guide you on the path of developing your skill set in the medicinal use of herbs. The Footprints in Medical Herbalism Program is an academic study of Western Herbalism where you will find the inspiration, hands-on experience, tools, terms, concepts, methods of application, and case study based learning... (read more)