New to Herbs Course

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About Course

Interested in teaching your kids about herbal medicine but don’t know where to start? This course will give you the tools and confidence to learn about herbs alongside your kids in a fun and friendly manner. This course contains 13 herbs that will get you started on your herbal journey with herbs that are easy to find and easy to grow.

  • Chickweed
  • Violet
  • Dandelion
  • Plantain
  • Lemon Balm
  • Chamomile
  • Rose
  • Calendula
  • Elderberry
  • Marshmallow
  • Burdock
  • Pine
  • Cinnamon

Interested in being a part of this journey? You can join in for a year of fun and learning with Herbal Roots zine!

What will you get for joining?

Everyone who joins will receive the following:

  • 13 issues of Herbal Roots zine (see above for full listing)
  • A one year membership to United Plant Savers ($35 value)
  • 10% discount at Mountain Rose Herbs
  • 20% discount on items such as enamel pins
  • Free private online community
  • Free printable book marks
  • Free printable banners
  • Free companion guide giving suggestions on teaching kids about herbs
  • Free resource guide
  • Monthly “Getting to Know Your Plant” lessons with experiential plant exercises, meditation and how to draw the plant
  • Year Long Project that is woven throughout the year to create a handmade project that incorporates all the plants from the year
  • Option to purchase enamel badges to give to kids upon completion of each issue (coming soon!)
  • Certificate of Completion at the end of the course

How does this work?

Upon enrollment you will be added to a special membership website which gives you immediate access to the free printables and companion guidebook and the first issue, “Take a Peek at Chickweed”. Each month a new issue will be released. Quizzes will be offered at the end of each month and a certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the year once all segments have been completed.


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About the instructor

I love teaching herbalism and botanical drawing and I'm excited to bring the two loves to the online teaching world. I am the creator, author, and illustrator of the popular online kid's ebook series, Herbal Roots zine, which teaches children about the medicinal uses of herbs through fun activities like games, puzzles, songs, stories, and recipes. I began this ebook back in 2009 when I was looking for resources to teach my youngest two children, which I was homeschooling, when I realized there wasn't much available for teaching kids about herbs.   I am a registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild and inaddition to writing the monthly ezine, I teach classes in my community as well as all over the United States to both adults and children. I have created and run kid camps at herbal conferences around the country as well and have run a kid's camps out of my home during the summer. I also see clients out of my home office.   Now that I'm not homeschooling my youngest two (which are now in 10th and 11th grade) I am usually drawing plants or walking my dog Lulu in the woods while taking photos of the plants that are growing there in my free time.   Teaching others about herbs is my focus with a passion on sharing my knowledge with children as they ARE our future!

Course Curriculum

Start Here!

  • Welcome!
  • Companion Guide
  • HRz 20% Discount Code
  • Mountain Rose Herbs Discount
  • Pocket Herbarium
  • Herbal Template

Getting to Know Each Plant Module

  • Getting to Know Each Plant
  • Getting to Know Each Plant Printable
  • Learning to Meditate
  • Learning to Explore a Plant Sensory Style
  • Learning to Draw Plants

The Year Long Project (TYLP) Module

  • What is the Year Long Project?
  • You Will Need
  • Getting Started
  • The Dyeing Process
  • Iron Vinegar
  • Premordants

Module One – Chickweed

  • Chickweed Lessons Materials
  • Getting to Know Chickweed
  • Chickweed in the Springtime
  • Chickweed in the Summertime
  • Chickweed in the Autumntime
  • Chickweed in the Wintertime
  • Chickweed Quiz
  • TYLP – Chickweed

Module Two – Violet

  • Violet Lessons Materials
  • Getting to Know Violet
  • Violet in the Springtime
  • Violet in the Summertime
  • Violet in Wintertime
  • TYLP – Violet
  • Violet Quiz

Module Three – Dandelion

  • Dandelion Lesson
  • Getting to Know Dandelion
  • Dandelion in Springtime
  • Dandelion in Summertime
  • Dandelion in Wintertime
  • TYLP – Dandelion
  • Dandelion Quiz

TYLP – Intermission One

  • Assembling the first three panels

Module Four – Plantain

  • Plantain Lesson
  • Getting to Know Plantain
  • Plantain in Springtime
  • Plantain in Summertime
  • Plantain in Wintertime
  • TYLP – Plantain
  • Plantain Quiz

Module Five – Lemon Balm

  • Lemon Balm Lesson
  • Getting to Know Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Balm in Springtime
  • Lemon Balm in Summertime
  • Lemon Balm in Autumntime
  • Lemon Balm in Wintertime
  • TYLP – Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Balm Quiz

Module Six – Chamomile

  • Chamomile Lesson
  • Getting to Know Chamomile
  • Chamomile in Springtime
  • Chamomile in Summertime
  • Chamomile in Wintertime
  • TYLP – Chamomile
  • Chamomile Quiz

TYLP – Intermission Two

  • Assembling the Next Three Panels

Module Seven – Rose

  • Rose Lesson
  • Getting to Know Rose
  • Rose in Springtime
  • Rose in Summertime
  • Rose in Autumntime
  • Rose in Wintertime
  • TYLP – Rose
  • Rose Quiz

Module Nine – Elderberry

  • Elderberry Lesson
  • Getting to Know Elder
  • Elderberry in Springtime
  • Elderberry in Summertime
  • Elderberry in Autumntime
  • Elderberry in Wintertime
  • TYLP – Elderberry
  • Elderberry Quiz

TYLP – Intermission Three

  • Assembling the Next Three Panels

Module Ten – Marshmallow

  • Marshmallow Lesson
  • Getting to Know Marshmallow
  • Marshmallow in Springtime
  • Marshmallow in Summertime
  • Marshmallow in Wintertime
  • TYLP – Marshmallow
  • Marshmallow Quiz

Module Eleven – Burdock

  • Burdock Lessons Materials
  • Getting to Know Burdock
  • Burdock in Springtime
  • Burdock in the Summertime
  • Burdock in the Autumntime
  • Burdock in the Wintertime
  • TYLP – Burdock
  • Burdock Quiz

Module Twelve – Pine

  • Pine Lessons Materials
  • Getting to Know Pine
  • Pine in Springtime
  • Pine in Summertime
  • Pine in Autumntime
  • Pine in Wintertime
  • TYLP – Pine
  • Pine Quiz

TYLP – Intermission Four

  • Assembling the Final Three Panels

Module Thirteen – Cinnamon

  • Cinnamon Lessons Materials
  • Getting to Know Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon throughout the Seasons
  • TYLP – Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Quiz

The Year Long Project – Putting It All Together

  • Attaching the Back Panel to the Front Panel

What’s Next?

  • The Next Step

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