It is time to get excited about plants and awaken your passion for natural healing! This year long, one weekend a month program is for the beginning to intermediate student who wants more in depth knowledge about medicinal plants.

Make a deeper connection to the earth. Discover the healing properties of medicinal plants – a special and unique part of our world. Come on a journey with us and experience an intimate connection with healing herbs including many that grow in our area. Students will foster a life long relationship with herbs as we explore the healing power of plants and the study of herbal medicine. The Herbal Foundations Certificate Program is valuable, both for herb enthusiasts and professionals* wanting to add to their healing repertoire.

The Herbal Foundations ProgramHerbs for Body Systems: Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Nervous System, Reproductive System, Kidneys and Bladder, Liver and Digestive System, Skin, Muscular Skeletal System, Lymphatic System, Immune SystemMedicine Making: Medicine making tools, Herb drying and processing, Capsule making, Tinctures, Cough syrups, Salves, Herbal oils, Teas, Decoctions, Poultices, Liniments, HydrotherapyField Trips: Wildcrafting plants of the Rocky Mountains, Medicinal Gardens, Wildcrafting EthicsActions & Energetics: Herbal properties and effectsMateria Medica: Learn the healing properties of specific plants, many from our own region.Students will complete Herbal Foundations with a full natural medicine chest created with their own hands, as well as a certificate upon completion of the course. Completion entails completing all assignments and missing no more than 3 classes throughout the program.

*The Montana Board of Chiropractors has approved Herbal Foundations to offer continuing education units for chiropractors. Massage therapists have also received continuing education credits.

Dates & Times:

The program runs 70+ hours. Hours:  9am-4pm. Dates are subject to change.

Class happens Saturday (and one Sunday in November) of every month from 9am-4pm. Dates are January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, May 16, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10 and November 14-15. Dates are subject to change.


  • Starting Saturday, January 11th, 2020, repeats every month on the 2nd Saturday until Sunday, November 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Green Path Herb School

180 S 3rd St W
Missoula, MT 59801


Elaine Sheff, Clinical Herbalist, RH (AHG)