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Dear Apprenticeship Applicant,

Looking forward to another year of apprentices at Misty Meadows is always exciting, and each group brings its own special energy.  For more than 20 years this program has grown more wonderful every year, as students and teachers grow together and learn from each other.  This year you will have an opportunity to learn from several outstanding herbalists.  As always, we spend countless hours in the Mother’s classroom, the best one of all. 

The Spirited Herbalist - A Plant-Guided Journey to Your Self  is an 8 month program. This is a beginner level, hands-on program. The focus is on native plant identification and traditional uses as well as on plant spirit medicine. The content is aimed at those who wish to learn the Wise Ways of working with plants in daily living. Learn to understand and work with cycles of the moon, stars and planets, your body and plants, coming to a place of understanding that everything is part of the same whirling universe, connected in perfect balance. 

Student orientation takes place in April.  We will then meet on eight weekends during the months of May thru November. Final project presentations and graduation are held on the weekend following the 8th class weekend.

Students spend time in the gardens, field and forest, classroom and kitchen. Students must be physically able to hike through wild areas of the forest, wetlands and hilly terrain, tolerate working in the hot sun and rain. Upon completion of this Level I program, you'll have the tools to provide herbal support for yourself and your family's basic health needs, preparing Earth-gift medicines, creating lovely gifts from the Earth that people will cherish, and working your wise woman/man ways. Graduates of this program are also fully prepared for Advanced Herbal Studies.

Along the way, you will work closely with the other participants in the program; sometimes all together, other times in smaller groups depending on the projects being done. In any case, it will surely be a time of great learning, teaching and sharing.

Campers are welcome, and there are a number of excellent B&B's in the area.

Green blessings,

Wendy Snow Fogg, Director/Sr. Herbalist
Misty Meadows Herbal Center

Application Requirements: 

  • Deadline to apply is: April 7, 2019

  • Deadline to apply for student intern position: February 15, 2019

  • Program space is limited.

    • Early application is highly recommended, particularly if you are seeking work/study assistance.

    • Application does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

    • Late applications may not be accepted

  • Age Requirement: Applicants must be at least 21 years old.

  • Physical Requirements:  Students must be able to participate fully in all aspects of the program, including  gentle hiking up to 5 miles in field and forest, work in garden for periods of up to 3 hours, maintain focus and  concentration for a minimum of 2 hours during lectures and hands-on workshops.

Interview Process:      

  • Once your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. Skype interviews are available if you are more than 50 miles from Misty Meadows.


Financial Information:

  • Program Tuition: $2200 (Plus 3% processing fee)
    Processing fee waived for in full cash or personal check payments

    Payment Options:

    Option 1:  Payment in Full with Application (Payment is processed after interview and upon acceptance
                       into the program).  Pay with cash or check and save $50 off base price!

    Option 2:  Payment Plan: Participation in the payment plan requires that a credit card be left on file and authorized for payment on the assigned due dates.  Card declination will incur a $20 charge and that month’s payment must then be made in cash.

    1.     $700     Deposit with Registration (processed upon acceptance into program.) If you apply and pay the deposit online: If your application interview results in you not being enrolled in the apprenticeship program, your deposit and associated processing fees will be refunded within 72 hours.          

    2.     $386     Payment Due May 1 (includes 3% processing Fee)

    3.     $386     Payment Due June 15 (includes 3% processing Fee)

    4.     $386     Payment Due August 1 (includes 3% processing Fee)

    5.     $386    Payment Due September 15 (includes 3% processing Fee)

                                     A valid credit or debit card must be provided with Application. 
    If card is declined 3 times for a single payment, a late payment penalty of $25 will be

    Tuition Refunds: Refunds will be made only if written request is made by student and received by Misty Meadows prior to March 31, 2019. No refunds will be granted after March 31, 2019. Any student withdrawing from the program after March 31, 2019 for any reason will forfeit all monies paid to Misty Meadows, and will be held legally responsible for any tuition balance due according to terms of the Student Contract. Should a registered student not begin or complete the program for any reason, Misty Meadows Herbal Center assumes no obligation, financial or otherwise to that student.

    In the event that Misty Meadows is unable to fulfil its program obligations, students will be given the option to be fully refunded for any portions of the program that were not fulfilled or receive a credit for that amount toward the following year’s program.

  • Work/Study Program: Work/Study students maintain the gardens at Misty Meadows and must be physically capable of doing so. An approved student may work for (not more than) $500 of the full tuition, which is worked off at a rate of $8/hr. A schedule will be arranged. Work begins May 1. All work/study obligations must be completed by September 30. To be considered for a work/study position, indicate your interest in Work/Study when submitting your application. You will be contacted for an interview upon acceptance into the program.

  • Intern Position: An exciting opportunity for an aspiring herbalist to be a Student Intern at Misty Meadows! The Student Intern will participate in the 2019 Herbal Apprenticeship Program in exchange for working as a gardener on the beautiful grounds of Misty Meadows! Please scroll down for more information regarding the Intern Position. Deadline to apply: February 15

Orientation Day:  

  • Sunday April 14, 2019

  • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

  • Lunch will be provided

  • Attendance is mandatory

Class Dates:        

  • May 11-12

  • June 1-2

  • July 13-14

  • August 10-11

  • September 7-8

  • October 5-6

  • October 26-27

  • November 9-10

  Class Meeting Times:  

  • 8:45 am - 5:30 pm. Students are expected to participate fully, arrive on time and remain for the full class time. (Campers are welcome to set up on Friday afternoon between 4 and 7 pm or on Saturday between 7:30-8:30 am.) Please ask for instructions.

  • Practicum Requirements: Each student is required to spend 10 hours (two 5-hour days) per month from May through October (60 hours total), in addition to the class weekends, doing hands-on learning at Misty Meadows. Days are scheduled upon acceptance into the program and must be completed on Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays. This time will include gardening, harvesting and processing of harvested plant materials and product making with our Medicine Maker. Practicum hours are designed to give the student a well-rounded learning experience, balancing time spent in the classroom with practical, hands-on learning without the pressure of the classroom that some people may experience.

  • Additional Requirement: Students are also required to participate in the annual Misty Meadows Wellness Fair, a fundraising event to support the gardens and other projects at Misty Meadows. Hours will be credited as practicum hours.

  • Absences: In the event of absence during any portion of the class, the student is required to make up the work. Make up classes are scheduled at the convenience of the teacher and at the expense ($40/hour) of the student for that teacher's time. Any student with more than two days or 15 hours absence becomes automatically ineligible to receive a certificate of graduation.

  • Requirements for Graduation

    In order to graduate and receive a certificate, a student must fulfill the following requirements:
    1. Meet attendance requirements
    2. Successfully complete all homework assignments
    3. Complete 60 Hands-on Practicum Hours
    4. Successfully complete Plant I.D. List
    5. Successfully present final project
    6. Pay tuition in full

Faculty Advisors
Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who will be available to offer additional help, answer questions and meet with each student to help assure student success.

Food/Water:  Meals are on your own.  Our location is rural - bring a cooler w/ plenty of wholesome food that will sustain your energy on every level!  Our water is purified - drink lots!  Bring non-disposable water bottle for filling.

Camping:   Tenters are welcome - no RV Campers, please.  Indoor sleeping space is available during inclement weather.   We are also happy to provide a list of local B&B’s and hotels.

For Everyone's Comfort:

  • No Cell Phone Use Permitted inside the buildings

  • No Pets

  • No Guests

  • No Smoking or recreational drugs/alcohol anywhere on the property

Please note: The value of becoming a Certified Herbalist is personal. Herbalism is not a state or nationally recognized, regulated or licensed vocation. Herbalism is the medicine of the people, a folkloric practice passed down through generations for the benefit and well- being of those who subscibe to it. Misty Meadows Herbal Center makes no promise of career potential for graduates of this program.


Deadline to apply
February 15, 2019

Each year we offer this opportunity to one aspiring herbalist!  The Student Intern receives full participation in the 2019 Herbal Apprenticeship Program
in exchange for working as a gardener on the beautiful grounds of Misty Meadows! 


  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

  • Must be able to commit two 6 hour days a week from May 1st to September 30th. The days available to work in the gardens are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

  • Must be able and willing to work outside in varying weather conditions.

  • Applicant should have gardening experience and be able to work independently.

This internship is solely a tuition for work exchange and does not replace any program requirements of the herbal apprenticeship program.

If this is the opportunity you have been looking for, please write a 1-2 page essay on why this opportunity would be a great fit for you and for Misty Meadows and submit it with your 2019 Herbal Apprenticeship Application. 

Send your application:

  • Email


  • U.S. Mail
    Misty Meadows Herbal Center
    183 Wednesday Hill Road
    Lee, NH 03861

  • FAX



2019 Advanced Herbal Studies Program

Continue to grow in your herbal wisdom, healing the planet one plant at a time!

  • May 18/19 Margi Flint - Cost: $265 (plus 3% processing fee)


    • Reading The Body

    • Understanding The Intrinsic Factor

  • July 6/7 Chris Marano - Cost: $265 (plus 3% processing fee)

    Topic :

    • Chinese Medicine: Yin-Yang, The Four Essences, the Five Spirits and Five Elements

      One of the oldest and most comprehensive of medical models, Chinese Medicine has remained an unbroken an ever-evolving healing tradition for well over 2500 years. It would be ludicrous to think one can gain a comprehensive understanding of Chinese Medicine in a couple of years, let alone a couple of days. Yet, even the most basic understanding of Chinese Medicine vastly increases our understanding of what it is to be human, to be in balance or out of balance.

      To truly be a holistic health practitioner, one must understand and be ready to address the entirety of a human being – physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual aspects. Modern allopathic medicine has chosen to follow the path of specialization and so has divided these aspects into different realms of study and practice. Many traditional and indigenous healing systems have not pursued this path, and continue to view and embrace the wholeness of human beings. I make no bones about practicing and teaching herbalism in the manner of traditional indigenous systems, and do not shy away from investigating or teaching the psycho-spiritual-emotional and energetic aspects of what it is to be human and how these aspects affect and are affected by health and illness.

      Chinese philosophy/spirituality is a rich tapestry interweaving millennia-old wisdom of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Essentially, this world view permeates every aspect of Chinese life, from the basis of reality itself to the rhythms and energies of Earth to the world of humanity (health, psychology, spirituality, medicine, food, politics, etc.). At its root is the deep-seated understanding of the interconnectedness and interdependence of all things. These concepts are the underpinnings that make the Chinese health model so timeless, powerful, useful, practical, and elegant.

      On Saturday, I will introduce us to fundamental Chinese principles that help to explain the architecture of reality and humanity, addressing Yin-Yang, the Four Essences (Qi, Xue/Blood, Shen/Spirit, Jing/Essence), and the Five Spirits (Shen, Hun, Yi, Po, Zhi). On Sunday I will correlate these to the Five Element (Evolutionary Phases) and the relationship between emotions and organ-systems. My hope is that these introductory teachings spark a desire to investigate Chinese medicine more deeply, and to widen and deepen the lens in which we view humans, health, and herbs.

      There will be accompanying written material and plenty of Chinese herbal medicines to share and sample.

  • September 21/22 Maria Noel Groves - Cost: $265 (plus 3% processing fee)


    • Advanced gut repair

    • Evidence-based medicine and how to access/understand herbal science

    • Percolation tincture style

    • Herb-drug safety

  • October 12/13 Caroline Gagnon - Cost: $325 (plus 3% processing fee)


    • Connective Tissue Fascia & Working With The Terrian

    • Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia & Other Misdiagnosed Diseases & Infections

  • November 16/17 Tammi Sweet - Cost: $350 (plus 3% processing fee)


    • Cannabis Medicine

    • Inflammation

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2019 (for whole program)

30 days before individual workshops

Class Times:

  • All classes: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 pm.

Program Cost:

  • $1395 plus 3% online transaction fee

    • Pay by cash or check to avoid transaction fee.

  • Individual class weekends available.

Payment Plan:

  • $500 deposit with registration

    • $223.75 due May 1, July 1, September 1 and October 1.

      • Credit card must be left on file for automatic charging.

        • 3% fees apply.

Please Note: The value of an herbal education is personal. Herbalism is not a state or nationally recognized, regulated or licensed vocation. Herbalism is the medicine of the people, a folkloric practice passed down through generations for the benefit and well-being of those who subscribe to it. Misty Meadows Herbal Center makes no promise of career potential for participants of this or any other program offered here.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 75% refund until March 1, 2019. 50% refund until April 1.

    • No refunds after April 1.