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 apothecarists that would like to create a product line or specialize in a certain area of herbal preparations.

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: January 31st – February 2nd, 2020.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday: 9am – 5pm.

Saturday: 9am – 5pm.

Sunday: 9am – 1pm.

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.

Location: Detailed directions will be emailed to all enrolled students prior to the class.

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We look forward to seeing you in class! You can review our tuition policies here: