Paul Bergner, Medical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist

Founder of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism (NAIMH)


Creator of the core curriculum for the Footprints in Medical Herbalism program & the Advanced Herbalism in the Vitalist Tradition program. He is the voice on all audio teachings and it is his work in Western herbalism that we will primarily study.

Acorn School Faculty

Candis Cantin


Herbalist, Holistic Health Minister, Certified Ayurvedic and Chinese Herbal Practitioner

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Renee Wade


Gardener and Permaculture Designer

Heather Luna, Clinical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist

Acorn School of Herbal Medicine Director


Heather is the main instructor for all classes. She teaches the core curriculum both in the classroom and in the field, as well as primary clinician in the school's community free clinic.


​​Jahwei Chen-Graf

Clinical Herbalist, Naturopath, Holistic Nutritionist


Core Faculty

Alene Sidle


Vitalist Herbalist, Wild crafter, Gardener, Chef