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Welcome to The Herbarium!
Your Virtual and Vibrant Collection of Herbal Resources.
We are herbalists, a spirited group of individuals from all walks of life, joined together by our gratitude for nature and our desire to live and heal with plants. Along our herbal journey, we have grown closer to the earth and closer to the fellow beings whom it sustains. We have learned and continue to learn how even the smallest, seemingly insignificant plant has value. Real value — to its ecosystem and to us.
This connection that we share, this knowledge that we have gained, and all that we have yet to learn –
these are the roots of The Herbarium.
While it doesn’t matter so much where you start as long as you just get started, where you start is still important. We take the teaching of herbalism very seriously.
Inside these digital walls, we’ve transformed the traditional herbarium, a collection of dried plants used as reference, to share herbal experiences, discoveries, and lessons through beautiful visuals. You will find complete and constantly updated herbal monographs, photographs, thoughtful articles (preview an article here), and educational podcasts, videos, tutorials, and teaching charts. As part of The Herbarium community, you will have all of these resources right at your fingertips, enriching your life-long journey through herbalism.
Features of The Herbarium
Access to the Herbal Academy’s Library of Ebooks
An ever-expanding media room will give members full access to the Herbal Academy’s library of ebooks, including the The Herbalist’s Toolkit series and the Cooking with the Seasons series. Ebooks are available for sale individually on the Herbal Academy website, starting at $4.99. Members may also enjoy several ebooks from Essential Herbal Magazine, United Plant Savers, and Natural Herbal Living Magazine.
An ever-growing database including detailed medicinal uses of each plant, beautiful images and botanical prints, quick facts, and scientific research and articles for further reading. By combining traditional herbal wisdom, hands-on experience, and modern scientific research, the monograph collection includes some of the most complete information to date.
An ever-expanding collection of in-depth herbal resources including articles, presentations, videos, and podcasts from some of the most brilliant herbal minds from across the globe.
Here you will find convenient access to downloadable and printable charts and graphs as well donated herbal magazines and Herbal Academy ebooks on various herbal topics. These are valuable tools for the herbalist!
Handpicked By HANE
Looking for even more resources? Members will find a compilation of handpicked books and reviews on some of the best herbal works.
Enjoy exclusive discounts with several of our herbal partners! When you register, stop by the Discounts tab for more information!
Interaction is not required but we’ve got plenty of ways to get involved. Answer a poll and vote on which herb you’d like to see featured in the next monograph! Plus, keep your eye out for bonus videos found in monographs and articles. These treasured tips are worth every penny!
Connect with one another, discuss site content, and share recipes and remedies in The Herbarium forum.
Here at the Herbal Academy – through local classes, online programs and live forums – we have watched an ever-growing community of herbalists and students flourish, surpassing any of our wildest dreams and hopes in sheer numbers, enthusiasm, and dedication. Originally we had hoped that through the establishment of the Academy we could raise herbalism awareness, graduate a few students from our local classes, and call it a day. What we didn’t understand back then was that there was a much larger interest in herbs, wellness, and good living than we had anticipated. In order to reach more people we took our certification course to the ethers and now we are in communication with folks around the globe. The astonishing thing about all of this is, we have fulfilled our original goal many times over and instead of calling it a day, we are calling it our life! The Herbarium is our affordable membership program, designed specifically for our readers and students to come, share, and grow with us. A membership can be a great addition to your herbal studies or an alternative to formal education.
Testimonials from our Members
“This is SO beautiful! I’m looking at the Home page, and it just beckons me, like a sweet hidden garden! I can’t wait to start exploring!!!”
– Rebecca L.
…This site is meant to be like an interactive collection of the coolest herb books you’ve ever read and like having a congregation of all your herbal mentors in one place. Candyland for the herb-nerds like me!
– Tessa, Homestead Lady
“I just can’t believe all of this only costs me $3.75 per month!”
– Amy, Tenth Acre Farm
“The site is as beautiful as it is packed with information.”
– Teri, Homestead Honey
I have to be honest. I’m not one to buy memberships very often, but this is one that I will be updating when it expires… As a homeschooling mother and a budding herbalist, it’s a gold mine of information that I highly recommend.
– Kelly, Simple Life Mom
“I’ve joined and this looks GREAT! Thanks so much for offering it to us!”
– Andrea S.
How will I ever be able to explore it all?
– Rhonda, thefarmerslamp.com
The section of Monographs is massive and quite extensive in how much information is provided for each herb that is included! Information covered includes (but isn’t limited to) the botanical names, sustainability issues, harvesting, Uses, References, Adult dosing, safety, taste, actions, scientific research, and where you can purchase! Each monograph really covers so much information on each herb, and is a fantastic resource to have and reference.
– Tiffany, Finding The Story
“I love the ease of use and LOVE the monographs.”
– Amanda, Natural Herbal Living magazine
“I signed up and was immediately taken away with all the possible learning I now had access to.”
– Janet, Timber Creek Farmer
“Thank you so much for creating this site. It’s fabulous!”
– A. L.
I am so looking forward to learning more and having more information at my fingertips. Thank you for this opportunity.
– Peggy G.
“What most intrigued me are the forums. I find that I hold back on using herbs as much as I would like to because I don’t feel fully confident about how to use them. I love that a community of herb-lovers and herb-learners can come together on The Herbarium site and share their knowledge and questions.”
– Teri, Homestead Honey
I don’t have many local resources available to me, so I’m having to do all of my studies online, so I’m very fortunate to have places like this to further my studies!
– A. J.
“I got to take my first look at the Herbarium and instantly fell in love.”
– Megan, Linn Acres Farm
“Have just spent a happy hour reading the Herbarium monograms. Thank you so much for this wonderful resource!!!”
The Herbarium is for Everyone!
So whether you:
- Don’t have the time OR money to study in an in-person herbal program
- Reached an end to your formal herbal studies
- Can’t find an organized place to study herbs in-depth
- Or just want to learn more!
Membership is for you.
From beginner to seasoned herbalist, the information inside The Herbarium walls will enrich and inspire your herbal studies. Whether you are new to herbalism or have been studying for many years, the tools you will find here will both help you begin your studies AND make them rich. Each section of the website will be growing with you, so start from the beginning and learn with us as we share and build our collection of herbal resources.
Learning is not meant to be journeyed alone.
Walk this path with us!
Become a member
Members will receive one year complete access into The Herbarium
and all of its offerings for just $45!
That’s only $3.75/month.
Is it worth the investment?
For the searchable monograph database alone, it is! This will be your go-to resource as an herbalist.
FREE to members, our ebooks are sold individually for up to $4.99 each.
Plus we offer 10% off every local workshop.
And great discounts from our partners!
Subscriptions renew automatically each year, but you can cancel anytime.
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