Core modules of the Full Apprenticeship Course (assessed, certified):
Herbal Crafting - 31 units
Ethical Foraging - 29 units
Herb Gardening - 21 units
Wise Woman System of Healing - 8 units
Bonus modules (not assessed but supported):
Wheel of the Year - 8 units
Herbal Remedies - 9 sections
Ferments - 19 units
Food - 14 units
Accessing the units - What can you get into and when?
Everyone on the course has access to all of the course modules from day one. They also get personal support from Lynn and the UH community.
The core module units are progressive so that your skills build up. For instance, you need to show that you understand how to forage ethically, before learning the main plant families. The core modules get opened up to you gradually, as you progress through the material.
The bonus module units are all open to you from the start. They are not progressive. They cover natural remedies, food&drink, and fermenting.
When you have completed the course, your access stays open forever so you can refresh your knowledge and see new material whenever you like.
Reach out for assistance anytime and receive feedback via the Urban Herbology Apprenticeship:
- fortnightly Zooms
- course forums
- private Facebook group
- email with Lynn
- or good old snail mail
Whatever works best for you. Links are on the Events & News page.
There are optional walks and workshops throughout the year.
Apprentices do not need to attend but many like to. Some Zooms are like workshops, so let Lynn know if you want to practice a skill in that way.
- Walks are always free for past and present apprentices.
- Workshops are only for apprentices and attendance cost €10 to €15.
These are usually in Amsterdam oost or Schellingwoude.
Booking a place on a walk or workshop is needed to help with planning. Contact Lynn directly to book or use the Meetup group booking facility.
Upcoming dates for apprentices are shown on the Events & News page of this website.
These are purely to help you to learn and to show Lynn that you are engaging and understanding the content. The assignments are relevant, straightforward and quite varied. Without completing them, you cannot access all the units and won't receive your Apprenticeship Certificate. They are not simply about finding answers in the unit text, they do involve some action - to help you to learn and understand.
Here's an example from the Botanical Classification unit (Foraging 4):
1. Look up plant families in a book or online. There are hundreds of them, as discussed in the text above. Which do you recognize?
2. Write down the names of six different plant families. For each of the six, write the common family name in English (and your home language if that is different) also write down the scientific name and an example which you find interesting. An example could be: Onion family (Alliaceae) Chives.
3. Record your findings in the comments box for this unit.
There is no fixed study period because Lynn knows from experience that apprentices need to study when they are ready and have time to commit to this.
Some apprentices stop and restart - Life happens - That's fine!
Some complete in under a year. That's fast but possible if you have the time and commitment. If you are up for the challenge, go for it!
Most people complete the course in 12-18 months.
1 year is a sensible and realistic goal, if you commit time each week.
Please remember that you can stop and start if you need to but do let Lynn know what's going on, so she can help you to reach your Herbology goals.
Choose to pay monthly, for as long as you follow the course or a one off payment (no time limit). Paypal links and Bank Transfer details are below, on this page.
Monthly Payments of €38 (or €25*)
12 payments but it is possible to take a payment- and study-break and return later, if needed.
Single payment of €400
Unlimited course completion time.
A limited number of places are currently available at
€25 per month - same conditions as everyone else, start and stop if needed, 12 payments in total.
The discounted payments are for people who want to get on the course and learn but are experiencing financial difficulties of some sort. Maybe it's due to COVID, maybe you are on a tight budget due to something else. I hope that this discount will help you.
How to Join
You need to email Lynn first, to tell her why you want to do this course and where you live. She will then get back to you. If you are accepted to join, you should use the link below to set up the payments.
Lynn's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
For Monthly Discounted Apprenticeship Payments of € 25 per month
Click below (can be stopped at anytime)
For Monthly Apprenticeship Payments of € 38 per month
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One-off Apprenticeship Payment of €400
If you prefer to pay directly, and do not want to use PayPal, payments should be sent to this account:
IBAN: NL41 SNSB 0705 8981 99
LM Shore, Amsterdam
[Please note that bank transfer payments will not automatically trigger access to the course. Please contact Lynn by email when you make a direct payment, so that your membership can start as soon as the payment is received]
"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