Change your life with herbal medicine.

Our Community Herbalist Certification is a 9-month course crafted for the curious beginner herbalist.

Our Course

What is the Community Herbalist Certification?

This part-time, 9-month certification was crafted for the beginning herbalist to empower them to learn about their own body, their own ancestry, and traditional and modern uses of plant medicine locally and beyond.

You will learn the uses of everyday plants found in your local area, such as weeds, trees, culinary spices, and medicinal foods.

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Is the Community Herbalist Certification right for me?

This class is perfect for any person interested in cultivating their knowledge of North American herbal medicine from the convenience of their own home.

With our part-time, one-weekend-a-month live, online course, the Community Herbalist course is perfect for a parent inspired to support their family, the healing professional seeking a deep overview of clinical herbal medicine, or a school teacher dealing with daily immune and stress issues in the classroom.

After you finish the course, you will leave the program as a Community Herbalist with the knowledge and skills to address common ailments such as colds/flus, basic first aid, making botanical beauty products, ancestral remedy you researched and medicinal foods to uplift the health of your friends, family, and yourself! 

Interactive & Community Based

  • Live synchronous Zoom classes for real time questions with teachers
  • Monthly cohort meetings to connect with peers and dive deeper into materials
  • Sit-Spot Practices to connect with natural world around you 
  • Internal Slack Channel to build community and engage in between classes
  • Experiential learning through hands-on medicine making projects

From our students...

Community Herbalist Certification - Verse

What will I learn in the Community Herbalist Certification?

You'll learn all about the history of western herbalism and research your own ancestral traditions to discover your personal connection to ancient healing practices. You'll also engage in Herb of the Month explorations and create herbal monographs to support your folk medicine practice. 

Over the course of 9 months, you will learn about:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Herbal First Aid
  • Botanical Beauty
  • Digestive Health
  • Adaptogenic Stress Support
  • Energetic Clearing and Ancestral Rituals
  • Botany and Plant Identification
  • Reproductive Health
  •  Kitchen Medicine Making

Products Included

  • Up to $250 curated products shipped to your door 
  • Dried herbs, tinctures, glycerites, teas, essential oils, medicine making supplies, herb bundles.
  • Featuring our favorite brands and trusted sources

Conveniently crafted for working professionals and busy parents.

  • One weekend a month from 9am - 3pm PT
  • February - November with a break in July
  • No live classes on National Holidays 

*Want to know the exact dates before committing to the program? Click here.

How much does the certification cost?

The investment for the Community Herbalist Certification is $2950 USD.

We offer two in-house payment plans:

- 3 monthly payments of $1032
- 6 monthly payments of $516

Paypal credit
(6-month plan, interest-free) is also available directly at checkout. 

Scholarship applications are closed for this year. 

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Payment plan available - Community Herbalist Course

Which Herbal Program is right for me?

Herbal program comparison
Community Herbalist Workshop with laura Ash

Community Herbalist Workshop with Laura Ash

Meet Laura Ash, Clinical Herbalist for 16 years, owner of Scarlet Sage, and founder of Verse. In this workshop, we will get a chance to talk about 5 herbs to support building immunity, cold and flu season, and discuss what is most important to the community as we shift seasons. 


Community Herbalist Workshop with Kelsey Barrett

Meet Kelsey Barrett, director of the Verse School of Herbal Medicine.
Kelsey will explore the herbal wisdom and practices of the community herbalist.
We will also get a chance to talk about 5 key herbs to support building immunity through cold and flu season.



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