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VCIH Herbal Roots Apprenticeship Program

252 Main Street
Montpelier, VT

Applications are still being accepted. Join Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism in 2017 and begin your herbal studies!

The Herbal Roots Apprenticeship Program is a stand-alone program for the beginning herbal student. This true apprenticeship-style year emphasizes hands-on, embodied learning and is ideal for those who are new to herbs, but keen to make them part of their daily lives. This course provides a thorough understanding of using herbs for self-care. During the Summer months, students spend half of each day with their hands in the dirt, learning to grow and harvest common herbs. The remainder of the day is spent preparing remedies and learning to use herbs to maintain health, as well as address common complaints safely and effectively. Additional topics include an introduction to the rich history of herbal medicine, fundamental energetic concepts, the science of nature, basic physiology and first aid.

Students will take home a full kit of remedies, a strong skill-set for self-care and a certificate of completion.

Students can choose to attend just this year or can apply to continue into the Family or Clinical Herbalist programs, using the apprenticeship as their prerequisite.

The Herbal Roots Apprenticeship program meets on Monday’s from 9am-5pm.

Faculty: Joann Darling, Ilana Sobo, Netta Mae Walsh, with guest teaching from Betzy Bancroft, Larken Bunce, Fearn Lickfield

Applications can be found on our website:

Please direct any questions to or call 802-224-7100.