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


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

Holcomb Farm
113 Simsbury Rd
West Granby, CT 06090