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URBAN HERBOLOGY COURSES

Empowering people who live in towns and cities, love nature and want to develop their self sufficiency, for many years. All of the courses are run personally by Lynn Shore. Choose from the full apprenticeship course or the individual Crafting Course or Foraging Course.

Urban Herbology Crafting Course
Urban Herbology Foraging Course
Urban Herbology Apprenticeship Course


Want to increase your nature connection? Then welcome to the UH community - Wherever you live! Click the links for more details and to join.

Urban Herbology Crafting Course
Learn to make your own herbal lotions, potions, pills and projects from scratch
Under the guidance of qualified, experienced Urban Herbology tutor, Lynn Shore

Only minimal multi-purpose kitchen equipment required
Centered around safe nourishing herbs and increased self-sufficiency
Over 30 study units
Self-paced
Fast completion possible (1 to 2 months) if you have the time and commitment!
Approximately 30 hours direct study time plus practical time
Pause payments if needed during study period
Short assignments, with regular feedback from Lynn
Dedicated forum, Zooms and private Facebook group
Optional walks and workshops in Amsterdam for course students

Certificate upon successful completion
Join here - From € 12 per month - UH Crafting Course

Urban Herbology Foraging Course
Learn essential urban foraging skills under the expert guidance of experienced urban foraging teacher, Lynn Shore.

Foraging Rules, Ethics and Safety
Urban Foraging Calendar
Plant Ally Project
Essential Plant Families for Foragers
Botany for Foragers
Plant Profiles

Over 30 online units covering all the essential knowledge and techniques needed, to safely forage from urban (and country) spaces.
Self-paced - Approximately 30 hours direct study time plus practical time
Short assignments, with regular feedback from Lynn
Completion possible in 9 - 12 months due to some ongoing projects (which follow seasonal changes)
Pause payments if needed during study period
Optional walks and workshops in Amsterdam for course students
Dedicated forum, Zooms and private Facebook group

Certificate upon successful completion
Join here - From € 12 per month - UH Foraging Course

Urban Herbology Apprenticeship

Personally run Apprenticeship Course to help you connect deeply with urban nature. Tutored by Lynn Shore.
Online lessons with optional workshops and walks in Amsterdam

Herbal Crafting (as above)
Ethical Foraging (as above)
Herb Gardening
Wise Woman System of Healing
Wheel of the Year
Herbal Remedies
Ferments
Food from the wild

Usually 12 - 18 months to complete. Less than 1 year is not possible, due to some essential season based projects.
Pause payments if needed during study period
Dedicated forum, Zooms and private Facebook group
Workshops and walks possible for those in Amsterdam

For further details about how the full apprenticeship course works please click here and email Lynn, if you have unanswered questions.

Certificate upon successful completion. Personally presented if you are in Amsterdam.
Join here - From € 25 per month - Full Apprenticeship Course

Urban Herbology is a Registered Training School with the CMA and is run by Lynn Shore. The courses are accredited by and registered with the CMA.

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"Recommended! ❤ I took this course with Lynn over the past year and found it very inspiring! 🌿✨💐"

Esther, Apprentice in Amsterdam

"I am engrossed in your Urbanherbology Apprentice site! Love it!!"

Elodie, Apprentice in Badhoevendorp Netherlands

Inspiring!

Apprentice in Weesp, The Netherlands. Wheel of the Year module - Midsummer.

"This week I've had the pleasure of joining the 1st workshop of the year, of Urban Herbology Apprenticeship. We had so much fun, spotted so many herbs and made wonderful infusions. I really recommend it! "

Marisa, Apprentice in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thanks for confirming the plant. I had a feeling it was Hogweed. I’m sure I saw hemlock today though, it was as you described in the zoom meeting last week. I’m really enjoying the course, it’s so interesting. Spotting plants on my daily bike ride is fun. I see what you mean by identifying and knowing just a few plants really well. 

Louise, Apprentice in UK

"I am very much enjoying the course and am doing as time permits... I did manage to make dandelion honey/syrup which was fun, and tasty.  I am on the lookout for both knotweed and garlic mustard and thank you for the recipe!  I don't think I will ever look at dandelions the same again. 

Apprentice living in Toronto, Canada

❤❤❤ highly recommended one year online course for those interested in herbal crafting, foraging, nature spirituality, herb gardening and wise wo(man) healing! ❤❤❤

Caro, Previous apprentice in Amsterdam

If you're wanting to learn more about wild plants and can't join Lynn's Amsterdam walks/classes in person, this is the next best thing!

Ann, previous Apprentice in Amsterdam

"Now that I know how easy this is I will definitely use this method more to gather seeds. It feels much more connected, both to the plants and to the natural cycles. And as the importance of supporting native species has become more and more clear to me as well, in order to maintain a good equilibrium for the local insect population and general ecosystem, I think this is also a better method and helps us to connect more to the place where we live.

Extract from an other apprentice's final summary about her journey through the Growing module.

I had no knowledge before about the botany of flowers so I learned a lot about this and how looking at these detailed aspects such as the amount of stamen or petals can help to identify the plant. The same goes for the different types of leaves and I have memorized at least some of the more ‘professional’ terminology on this subject. I find that this does help to be more clear on what it is I am seeing, to be able to name it. All in all I definitely have more tools and skill now to be able to identify plants.

Extracts from another apprentice's final summary about her journey through the Foraging module.

"This module gave me new ideas and made me try new exciting things... ...This caused a great impact on me: strange how I never realised that this is the most natural, practical and economical practice! "

Extracts from another apprentice's final summary about her journey through the Growing module.

Business registration details
Urban Herbology is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce and the Dutch taxation authority.
KvK registration number: 64481360
BTW-ID: NL002446961B13