Full tuition
$4,900

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Now taking applications for the 2018–2019 school year

The Program begins Thursday, September 13th, 2018 and runs through June 27th, 2019.

Gain an in­-depth understanding of the complex functions and healing nature of local plants through theoretical learning, herb gathering and sampling, and medicine making in this 300-­hour program.

You will create your own medicines, learning how to craft extracts from multiple solutions, as well as creating creams and lotions, salves, teas, syrups, honey, oils, vinegars and suppositories.

This year also involves an in­-depth investigation into human physiology in order to understand the complex interactions among reproductive, endocrine, nervous, skin, muscular, skeletal and digestive systems.

Photo Credits: Francisca Santibanez; Patty Liu; Ohlone Staff.

A substantial number of class hours are spent hands on in nature, with extended trips to local environments such as the Sierras and the Pacific Ocean.

At the completion of the course, students will have a firm and well-rounded foundation in herbalism, including a comprehensive materia medica researched and organized by each.

Foundations will cover the following:

  • Botanical field study and identification

  • Extensive materia medica

  • Herbal preparation and formulation

  • Herbal energetics, aromatherapy and flower essences

  • Herbal first aid and home health care

  • Indigenous wisdom, folklore and medical theory

  • Natural cosmetics and skin care

  • Organ systems and physiology

  • Plant action theory

Taught by Ohlone Center Staff

Program begins September 13, 2018 and runs through June 27, 2019.

Thursday Evenings

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Class also meets on the first Sunday of the month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for a local herb walk. (excludes winter months.)

Three weekend field trips included with this course (dates TBD).

To apply: Please submit your application by email or physical mail and include your non-refundable deposit.*

For more information on our certification programs, please email studentservices@ohlonecenter.org.

*This class is not available for payment plans or work trade. Unused deposits cannot be used for short-term programs, courses, or workshops. There are no exceptions.

Item Name:
Tuition Less Deposit - Foundations
3800 USD

Terms & Conditions

Additional Costs: Tuition includes all instructional time. Additional cost to students include travel, food, and facility rentals for 3 wildcrafting trips and the cost of textbooks. Depending on how thrifty you choose to be, students can expect the additional cost to be anywhere from $700 to $1000.

Deposit Policy: To secure your space in the program, a non-­refundable deposit is required. Full payment of entire tuition is required by the first class. If Ohlone Center is not able to guarantee you a space in the program, your deposit will be refunded promptly.

Refund policy: Refunds less the non­-refundable deposit are given if students drop within 30 days of first class. There are no refunds on tuition payments after this time, even if the student is no longer in attendance. Applications and deposits due September 1st to ensure registration for the upcoming school year.

Transfer policy: Unused non-refundable deposits can not be transferred to short-term programs, courses, or workshops.

Item Name:
Full Payment - Foundations
4900 USD

Terms & Conditions

Additional Costs: Tuition includes all instructional time. Additional cost to students include travel, food, and facility rentals for 3 wildcrafting trips and the cost of textbooks. Depending on how thrifty you choose to be, students can expect the additional cost to be anywhere from $700 to $1000.

Deposit Policy: To secure your space in the program, a non­-refundable deposit is required. Full payment of entire tuition is required by the first class. If Ohlone Center is not able to guarantee you a space in the program, your deposit will be refunded promptly.

Refund policy: Refunds less the non-­refundable deposit are given if students drop within 30 days of the first class. There are no refunds on tuition payments after this time, even if the student is no longer in attendance. Applications and deposits due September 1st to ensure registration for the upcoming school year.

Transfer policy: Unused non-refundable deposits can not be transferred to short-term programs, courses, or workshops.

Item Name:
Deposit - Foundations
1100 USD

Terms & Conditions

Additional Costs: Tuition includes all instructional time. Additional cost to students include travel, food, and facility rentals for 3 wildcrafting trips and the cost of textbooks. Depending on how thrifty you choose to be, students can expect the additional cost to be anywhere from $700 to $1000.

Deposit Policy: To secure your space in the program, a non-­refundable deposit is required. Full payment of entire tuition is required by the first class. If Ohlone Center is not able to guarantee you a space in the program, your deposit will be refunded promptly.

Refund policy: Refunds less the non-­refundable deposit are given if students drop within 30 days of first class. There are no refunds on tuition payments after this time, even if the student is no longer in attendance. Applications and deposits due September 1st to ensure registration for the upcoming school year.

Transfer policy: Unused non-refundable deposits can not be transferred to short-term programs, courses, or workshops.

Other Certifications

Consider Donating

Ohlone Herbal Center is a 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations are tax deductible. Tax ID #14-1975183

If you would like to donate by check or cash, please send an envelope addressed to:

Ohlone Herbal Center
1250 Addison St. #113
Berkeley, CA 94702