Welcome!

Welcome to Living Earth School of Herbalism! We offer general interest workshops and online classes, and certificate and diploma programs in Western herbalism and related fields of study. Please review our programs below.

Online
Lecture Series

Based on a popular lecture series, these lectures provide you with in-depth practical knowledge on a range of popular herbal topics...
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General Interest
Classes & Workshops

If you are looking for something more substantial, our online classes & in-class practical workshops will satisfy even the most voracious herbal appetites...
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Holistic Herbal Studies Certificate Program

If you really want to integrate herbs into your life or if you work in a profession where in-depth herbal knowledge is a necessity, this program may be exactly what you are looking for...
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Traditional Herbalist
Diploma Program

This program is intended for those who choose to walk the path of herbalism! If you want to embark on a career as a professional herbalist, this is herbalism from the ground up...
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What’s Happening!

Advanced Herbal Therapeutics!

Advanced Herbal Therapeutics & Materia Medica, Part 1 is now open for enrollment. This is the first of a three part online course. Parts 2 and 3 will be available soon.
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The Spirit of Herbs and Advanced Spirit of Herbs!

Michael will be offering the popular workshops The Spirit of Herbs August 7-12 and Advanced Spirit of Herbs July 17-22. They are now open for registration. These workshops are not offered every year. Enrollment is limited. It is best to register early!
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Herbal Field Studies!

The 2016 dates of the Herbal Field Studies field workshops have now been confirmed. Anyone who has participated in these workshops in previous years or who has completed the Herbal Field Studies Introductory Class may participate in the field workshops.
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New Video!

Michael Vertolli has put up a free video on YouTube in which he discusses the identification, harvesting and medicinal properties and uses of motherwort herb (Leonurus cardiaca). Much of the video is from one of the Herbal Field Studies field workshops last year. There is also supplementary information available on the Herbal Resources page.
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