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 check out the rates and topics to 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
Tuesday Nights June - August, 6-9 pm

Download the 2018 Flyer
Email office@wintergreenbotanicals.com to get on the wait list.

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
Course registrations are nonrefundable.
Click here for series comparisons, certificate info, policies, and FAQ.




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
Tuesday Nights Sep-Oct
Download the 2018 Flyer
Registration opens in January!
$350 for the 9-class series
Click Here for Class Registration


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!
Course registrations are nonrefundable.
Click here for series comparisons, certificate info, policies, and FAQ.



Download the Course Flyer 


$160 Full Online Series

individual classes available by request for $20/each


 Advanced Intensive Herbalist Training Program

Nearly Half Full!
15 Classes Total

Every Other Tuesday 9:30 am - 4 pm
May 1 through November 13, 2018
In the Wintergreen Botanicals Classroom & Gardens, Allenstown, NH

Registration now open! 
Click here to register for just the Advance series,


Advanced Herbalist Intensive  Training Program

This 15-class, 90-hour intensive series is only available as a live class in Maria's Allenstown, New Hampshire classroom on weekDAYS, every other week from May through mid-November. The homework for this class (also required to be completed to get the Herbalist Certificate) is less formulaic and more experiential - botany exercises, researching herbs, making various remedies at home, case studies, project presentations, etc. Expect the homework to take 50-90 hours outside of classroom time. Although students will find it easier to complete the Home Herbalist and Beyond series before jumping into the Advanced series, the topics are arranged in such a way that determined students could do all three series simultaneously (even though the advanced series actually begins before the weeknight classes) to complete the Herbalist Certificate Program in 7 months. Topics include...

Topics Covered, Taught by Maria:
Gardening & Wildcrafting Herbs
Botany, Identification and Plant Families, Field Work
Organoleptics, Phytochemistry, Quality Assessment, and Intro to GMPs
Constitutional Energetics and Taste of Herbs
Advanced Apothecary Techniques including Herbal Formulation, Percolation, and Flower Essences
Clinical Skills, Case Studies, Setting Up an Herbal Practice
Advanced Clinical Topics: Autoimmune, Advanced Gut Repair, Thyroid, Endocrine
Special Guest Teachers and Topics:
Saving and Planting Herbs Seeds with Val White
Aromatherapy & Plant Spirit Medicine with Jessica LaBrie
Tongue, Nail, and Facial Assessment with Sara Woods Kender
Medicinal Mushrooms with Nathan Searles
Lyme Disease with Debbie Mercier
Cancer Support & Prevention with Christine Tolf
Note: This course is only available live (not online). Students will have access to online materials and may begin working on course material before classes begin.
Course registrations are nonrefundable.
Click here for series comparisons, certificate info, policies, and FAQ.

Click Here for a TENTATIVE overview of course dates, rates, and topics for all three 2018 series at Wintergreen Botanicals - Home Herbalist, Beyond, and Advanced

Registration Now Open!  Click Here 

Cost: $1,500 for the advanced series alone

Bundle It With the Home Herbalist and Beyond Series: $1,950

(If you have already completed the Home Herbalist and Beyond Series - online or live - then use the promo code SERIESRETURNER for a $100 discount on the Advanced course registration.)

Together, these three series comprise the

Herbalist Certificate Program - click here to learn more

Furthering Your Education ~ New in 2018, Advanced series students will receive a complimentary student membership to the American Herbalist Guild (and Home Herbalist/Beyond series students will receive a complimentary student membership to the United Plant Savers).



 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 


Growing & Using Peaceful Herbs
At Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave, Atkinson, NH
Rescheduled to Monday, March 26, 6:30-8 pm
(original March 8 date postponed due to snow storm)
Learn how to grow wonderful and beautiful herbs in your garden that promote peace ~ aiding sleep, boosting mood, quelling anxiety, and encouraging calm energy. We'll discuss some of Maria's favorite peaceful herbs for the New Hampshire garden, including several appropriate for container gardening. We'll focus on favorites including holy basil, gotu kola, roses, lemon balm, blue vervain, skullcap, lavender, California poppy, valerian, and motherwort and touch on the many other great herbs that you can grow locally. Free and open to the public. This talk will conclude with a book signing event where you will be able to preview and purchase Maria's 300+ page, full-color book, Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care in softcover ($24.95) or hardcover ($34.95). Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. Click here for registration. Open to Atkinson residents first. Non-residents may register after March 1 if there's space.


At the NH Master Gardeners Conference
Backyard Medicine: Herbs to Grow & Use
SNHU Dining Facility/Banquet Hall, 2500 North River Road, Hooksett, NH
Learn how to grow and use my favorite medicinal herbs in the garden, including holy basil, lemongrass, Korean licorice mint, lemon balm, and bee balm. This popular talk will take place from 11:15 to 12:15 as part of a broader day's events that also include The Armchair Locavore Tour with Kelly Orzell, Boot Camp for Your Senses with Tovah Martin, and Climate Change and Extreme Weather in NH: Prompting Resilience From Gardens to Forests with David Patrick. Stop by MainStreet BookEnds after my talk to get a signed softcover copy of my Body into Balance book if you don't have it already. Click here for details and registration. $80/person, includes lunch. Registration closes March 12. Open to the public.


Continuing Nurse Education - 5 Contact Hours
Perky, Alert & Calm: 
Botanical Support For Stress, Energy, Mood, Sleep & Brain Health
Thursday, March 22, 8:30 am - 3 pm
At St. Anselm’s College, Gadbois Hall, Manchester, NH
Who couldn’t use a little pick-me-up? Maria will introduce you to safe and effective medicinal herbs that help you deal with stress more effectively, attain calm energy, boost the mood, improve sleep, and kick up cognition, memory, and focus. Learn how to choose the best herbs for your personal needs, whether you’re navigating the supplement aisles or growing and making your own remedies from the garden. All levels of experience welcome. 5 Nursing Contact Hours Available. Open to the public (including non-nurses).  $109. Click here for registration.


 In Partnership with the NH Herbal Network Chapter of the AHG
Secret Lives of Garden Herbs

Wednesday, May 9, 6-7:30 pm
At Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH Rosemary goes great with chicken, but did you know that it may also help stave off Alzheimer's disease? Or that sage can help with hot flashes? Join Maria, clinical herbalist and owner of Wintergreen Botanicals, and the author of the award-winning book Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care for this informative talk. Come learn surprising ways that common culinary herbs and companion plants can also help your family stay healthy. This talk will conclude with a book signing event where you will be able to preview and purchase Maria's 300+ page, full-color book, Body into Balance, in softcover ($24.95) or hardcover ($3a.95). Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. Free for CSV and NHHN-AHG members, $5 for the public. Register here.


Mother Earth News Fair
Saturday & Sunday, June 2-3 in Frederick, MD
Friday-Sunday, September 14-16 in Seven Springs, PA
Click here for Maryland and here for Seven Springs. I'm laying low this year but nonetheless super excited to be back for a few of this year's MENFs!


NH Herbal Network Chapter of the AHG's Annual
Herb & Garden Day: From Seed to Tree
Saturday, June 9
New Location! Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH
This is one of my favorite events of the year! I'll be offering a talk on Medicinal Trees including bark medicine and selling wares in the market fair. This will be just a small part of an awesome lineup of workshops and an amazing marketplace including the best herb plant sale in the state. Early bird rate just $25 until May 17. Click here for registration and details. (more details TBA as it gets closer)


More events TBA...

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. Note that this discount can NOT be used alongside other discounts (including early bird rates) but it can be applied to bundled series rates. 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