Lecture Schedule


LECTURES & WORKSHOPS WITH DR. PETLEY

Taking part in lectures is the most ideal way to learn herbal medicine; nothing beats the hands-on approach.  This is how Dr. Petley learned botanical and naturoapthic medicine and why he continues the tradition of hands-on learning.  Currently, these workshops are focused primarily in Maine but are also offered throughout New England.  Scroll through the calendar above to see what and where Dr. Petley is teaching!

The material presented by Dr. Petley through instant downloads, various social media outlets, local lectures, and his apprenticeship is not a replacement for seeking medical attention.  No material is meant to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.  The material presented through the instant downloads and social media should be viewed as a complement, much like a textbook, to be used in conjunction with local lectures.  The art of making herbal medicine includes seeing, smelling, touching and tasting; it utilizes experiences that are best taught from the teacher to the apprentice.

For student and patient testimonials, click here.

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration for many classes and Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship is now available online!  Simply click here to register or to purchase instant downloads.  NOTE: this is a non-refundable enrollment fee for each class and will vary.  When registering, you may pay the entire class fee or pay the minimum non-refundable enrollment fee set for each class and then pay the remainder at the time of the class (using cash, check, or credit card).  Snow dates: registered students will be emailed direct.  Online registration is not available for all classes taught by Dr. Petley – some classes require you to contact the host directly and the contact information will be noted in the calendar.  Preregistration is required for most classes to ensure adequate classroom space, handouts and sample products. A class may be canceled last minute if the class size is not met.

DR. PETLEY’S HERB APPRENTICESHIP

Starting in 2017 is the opportunity to study with Dr. Petley in his three-year herbal apprentice program.  The program will combine both online and local lectures to provide both a theoretical and practical learning experience.  Students who successfully complete year one and two of the program will be invited to observe medical herbalism in the clinic setting during year three.  Click for details. 

HOST A CLASS OR WORKSHOP WITH DR. PETLEY

Dr. Petley is continuously scheduling classes all around New England.  Interested in hosting a class or workshop or inviting Dr. Petley to your event?  Please call or email Dr. Petley to learn more about his class offerings.  Rates start at $100 and vary based on location, class topic, and length.

COMMON LECTURE TOPICS

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Naturopathic Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Hydrotherapy, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Men’s Health, Cholesterol, Allergies, Cold/Flu, Digestion

DIET/LIFESTYLE: Cooking with Herbs, Vegetarian/Vegan, Eating for the Seasons, Health Inside the Kitchen Cupboard

HERBAL MEDICINE: Medicine Making, Drying Herbs, Tinctures, Oil Infusions, Water Infusions/Decoctions, Salves, Creams, Botanical Medicine, Soapmaking, Tree Medicine, Materia Medica

GROWING/HARVESTING: Horticulture, Botanical Medicine, Wildcrafting, Plant Identification, Harvesting, Gardening, Making Herb Gardens


HERE IS A SAMPLE LIST OF HOSTS:Herbal Medicine
AwenTree, Easthampton, Massachusetts

Clinton Lions Club, Clinton, Maine

Colby College Wellness Lunch & Learn, Waterville, Maine

Common Ground Fair, Unity, Maine

Lawrence Adult Ed, Fairfield, Maine

Inner Widsom Sanctuary, New Sharon Maine

Lawrence Public Library, Fairfield, Maine

Maine Association of Naturopathic Doctors Conference, Freeport, Maine

Maine Center for Natural Health, Waterville, Maine

Maine Mind Body Spirit Festivals

Mainely Birthing Doula Tea, Fairfield, Maine

Merkaba Sol, Augusta, Maine

Nature’s Way, Stratford, Connecticut

Thomas College Lunch & Learn, Waterville, Maine

WABI Channel 5 News Healthy Living Segments, Bangor, Maine

Waterville Adult Ed, Waterville, Maine

Waterville Area Hospice Volunteers Garden Party, Vassalboro, Maine

Waterville Public Library, Waterville, Maine