Sample Lesson One : The “Classic” Printed Course

The Classic” Printed Course is recommended for those who prefer to read and work with printed material. Little has changed in the printed course from when Rosemary first wrote it. It remains true to her style; practical, easy to read, and always inspiring. Students may either send their lessons in to review by mail and/or by email. Once your lessons are received, your teacher reviews them, and the corrected assignment along with any additional comments are mailed to the students.

Includes three year time frame to complete the course with an optional plan available if longer time is necessary.
Emphasizes a practical “Hands-on” approach to herbalism. 


The sample course of Lesson One is currently available only in the “Classic” printed format.

The Science and Art of Herbalism Home Study Course is a ten lesson course taken at your own pace, with homework review and guidance provided by carefully selected herbalists and Rosemary herself.  Though it thoroughly instills in the student the practical skills necessary to practice herbal home health care, it doesn’t ignore the rich spirit and essence of herbalism. The heart of this course is the development of a deep personal relationship with the plant world. Many of our students have written telling us that this course has been transformational and one of the most self- empowering studies they have undertaken.

At the end of the course you will receive a beautiful certificate of completion that you can proudly display in your home, store, or office! Thousands of people have taken this herbal journey with Rosemary over the past 25+ years, bringing herbal healing into their homes and communities.

As herbalism continues to spread its roots and grow in communities across the globe, Rosemary recognized that an online version of the Science and Art of Herbalism would benefit many of her students.  Computer savvy herbalists, Jason Colvard and Helen Ward spent countless hours creating the online format for the Science and Art of Herbalism, with the same core content as the classic printed version. Online students will benefit from all of the magic of the digital world – from videos, online peer communities, an herb of the month feature and a faster turnaround time on homework review.

There are still many of us who, like Rosemary, would prefer to curl up with a cup of tea by a sunny window, and read the course material in book form. Or perhaps there is no easy online access where you live. The printed course is as wonderful as ever, and there is an “unlimited” amount of time to finish the course – truly at your own pace! You will have the option to send your homework in for review via the postal mail or e-mail.

For those who want the best of both worlds, there is an option to purchase both the online and printed versions. If you would like to sample the course, you are welcome to order the printed Lesson 1. (At this time we are not able to offer an online preview.) If you are enchanted by Lesson 1 you can continue with your studies by selecting the Lesson 2- 10 option, either printed or with the online course, or decide to enter the online course.

Rosemary weaves the magic of nature, a reverence for life and a commitment to share the wisdom of herbs with others throughout her teachings. We can’t wait to have you join her on this journey into the green world!

The Lessons are designed to provide practical, hands-on experience with each assignment designed to enrich your personal experience with the plant world. 

The Science & Art of Herbalism Home Study Course Has Several Unique Features:
  • Combines the Science with the Art of herbalism
  • Personal attention given to the students
  • Provides hundreds of Rosemary’s original recipes and personal formulas
  • Lessons are written in a joyful easy to read manner
  • Home centered/heart centered herbalism
  • Beautiful course binder (PRINTED AND COMBO VERSIONS ONLY!), over 500 pages of instruction
  • Compilation of over 40 years of Rosemary’s personal herbal experience; her deep love and commitment to the plants &  planet shine through

Please Note: We offer our students three years to complete all versions of the course with homework review.

A beautiful certificate signed by Rosemary Gladstar Awarded by mail to those who successfully complete the course. Join thousands of satisfied students who have completed this course!!!

Course Overview and Curriculum

The Core Lessons

Bonus Material

In addition to the core curriculum, these resources are also available to you!

Read what other students have shared...

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.

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!!

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.

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.

Weight 0.375 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 16 × 6 in


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