Herbal Medicine and Wild Food Certificate Program

The Herbal Medicine and Wild Food Certificate Program offered byMoonwise Herbs is a certificate program, held one weekend a month for 8 months, beginning in April and ending in November, 2017.

This program is officially full for 2017. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, in the case that someone cancels or receive an alert when the 2018 application becomes available, please email rosemarygoddess@moonwiseherbs.com

There is space in our weekly apprenticeship program which begins each season, spring, summer and fall for 8 weekly sessions. To learn more click here. For the 2017 Rock Island Wild Food/Wild Women Camping Trip Click Here.

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The focus of this program will be on incorporating the plants that grow around us in daily life for food and medicine. In addition, participants will be invited to shift and change their own health paradigm.

This program takes place in West Bend, WI. It is facilitated by Linda Conroy and may include guest instructors.

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2017 dates:

April 22-23, 2017

May 20-21, 2017

June 24-25, 2017

July 22-23, 2017

August 19-20, 2017

September 23-24, 2017

October 14-15, 2017

November 18-19, 2017

Class times are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday and  Sunday. (some optional activities will be offered on Saturday evening)

This program will include the following:

~Foundations of Natural Health

~Ways to incorporate herbs as well as wild and whole food into daily life.

~Skills for Identifying, harvesting and using local wild food and medicine

~Techniques for growing herbs for food and medicine

~How to create optimum nutrition with traditional food, wild food  and herbal preparations

~How to make and use herbal remedies

~Herbs for specific body systems

~Approaches to connecting with the natural world.

~A personal materia medica

~Herbal Energetics

~Herbal First Aid

~Skills and confidence in sorting through health care options and how to be an advocate for healing.

~An understanding of health with a focus on seasonal cycles and patterns.

~Communicating with plants and plant spirit medicine

~Communicating with People, about health and plants

~Connecting with the Wise Healer Within

~Designing an apothecary garden

~Life Enhancing Communication Skills

~Ethics of herabalism and wildcrafting

~Weeds and Legal Ease

Plus Mystery and much more!~there is mystery in the plant world and we will find that mystery throughout this 10 month journey.

Be prepared to be delighted and stretched at the same time!

*This is a very full experience, participants should be prepared to experience the plants on all levels.

Participants will be asked to complete assignments between sessions and will be developing a project that will be presented to program participants. Projects will be self-identified, but must be herbal in nature and be approved by the instructor. A list of project criteria will be supplied in class.

This is a serious in depth program. If you are not prepared to spend time on projects in between sessions, you may want to take a class and save this program for another time.


salad2013cedarburg“This group has touched me in a way I can’t even describe in words. I think I’ve learned more about myself this year than in the previous 24 years of my life, and I would like to thank you, personally, and the entire group for helping me do this.”
”I realize now that I am the driver of my healthcare; through herbs, nourishing foods, mild tinctures, and only from a place of centeredness and clarity, do I employ western medicine’s tools. I am grateful 034-150x150that you offered me the resources to make this enlivening shift.”
“I am so grateful for your influence in my life…I have felt motivated (especially during the herbal apprenticeship and the herbal trip) to look for nourishment, and I continue to feel motivated and inspired when I read your updates or talk with/write you. Thank you for all the work you have done to be at this place of sharing/being willing to share your wisdom and experiences.”


This program takes place in West Bend, WI on an Organic Farm. The farm is adjacent to a nature center and a the Wisconsin River Runs through the property. There is a labyrinth for participants to enjoy.  Many of the vegetables and eggs included in meals are sourced on the farm. This location provides us with lots of opportunity for exploring the plants that grow around us. The exact location will be provided upon registration.
Fee for 2017 Registration:

Includes instruction (including plant walks and guest instructors), handouts, whole and wild food lunch, materials for medicine making, and personal guidance. Camping and Indoor lodging on Friday and/or Saturday evening are available for an additional fee, for those who wish to stay on site. This fee will be paid directly to the venue.

Evening meals and breakfast are available for an additional fee as well (these are offered on a contribution basis, so everyone chips in either food or money. All meals will be prepared in community. You will have an opportunity once you register to choose these options. Preparing meals is a part of the learning process.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who complete all assignments, including an herbal project, that will be presented to other program participants and who attend all sessions. Information from each session builds on itself. Participants are expected to attend each session and to complete all assignments.

There will be 2 work study positions available as well as 3 partial scholarships awarded for this program. The 2017 scholarships are sponsored by Frontier Herbs and Natural Products and Midwest Women’s Herbal.

To complete an application click here.

To pay a deposit of $500 plus a $2.50 processing fee click here.

Send check or money order to:  Moonwise Herbs PO Box 653 Stoughton, WI 53589

*Payment information and applications for the scholarship and the work exchange program are also described in the application.

Cancellation Policy