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 

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.



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 or THURSDAY Nights June - August, 6-9 pm

Download the 2018 Flyer
This series in in session with simultaneous Tuesday AND Thursday night groups. Limited space is available in individual classes for either night at $40/person per class. Please email office@wintergreenbotanicals.com or call 603-340-5161 to register for an individual class.

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.



Check Out the Course Details

Registration Options:
$25 Try Class 1
$250 Full Online Series 

individual classes available by request for $25/each


In the Classroom

At Wintergreen Botanicals, Allenstown, NH
Tuesday Nights Sep-Oct
Download the 2018 Flyer
$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.


Check Out Course Details

$250 Full Online Series

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 will Open this Fall!

Please email office@wintergreenbotanicals.com if you're interested in attending a 2019 series.

Advanced Series Details - click here to learn more

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

 Advanced series students will receive a one-year complimentary student membership to the American Herbalist Guild. Limit of one per student, non-transferrable.


 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 emailing office@wintergreenbotnaicals.com.

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


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



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

Mother Earth News Fair
Friday-Sunday, September 14-16 in Seven Springs, PA
Click here for Seven Springs. I'm laying low this year but nonetheless super excited to be back for this year's MENF!

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. More 2018 classes will be added as they're available.

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. Note that this discount can NOT be used alongside other discounts (including early bird rates). 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 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