Do you remember how you felt when you first signed up for The Science & Art of Herbalism?

Perhaps you took a class with Rosemary at a conference or were gifted one of her books and you just needed to learn more.

Perhaps you were dreaming of spending time in fields of herbs and flowers, soaking in their vibrant gifts of energy, wisdom, and joy.

Or, perhaps you were dreaming of an apothecary overflowing with the healing energy of the Green Nations. Maybe you dream of the skills to care for yourself, loved ones, and community.

This dream inspired you to join the course. You invested time and energy into studying and building a relationship with the plants and with yourself. The next step is to complete your coursework and earn your certificate.

Rosemary and the entire team at The Science & Art of Herbalism want to help you reach your goal!

Now, more than ever, we need the gifts of self-care and ceremony. Now, more than ever, we need herbalists in our homes and communities. This is the time, as Rosemary always says, to “dust off those lessons and dive back in.”

But time is running out. Your completion date is coming to an end. All students who signed up before 2016 have until January 1, 2021 to complete their lessons. You must complete all of the homework assignments for lessons 1 through 10 before January 1, 2021 in order to receive your final certificate.

While we’ve sent notices previously informing students about this, we wanted to make sure all of our students have the opportunity to complete their studies. With these final announcements, we’re offering some special opportunities of encouragement.

We invite you to sign up for ONE additional year of homework review for just $125. If you only have a small portion of the coursework remaining to complete, this may be the perfect option for you!

But perhaps you are longing for more and you need a community to inspire and motivate you. We understand. This is a key reason we offer The Science & Art of Herbalism in an online format.

Our online course includes a thriving, vibrant community of thousands of fellow herbalists, plant lovers, and teachers from all around the world. Our forums are actively moderated by our Director of Education, Helen Ward, and fellow teacher, Lora Krall – both long-time practicing herbalists. This inclusive, supportive community provides a space for you to ask questions, share ideas, and collaborate with other herbalists.

Our Online Course also includes 3 years access to…

Rosemary’s Remedies
In this exclusive series of 22 videos, Rosemary shares some of her favorite herbal remedies with us!
Foundations of Herbalism
Join Rosemary for an introduction to medicinal herbalism. Sells for $39.99 – included for you for free!
250+ Recipes
Hundreds of Rosemary’s herbal recipes and formulas, beautifully formatted for printing.
Updated Protocols and Content
A key benefit of our online course – we’re able to provide updated content more frequently!
Exclusive Online-Only Content
Guest herbalists and teachers, plant walks with Rosemary, updated Plant Profiles, and more.
Discounts for Herbal Supplies
Who doesn’t love discounts?
All students actively enrolled in our course are eligible!
Rosemary’s Remedies
In this exclusive series of 22 videos, Rosemary shares some of her favorite herbal remedies with us!
Foundations of Herbalism
Join Rosemary for an introduction to medicinal herbalism. Sells for $39.99 – included for you for free!
250+ Recipes
Hundreds of Rosemary’s herbal recipes and formulas, beautifully formatted for printing.
Updated Protocols and Content
A key benefit of our online course – we’re able to provide updated content more frequently!
Exclusive Online-Only Content
Guest herbalists and teachers, plant walks with Rosemary,updated Plant Profiles, and more.
Discounts for Herbal Supplies
Who doesn’t love discounts?
All students actively enrolled in our course are eligible!

To help you complete the course, we’ve put together a very special opportunity

For a limited time only, you can register for our online program for just
– a savings of $120!

The Science and Art of Herbalism Online Course - Device Experience

This opportunity expires on January 1 at midnight ET so don’t delay!

Join thousands of other students and get the encouragement and support you need to complete your course and earn that certificate.
Just need some additional time for your homework review?
We’ve got you covered!

Extend your Homework review period for 1 additional year for just $125.

Read what other students have shared…

I loved this course and especially the videos. Even at a distance I felt very supported and my questions were always answered in a timely manner. The quizzes and questions at the end of each section were thought provoking and really helped with making sure you were familiar with all the protocols and herbs. Highly recommend this course!! The website is very user friendly!!
Hillary S.

The course has had such an impact on my life.  I love watching Rosemary’s videos, but I also so appreciate your connection, Helen.  Whenever I wrote, you responded immediately.   You are an important part of the program and I sure hope the others appreciate that.  Sometimes taking online courses can be isolating…your responses made me feel like I was at one of the seminars.  That is important. 

Rosemary’s honesty and kindness came through with her videos and her writing.   Her relaxed methods are logical!  She shares her style, always acknowledging that there are other ways that work as well.  She laughs at herself!   It is clear Rosemary enjoys life.   She is authentic!  I love that.

Kathy W

Even after self-study and using herbs for over a decade, I felt strongly a desire to seek the ancient paths of healing wisdom. What this course did was reinforce my inner passion for herbs, expand my knowledge, and added confidence in my ability to care for my family and my community. What a blessing is has been to be under the mentorship of such a circle of wise women! My vision of nurturing and healing has been strengthened; my path clear and focused.
Diane K.

This has been such a rich and joyful experience for me. I have learned so much from Rosemary as well as all my herbal teachers who have guided me through this course. Rosemary’s kindness and non-judgemental way of sharing her wisdom and knowledge is such a blessing to be able to learn from. My time working on this course has not only deepened my knowledge of herbs but has truly nurtured my connection to plants and all other beings. The sincere language of the course also makes it so enjoyable to read. There is both science and poetry present and lots of fun recipes to practice and experience. It has been a wonderful time for me. I feel blessed to have had the chance to learn from all the wonderful herbal teachers through this course and I’m grateful for all the feedback and guidance.
Emine K

Frequently Asked Questions

If I purchase the one-year Extension and don't join the online course, how will I get course updates?

The print course is Rosemary's "Classic" version and the content is not regularly updated. We do occasionally send course updates to our students by Mailchimp. You may sign up to receive these updates here.

What are the primary differences between the "Classic" Printed & Online versions of the course?

The online and printed versions present the same core information. The printed version has the benefit of having the printed binder while the online version includes interactive student forums, Rosemary’s personal plant notes, mini lessons from guest herbalists, and other supplemental materials.

As a print student, do I have access to the student forum, "Rosemary's Remedies" videos and "The Foundations of Herbalism" video series?

Access to the student forum and all of our videos is only available to our online students. We are happy, however, to offer the Foundations of Herbalism video series for individual purchase here.

What additional materials will I need to complete the course?

This is a 'hands on' course and is filled with projects and activities that require making salves, tinctures, and other recipes. None of the herbs or materials needed to make these products are included in the course. 

We do supply students with a list of sources where you can purchase the herbs and ingredients needed.   We give suggestions for supplemental reference books that our students should consider purchasing, however, so long as they are good herbals, you can use whichever books already have.

How much with it cost to purchase the herbs, ingredients and reference books needed to complete the course?

 Well, it truly depends on how much of each item you purchase, how many herb books you decide to buy, etc. The minimal amount for the 10 lessons would be around $100 extra for the necessary herbs and materials to complete the projects in each lesson (making tinctures, salves, creams,  oils, syrups). If someone is thrifty and knows how to save, and/or grows their own herbs, uses recycled containers, etc., the cost could be less. But if someone was extravagant, the price would be much higher!

What if I don't remember what Lesson I am on?

If you began your studies years ago but don't remember how many lessons you completed, please email We track all homework submissions in our master database!

How do I submit my homework?

For each lesson, Rosemary has created a list of questions and assignments at the end of the lesson. We encourage you to submit your homework by email to or, for online students, through the upload option at the end of each online lesson module.

We want to share a friendly reminder to please include your name, lesson number, mailing address and email address at the top of each homework submission.

We also ask that you submit the ENTIRE lesson as one complete document, with all of the assignments and questions complete. We will return the lesson if it is not complete. Thank you for understanding!

Please use the following naming format when you send in your homework document by email: LastnameFirstname#lesson.doc

For example: SmithJane#3.doc

We are delighted to receive your work and we have a fabulous review team of hand-selected herbalists to guide you.

What is the turnaround time for homework?

We process homework submissions on Thursdays and will confirm receipt of your homework at that time. Your homework will be reviewed and returned to you within three weeks. It is not necessary to wait until a lesson is returned to start on the next lesson. All completed lessons are tracked in a master database in our office.

Am I an herbalist, and can I get a job, after I finish the course?

We have a number of people who ask us if it's possible to get a job as an herbalist after they finish my home study course.  Well, there are so many levels of answers to that question….  First and foremost, this course is designed for beginner/intermediate students and for people interested in using herbs for personal health care for their families and friends.

If you are planning to become an herbalist and an herbal practitioner, this course provides the foundation and the basic knowledge needed, but it won’t prepare you to go into ‘professional herbal practice.’  However, many of our students apply themselves fully to their studies, do exceptional work, and bring a deep and abiding love of plants to their studies.  These students often create or find jobs working with plants in a number of capacities; working as adjunct counselors, working in herb shops, making products, farming with medicinal plants, and even going into practice if they’ve had previous experience.  Also, many of our students have studied herbalism previously and after they graduate from this course, they go on to study further if they wish to become professional herbalists.  These students have great likelihood of finding jobs because of their previous in-depth knowledge and experience.

So, yes, there are jobs and opportunities out there for herbalists, many of them self-created.  But no one course, especially a home study course, will prepare you for professional practice.  As in any other profession, especially those involving health care, it requires years of study and a heartful lifelong dedication.  With herbalism as with many other health care professionals, an apprenticeship is helpful and/or the opportunity to work in an herbal health clinic under guidance to gain experience.

Wishing you all the very best as you pursue your love of plants and your quest for knowledge.

Green blessings,
Rosemary Gladstar

Will the course make me a Registered/Master Herbalist?

The Science and Art of Herbalism is a wonderful and well-respected course.  Students who satisfactorily complete all ten homework assignments receive a lovely certificate for completing the coursework.  However, there is no way that a home study course, no matter how well written, could possibly provide the years of hands-on experience and study required to achieve the title of Master Herbalist. The Science & Art of Herbalism course will provide a very strong foundation on the road to herbal knowledge, but only you will know when you are ready to start working with patients outside of yourself and family.

To get the kind of hands-on practice one needs to open a practice, you really should attend an onsite school, learning directly from teachers and getting clinical practice by working one on one with others in a supervised way. At least, that's what Rosemary suggests. There are schools that do this, some that offer full time programs and others that offer shorter programs for those, like yourself, that already have some training.

You might just wish to take a short-term program that augments what you already know and gives you that invaluable one on one hands on clinical practice.  Schools and programs that you might wish to look into include:  David Winston's Clinical Training program (this course can be taken long distance, but David is actually teaching it in a classroom with students and some long distance learning students are included- although this is the last year he will be the main teacher), Maryland University of Integrative Health (offers full time accredited herbal training programs), The Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, The California School of Herbal Studies, and there are other programs as well.

For more information on becoming a registered herbalist, and other school listings, you may want to look around the American Herbalist Guild or the New England Herbal Association website.