This is a 3-day on-site intensive for students to have even greater depth of training in certain specialty areas.  These are designed for herbal medicine makers that would like to create a product line or specialize in a certain area of herbal preparations, for health care providers looking for new approaches to healthy living or anyone fascinated with the concept of providing nutrient-dense food to those in need.

Food As Medicine:

This is very different than any cooking or any herbal medicine class you’ll find, as it is a marriage of both! Over 3 days, this course will cover everything you’ll need to feel comfortable working in a brand-new way using food as your medicinal tool!


  •  Setting up a safe kitchen at home or in the field. Basic food safety.
  •  Move towards Better; Meet people where they are–including yourself. Food is part of a system for balance, by nourishing the body with nutrient dense foods and eliminating harmful foods, we put the body in a position to better assimilate everything we put into it, from food to medicines.
  •  Making Sense of Food Systems: Ayerveda, TCM, Blue Zones, “Traditional” foods (Weston A. Price)
  •  Western Pattern Diet: Define; Why is it a Problem?
  •  Food Ethics: Why is this important to consider? Watch Chef’s Table, Episode 2 if possible
  •  Culinary Materia Medica: Herbs commonly used in the kitchen and what they do for the body.
  •  Healing Recipes: Yogurt rice; “I’m Sick” tea, condiments, beverages, etc.
  •  Learn to Cook: (Re)Educating the Palette
Step 1: Easy Substitutions
Step 2: Introduce fermented foods
Step 3: Condiments–lower intake of salt (and processed salt) and sugar.
– increase flavor and nutrients
Step 4: Beverages: Tea, infused waters, fermented beverages
Step 5: Nutrient Dense foods: stock/broth, sea vegetables, Fungi, wild foods, whole animal eating (organ meats and connective tissues)
  •  Hands on Activities: Healing Fermentation
  •  Seasonings and condiments
  • Making therapeutic stocks
  • Tastings of medicinal foods!

This 3-day course is part of the Apothecarist program but is open to the public for enrollment.

Dates: February 1 – 3rd, 2019.

LODGING: camping is free to any enrolled student, at our 50-acre campus.  There are also hotels within a 10-minute drive of the campus in the 78260 zip code.

Tuition: Tuition for this 3 day workshop is $320, with the option to pay a $160 deposit and the balance ($160) separately.

Students can purchase tuition bundles. Pricing is as follows:

Individual On-Site Courses: $320 each

Basic On-Site Discount: Pay for three on-site intensives of your choice and save 10%. $855 (saves $105)

To view eligible courses, click here.


For a cash discount, we accept checks and money orders. For information, just send us an email here:

We look forward to seeing you in class! You can review our tuition policies here:  http://www.herbalmedics.university/about-us/tuition-policies/