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!

For student and patient testimonials, click here.

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.

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. 

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, 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

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

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:Herbal Medicine
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

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