Herbal Intensive

Remembering Our Roots...

A Comprehensive And Well Loved Program

Start On Your Path Of Becoming A Family/Community Herbalist

  • Classes will meet one Friday evening a month beginning September 2019. Outdoor learning will take place as the seasons allow.

  • Class meets two Saturdays: one in the fall and one in the spring for 3 hours of outside learning in the garden.

  • This course will use World-Renowned Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar’s beautiful 10 module study book, a $379 value.

  • This course will include: hands-on medicine making each month/ lessons from the module that incorporate other traditions into the learning/ herb samples/ experiential exercises/wild plant foraging/ gardening wisdom/ all homework for Rosemary’s course corrected & returned to the student.

  • Plants will be shared in the spring.

  • You will have two certifications at the end: one from TIOSN and one from Rosemary Gladstar.

  • You will have two instructors, Alison Birks and Joan Palmer, with possible guest appearances.

  • The cost will be $2,300

  • There will be a $300 deposit required to hold your spot, with the remainder due at the start of the program. These fees are nonrefundable.

  • To apply please email us at  info@tiosn.com or call 860-764-9070


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Herbal Intensive Calendar

A Comprehensive And Well Loved Program

Dates For The 2019-2020 Herbal Intensive. All classes are on Friday evening unless otherwise stated:


August 30, 6 - 7:30 pm - Meet, overview and pick up supplies for unit one

September 21, Saturday 10 am to 1 - Unit one, Equinox Celebration in the garden

October 18, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

November 22, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

December 13 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

- 2020 - 

January 18, Cabin Fever

February 21, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

March 20, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

April 17, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

May 15, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

June 12, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

July 17 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“I feel very blessed to have been taught by Alison. Her scientific knowledge, love for her field and compassion for the human experience compares to none."   MEREDITH