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 herb classes and workshops, herb walks, holistic health consultations, and our own locally grown, pesticide-free herbal products.



Class at Wildwood Institute      

Making Herbal Medicines

Saturday, July 18, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

As a follow-up to the introductory Herbalism 101 class, Herbalist Jennifer Helmer will teach this class on how to:

  • Make a tincture, a long infusion, an infused oil or ointment and an herbal vinegar
  • Use tools and techniques to harvest herbs
  • Choose the correct preparations for harvested herbs
  • Use the remedies you will be taking home
  • Choose a harvest location, along with safety guidelines
  • Make and eat a wild salad

You will make and take home 3 herbal preparations!
This class will be held at Wildwood Institute, and will include an Herb Walk, weather permitting. Tuition is $95, plus a $20 materials fee. Register


You're invited to our Summer Open House, Sunday, July 19, 1:00-4:00 pm. Enjoy savings on products, special herbal treats, and a guided walk through the Herb Garden at 2:00 pm.

Dates Set for Beginning Fall 2015 Herbal Apprenticeship Semester

Dates for the fall semester are: October 3-4, November 14-15, December 5-6,
2016: January 9-10, February 13-14, March 12-13. Register and pay your tuition by August 1, and receive a $100 tuition discount.
You can order your favorite Wildwood Institute products through our online Products Store with taxes, handling and shipping charges included in the website price. Click here for a list of herbs used in our products.

Quick Calendar

Summer Open House and Herb Garden Walk
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Sunday, July 19
Register for Garden Walk-2:00 pm
Send an email with your name and number attending
 Making Herbal Medicines
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, July 18
$95 tuition plus $20 materials fee
3 Herb Medicine Kit
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, August 19
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
So You Want to Be an Herbalist?
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 9
Wildwood Institute
No charge - information about the fall Herbal Apprenticeship semester
Fall Herb Walk
2:00 pm
Sunday, September 20
Olin-Turville Park
No charge
Herbalism 101
Saturday, Oct. 3
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wildwood Institute

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