The Northwest School for Botanical Studies® (NWSBS) offers emerging practitioners an outstanding contemporary education in the art and science of herbalism. We're dedicated to cultivating competency in professional herbalism by continually improving the standards of education and practice.
We're offering live online and a few in-person courses covering materia medica (medicinal herbs A-Z), herbal therapeutic treatment strategies, medicine making, physiology, field identification, formulation, and clinical skills.
The NWSBS offers beginning and intermediate herbal classes, and two in-depth programs including the Herbalist Training Program and the Clinical Herbalist Training Program. Classes are designed for students who want to learn how to maintain vibrant health and support the health of friends and family members, and for students who want to pursue careers in herbalism.
NWSBS is among the very few schools to feature an organic demonstration garden on site. The garden’s 200 medicinal species enable students to view herbs in a natural habitat, learn to identify them, and develop a personal connection with them.