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"New to Herbs" Course

13 common, easy to use herbs that parents and kids can learn together.

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Interested in teaching your kids about herbal medicine but don't know where to start? This course will give you the tools and confidence to learn about herbs alongside your kids in a fun and friendly manner. This course contains 13 herbs that will get you started on your herbal journey with herbs that are easy to find and easy to grow.

Chickweed
Violet
Dandelion
Plantain
Lemon Balm
Chamomile
Rose
Calendula
Elderberry
Marshmallow
Burdock
Pine
Cinnamon

Interested in being a part of this journey? You can join in for a year of fun and learning with Herbal Roots zine!

What will you get for joining?

Everyone who joins will receive the following:

  • 13 issues of Herbal Roots zine (see above for full listing)
  • A one year membership to United Plant Savers ($35 value)
  • 20% discount at Mountain Rose Herbs
  • 20% discount on items such as the 2019 wall calendar, upcoming coloring book, enamel pins and more
  • Free private online community
  • Free printable book marks
  • Free printable banners
  • Free companion guide giving suggestions on teaching kids about herbs
  • Free resource guide
  • Other surprise free printables throughout the year
  • Option to purchase enamel badges to give to kids upon completion of each issue
  • Certificate of Completion at the end of the course

How does this work?

Upon enrollment you will be added to a special membership website which gives you immediate access to the free printables and companion guidebook and the first issue, "Take a Peek at Chickweed". Each month a new issue will be released. Quizzes will be offered at the end of each month and a certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the year once all segments have been completed.


Your Instructor


Kristine Brown
Kristine Brown

I love teaching herbalism and botanical drawing and I'm excited to bring these two loves to the online teaching world. I am the creator, author and illustrator of the popular online herbal zine, Herbal Roots zine, which teaches children about the medicinal uses of herbs through fun activities like games, puzzles, songs, stories and recipes. I began this zine back in 2009 when I was looking for resources to teach my youngest 2 children, which I was homeschooling, when I realized there wasn't much available for teaching kids about herbs. It is now in its 10th year of publication.

I am a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and in addition to writing the monthly ezine, I teach classes in my community as well as all over the United States to both adults and children. I have created and ran kid camps at herbal conferences around the country as well and have run a kid's camp out of my home during the summer. I also see clients out of my home office and make all natural herbal goat milk soaps which I sell in local stores and online.

When I'm not homeschooling my youngest two (which are now in 7th and 9th grade) I am usually drawing plants or walking my dog Lulu in the woods while taking photos of the plants that are growing there.

Teaching others about herbs is my focus with a passion on sharing my knowledge with children as they ARE our future!


Course Curriculum


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  Lesson One - Chickweed
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  Lesson Two - Violet
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  Lesson Three - Dandelion
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  Lesson Four - Plantain
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  Lesson Five - Lemon Balm
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  Lesson Six - Chamomile
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  Lesson Seven - Rose
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  Lesson Eight - Calendula
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  Lesson Nine - Elderberry
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  Lesson Ten - Marshmallow
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  Lesson Eleven - Burdock
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  Lesson Twelve - Pine
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  Lesson Thirteen - Cinnamon
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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