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There are many roads to becoming a herbalist.

Many ways to be a herbalist

And many definitions of what a herbalist is.


This little path that we will wander together for a while is an invitation to take time to get to know some plants, meeting them through your own skin and heart and mind.

And find what being a herbalist means to you.

Learning by heart. 

Just from being in presence and connection with plants, we begin to form relationships of mutual adoration, laying a grounded foundation for healing collaboration, understanding and learning things you may never read in a book.


It is a way to becoming your own kind of herbalist because the relationship you form with each plant will be different to every other person's relationship with that same plant.


You will be guided in plant communication, harvesting and processing practices, medicine making and using your senses to understand the medicine of plants. We will spend a lot of time on the ground, working mainly with just one plant (hawthorn) and you will intimately come to know how hawthorn’s medicine moves in you.


Woven through the many practical elements and practices of the course is an essential stillness; a way of listening to and trusting yourself and the earthly creatures around us; knowing your feet are on your path and trusting them (and your heart) to take the next step.

This is an in-person class, meeting on Dja Dja Wurrung country around Castlemaine, Victoria

Classes will be held on Tuesdays 10am-1pm

Please take careful note of these dates, while most of them are spaced fortnightly, there is one three-week interval in May

March 29th

April 12th

April 26th

May 10th

May 31st

June 14th

Be prepared to spend time outside in various kinds of weather. But we will happily do what we can to accommodate your physical needs.


$600 (full)

$400 (concession)

one scholarship spot available

To book in and for more information, email Rosie at kin.botanica@gmail.com

We will be a small group.

So if you're interested, please be in touch soon to book your place




If you love the sound of this course, but these dates don't work for you, you can get your own group together (2-8 people) and see if we'll see if we can find a suitable time (or place).  Drop me a line and we can have a chat.