Providing Herbal Education, Herbal Products

and Holistic Health Consultations

Wildwood Institute provides the most advanced herbal training in the Midwest. Whether your goal is to become a practicing herbalist, or simply to learn about healthy alternatives for yourself, your friends and family, our Herbal Apprenticeship program will give you the comprehensive herbal education you are seeking!

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, we also offer one-time herb classes and workshops, special events, personal health consultations with herbalist Kathleen Wildwood, and our own locally grown, pesticide-free, high quality herbal products.

Click here for information on Herbs Used in our Products


Applications now being accepted for the fall Herbal Apprenticeship program. Learn to use herbs safely and effectively for yourself, your loved ones and/or professionally. Wildwood Institute offers a comprehensive Herbal Apprenticeship at a collegiate level of education. You will receive hands-on training harvesting medicinal herbs, participate in herb walks and outdoor teaching, and experience making the medicines the earth has to offer. Read about the Program structure and curriculum here.

Apply through our website, or by mail.


Herbalism 101 - Class at Wildwood Institute

Saturday, November 15, 10:00-5:00 pm

Herbalism is the use of plants for food, medicine or ceremony. Learn about safe and effective uses of herbs, how to identify herbs, best uses of parts of an herb, and specifics of tinctures, decoctions, ointments and teas. Gain an understanding of how Herbal Medicine is different than conventional medicine in its wisdom, language and power. Class taught by Herbalist Jennifer Helmer. Tuition: $85. Register online.



Book Pre-Order

Kathleen Raven Wildwood is gathering her 25 years experience and training into an introductory volume of practical herbal knowledge for health and vitality. Based on her popular class, this book will teach:

  • How herbal medicine is different than conventional medicine, with its own wisdom, language and power
  • Fundamental herbal concepts and terminology
  • Guidelines for the safe and effective use of herbs
  • Benefits and drawbacks of different herbal preparations, including tinctures, decoctions, salves and teas
  • Common local herbs you can learn to use

Reserve your copy for $20, price includes tax and shipping. Book available Oct. 2014.



Shipping Included

You can now order your favorite Wildwood Institute products through our online Products Store with taxes, handling and shipping charges included in the website price. That's right, the online price you pay includes all charges!

Quick Calendar

Natural Beauty-Inside and Out
Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 am
at Beaver Dam Community Library
Free Presentation
Pagan Pride Day
Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Winnequah Park, Monona
We will be a Vendor

Madison Herb Society

Annual Herb Fair

Saturday, November 1
At Olbrich Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave.
Madison, WI
Wildwood Institute will be a vendor


Herbalism 101
Saturday, November 15, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Wildwood Institute
Herbal Apprenticeship
Fall Semester Begins
Saturday, November 15
Sunday, November 16
10:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
at Wildwood Institute

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