A Multitude of Herbal Education Opportunities!

Maria offers her core Home Herbalist Series and the Beyond the Home Herbalist Series in her Wintergreen Botanicals classroom in New Hampshire and online. In 2017 she will offer her first on-site herbalist intensive training program. Hundreds of students have completed these great study programs! However, Maria also offers affordable and free individual community classes. Many of Maria's classes feature topics covered in her her new book  You can also SCHEDULE MARIA to come teach a special class for your group.


Quick Links

Home Herbalist SeriesBeyond the Home Herbalist Series

New Advanced Intensive Herbalist Training Program

Online Series & Classes

Out & About: Workshops & Conference Appearances  

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Empower yourself in herbal medicine with Maria's Home Herbalist Series and the Beyond the Home Herbalist Series. Each of the nine classes in each series will introduce you to a body system - how it works, when things go wrong, and how to bring it back into balance with herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle - as well as a remedy-making technique. You'll finish the series with a strong background in herbal medicine, the ability to confidently use herbs in your home for everyday ailments and overall wellbeing, and a stocked home apothecary.

In My Classroom

Take part in the dynamic environment in the Wintergreen Botanicals classroom and gardens located in Allenstown, New Hampshire, surrounded by the pine forests of Bear Brook State Park. Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow classmates, plant swaps, and other special opportunities. If you're able to make the drive and commitment, it's worth it! Free 30-minute herb walks before selected classes.



Perfect for students far from Allenstown or those without the flexibility to commit to a set schedule of classes. Study the same course content at your own pace with lengthly class notes and recipes, audio mp3 files of live classes, exclusive access to remedy-making videos on YouTube, and optional homework assignments. Download it all to your computer and revisit it as often as you'd like.




In the Classroom  

At Wintergreen Botanicals, Allenstown, NH
TBA 2018
Download the 2017 Flyer
Email office@wintergreenbotanicals.com to get on the wait list or get first dibs on 2018.

The Home Herbalist Series

Same course material for both classroom and online versions:  

Class 1: Introduction to Herbalism & Herbal Nutrition | The Art of Tea
Class 2: Stress & Energy: Adaptogens for Health | Tinctures
Class 3: Relaxation & Mood: Herbs for the Nervous System | Flower Essences
Class 4: Digestive Wellness: Herbs for the Upper & Lower GI | Herbal Oils
Class 5: Detoxification: Herbs for the Liver, Colon & Urinary Tract | Capsules
Class 6: Herbs to Support Blood Sugar Balance | Skin Salves
Class 7: Heart Health: Hypertension & Cholesterol | Herb Honey & Vinegar
Class 8: Herbs for Immunity, Allergies, Cold & Flu | Elderberry Syrup
Class 9: Herbs for Women & Men | Lip Balm, Cream, Bodycare




Download the Course Flyer  

Registration Options:

$20 Try Class 1  


$160 Full Online Series 

individual classes available by request for $20/each



In the Classroom 

At Wintergreen Botanicals, Allenstown, NH
Monday Nights
Sep 11 - Nov 13, 2017
Download the Flyer
This series is FULL
Email office@wintergreenbotanicals.com to get on the wait list or get first dibs on 2018.


Beyond the Home Herbalist Series

Same course material for both classroom and online versions:  

Class 1: Backyard Medicine | Tea Blending
Class 2: Herbal Safety | Herb-Infused Broths
Class 3: Longevity & Vitality | Cordials, Elixirs & Oxymels
Class 4: Brain-Boosting Herbs | Brainiac Bonbons
Class 5: Strong Bones | Nourishing Infusions & Seaweed Snacks
Class 6: Managing Chronic Pain | Gin Raisins or Topical Pain Oil
Class 7: Strong Lungs | Herbal Cough Syrup
Class 8: Healthy Skin with Herbs | Flower Water & Herbal Exfoliant
Class 9: Herbal Allies for Weight Loss | Herbal Chocolate Truffles!



Download the Course Flyer 


$160 Full Online Series

individual classes available by request for $20/each


 Advanced Intensive Herbalist Training Program

Two Mondays per Month, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm May - November

Remaining Dates: 

September 11 & 25, October 16 & 30, November 13 

We have had 1 spot open up the following remaining classes!


Upcoming Advanced Classes

Classes take place on Mondays, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $100 for an individual class

To register: Email office@wintergreenbotanicals.com or call 603-340-5161.
(If you'd like to take the rest of the series, the price is $95/class paid up front, which also grants you access to previous class notes, recordings, and power points.)

The primary topics for each class are underlined - every class will also cover a plant family, type of phytochemical constituent, and taste of herbs. Maria Noel Groves will be the instructor for all but the specified guest speaker topics.

• September 25: Managing Autoimmune Disease, Clinical Training: GMPs, Regulations, Apothecary, Quality Control & Adulteration Overview

• October 16: Understanding & Addressing Thyroid Diseases Naturally, Clinical Herbal Medicine/Case Studies Continued, Project Presentations

Click here for the flyer with course details.


Herbalist Certificate Program

students must complete all of the following to get a certificate as an herbalist:

1. Home Herbalist Series (in the classroom or online), including all homework

2. Beyond the Home Herbalist Series (in the classroom or online), including all homework

3. Herbal Intensive Training Program, including all homework

Together, these three programs represent approximately 150 classroom hours.


Click here to download the detailed Advanced course flyer

Click here for an overview of course dates and topics for all three 2017 series at Wintergreen Botanicals - Home Herbalist, Beyond, and Advanced



 Online Classes ~ Quick Links 

Maria offers a variety of online classes. You'll receive all class/course materials via email within two business days of your purchase, and you'll be able to complete the classes on your own time. They all include remedy-making videos and detailed class notes. Several also include audio mp3 recordings of the full class. You may request any individual class ($20/each) from the Home Herbalist or Beyond the Home Herbalist Series by emailing office@wintergreenbotnaicals.com.


Click the image below for details on each online class and to register online.

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Maria Out & About Individual Herb Classes

Don't have time to take a whole herbal series or just want a taste of what Maria has to offer? Register or swing by for one of her upcoming classes in New Hampshire or elsewhere in the country. Maria's classes are sure to inspire, educate, and empower you with the joy of herbs!

Upcoming Herbal Classes


Herbs for Longevity & Vitality
Medicinal Mushrooms & Herbal Broths
Tuesday, October 24, 6-9 pm
At Wintergreen Botanicals, Allenstown, NH

Since I've had to re-run this class from my Beyond the Home Herbalist Series, I have space for others to join in on the fun! We'll discuss herbs to improve vitality and longevity at any age, including anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and adaptogenic herbs. We'll discuss and meet common medicinal mushrooms and make a vegetarian healing broth that features herbs and mushrooms. We will also discuss the benefits of bone broth. $40 includes a do-it-yourself dry mix of herbs, seaweed, and/or mushrooms to make your own broth at home. Click here to register.


Individual Intensive Classes Available in the Advanced Herbal Training Program
Mondays, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, now through November
In the Wintergreen Botanicals Classroom in Allenstown, NH

Click here to view the upcoming dates, topics, and how to register. $100/class.


Cordials & Chocolates!
Saturday, November 11, 10 am - 12:30 pm
At Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH
This class combines our popular herb and fruit cordial class with new material on making chocolate treats including truffles! Festive cordials featuring seasonal produce like apples, pears, and cranberries are a delicious way to celebrate the holidays, both to serve at gatherings and give as gifts. Fruit and herbs combine beautifully in simple, delicious recipes with limitless possibilities – sweet anise cordial, lemongrass fusion, Cape Codder cranberry, and spiced maple pear cordial, to name a few. Chocolate also provides the perfect backdrop for decadent sweets perfect for special occasions and gift giving. Maria will demonstrate the basics of cordial-making and infusing herbs in chocolate, including both simple and more complicated recipes. We’ll make a batch of herb-infused truffles together for you to taste and bring home, and you’ll also have the opportunity to craft your very own 4-ounce cordial. Whether you give these goodies as gifts or enjoy them for yourself is up to you! All ingredients and materials will be included for your take-home truffles and cordial except the alcohol (due to liquor regulations), which you can easily add at home. Cost: $60 ($50 for CSV members). Preregistration required. Click here to register.


Do-It-Yourself Herbal Holiday Bodycare Gifts 
Saturday, December 2, 10 am - 12:30 pm
At Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH
Save money and your health with great, all-natural bodycare and herbal gifts. We’ll discuss and demonstrate the basic steps for making lip balm, body cream, bath salts & sugars, scrubs, aromatherapy spray, and massage oil—then get to make five of your own products to bring home and give as gifts. Find out just how easy it is to make big batches all at once! The holiday season is just beginning; start making gifts now while you have the time and enthusiasm, and create gift baskets to give this year. Cost: $55 ($45 for CSV members). Preregistration required. Click here to register


Did You Know?

American Herbalist Guild members get 10% off online classes as well as on-site classes that take place at Wintergreen Botanicals in Allenstown. Learn More


Also, many insurance and employee wellness programs (including SchoolCare) offer incentives, discounts, and reimbursements when you attend wellness classes like these. Check with your insurance company or HR/wellness department to see if the classes are eligible, and bring any necessary paperwork to class for Maria to sign.


United Plant Savers


Wintergreen Botanicals is proud to be a UpS Partner in Education, supporting sustainable harvesting practices and medicinal plant conservation while educating our future herbalists.


Class Refund & Cancellation Policy

For Classes at Wintergreen Botanicals or Online ONLY

For classes at other locations, please see that organization’s policy.


Both classroom and online Wintergreen Botanicals class/series registrations are generally nonrefundable. 


If you are displeased with the class or class materials and would like a refund, or if you did not receive your online materials via email, please contact office@wintergreenbotanicals.com to discuss.


If you feel this cancellation/refund policy is unfair for your situation, contact Maria directly to discuss at  office@wintergreenbotanicals.com