Rooted Medicine Circle FAQ
How long will I have access to the course?
You have lifetime access to the course site. In addition, all materials can be downloaded.
When are classes held? What if I can't make the live sessions?
Medicine making circles take place once or twice a month. Q&As and online meetups each take place once a month. Most events will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2023. The exact schedule is posted in the course.
We record all of the medicine making sessions and Q&As so that you can watch them at a time that is convenient for you.
Attending the live classes is great! But the reality is that most students don’t. Many prefer watching the replay so that they can pause to prep, rewind to hear a tip again, etc.
If you can’t make live classes, don’t let that stop you from signing up! We repeatedly heard that students loved the course even without attending live.
Can I receive a certificate for the course?
Yes! We offer a certificate upon successful completion of the course. Once you're in the course, be sure to look at the Certificate Path section for details.
What if I don't want to wildcraft, forage, or grow herbs?
Rooted Medicine Circle will help you to ethically harvest and sustainably grow plants. However, foraging and gardening are not required or even expected.
Even when buying herbs, we want to ensure that the plants were tended, harvested, and processed in loving and regenerative ways. We will offer guidance so that you can procure herbs that are vibrant and sustainably harvested.
Are the plants in the course relevant to where I live?
We intentionally chose common plants that grow in a variety of locations and/or are readily available from grocery stores and apothecaries. Assuredly many of these plants will grow near you. However, it is expected that some of the plants don’t grow near you. We also consider these plants as stepping stones for you to find additional plants near you. For that, we highly recommend getting a plant field guide for your area.
Herbal monographs and recipes in the course include the following plants: apple, bee balm, blackberry, burdock, calendula, chamomile, cherry, chickweed, chicory, citrus, cleavers, comfrey, cottonwood, dandelion, echinacea, elder, elecampane, evergreen conifers, garlic, ginger, goldenrod, hawthorn, horsetail, lamb's quarters, lavender, lemon balm, linden, mallow, maypop, mint, mullein, nettle, oats, Oregon grape, peach, plantain, pomegranate, prickly pear, purslane, raspberry, red clover, rose, rosemary, sage, self-heal, St. John's wort, tulsi, violet, wild lettuce, wild mustard, willow, yarrow, yellow dock.
Is this course suitable for me if I live outside of the United States or in the Southern Hemisphere?
Yes! This course is designed to help you connect to the natural world around you whether you live in the Southern or Northern Hemisphere and whether you live in an urban, suburban, or rural environment.
What supplies are needed for the course?
Most of the tools necessary for this course can already be found in your kitchen. It is our goal to keep extra costs low. The amount of money you spend on herbs depends on how many herbs you want to buy. To avoid waste, we recommend buying small quantities of herbs no matter your budget. Students get a 10% discount at Mountain Rose Herbs.
How much time does this course take?
We are expecting this course to take 1–3 hours a week. We know many people are busy and with that in mind, we have intentionally organized the course in a way that is not overwhelming. However, you will get the most out of this course if you consistently devote time to it every week.
Do you have scholarships for this course?
We don't have a general scholarship fund, but we are offering a certain number of reparations spots for people who identify as Black and/or Indigenous. Please see the reparations offering for more information.
What if I enroll but then decide it's not for me?
You have 30 days to try Rooted Medicine Circle. If you decide it’s not for you, just ask for a full refund.
What do previous students say about the course?
This is one of the best classes I have ever taken! I am so much more confident now in my herbal medicine making skills, and it was such a joy to learn from Rosalee and Emily along with the community of learners they nurtured. – Melissa Hunter
Learning to actually be successful in using what is on hand and making remedies that actually work has been a monumental shift in my life this year. I have been chipping at this as best as I can for several years, but this is the course that made it happen. This is the type of experience where an initial investment of money transforms into something else entirely: community, a sense of place, and healing. – Kyle Putnam
Rooted Medicine Circle is a one-of-a-kind learning experience you will not regret. It's like having Rosalee and Emily at your side as you journey through making all kinds of medicines and getting to know the plants. They left no stone unturned, offering office hours, support, and ways for the community to connect. [This experience] not only taught me about so many plants and how to make medicines with them but also connected me more to my own surroundings, community, and the natural world. – Kim Liu