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Live-In Apprenticeships for Women


2024 LIA: Women's Live-In Apprenticeship


Two Week Sessions: March - September

Herbal Apprenticeships begin the first Monday of the following months:

  • March 4 -17

  • April 1-14

  • June 3 -16

  • July 1 -14

  • September 2 -15



Tuition: $1333. + $100. non-refundable application fee


LIA: Women's Live-In Apprenticeship includes

  • Lodging, food, and all instruction (14 days)

  • Simple Herbal First Aid kit 

  • A 1-day Hands-On Herb Workshop or 2-Day Integrated Earth Medicine Camp depends on month  

  • 1-year membership in the HerbWiseWomen online community for Herb-Ally Curious women Core Plan (value$139.)

  • Healing Wise by Susun Weed

Is it time to put down the herb books, turn off the internet and live it? 


This is an opportunity to engage in a grounded, uplifting experience of hands-on herbs of place as a way of life! 

Apprentices have the opportunity to learn:

  • How to identify plants for food, medicine, fiber, fire, and building in a generative garden

  • How to grow and forage many herbs while tending a sacred hoop

  • How to tend gardens and animals in harmony with nature

  • How to cultivate & maintain hedges and edges, podges and fedges! Boundaries of all kinds...

  • How to approach living systems

  • How to find your green ally and converse with plants

  • Learn three traditions of health and tools for navigating seven rivers of well being

  • How to simply and safely make and use herbal medicines in the wise woman tradition

  • How to create optimum nutrition with traditional food cultivation and preparation 

  • To engage in wisdom circles with women

  • To develop an understanding of well being using elemental energy and seasonal cycles

  • To communicate with other than worldly entities and Goddess archetypes

  • How to see and feel Earth-based anatomy and experience how death is part of life  

  • How to access the wise healer within

  • How to live in truth and beauty 

  • Optional initiation as a green earth witch  

"...the garden is like a good conversation that leaves you believing something more is possible"...Kirsten




Send a letter of intent and a $100. non-refundable application fee


Participate in a phone interview with EagleSong


Upon acceptance, proceed with tuition payment as agreed in our phone interview

Send your letter of intent and application fee to:

EagleSong Gardener 

PO Box 837

Monroe, WA 98272

Include the following in your letter of intent:

  • The current date, your name, address, phone number, email, occupation, health concerns, and date of birth. 

  • List your educational experiences, work positions, and passion relating to herbs, gardens, kitchens, and apothecary!

  • Tell me what you hope to gain from your apprenticeship with me. Include a $100. non-refundable application fee.

  • Upon receipt, I'll schedule a call and talk with you. Afterward, if we are in agreement, I’ll send you a letter of acceptance, annotated reading list, and list of what you will need to bring.

  • In the rare event I cannot fulfill your intention, your application fee and letter of intent will be returned.




Total tuition $1333. + $100 application fee 


Apprentice tuition must be paid in full 30 days before you begin. 


All apprentice fees are non-refundable but may be used at any time. 


Please apply by postal mail. 


Payment may be made by check, money order, or credit card. 


Apprentice lodging choices are:

  • Camping close to earth under the stars. Bring your tent.

  • Indoors in the shop/studio

  • Outdoors undercover in the Iris & Bob Memorial Gathering Space

  • Note: The septic system is small, apprentices are asked to enjoy only 1 indoor shower per week. Bathing and toilet facilities are in the main house.

In and around the main house:

  • Kitchen

  • Dining room

  • Upstairs: resident crofters living space & office

  • Bathroom 

  • Reference libraries for herbs, gardens, goddesses, seeds, food and animals

  • Dooryard Garden 

  • Porches for greeting the sun in the morning and bidding her adieu at day's end


The Shop/Studio:

  • A great room 

  • Herbal Apothecary, Studio, Classroom

  • Storage


Food is simple, fresh, and local. We make yogurt and cheese, eat from the garden and (h)edge, trade with local farmers and enjoy the bounties of our local forest, streams, and sea. Let me know of any dietary needs ahead. 

WE/B Work Exchange/Barter Option for those staying beyond 2 weeks

Apprentices going beyond 2 weeks can offset their fees by working while here.

The Work Exchange/Barter program is rigorous but does not involve missing class time.

Interested? Please ask for WE/B guidelines 


Refunds of Apprentice Fees


Due to the nature of the commitment required of apprentices, all apprentice fees are non-refundable but may be used at any time.

Unsure about committing? Check out other options for working with me...


In Person

Integrated Earth Medicine Camps ~ Saturday Herb Workshop ~ Herb Field Days ~ Garden Opens ~ In person national herb conferences, symposiums, gatherings



HerbWiseWomen ~ Seasonal Celebrations ~ Herbal Q&A ~ Courses ~ Women's Community

Consult your dreams. Your commitment is taken seriously by the universe and by me and we trust you also take it seriously.
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