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Dr. Petley practices naturopathic medicine and has office hours by appointment only in the historic Old Post Office in the heart of Downtown Waterville, Maine.  Whether you are looking to address an acute cold, chronic disease or yearly checkup, Dr. Petley will use his expertise in naturopathic medicine as he works with you to create a healthier you ~ naturally!  To learn more about naturopathic medicine, click here.  To make an appointment, email nate@drpetley.com or call (207) 616-0049.

Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship

Herbal MedicineDr. Petley is now offering a 3-year herb apprenticeship in Waterville, Maine.  The program is suitable for those looking to gain a deeper respect for the power of herbs, those aspiring to become a practicing herbalist, those working in the health care field who would like to expand their knowledge of botanical medicine, and those looking to start an herbal product business.  Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship is divided into three years each lasting 10 months: Essential Herbalism, Applied Herbalism, and Clinical Herbalism.

Lecture Schedule

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To learn herbalism, one must follow the path of being an apprentice where the experienced practitioner passes information down to the student. Dr. Petley takes the naturopathic philosophy of doctor as teacher seriously in his clinic and classroom because it is through hands-on workshops that people fully experience all that herbalism has to offer.  Dr. Petley lectures on both naturopathic and botanical medicine and his classes can be found here. The education of his students ranges from beginner to advanced herbal levels, including medical professionals for continuing education credits.

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Through this site you can purchase herbal products, tools of the trade, register for classes, and purchase instant downloads.  Items in the store frequently change so be sure to check back for new and exciting offers!  Some items are unique and only available in limited quantity.

YouTube Videos with Dr. Petley

Dr. Petley periodically records lectures or snippets of lectures to make available online (click the links below).  He also posts videos announcing various classes and his herb apprenticeship program.  Many of these are also available on Facebook.  Stay tuned for additions!

Dr. Petley – An Introduction

Dr. Petley  – An Introduction (2)

Become an Herbalist

Be the Change

Preventing the Cold & Flu

Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship Trailer

The Quest (Fun Movie Trailer)

Making Herbal Tea

Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship – Essential Herbalism 2017

Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship – Year 1 – 2017

The Amazing Dandelion Class Introduction 2016

Harvesting Horseradish

Stinging Nettles

 


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I'm sitting here preparing for a lecture on adaptogens that I'll present at the Maine Association of Naturopathic Doctors conference in a few weeks. No matter how much I have learned over the years, ... See more

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Making Double Extracts

Learn how to combine the best of two prominent herb extractions (both water and alcohol). This is a higher-level workshop for those who already make decoctions and tinctures ... See more

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Here is another workshop series I am teaching in April in Waterville. Classes have been filling up so please do not wait until last minute!

Make your own quality herbal products in this hands-on ... See more

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This was the calm before the storm when binders were set, tea was made, and I was finishing last minute tasks. What an incredible group of students today taking part in Essential Herbalism 2017. ... See more

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