Hands-On Herbs & Earth
Hands-On Herbs & Earth

Hands-On Herbs & Earth
Hands-On Herbs & Earth


Applications now being accepted for 2021 Apprenticeships...


2021 Apprenticeships at RavenCroft Garden are grounded between earth and sky. Right where plants and people live!

Health From the Ground Up (HGU) is a unique offering providing a comprehensive approach that preserves traditional relationships between local plants, earth medicine and people wise in their culture and use. The experience opens the door to a way of life that is cumulative, much as trees grow through time adding a ring each year.

HGU recognizes health, wholeness, holiness are in our hearts, hands and homes wherever we are. This path is simple, messy, fun and effective! And, anyone can do it where ever they are. HGU offers practical skills for cultivating personal, community and planetary health which radiates from a simple wisdom that nurtures vitality, longevity and generative living.

HGU Apprenticeships run 9 months. Once your commitment to go from a student to an apprentice is realized, you enter a deeper level of learning. HGU apprentices have access to working herb, flower & vegetable gardens, an extensive library, and on-going processes vital in generative living. 


"By choosing natural health going to nature to learn just makes sense." eaglesong


Developing a practice of personal health using dooryard herbs, simple ritual and compassionate communication held in seasonal cycles and spiraling into ever greater transformation.

Upon completion of HGU you may engage a richer life experience as a:

  • Keeper of Herbal Wisdom

  • Keeper of an Accessible Healing Path

  • Keeper of healing skills & tools that quicken and maintain connection between people and with earth

  • Keeper of Wisdom to Cultivate Life & Give Death

LIA: Live-In Apprenticeship 

2 week residential opportunity for women interested in living closer with themselves and the earth

Offers a unique opportunity to experience Hands-On herbal practice, walk in the everyday way of herbs and create health by cultivating life. Participate in generative life ways, workshops, moon circles, spirited plant medicine, gardens, goats, cheese, local foods, surprises and much more. Each session has an in-depth focus with field trips and workshops that support learning. For those enrolled in academic programs this apprenticeship offers a daily practice that brings herbs to life to further adjunct your personal learning.