​The Acorn School of Herbal Medicine offers educational programs in 
​Western Herbalism with clinical approaches to Plant Medicine and Vitalist healing

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

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Calendar of Events



11/20-11/24:            NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break


12/9/17:                    ​Community Free Health Clinic  10 am - 5 pm  Click here for details


12/16/17:                  Open House & Healer's Bazaar. Open to the public 1-4 pm. 

                                   Click here for details.


12/18/17-1/15/18:   NO SCHOOL - Winter Break


1/13/18:                    Community Free Health Clinic   10 am - 5 pm  Click here for details


3/23-3/25/18:           Weekend Seminar with Paul Bergner. More details to come soon. 

Education         Herbalism         Vitalism

Acorn School of Herbal Medicine Certificate Courses


Footprints in Medical Herbalism

Next Program Begins Fall 2018


Follow in the Footprints of Herbal Mastery ~


  • This program is ideal for those wanting to initiate the rigorous study of Western Herbalism. Every step of this course work is created to guide you on the path to develop your skill set in the medicinal use of herbs. You will improve the quality of your own life, as well as the health of friends and family. These are essential stepping stones for clinical work if you choose to continue on the path. 


  • The Footprints program is an in-depth education of herbal medicine. This 400+ hour course contains the inspiration, hands-on experience, tools, terms, concepts, methods of application, and case study based learning that will give you a solid foundation in Western Herbalism. This program is at a level that could also serve as continuing education for many of those already on the path of herbalism.


  • School director Heather Luna has been teaching herbs both in the field and in the classroom for more than a decade. She was a student of Paul Bergner, Medical Herbalist and Clinical Nutritionist, at the North American Institute of Herbal Medicine. She now teaches that same core curriculum created by Paul Bergner. Completion of the Footprints in Medical Herbalism Program grants students a certificate of 156 hours with NAIMH, as well as a certificate of 280 hours with the Acorn School of Herbal Medicine.


  • You will learn more than 65 herbs with practical applications as well as understand how to study an herb, which will establish a foundation for effective continued learning. This is a project-oriented course, you will taste the herbs, journal their effects, make medicines, devise formulas, and study actual clinical cases.​ Students will spend time in the field learning to identify and ethically harvest wild plant medicine as well.