Clinical Practicum (Year 3) 

Welcome to our advanced clinical training program! If you have completed our 2nd year intermediate training (or a similar program elsewhere) and are ready to start putting the pieces together and applying everything that you’ve learned so far, this is your next step.

Seeds + Spirals is an in-person, practical program where we will see real-world clients together as student-clinic. We will meet weekly on Fridays and have an opportunity to sit with 2-3 clients per day. Students will take turns leading the interview, and we will work as a group to come up with recommendations for each client.

The clinic (akaWholistic Wellness Council) is open to anyone in our community. It operates by appointment only, and we charge a reduced $20 fee per appointment. We ask that our clients commit to at least 2 follow-ups so that we can receive feedback for our formulas. Read more about how the council operates or schedule an appointment HERE.

Occasionally we will have last minute cancelations, and these times can be used to review material from the previous year, dig deeper into herbs and pathologies, or practice formulation techniques.

In addition to the clients that we see as a class, you will be responsible for seeing 5 on your own outside of class. You will be able to use these hours towards the clinical requirements to become a registered herbalist through the American Herbalist’s Guild.

Completion of this practical training is acknowledged by a Certificate of Completion at the end of the 6 months (90% attendance + satisfactory completion of all homework is required to receive the certificate).



  • Regular tuition – $1440
  • Deposit– $240 is required to save your spot. Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Discounts
    • 5% discount for cash payments or for paying in full by February 17th
  • Monthly Payment plan available
    • 5 monthly Installments due the first Wednesday of each month. This comes to $240/month after the deposit.

Please plan to bring a bag lunch or enjoy one of Shepherdstown’s restaurants for lunch. For those requiring overnight accommodations, please see the Our Area page.


Fridays, 9am – 3pm

February 17th – July 28th

For those who are interested, email me and let me know if you have any questions! For those who have completed my Buds + Blossoms class, you can save your space by sending your deposit at anytime. For those who are new to Sacred Garden School, we will need to schedule an interview before sending your deposit.


Completion of an intermediate-level training program, either our Buds + Blossoms Clinical Herbalism program or a comparable program that covers anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, phytochemistry, and herbal energetics. Feel free to email Ashley to see if you qualify.

Ready to begin?

2023 Enrollment will begin December 2022. Check back soon for details on dates & times.

Email Ashley at

[email protected]

to schedule an interview or if you have any questions.