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: Individual Classes & Conference Appearances 

Wintergreen Botanicals Education Center is Proud to Be

an American Herbalist Guild Member School and a

United Plant Savers Partner in Education

 

MariaRobinCarterMaria's Special Herbal Study Series

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.

Distance/Online

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
2019 Summer Series ~ Wednesday Nights

June-August 6-9 pm
Click Here for Details
Register: $375

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.

 

Online/Distance

Check Out the Course Details
Available ANYTIME at Your Own Pace
$250 for the Online Series
Click Here to to Register for the Full Series
Try Class 1 for $25

individual classes available by request for $25/each

 

In the Classroom

At Wintergreen Botanicals, Allenstown, NH
2019 Autumn Series ~ Wednesday Nights
Sep - Nov 6-9 pm
Click Here for Details
Register: $375

(A few spots are available in individual 2018 classes - click here for details.)

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.

Online/Distance

Check Out Course Details
Available ANYTIME at Your Own Pace
$250 for the Online Series
Click Here to to Register

individual classes available by request for $25/each

 

 Advanced Intensive Herbalist Training Program

In the Wintergreen Botanicals Classroom & Gardens, Allenstown, NH
Wednesdays 9:30 am - 4 pm
Early May - Mid November, 2019 (15 classes total)

Due to Overwhelming Interest, 2019 Registration is Now Open!

Develop your skills as an herbalist to do what you love as a business!
This series offers a range of information in an intensive classroom format with approximately 90 hours of in class time plus an additional 50-90 hours of integrative at-home study homework (including detailed monographs, research, plant ID, seeing clients, custom formulation, final project/presentation). Gain and practice a range of skills to help you turn your love of herbalism into a career or to deepen your home practice. Maria Noel Groves is the primary course instructor; however, various herbal expert guest speakers will join us throughout the series. Students who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion.

The Advanced  series can be taken as a stand-alone program for students who already have a solid background in Western herbal medicine. However, it is also a component of Maria's 3-part Herbalist Intensive Training Certificate Program (alongside the Home Herbalist Series and Beyond the Home Herbalist Series). New herbal students should take the Home Herbalist and Beyond series alongside or before the advanced series.
Register Now for $1500

Advanced Series Details - click here for more details

Herbalist Intensive Training Certificate Program - click here to learn more
This is a combination of all three of my series.


 

 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 ($25/each) from the Home Herbalist or Beyond the Home Herbalist Series by registering here.

Click Here to View & Register for Maria's Online Classes

including...

•  Home Herbalist Series $250
•  Beyond the Home Herbalist Series $250
•  Try Class 1 from the Home Herbalist Series $25
•  Any Individual Class from the Either Series $25/class
•  Gut Repair Class $40
•  Immune/Elder Syrup Class $25
•  Online DIY Bodycare Class $25

Also check out the following online intensive courses I have taught for other organizations...

Herbal Endocrine Support
via the American Herbalists Guild
This set of four intensive, advanced classes provides an introduction to the endocrine system and a focus on stress, blood sugar balance, thyroid, and reproductive health including useful herbs and formulation suggestions. $150 ($100 for AHG members). Click here to register.

ADHD Intensive
via the Herbal Academy
The three classes in this mini-course provide an overview of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder from a holistic perspective, an array of useful herbs, and how to customize a protocol to the individual. Traditional use, clinical experience, and modern science are covered for each herb. These herbs are herbs are useful for focus and cognition regardless of an ADHD diagnosis. From September 25 through October 21, 2019, only - this course is available for just $39 - click here to register. Use the discount code BODYBALANCE at checkout for 10% off your registration if you register by Friday, September 28! It's also included with membership to the Herbal Academy's Herbarium anytime - click here to subscribe. (The Herbarium is an awesome resource of intensive and advanced articles, mini-courses, and herb monographs.)

Herbs for ADHD Intensive enrolling thru October, 21st


 

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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

Strong Bones for Life – Super Nourishing Infusion & Seaweed Sesame Snacks
Tuesday, October 2, 6-9 pm
At Wintergreen Botanicals, Allenstown, NH
Update: This class is now FULL.

Managing Chronic Pain – Gin Raisins or Pain Oil/Liniment
Tuesday, October 9, 6-9 pm
At Wintergreen Botanicals, Allenstown, NH
Headaches, migraines, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia. These are not easy conditions to treat. However, it’s worth sleuthing out the cause of your pain and looking at it as a task master rather than something to overcome and ignore. Through this, you can achieve better health and less pain. We’ll discuss natural pain-relieving herbs as well as useful minerals, supplements, dietary changes, and lifestyle changes. Everyone will get to make a four-ounce batch of the old timer remedy Gin Raisins for arthritis and inflammation or a topical pain oil/liniment. $40 Register Online Here, email office@wintergreenbotanicals.com or call 603-340-5161.
JUST TWO SPOTS LEFT

Strong Lungs – Herbal Cough Syrup
Tuesday, October 16, 6-9 pm
At Wintergreen Botanicals, Allenstown, NH
We often take our ability to breathe for granted, but when chronic or acute illness prevents our lungs from functioning properly, it can be very scary. We’ll discuss herbs that can support the lungs in a variety of conditions including asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and stubborn colds. We’ll use some of the better-tasting lung herbs to make cough syrup for everyone to bring home. (I’ll also share some cough drop and lozenge recipes, but I personally feel like the syrup is both easier and more effective.) $40 Register Online Here, email office@wintergreenbotanicals.com or call 603-340-5161.
JUST ONE SPOT LEFT

Healthy Skin with Herbs  - Herbal Exfoliant & Flower Water
Tuesday, October 23, 6-9 pm
At Wintergreen Botanicals, Allenstown, NH
Your skin is the manifestation of your body. Learn how herbs and dietary changes can significantly improve (and, in some cases, eliminate) common skin issues including eczema, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal infections, even aging! You’ll come to understand how closely linked your skin is with the health of your digestive system, liver, nervous system, and general lifestyle. We’ll discuss remedies that provide quick relief as well as healthy lifestyle tips to help your skin glow. We’ll make an aromatic flower water to share. Everyone will also get to make a specially crafted skin exfoliant scrub. $40 Register Online Here, email office@wintergreenbotanicals.com or call 603-340-5161.
JUST ONE SPOT LEFT

Herbal Allies for Weight Loss – Herbal Chocolate!
Tuesday, October 30, 6-9 pm
At Wintergreen Botanicals, Allenstown, NH
You know that a healthy diet and exercise are crucial to achieve a healthy weight, but perhaps you need a nudge to help you maintain your goals and accelerate the process? Many herbs safely boost metabolism, curb cravings, and give you the energy to keep up your exercise routine. Learn which plants to turn to for your weight loss challenges and which ones to avoid due to potentially dangerous side effects. We'll also discuss herbal therapies for sneaky weight loss saboteurs including stress, blood sugar, and thyroid issues. We’ll make a batch of herbal chocolate for everyone to bring home to satisfy a sweet tooth healthfully. $40 Register Online Here, email office@wintergreenbotanicals.com or call 603-340-5161.
JUST ONE SPOT LEFT

Cordials & Chocolate!
Saturday, November 10, 10 am - 1 pm
At Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd, 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. $60/person ($50 for CSV members). Register here.

Do-It-Yourself Herbal Holiday and Body Care Gifts
Saturday, December 1, 10 am - 12:30 pm
At Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd, 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 message oil – then get to make five or 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. $55/person ($45 for CSV members). Register here.

Maria's keeping it low-key this year for personal time in anticipation of a busy book tour year in 2019. Stay tuned on the mailing list!

2019 Teaser

In 2019, Maria is already confirmed to speak at the International Herbal Symposium in Massachusetts in June and the Maine Herbal Series in Portland in March. Expect her to also appear at future Mother Earth News Fairs and various other events and locations across New England and the nation promoting and signing her new book.

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. (If you received your AHG membership as part of your class registration, you can't use the AHG discount on live classes at Wintergreen Botanicals that year.) 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.

 

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 nonrefundable.

If you are displeased with the class or class materials and would like a refund, if you did not receive your online materials via email, or you feel this cancellation/refund policy is unfair to your situation, please contact Maria directly at office@wintergreenbotanicals.com to discuss.