Northeast School of Botanical Medicine Herbal Homepage

Within this website you can find current information about the three herbal medicine programs, as well as informative handouts, syllabus, application forms, blog and a calendar of events. There is a photo section with many photos of the school, wildcrafting trips, animals, plants, places, and other nature photos.                                         

There is also information on other areas where I am involved such as the Ithaca Free Clinic and teaching abroad.  If you are interested in a more ongoing discussion, see my blog or Facebook pages (7Song and School page)


Northeast School of Botanical Medicine Program


I will not be running any of the programs in 2016. Instead I will be traveling and teaching in the US and abroad. I will soon be posting a description of my teaching traveling here.
The school programs will resume in 2017.

All programs are now full for 2015. If you are interested in being on the waiting list, please contact me and let me know.

Apprenticeship Program

All 3 positions for the 2015 apprenticeship are filled. I look forward to working with you Cali, Rose and Susan.

A note about the 2016 apprenticeship, since I will not be running the school in that year, the apprenticeship will be largely modified. I will still be having apprentices to accompany me at the clinic, and help in other ways, but there will not be classroom time. I will write more about this later. The 2017 apprenticeship will be similar to the one offered in 2015 and most years.

Overview of Programs

This page is a good place to learn about the classes, the emphasis and focus of the school for potential students to get an idea of why you would choose to attend the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine

Community Herbalism Intensive (450 hour 7 month course)

Note-the program is now full for 2015, but if you are interested you can be added to the waiting list.

This is a comprehensive, hands-on program. It meets 3 days weekly from May 18 - November 18, 2015 along with extended field trips. It is geared to give students an in-depth western clinical herbalist training including materia medicia, wildcrafting, medicine making, physiology, clinical and counseling skills and well as a practical participatory education.
While you are welcome to visit the program while it is in session, you do not have to come in for an in-person interview to be a part of this course.

Weekend Herbal Program (One weekend per month)

Note for 2015-This program is now full. If you are interested, please let me know if you would like to be put on the waiting list.

This is a one weekend per month class meets from May-November (except September) where NSBM Weekend Program 2011students gain a practical understading of clinical herbalism, plant identification, wildcrafting, medicine making, and the other aspects of herbalism.

  • Please note-There are no extended field trips though we visit local enviornments 



Weekend Herbalism Progam 2011 debarking Willow

 Upcoming Classes Abroad with 7Song

7Song teaches at a number of schools, conferences and other venues around the country, please see here for his teaching schedule

PhotosWhite-faced Meadowhawk

One of my favorite pastimes is taking photos of plants, with a focus on medicinal plants. The plants here are accurately labeled and can be used for help in identification.
As a naturalist, there are also many photos of animals, insects and landscapes. There are also photographs of previous classes and the places we've been. It is searchable, and a good place to get a sense of the different programs


Applications, Handouts and Syllabus

This section contains handouts used in classes, the school's application and other informative material. There is a wide variety of topics here, so please browse for any information you may find helpful. 

Herb Articles

Here are a number of articles relating to herbs, books, or any subject that did not make it to the handouts or blog sections. These include a number of book reviews on the plant guides I use to identify plants in my travels.

Dryden, NY

 NSBM 2010 Durland Bird Sanctuary