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

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

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Applications now being accepted for 2022 Apprenticeships...


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

Health From the Ground Up (HGU) is a braided river providing a comprehensive approach to herbs 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, just as trees grow through time by adding a layer 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! You can do it wherever you are, as it radiates from simple wisdom that nurtures vitality, longevity and generative living from the ground up.

HGU Apprenticeships run 9 months. Once your commitment to go from a student to an apprentice is realized, a deeper level of learning opens. 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

LIA: Live-In Apprenticeship: A 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 an everyday way with plants and create well-being by cultivating and tending life. You will participate in generative life ways in workshops, moon lodges and with 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 enhance your personal learning.

Upon completion of HGU & LIA you become:

  • Keeper of Practical Herbal Wisdom

  • Keeper of an Accessible Healing Path

  • Keeper of Skills cultivating connection between people and with earth

  • Keeper of Wisdom to Cultivate Life & Give Death