Start Your Herbal Learning Journey with Herbal Academy of New England - A Review & Giveaway

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I have only barely begun my herbal learning journey. I imagine I will be on this amazing journey until the day that I die. For the last 2 1/2 years I have been studying herbalism (and aromatherapy) on my own, learning many of the herbal educational tidbits that I share with you, during my  own journey through the Intermediate Herbal Course at Herbal Academy of New England.

“The mission of the Herbal Academy of New England is to teach the art and science of plant medicine honoring our intrinsic connection to nature. We are dedicated to teaching and promoting a lifestyle of wellness and vitality through the use of herbs, sound nutrition, and optimal health practices.” - HANE

Health doesn't come from plastic bottles

The teachers at HANE have been teaching me that “Health doesn't come from plastic bottles. Vitality grows naturally from the way you live your life.” Deep down, people already know this, but need the push to learn for themselves that they CAN take care of themselves and be independent. This deep rooted belief that food should be medicine and medicine should be food, was first written about by the man hailed to be the father of medicine, Hippocrates, but is never truly practiced in modern medicine. After making diet and lifestyle changes myself, and seeing the many amazing healing benefits of these changes, I can not help but shout it out from the rooftops, hoping to help others make healthy lifestyle changes as well!

Herbal learning from the comfort of your home

Do you have a day job? Do you have to stay at home with the littles? Can't find an herbal school close to where you live? All of these reasons are of no matter in this day and age, with the internet at our fingertips (literally!). The most awesome thing about HANE (and the reason I originally chose to start my learning journey with them) is that you can learn from them at your own pace, whenever you choose. Herbal Academy of New England has two different courses you can take, depending on how much herbal knowledge you have acquired so far, in your learning journey. This has been a Godsend for me! I started out a SAHM and being able to come to my studies on my own time, has been the only way for me to get an education. I love being able to work at my own pace on my own time!

Introductory Herbal Course 

“Our intention for this self study program is to give those of you with no herbal experience a glimpse into the world of herbs, and to kindle your enthusiasm for a lifelong course of learning.” In this herbalism beginners course you will learn why herbs are important and how to use them in healing teas, tinctures, and body care products. We’ll discuss some common discomforts, herbal actions, and dosing. Because stress is such a prevalent factor in our overall well-being, we’ll talk a bit about the nervous system and why a calm, strong nervous system can lay the foundation for better health.

6 In-Depth Units - You'll be covering a broad spectrum of topics from using herbs in the kitchen to remedy making.
Content Rich Lessons - Roll up your sleeves because you're not phoning it in. These lessons will teach you the core principles you need to know to get started in the field of herbalism.
Handouts and Charts - Downloadable and printable, every unit includes an assortment of useful charts and handouts!
Recipes - Each unit includes dozens of recipes and remedies ready for you to download and print!
Flipbooks - Flip through our course ebooks and download and print for your continued use.
Herbal Monographs - Students will have access to over 50 herbal monographs for in-depth study!
Videos - Several educational video demonstrations provided to enrich your learning experience.
Quizzes - Each unit requires successful completion of a quiz in order to pass through to the next set of lessons! Retake the quizzes as many times as you need.
Access to Teachers - With you all along the way, students have access to course instructors and HANE team members throughout the program.
$55 OFF the Intermediate Herbal Course  - Start with us HANE's Introductory Herbal Course and they'll give you a $55 discount towards the Online Intermediate Herbal Course when you graduate.

Intermediate Herbal Course

“The Intermediate Herbal Course is your online doorway into the wild and wonderful world of plant medicine.” The Intermediate Herbal Course is intended for students with some herbal training (the Online Introductory Herbal Course, community herbal classes, workshops, self-study), but even if you’re new to herbalism, some basic concepts will be reviewed in the first unit to set the foundation. The online herbal course will include intermediate topics such as safety and side effects; discussions about theory and energetics; in-depth coverage of physiology; and guidance for herbal formulation.. With this course you will discover:

10 Units - You'll begin with building the foundation and then advanced topics will be introduced.
40 In Depth Lessons - You'll be digging deep into body systems, theory and energetics, and formulation so get ready!
100+ Recipes - Each unit includes an assortment of recipes and remedies ready for you to download and print!
Interactive Flipbooks - Flip through the pages of HANE's beautiful online ebooks and download and print for your continued use!
Handouts and Charts - Downloadable and printable, every unit includes relevant charts and handouts to aid in your learning!
Herbal Monographs - Each unit includes an assortment of herbal monographs for in-depth study!
Videos - Because some of you are visual learners, we're including video demonstrations throughout every unit.
Online Forums - Get ready for some fun and educational discussion and questions. Add your recipe reports to the course forum and get feedback from both teachers and fellow classmates!
Quizzes - Each unit requires successful completion of a quiz in order to pass through to the next set of lessons! Retake the quizzes as many times as you need.
Access to Teachers - Through the forums, you will have easy access to a team of herbalists and medical professionals. They're with you every step of the way!
Community - Get to know your fellow classmates and teachers. They're building community in this course with individuals from all over the world.
Certificate of Completion - Graduates receive their own Intermediate Herbal Course certificate upon completion of the course! 

The Herbarium - A 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 valueto 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.

The Herbarium is my new favorite herbal learning addiction. Throughout my writing, I have had to go through a plethora of books and websites, daily, just to find the information I wanted know, on any given herb. The fact that all of this information was scattered among all of my growing herbal library, made it it much more time consuming to research the herbs that I was trying to share with you. Then came the Herbarium with it's jaw dropping monographs filled with a wealth of information that they update constantly. I LOVE how in depth each monograph is and really helps me to get a better feel of each herb. When you sign up for a year membership to The Herbarium, you have access to all of these amazing herbal resources:

  • Herbal Monographs - 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.
  • Library - 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.
  • Media - Here you will find convenient access to downloadable and printable charts and graphs as well as 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.
  • Member Perks - As a member, you will receive 10% off all online programs and local workshops. All ebooks sold online will be offered FREE to you in our membership program.
  • Hidden Gems - 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!
  • Community - Connect with one another, discuss site content, and share recipes and remedies in The Herbarium forum.


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.

Right NOW through December 31st, a SALE on EVERYTHING!

Right now, Herbal Academy of New England is having an awesome sale of 15% OFF on EVERYTHING from their ebooks and Herbarium to their Online Learning Courses! To make it even better they are having three weeks of giveaways with #HANEHolidays!!!

Celebrate the holiday season with an herbal learning giveaway!

I know what it's like to not know where to start in this crazy herbal world. Having more knowledge under my belt has truly helped to give me the confidence to think outside the box and create my own herbal healing products for myself, my family, and my friends. This is why I am so overjoyed to team up with HANE to give YOU a chance to win the Introductory Online Herbal Course! ($195 value!)

Enter below in the Rafflecopter widget! This giveaway is open to all Earthlings worldwide,ages 21 and up,  and is running from midnight 12/15/14  to midnight 12/23/14. The winner will be contacted within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway and announced after confirmation.

Get 15% Off EVERYTHING on the HANE website with the coupon code: HANEHolidays

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  • Chrystal Schleyer

    What a great giveaway! I would love to learn more about the uses of herbs!

  • I would like to learn more about making balms, salves, and tinctures. I am also interested in getting off of meds for autoimmune disorder through the use of herbs.

  • Kristin G.

    I’m just getting into learning about herbalism, I’ve started making basic balms and salves and selling them in the hopes to expand and have a whole line of products….one of my goals is to be enrolled in an online herbal course before the end of 2015….hope to win 🙂

  • Jennifer L.

    I have been wanting to take a class for so long. I’d like to learn more about using herbs in body products, like creams and soaps.

  • Jo-Ann

    I’m a newbie and appreciate your newsletter. I learn something new each time. Thank You!

  • This would be a great start to living a natural lifestyle.

  • Elizabeth Clark

    I make our cleaners and skincare but I still have to look up and research for each new thing I want to do. I’d love to have the chance to take classes to learn about all the herbs and EOs. I can only imagine what I could be doing with them that I haven’t learned yet.

  • Katie S.

    More about safe use, especially with children and develop an arsenal of recipes

  • Thorn

    I’d like to become more fluent, to form a basis for thinking about regimens for general community wellness.

  • Heather

    I want to learn more about herbalism in general, but also in specific for helping support my husband with his degenerative spinal stenosis, and overall arthritis symptoms that have started.

  • Michelle

    I want to learn more about the herbs and plants that grow around me and use them to keep my family healthy!! Also want to teach as much as I can to my grandsons so they can teach their children someday.

  • Lilah Ladybug

    The opportunity to get a head start with HANE would be a dream come true ❤️

  • cebarber

    I would love to win this giveaway!

  • I would love to know more about what herbs I can grow in my 8b garden!

  • I was thinking today that I wanted a good herbal book for Christmas, and this would be even better! So glad I found your blog through pinterest! 🙂

  • Hope

    Any and everything I can learn about. I am tired of chemicals in our foods and using chemicals as medine.

  • This would be so awesome! I really want to learn more about natural remedies for common ailments and prevention.

  • natalie cox

    I know really nothing about plants but want to learn. I am so interested in doing this to improve mine and my families health

  • thehomesteadinghippy

    I have been wanting to do this for a long time1 I hope I win!!

  • D. Currier

    What a fantastic opportunity!! I would love to continue my herbal journey with formal education!

  • I would just love to learn more about different herbs and the benefits that each one has. I almost bought the course over Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but didn’t want to commit right now because I was too busy! But I would really love to learn. Unless I win, I am hoping to do this in 2016. 🙂

  • I want to learn more about body systems and how each herb affects these! As a midwife, I would like to really hone in on WHY each herb works and HOW it does so. I want the knowledge to be deep inside of me so that I can be a complete care provider for my mommas and babies.

  • starflyernq4

    I grew up eating pretty much only processed, genetically modified foods. I didn’t know better. My parents didn’t either. I have Crohn’s and I have a son with Aspergers/ADHD. I decided, almost a year ago, to do my best not to eat processed foods, sodas, etc. Then I decided to go a step further and I’m beginning to replace chemical cleaning products with natural ones. Then I learned about herbs and essential oils… so much to learn! So to be completely honest, I don’t know what topics I would like to learn about, specifically – I want to learn it all!

  • ella

    Tinctures are something I don’t know much about at all, so that is one topic I would definitely look forward to learning more about. Where to find certain useful herbs is good to know also!