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changing the meaning of medicine...

Applications now being accepted for 2020 Apprenticeships...


2019 Apprenticeships at RavenCroft Garden

HGU 1 Women and men welcome to apply

HGU 2  Women who have spiraled through HGU1,2 or 3 at any time welcome to apply

LIA: Live-In Apprenticeship for women 

Healing 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.
A 3 level apprenticeship

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

Apprenticeships run1-3 years depending on the depth you wish to take your learning. HGU apprentices have access to working herb 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

HGU 1: Beginning: Being Human develop a practice of personal health using dooryard herbs, simple ritual and compassionate communication held by seasonal cycles 

HGU 2: Deepening: Wise Woman Herbal Journey: the language of plants by integrating the tools of the botanist, developing the eyes of a naturalist and deepening into the meaning and use of herbs for the herbalist.

HGU3: Mentoring, Seeding, a project based, personal expression of community-centered herbal work with support of the HGU community of herbalists and plant adventurers...HGU 3 is coming...

Upon completion of each level of HGU you will deepen 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 the earth

  • Keeper of Wisdom to Cultivate Life & Give Death

LIA: Live-In Apprenticeship for women

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.