2024 Curriculum

Taught by Regina Compernolle and Sacred Earth Arts staff.

The apprenticeship runs from March - October allowing for students to see the full growth cycle of local herbs all in one year.

In Person Workshops

8 classes held March through October on the 4th Saturday of the month (with some exceptions)

10:30-3:30 PM

Plant Identification, Sustainable Harvesting, Foraging and Fieldwork

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month

5- 8 PM

(Special arrangements for physically challenged folks.)

Medicine Making Practicum 

Essential Topics in Home Herbalism

Online only course, Live FAQ's available during Tuesday's Foraging and Fieldwork Online Curriculum on our Teachable website

Workshops Include:

  • Wild Edible and Medicinal Herbs
  • Making Medicine from Collected Plants
  • Herbal Bug Battle
  • Culinary Herbs for Health
  • Healing Soups and Foods
  • Immune Support with Herbal Tonics
  • Adaptogens and Mushrooms
  • Herbs for Colds and Flu
  • Herbal Tea Blending 

Herbalism Apprenticeship Cost:


For Returning Students:


Sign up by January 15th for 10% Early Bird Discount

Required Texts:

"The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine- Making Guide" by Thomas Easley and Steven Horne
"Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Living Classroom at Dogwood Forest

Come discover herbs through all five of your senses as well as your brain! Classes are held in Dogwood Forest which is 40 acres in Kansas City, KS featuring several microclimates. Diverse moist woodland habitat features many medicinal herbs and wildlife species. The boggy frog pond features plant that like a wet environment. Natural indigenous prairie is being developed. The medicinal herb garden features plants we commonly use for food and medicine.

As an apprentice you'll study the work of internationally known herbalists. You'll receive hands-on experience identifying local herbs in all their stages and making medicine from plants you collect and learn to support your own health and the health of your family and pets naturally.

Apprentices will get an opportunity to get to know the plants as individuals by working in the gardens and the forest.

Plant Identification

A hands on approach learning botany structure, plant identification and growth cycles in a variety of micro-climates. You'll make a monthly tour of our herbal gardens and forest as well as the yard around the house where a surprising number of medicinal and edible plants volunteer every year.

Practical Herbalism

Engage right brain and left brain with this portion of apprenticeship. Discover how you can take your backyard allies and turn them into herbal medicine and nutritious foods. You'll learn to make oils, salves, syrups, infused honey, vinegar, tinctures, tea blends, bone broth, herbal fudge and other herbal culinary delights.

Herbal Study Groups

The Tuesday before your once a month in person full day workshop, engage in a community call via Zoom. We'll cover fundamental topics in home herbalism. These conversations will enhance and excite you for what you will see growing that month!

Close out your live workshop Saturday with an in person Herbal Q&A with Regina.


Apply Now!

Apply to become a Herbal Apprentice at SacredEarthArts.com

Be sure to ask about the Forest Shamanism Apprentice program.

Meet Regina Compernolle

Sacred Earth Arts Director, Regina Compernolle has been studying and using herbs for health for over 30 years. Regina will share her practical knowledge with you and offer opportunities for creative and intuitive learning from the herbs themselves. 

Regina Compernolle

We offer multiple payment plans and work study programs! Please contact us for more information!