The Northwest School for Botanical Studies® (NWSBS) offers emerging practitioners an outstanding contemporary education in the art and science of herbalism. The comprehensive curriculum covers physiology, herbal materia medica, herbal medicine making, herbal therapeutics, constitutional medicine, field identification, formulation, and clinical skills. The NWSBS is dedicated to cultivating competency in professional herbalism by continually improving the standards of education and practice.
The NWSBS offers the Professional Herbalist Training Program and the Clinical Herbalist Training Program, as well as classes for beginning and intermediate herbal studies. Classes are designed for students who want to learn basic information about herbs and herbal medicine making to maintain their health and 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.