Herbalism for Families

Have you wanted to learn more about herbs but feel overwhelmed with where to start? In Herb School you will learn foundational information but shared in a practical way that helps you get 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 Energetics

    An introduction to how to match herbs to a person's constitution for best results.

  • 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.

  • Tea Blending

    Learn how to blend your own teas and discover some out of the box ways to use tea.

  • Home Remedies

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

  • 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.

Your Instructor

family herbalist, herbal educator & homeschool mom

Herbalist 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!

Earn a certificate in family herbalism.

Herb School is a self-paced course teaching the fundamentals of using herbs within the home and community. After completing the requirements you can proudly call yourself a herbalist if you like. Requirements to earn a certificate in family herbalism are: 

  • Read through Herb School in it's entirety.
  • Choose at the minimum 12 herbs to record in your Materia Medica.
  • Make a recipe with each of the 12 herbs.
  • Email us with a description of what herbs you studied and recipes you made for evaluation. 

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.

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.

Start your journey with herbs today!

Are you ready to expand your medicinal plant knowledge and start creating that handmade herbal home you've been dreaming of?