Last call for herbal apprentices

Applications for the herbal apprenticeship program are due December 31! Please email the form below and 2 letters of reference to

Herbal Apprenticeship Program

This program is for people who are interested in going beyond the Community Herbal Intensive, increasing their hands-on experience with medicinal and edible plants in a less formal setting. It is part self-study, part hands-on training, and part community work. The goal of the program is to provide skills, ideas, and strategies for apprentices to start community projects that emphasize holistic health, folk medicine, education, gardening, and foraging. Apprentices will devote work hours to wild crafting, gardening, and other projects.

Participants in the Community Herbal Intensive can apply for the apprenticeship work/trade positions. People who completed the Summer Herb Intensive at the Trillium Center in 2013 or completed herbal studies at other schools may also apply. There is no cost for the apprenticeship program itself, however apprentices must pay for the Community Herbal Intensive and Serpentine study groups. Apprentices must commit to the following:

  • Community Herbal Intensive (8)
  • monthly Serpentine Project study groups (2)
  • work at the Trillium Center on wildcrafting, garden, or other projects (12)
  • community project: includes development, networking, meetings with community partners, attending events, etc. (16)
  • self-study including botanical illustration, plant identification, and monthly plant studies  (4)
  • create and present monthly reports on self-study and community projects to group (2)
  • plus weekend field trips – (hours TBD)

The application for the apprenticeship program is available here:Herbal Apprenticeship Application

To learn more about the Community Herbal Intensive and other programs at the Trillium Center click here To learn more about the Serpentine Project click here