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The role of the community herbalist is one of great importance. It is the village healer who uses the healing herbs for their family and friends which is what we now call the Community Herbalist.



Our Community Herbalist Certification is a part-time, 8 months course for the beginning herbalist. We will meet one weekend per month to dive into each course for their own wellbeing, the community with first aid, family wellness, and how to treat common ailments.

All classes are held at Scarlet Sage School of Traditional Healing Arts.

  • Hours
  • Location
  • Dates
  • Cost

8 months, 100 hours

All classes are held at Scarlet Sage School of Traditional Healing Arts (1193 Valencia St.San Francisco, CA 94110).

Feb 9/10 10-5pm, March 9/10 10-5pm, April 6/7 10-5pm, May 4/5 10-5pm, June 1/2 10-5pm, July 6/7 10-5pm, August 3/4 10-5pm, August 31, Sept. 1 10-5pm

8 months, 100 hours: $2,500

Payment plans available through Paypal Credit only. Please email to apply.

Who is this certification for?


The Community Herbalist course is for the beginning herbal enthusiast that wants to dip their toes in what herbal medicine can do for themselves and their community.

Each person will have their own ancestral history to connect to, as well as the traditional and modern use of western herbs in this 8 month journey of self & plant discovery.

Community Herbal Medicine Certification

What you will learn from this Course


A Community Herbalist learns how to identify common medicinal herbs and how to make medicine from them, is versed in how to treat a cough, cold or flu, understands first aid.

They will understand these imbalances of the body and are empowered to remedy the body back to homeostasis with herbal medicine.  


  • Feb 9/10: Ancestral Medicine - Honoring our Roots
  • March 9/10: Medicine Making - Teas, Tinctures, Glycerties
  • April 6/7: Body Systems- How Herbalists Understand the body - Ayurveda, Greek Humors, and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • May 4/5: Materia Medica - Exploring Plants and their Medicinal Qualities
  • June 1/2: First Aid : Creating a First Aid Kit
  • July 6/7: Medicine Making: Salves and Ointments, Creams
  • August 3/4: Harvesting Medicine : Field Trip
  • August 31, Sept. 1: Final Projects


Payment plans available through Paypal Credit only. Please email to apply.