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2021 Virtual Wise Woman Ways Herbal Apprenticeship Program

Meet Weekly via video classroom, receive personal guidance and work from a virtual classroom space

These immersion programs are an opportunity for women to connect deeply with themselves and to develop a connection with herbal green allies. Spend time connecting with the wise woman within, while learning about herbal gardening, wild-crafting, creating herbal medicines, discovering herbal nourishment, and more! Creating sacred space through the practice of the talking stick ceremony, nature awareness, guided visualization, practices in compassionate communication, and more, we are guided through gateways to the green world. Participants in this program finish with a strong foundation in herbal wisdom and nourishment.


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Ways to incorporate herbs and wild edibles into daily life

Skills for Identifying, harvesting and using local wild herbs

Approaches to connecting with the natural world

How to create optimum nutrition with traditional food preparation

How to make and use herbal remedies

Techniques for growing herbs for food and medicine

Herbal Energetics

Strategies to sort through health care options

Life-enhancing communication skills

The Wise Woman Healer within

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

Communicating with plants and plant spirit medicine

Herbs for specific body systems

A personal materia medica

Herbal first aid

How to be an advocate for healing



Please be willing to make a one-year commitment to this program. We will meet weekly and apprentices will be expected to make time for 3-5 hours of homework per week.  Apprentices who have completed all assignments and have participated in all the sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion and be eligible for further study as an intern or clinical apprentice with Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs.

The first eight weeks are focused on incorporating herbs into daily life to promote health. Subsequent sessions build on this knowledge and participants develop a first aid kit, learning to apply herbs for common injuries and ailments. Additionally, everyone will learn to harvest plants through the seasons. Generally speaking, this means leaves and buds in the spring, flowers in the summer, seeds, and roots in the fall, and from the pantry in the winter. Participants who wish to receive additional guidance can work with Linda for 2-3 years.

An herbal apprenticeship is a commitment and a journey. Wise Woman Apprentices are asked to engage in the process on many levels, including practical, spiritual, emotional, and more. Please be prepared to work on all of these levels. If you are not prepared for this, then take an herbal class or workshop, or consider attending the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference. See our calendar of events. Sometimes taking a few classes will help prepare you for the apprenticeship in the future. If you already feel prepared, I would love to work with you and you can send your expression of intention.

In order for this program to provide the deep learning that is required, participants are asked to attend all sessions.

2021 SESSION SCHEDULES. Choose One of the following year-long sessions:

Session 1: This session will meet on Monday afternoons (2-5pm) on a video platform (Zoom). The program begins February 1, 2021, and ends in February 2022.

Session 11: This session will meet on Sunday evenings (6-9pm) on a video platform (Zoom). The program begins March 14, 2021 and ends in March of 2022.

Apprentices are also welcome to participate as a helper in other programs that are being offered during their session. Look at our calendar, choose the programs you would like to participate in, and submit a list to Linda at


The fee for this program is $3,800 which includes instruction, with some materials for specific lessons. Books and supplies will need to be purchased separately and can be purchased from Moonwise Herbs at a discounted rate, or other sources. Participants receive discounts on other programs and will be offered the opportunity to spend time with Linda in person at her homestead. a couple of times throughout the year. To register send a letter of intent and a deposit of $500.00 to or Moonwise Herbs PO Box 653 Stoughton, WI 53534

To pay your deposit with Paypal or a credit card click here. 

Be sure to include the session/s you are registering for as well as your complete contact information. Once I receive your Intention and deposit, we will set up a phone interview to determine whether this program is a good match for you and you for working with me. We will be working closely together and it is in both our interest to connect ahead of time in order to answer questions and be clear on what you can expect. Please be open to the mystery. I look forward to hearing from you!!

If we agree this is the program for you and you for it, your deposit will become nonrefundable and your balance will be due on or before the first day of the program. . If we decide the program is not for you, your deposit will be returned.