Clinical Skills Program

One Saturday per month from May through October 2021, 9:30-4:30

May 22, June 19, July 31, August 21, September 25, and October 23

To Register click here.

Co-taught by Leslie Lekos, herbalist, and Janet Michel, acupuncturist, registered nurse and fertility specialist.

It is recommended that this program be taken in full but is also available per class. The course strives to help herbalists make the next steps in supporting people’s health issues with herbal medicine. Students need to be currently enrolled or a graduate of our foundations herbal program or another program like it.

Course Topics:

May: Depression & Anxiety

June: Sleep disturbances & Exhaustion

July: Menstrual irregularities

August: Backaches, Headaches & Body Aches

September: Urinary Tract Infections and Vaginal Irritations

October: Skin Wounds

Class Schedule

9:30-12:30: Describing the Syndrome, Differential Diagnostics and Materia Medica

12:30-1:15: Lunch

1:15-2:45: Case Study (student involvement over the duration of the course)

2:45-4:30: Formula Making (students will go home with two formulas for their personal apothecaries)

Cost $650 for the six month program or $125 per session

For payment and registration go here.

Recommended Texts:

  • The Modern Herbal Dispensatory by Thomas Easley
  • The Earthwise Herbs (3 books: Old World, New World and Repertory) by Matthew Wood

Being Prepared for Weather
As of now we plan to hold classes outside here at Wildroot Botanicals due to Covid-19.  It is a mix of forested and open space here, so we will have options for being in the sun or shade. Please bring whatever you need to make yourselves comfortable. Some suggestions would be clothing layers, something to sit on, sunblock and/or hat. Please also bring a mug or glass for tea and a lunch and water for the day. Seasonal teas are provided.

Lodging for Out of Town Guests
If you are traveling from outside of the area and need to find a place to stay we are located between Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA.

About the School
Wildroot Botanicals is located 20 minutes south of Bellingham, WA.  The school is located on 5 acres of forested and medicinally cultivated land. We focus on bioregional herbalism, land stewardship and having a personal connection with the plants and the medicine made from them.  Wildroot is proud to host weekend courses and intensives from top-notch herbal teachers from around the country and abroad.

COVID-19 Safety
We ask that all students wear a face covering at every class and maintain a 6-foot distance between other students.  Each student is asked to bring their own hand sanitizer to each class. If you have any symptoms, please refrain from attending class and consult your health care provider.