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In 2020, we will be hosting 2 different programs: the Reclaim program, a 150-hour beginner program similar to the one we hosted in 2019 & the Reconnect Program, a 60-hour entry level program.  

Reclaim program

Please note: our 2020 Reclaim class is full with a waitlist. Please consider applying for the Reconnect program or reapplying in 2021, thanks!

Intention: The Reclaim program is an intensive 4 month long program that was created to foster a deep connection to the city that we live in and the plants that inhabit it. We will do this through exploration, cultivation, & engagement with the many wild and weedy plants that surround us. After this program, you should feel capable to begin incorporating herbs into your daily life and working on your own personal health challenges as well as those of your loved ones and family. You can find more details on curriculum here.

 Dates: February 1st – May, 31st 2020. Exact dates up on the site in Fall 2019.

Schedule: Every Thursday 10 – 5 pm and every other Saturday. Class times vary but are mostly 10 am – 5 pm. There will be some field trip days we are in class from 9 am – 6 pm. No class on February 27th, which is the day after Ash Wednesday. Exact weekend dates will be up at the bottom of this page in Fall 2019.

Hours:  150 total hours of class

Tuition:  Sliding scale $1600 – 2000, though the true cost of the class is $1800. This price covers all medicine making costs, including plants grown by Speak Easy Farms. Students will leave the program with a large apothecary. A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required to hold your spot upon acceptance. The remainder of the tuition is due by January 1st, 2020. Payment plans available if needed and will be offered upon acceptance. If you are wondering where you fall on the sliding scale, here are a few ideas from our pal, Bear.

Scholarships:  Partial scholarships are available. Students receiving these scholarships will pay $500 to cover the costs of medicine making supplies for the apothecary they receive. People of color who live in/are from New Orleans will be prioritized. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out this form in addition to the regular school application below.

Refund Policy:  Students will be able to receive a full refund, minus their deposit, up to the first day of school. If a student needs to withdraw due to extenuating circumstances up to 14 days of the first day of class, they will receive half of their paid tuition minus their deposit. If they withdraw after this point, students will not receive a refund.

Certification: Graduates who attend the full program will receive a certificate stating that they completed the program and are qualified to pursue further education.

Attendance: Students may only miss 12 hours of class in order to receive a certificate and to qualify for further education.

Location: The classroom and garden space are located in the St. Claude neighborhood. All field trips will be to locations in the city and surrounding areas.

Additional Costs: Students will need to purchase a few books and tools for medicine making. This shouldn’t cost more than $100. There will also be the cost of gas money for field trips.

Time Commitment: This program is rigorous and requires time spent outside of class in order to get projects and readings done. You will need to have enough time set aside to spend on studying outside of class. Please consider this when applying.

Inclusivity Policy: At the Samara School of Community Herbalism, we value diversity. In our selection of students, we do not discriminate against individuals of any class, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual beliefs or nationality. We understand that oppression and injustice have a negative impact on health. Likewise, we know that the intersection of various forms of oppression creates complex obstacles to healing.

Exact Dates: Dates coming soon.

Please note: our 2020 Reclaim class is full with a waitlist. Please consider applying for the Reconnect program or reapplying in 2021, thanks!

Fill out an application for the Reclaim program here.

 

In 2020, we will be hosting 2 different programs: the Reclaim program, a 150-hour beginner program similar to the one we hosted in 2019 & the Reconnect Program, a 60-hour entry level program.  

Reconnect program

Intention: The Reconnect program is a one weekend a month program that was created to help folks understand how they can work herbs into their daily life. Working with cultivated plants or those easily purchased, we will explore medicine making techniques and learn how to incorporate herbs into our food and our self care rituals. After attending this program, students should know how to use their food as medicine and work with kitchen medicine in order to benefit personal health and that of your family and loved ones.

Dates: February 1st – May, 31st 2020. Exact dates up on the site in Fall 2019.

Schedule: Class will be held one weekend a month in February & March and two weekends per month in April and May.  No class on the weekend before Mardi Gras. Exact weekend dates will be up at the bottom of this page in Fall 2019.

Hours:  60 total hours of class

Tuition:  $700. This price covers all medicine making costs, including plants grown by Speak Easy Farms. Students will leave the program with a large apothecary. A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to hold your spot upon acceptance. The remainder of the tuition is due by January 1st, 2020. Payment plans available if needed and will be offered upon acceptance. If you are wondering where you fall on the sliding scale, here are a few ideas from our pal, Bear.

Scholarships:  Partial scholarships are available. Students receiving these scholarships will pay $200 to cover the costs of medicine making supplies for the apothecary they receive. People of color who live in/are from New Orleans will be prioritized. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out this form in addition to the regular school application below.

Refund Policy:  Students will be able to receive a full refund, minus their deposit, up to the first day of school. If a student needs to withdraw due to extenuating circumstances up to 14 days of the first day of class, they will receive half of their paid tuition minus their deposit. If they withdraw after this point, students will not receive a refund.

Certification: Graduates who attend the full program will receive a certificate stating that they completed the program and are qualified to pursue further education. Please note, this class IS NOT a prerequisite for the Reclaim program, nor is it a substitute for it. This class is specifically crafted to create an alternative to the longer, more intensive Reclaim program. Much of the material, but not all, of the Reconnect program is also covered in the Reclaim program.

Attendance: Students may only miss 10 hours of class in order to receive a certificate and to qualify for further education.

Location: The classroom and garden space are located in the St. Claude neighborhood. All field trips will be to locations in the city and surrounding areas.

Additional Costs: Students will need to purchase a few books and tools for medicine making. This shouldn’t cost more than $50. There will also be the cost of gas money for field trips.

Inclusivity Policy: At the Samara School of Community Herbalism, we value diversity. In our selection of students, we do not discriminate against individuals of any class, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual beliefs or nationality. We understand that oppression and injustice have a negative impact on health. Likewise, we know that the intersection of various forms of oppression creates complex obstacles to healing.

Exact Dates: Dates coming soon.

Fill out an application for the Reconnect program here.