Herbalism for Families

Have you ever wanted to learn more about herbs but you're overwhelmed by all the different information out there? I help to teach you the most important parts of herbalism that can get you started right away!

What's inside Herb School...

  • Lifestyle

    Using herbs is just one part of living a holistic lifestyle. In this chapter you will learn how to support your lifestyle through many different natural avenues.

  • Herbal Actions

    Learn about terms like Adaptogen, Carminative, Nervine, Antipyretic etc.

  • Herbal Remedies

    Use this simplified cheat sheet for common conditions and which herbs to use for them.

  • Medicine Making

    Discover uncomplicated methods to turn herbs into medicine.

  • Home Remedies

    This chapter includes tried and true home remedies that have been around for ages.

  • Homeschool Curriculum Guide

    Use this course as a weekly homeschool curriculum. I'll give you suggestions on how you can include an herb a week into your studies!

  • Monograph Pages

    Take your knowledge of herbs further by creating your own Materia Medica with our monograph pages.

  • Private Community

    Find continued support through our online community of like-minded families.

  • Discount on Supplies

    Mountain Rose Herbs has a discount code for all enrolled Herb School students to help with stocking your apothecary!

Your Instructor

family herbalist, herbal educator & homeschool mom


Melissa Vines

I've spent over a decade learning how to use herbal medicine in my home and now I want to teach other families how to do the same. I hope you'll join me in Herb School where I take all that I've learned and break it down in a simplified way. Herb School is a great way to teach your children all about plant medicine too!

Use Herb School in your homeschool.

  • Study one herb a week.
  • Nature journal it with watercolors or colored pencils.
  • Fill out a monograph page which is provided for you to create your Materia medica (herbal book of knowledge).
  • Make an herbal recipe to help build your home apothecary.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • start here...

    • online community

  • 2


    • herbalism for families

    • autumn - plant profiles + recipes

    • winter - plant profiles + recipes

    • spring - plant profiles + recipes

    • summer - plant profiles + recipes

    • materia medica - monograph pages

    • materia medica - blank monograph pages

  • 3


    • bonus eBook - Top 10 Medicinal Plants to Grow

    • alphabet flower fairy cards

    • herb school playlist

    • mountain rose herbs discount

What people are saying...

I’ve always wanted to learn more about herbs and how to use them for immune support and also healing, but felt overwhelmed and intimidated with all of the information and resources out there. When a friend suggested I look into Melissa Vines’ Herb School I was pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of her course which includes a self-led discovery of the herbal information packaged in neatly, and beautifully, descriptions which include all I need to know in one space. I also find that the chat group, for those who join, will be a wonderful resource as well. Herb School is a wonderful resource for all things herbs. If you’re looking at a great place to begin your herbal journey, you should definitely start here.

Become your family's herbalist!

There has never been a better time than now to start using herbal medicine in your home.