Herbal Academy

Herbal Academy

The Herbal Academy is your online doorway into the wild and wonderful world of herbalism. We welcome you to join our herbal community!

As an Academy, we bring teachers and students together to learn and to share in an atmosphere of rigor and of community. We seek to encourage learners and teachers in serious study and exploration, both academic and experiential.

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Learn about our online herbal educational programs: https://theherbalacademy.com/courses-classes/
and The Herbarium membership: http://herbarium.herbalacademyofne.com/

We are feeling the love with all of the Herbal Academy apron pride this month! Post a picture of yourself on Instagram with the hashtag #myherbalstudies and win a chance at FREE enrollment in our Introductory Herbal Course! Follow us on Instagram for official rules!


9 Summer Herbs To Forage This Year


School may be back in session, but summer is not done yet! Discover 9 summer herbs to forage!

theherbalacademy.com Looking for summer herbs to forage for? Here are 9 herbs to find and harvest during the warm summer months. We're also sharing how to use them, too!

It's Back To School Time & All Our Courses Are On Sale!


Join us as we begin our Herbal Journey Challenge today! 🌿 Each week we will be sending out a newsletter aimed at helping our community to plan out their herbal paths. This challenge will help you discover who you are as an herbalist and guide you as you pursue your herbal journey. For those who are new to herbalism, this will be an opportunity to draw out a map to aid you in your expedition. For more experienced herbalists, this will serve as a refresh on your herbal path and allow you to evaluate where you are in your education and where you are going. Along the way, we will provide you with the tools you need to plan your path, including educational advice from Herbal Academy instructors, and new freebies to download each week. The best news?! To aid you in your journey, all of our courses are 15% off starting today through September 14th, 2017! This challenge starts today! Visit the website for more information and sign up for our newsletter to join the challenge!


theherbalacademy.com Join us for our annual back to school sale! All our courses are discounted, and join us for our free 4-week Herbal Journey Series, too!

34 Ways To Use Roses


"The lovely soft petals of rose (Rosa spp.) are cooling, calming, and uplifting, making them a perfect companion during the heat of summer."

Learn 34 ways to use roses!

theherbalacademy.com Planning to harvest rose this season? Wondering about the different ways to use roses? If so, we've got you covered with these 34 DIY rose recipes!

Aprons, and tote bags, and bookmarks, oh my! Stock up on your favorite items from the Goods Shop just in time for back to school season!


6 Herbal Medicine Books Worth the Investment


The Herbal Academy shares 6 Herbal Medicine Books Worth The Investment. Don't forget to check out the Herbal Bookshelf for reviews on over 125 herbal books!

theherbalacademy.com Herbalists build their herbal libraries throughout their herbal training. To start, here are 6 herbal medicine books that we think are worth the investment!

Getting to Know the Valerian Plant - Herbal Academy


Although some people like the smell of valerian (Valeriana officinalis), many say that it reminds them of “dirty sweat socks.” Have you smelled it? What side are you on? Learn all about Valerian on the Herbal Academy blog!

theherbalacademy.com The valerian plant, whether you use valerian root or valerian flowers, has wonderful medicinal benefits. Prepare valerian is by decocting the root as tea.

Stinging Nettle-Ade Recipe


Stinging nettle-ade / Via Grow Forage Cook Ferment

growforagecookferment.com Make this refreshing and nutritious Stinging Nettle-Ade recipe with foraged nettles! Recipe is from the book Ugly Little Greens by Mia Wasilevich.

"Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) was celebrated by the ancient Greeks, who commonly referred to it as “marathon.” Fennel won this namesake following a great battle in 490 B.C. between the Spartans and the invading Persians. The village where the battle took place was called Marathon, and its rocky shoreline was covered with wild fennel. The Spartan victory over the Persians was so surprising that fennel became an emblem of longevity and victory throughout ancient Greece (Fennel, n.d.)."

Learn more about Fennel in our Plant Monograph Database in The Herbarium > https://herbarium.theherbalacademy.com/

The Interesting Story Behind Victory Gardens


Often called “war gardens” or “food gardens for defense,” victory gardens were comprised of civilians growing food to help the war effort during World War I and II for themselves, the troops, and our allies. Learn all about the history of victory gardens on the Herbal Academy blog!

theherbalacademy.com Do you know the history of community gardening dates back to World War I, when gardens became a necessity both in the United States and in the United Kingdom? Learn more about historical and modern day victory gardens in today's post!

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