​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​

Welcome to our new home!

Clinical Residency &


​​Program begins September 20th

Registration closes September 10th

​Open to graduates of the Advanced program

The Clinical Residency & Roundtable Program is our third-year program that brings our students full circle in their herbal journey. Students will start seeing clients in a professional setting to cultivate their skills in becoming a Clinical Herbalist. Students will maintain a demanding schedule of weekly class time, monthly Free Clinic appointments, research and collaboration, and client relationship building...read more

Advanced Herbalism 

in the Vitalist Tradition 

Program begins September 8th

Registration closes August 25th

​Open to graduates of the Footprints program

Our Advanced Program prepares the herbalist for becoming a clinical practitioner. Paul Bergner, Medical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist and founder of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, is our primary instructor and students will receive direct experience under his professional guidance in our live online classroom. This is a rigorous program with just over 300 total hours of study...read more

ACORN School of Herbal Medicine

427 Coyote Street

Nevada City, CA 95959

New Phone Number: 530-955-3131

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We are happy to announce our new location in our Nevada City community!

We will still be holding our classes online, but we can now offer better local access to our school offerings.

Mondays 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Tuesdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesdays 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Herbal Pharmacy Orders will be made available to you during business hours.

To request an appointment outside of those hours, please contact us directly.

Footprints in Medical


Program begins September 7th

Registration closes August 24th

No previous herbal experience required​

​​Join us this fall as Heather Luna, Clinical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist and founder of the ACORN school, guides us into the world of plant medicine and helps us deepen our relationship with the earth, each other and ourselves. This is an entry level academic program that provides in-depth essential training in the foundations of Western Herbalism with a total of 348 hours of study...read more