Hands-on Herbal Mentorship Program

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Often in the study of herbal medicine it can be difficult to go from book learning or even an online course or classroom setting to practicing what you have learned. As a beginner having a mentor to help you bridge the gaps in your knowledge, bolster you when you feel unsure, and help you gain invaluable hands-on experience is one huge missing piece in herbal education. We are here to bridge that gap. 

Mentorship, much like a traditional apprenticeship, is one of society’s oldest forms of experiential education. In many cultures, herbal training occurs almost exclusively in a setting where experienced herbalists work closely with others to share their accumulated wisdom. The structure of these relationships varies widely, but all have in common the desire to share information while offering support, guidance and critical feedback.
— American Herbalist Guild

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What we ARE:

1. A hands in dirt, plants, and medicine experience.

2. A way to see a practicing herbalist in action and gain knowledge through proximity.

3. A supplement to your own formal herbal education with experiential education. 

4. A way to connect to community and grow and learn with them/us.

 

 

  What we are NOT:

1. An herb school

2. A substitute for herb school

 

 

 

 

 

 


Details: 

We now only recruit mentees 1 x yearly and will be actively recruiting in January, February, and March but you can apply now with the application below.

This year will be the only year we will accept people who have not attended our Medicine Making Intensives or another comparable course. 

We accept 15 mentees. 

Mentees have a mandatory Orientation April 6th and 7th in Montevallo, AL.

1 x monthly Sunday afternoon classes from 1:30-5 pm include material about health and body systems, a book club, materia medica and plant tastings, group learning through sharing and troubleshooting.
Classes are held in Montevallo, AL in our store-front and teaching space.

We also allow you to join us in harvesting, gardening, medicine making, and at our market stand the scheduled dates for mentoring include:

  • Monday: Medicinal Gardening with Alyssa

  • Thursdays: Harvesting and Medicine Making with Cameron,

  • Friday: Medicine Making with Dominique,

  • Saturday: Farmers Market 5 minute counter consultation observation/on the spot formulations

You have the option to attend as many events as you can come to but will be required to attend

 


Herbal Mentorship Cost:

$150 a month for the 9 month program

Please contact us if you need a scholarship.

Scholarship Application Here


 

Expectations are as follows:

  • We expect you to assist with harvesting, garbling, medicine making, and the Pepper Place market.

  • We expect you to have a curious and humble attitude towards learning.

  • We expect you to be PROMPT and responsible.

  • We expect you to work hard and take full advantage of this learning opportunity.

  • We expect that you honor this as a working learning experience and be willing to do so.

  • We expect that you understand that learning herbalism will take time, effort, and energy and we are willing to invest in you as you invest in us your time.

  • We expect to give you hands on experience.

  • We expect that you will communicate clearly and effectively with us throughout this internship.

  • We expect to match the effort you put in for learning with our effort in teaching you.

  • We expect to enjoy spending time with you and sharing our collective passion.

  • We expect to learn from you.

You will work closely with Cameron, Allyssa, & Dominique.


    


2018 Mentorship Events Schedule


Orientation

Saturday, April, 6th 10 am- 3:30 pm - Orientation (Mandatory)

Sunday, April 7th, 10 am - 3:30 pm - WORK DAY

Sunday Classes

All Classes are from 1:30 pm- 5 pm the first Sunday of the month.

Tuesday Night Classes

All Classes are a DIY Tincture Making class from 5:00 - 7 pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Harvesting

Every Thursday from 9 am - 3 pm. Every 3rd Thursday we spend all day making things in the medicine room.

Gardening

Every Monday from 8 am -12 pm.

Pepper Place Dates

TBD