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My apprenticeship courses in Amsterdam have been running very successfully since 2011. Unfortunately, many people have been disappointed when the courses became so quickly full or because they couldn’t make every meeting or because they lived too far away. So, after much thought and planning I am launching a blended learning version of my course. I am very excited about this and hope that it will hit the spot for those people who repeatedly try to join my apprenticeship course but just can’t get in as well as the folk in other places who are inquisitive about Urban Herbology.

8 course modules:

  1. Foraging – Foraging skills. Botany basics. Plant families. Plant profiles for key urban herbs.
  2. Crafting Herbs – Safety, ethics and legality. Home remedy making. Herbal first aid. Nourishing herbs.
  3. Growing Herbs – Creative ways to grow herbs in small and large, pubic and private spaces.
  4. Healing Systems – Safe and sensible healing. Wise woman & Cunning man system of healing.
  5. Wheel of the Year – Nature based spirituality. Celebrating the 8 Celtic festivals. Seasonal herbs, recipes and activities.

Apprentices will receive access to the next set of lessons at each of the eight wheel of the year festivals. There is no limit to how long you spend on the course but it can be completed in one year.

Blended learning
I know that my online apprentices can learn all of the herbal techniques from the course material alone but I want to offer regular opportunities for us to actually meet and work on herb crafting and foraging skills together. So, apprentices will be able to follow the course at home or in combination with up to 4 optional half day workshops in Amsterdam. The course also encourages regular communication between the apprentices and with myself, to iron out issues as they arise and to help apprentices dive deeper into topics of particular interest.

Online course: €320 (8 instalments of €40)
or €300 (if paid in 1 instalment)
Optional workshops: €40 each (max €160)
Payments are made through my Shop.
Only one book is required. Please see the full course information on Tansy Turnip regarding optional materials.

Start dates
The course can be started at any time. When you make your (first) payment, you will be sent the most appropriate Wheel of the Year unit plus the first unit from the other modules (Growing 1, Foraging 1, Crafting 1 and Healing 0).

Further details
You can read more detailed course information here. I am using an online platform called Tansy Turnip (which I share with my friends at City Plot). Tansy Turnip holds the Urban Herbology Apprenticeship lessons, my River of Herbs notes and City Plot workshop notes.

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