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.
HOW TO REGISTER
Registration for many classes and Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship is now available online! Simply click here to register. NOTE: this is a non-refundable enrollment fee for each class and consists of 10% of the class fee and will be retained if you are not able to make it to the class. When registering, you may pay the entire class fee online or email Dr. Petley in advance that you are enrolling and pay 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
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 observe medical herbalism in the clinic setting during year three. Click for details.
FESTIVAL OF HERBALISTS
Celebrate with students of Dr. Petley’s Herb Apprenticeship! This event serves as a marketplace for students to showcase their wares and all they learned during the year. Find herbal products for sale, including salves, creams, infused oils, soaps, and more! Details can be found here.
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 $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, Cholesterol, Allergies, Cold/Flu, Digestion, Seasonal Affective Disorder
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, 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
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
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
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