CLASSES, 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 at Dr. Petley’s Herbal Teaching Gardens in Oakland, Maine but are also offered throughout Maine. Class size is often limited so be sure to register early! Class fees vary with topic, location, and length of the class. See below for a general list of topics taught by Dr. Petley.
Scroll through the calendar here to see what and where Dr. Petley is teaching!
DR. PETLEY’S HERBAL FIELD EXPERIENCE WORKSHOPS
There is nothing better than digging right in when learning herbalism. These workshops are scheduled throughout the spring, summer, and fall to experience working with live plants in Dr. Petley’s Herbal Teaching Gardens in Oakland, Maine and at unique locations around the state. Due to seasonal shifts, some classes are offered last minute to take advantage of peak harvests and weather.
DR. PETLEY’S INDIVIDUALIZED WORKSHOPS
Whether you are a budding herbalist or seasoned medical herbalist, perhaps there is something you’d like to add to your knowledge base. Sometimes we want to learn one aspect of a subject without diving into an entire program. This is why Dr. Petley offers one-on-one workshops focusing on what you want to learn. Send an email with a list of your study goals to initiate your interest and Dr. Petley will reply with options.
DR. PETLEY’S ONLINE CLASSES
While not the same as hands-on workshops, some topics lend themselves nicely to online lectures. Dr. Petley offers various lectures online during the winter months when nothing is growing and no one wants to be out in the cold after dark.
DR. PETLEY’S HERB APPRENTICESHIP
Started in 2017, Dr. Petley’s three-year herbal apprentice program combines 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 study clinical herbalism during year three. Click for details.
HOW TO REGISTER
Registration for many classes and for Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship is now available online! Some classes will require you to contact the host directly and the contact information will be noted in the calendar. Preregistration is required for classes to ensure adequate classroom space, handouts and sample products, and a running contact list for last minute changes. A class may be canceled due to inclement weather or if the class size is not met.
HOST A CLASS OR WORKSHOP WITH DR. PETLEY
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 $200 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, Understanding Cholesterol, Understanding Blood Pressure, Allergies, Cold/Flu, Digestion, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Immune Health, Digestive Health
DIET/LIFESTYLE: Cooking with Herbs, Vegetarian/Vegan, Eating for the Seasons, Health Inside the Kitchen Cupboard, Selecting Daily Herbal Teas
HERBAL MEDICINE: Medicine Making, Drying Herbs, Tinctures, Oil Infusions, Water Infusions/Decoctions, Salves, Creams, Botanical Medicine, Soap Making, Tree Medicine, Materia Medica, Capsule Making, Backyard Herbalism, Herbal Antiviral Agents, Herbal Antibacterial Agents, The Amazing Dandelion, Top 10 Essential Oils, Herb of the Month Series, Plant Constituents, Herbal Spring Tune-Up, Blending & Making Herbal Incense, Warming Winter Remedies, Roasted Dandelion Root
GROWING/HARVESTING: Horticulture, Botanical Medicine, Wildcrafting, Plant Identification, Harvesting, Gardening, Making Herb Gardens, Finding and Using Wild Weeds, The Hiker’s Guide to Maine Herbs
HERE IS A SAMPLE LIST OF HOSTS:
AwenTree, Easthampton, Massachusetts
Clinton Lions Club, Clinton, Maine
Colby College Wellness Lunch & Learn, Waterville, Maine
Common Ground Fair, Unity, Maine
Healing Arts Spring & Fall Equinox Fairs, Brewer, Maine
Highland Fields Farm & Greenhouse, Cambridge, Maine
Inner Wisdom Sanctuary, New Sharon, Maine
Lawrence Adult Ed, Fairfield, 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
New England Metaphysical & Holistic Festival, Augusta, Maine
Pure & Simple Herbal Apothecary, Bangor, Maine
Thomas College Lunch & Learn, Waterville, Maine
Venus Arising, 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
Wilson Museum, Castine, Maine