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The Next Step in Herbalism Course

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

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Are you ready to take The Next Step?

Have you recently completed our "New to Herbs" course? Or did you participate in a past year of Herb Fairies by Learning Herbs? Then you are ready for The Next Step!

During this year long journey, you and your children will explore 13 herbs that can be used safely and effectively to increase your health and ease common ailments.

Over the next 13 months, you’ll learn about:

  • Cleavers
  • Yarrow
  • Echinacea
  • St. John's Wort
  • Peppermint
  • Mullein
  • Chicory
  • Willow
  • Aloe
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender
  • Milky Oats
  • Stinging Nettles

Each module will give you in depth information on how to get to know each plant better through a variety of activities that will appeal to children of all ages. Download the corresponding Herbal Roots zine issue for games, puzzles, crafts, recipes, songs, stories and more. Learn to draw each plant and get to know them intimately through sensory exploration.

Each module is woven together in a year long project that culminates into a handcrafted linen or cotton tote bag that your child will cherish for years to come - as they use the bag, they’ll be able to reflect back on each plant they learned about and how each plant can support them in that individual plant’s way.

This year long course includes lots of great bonus materials as well including printable book marks and banners, herbal learning templates, herbarium how-to’s, and more.

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)
  • 10% discount at Mountain Rose Herbs
  • 20% discount on items such as enamel pins
  • Free private online community
  • Free printable book marks
  • Free printable banners
  • Free companion guide giving suggestions on teaching kids about herbs
  • Free resource guide
  • Monthly "Getting to Know Your Plant" lessons with experiential plant exercises, meditation and how to draw the plant
  • Year Long Project that is woven throughout the year to create a handmade project that incorporates all the plants from the year
  • Option to purchase enamel badges to give to kids upon completion of each issue (coming soon!)
  • 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 module, "Caught on Cleavers". Each month a new module 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.

It's Time! Time to take the next step in your herbal journey with your children. Start your journey now with The Next Step.


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


  TYLP - Intermission One
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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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