With nearly forty years’ experiencing teaching students through correspondence, my approach is different than most other educational programs. What I offer the student includes a number of venues, allowing for differences in a student’s background, interests, study habits and finances.
Master Herbalist Certification training is available which is very comprehensive and requires dedication and serious study. A student committed to hard work can expect to be ready for the exams in two to five years. Additional options:
- Course notes: These are the teaching manuals Beyerl uses. Not been written as prose but often as phrases and incomplete sentences. Without the live spontaneity, they include all of the substance. When teaching he often writes in phrases and words to be integrated into the next edition.
- Audio Courses: Most of the courses we offer were recorded live and are in the audio CD section.
- The Unicorn & Lantern: This monthly newsletter includes articles, new information and resources and offers us the opportunity to answer questions from students, people listening to taped courses or studying through the Coursenote series. Available by subscription, this is the most cost-effective and least demanding venue for study.
- Private Tutoring: In person or online, some may be conducted in a small seminar format. Private tutoring costs $70.00 per 60 minutes session. Master Herbalist students pay $35.00.
- Visit the gardens: Corresponding students are encouraged to spend a week or at least a long weekend at the Grove if at all possible. We do not have facilities for housing. At best we can offer, at no charge, a tent site in the woods and use of the portable toilet. There is a Motel 6 nearby which has been used by the vast majority of visiting students.
Please note – Students enrolled in the Master Herbalist program are required to spend some time here prior to certification. This could be accomplished by arranging to be here for several days prior to the final evaluation.
- Monographs: We now have available monographs on nearly 210 herbs which enables a student to have access to the detailed material and research which we keep on the herbs which are part of our working pharmacopoeia.
- Academic Programs: for noncredit are taught by Beyerl at Seattle Central Community College. These courses provide an excellent foundation for those seeking certification or simply to begin practicing herbal medicine.
I am open to suggestions and creative thinking. Please ask us any questions you have!