Welcome to the SA Herb Academy’s
Ever Growing Collection of
Home Study Courses and Hands-On Classes

Studying herbs can be a challenge. Especially when required to do so on your own. Our ever expanding collection of distance learning courses and e-learning programs presents you with the best practical ways to make herbs work in your life.

The SA Herb Academy classes and e-learning programs are intended for busy people who cares about their health and the environment and who want to develop a working knowledge of the various fields in herbology.

We currently feature 6 different online courses ranging between 4 and 26 weeks in duration and most only require 2 to 4 hours per week to complete. And because your study material is delivered via the internet these courses are extremely affordable.

We also offer a portfolio of in-person classes and 1-day workshops.

“You have no idea how grateful I am that you do what you do. The classes you teach are the best that I have come across – well organized, hands-on learning, complete in material needed to learn the subject, and all this in such a short amount of time – that’s incredible. And on top of that, and I am sure I speak for everyone, I enjoyed every step of it.

Before I took these classes, I was so overwhelmed because I didn’t know where to start, and also depressed, because I was afraid that during this lifetime, I would never be able to do the one thing that makes me feel complete – I don’t feel like that now. My person feels better. I am probably being a little too corny, but the happiness this has brought to me is like finding the missing piece of the puzzle.” – Wendy, USA

Free Herbal Learning Program valued at R1125+

Simply a MUST HAVE resource for home cooks, food gardeners and professional chefs and bloggers. It’s like having a personal guru at your side saying: ‘Hey, why not try THIS?’ – Di-Di Hoffman

Kick Off with 3 quick start learning sessions that you can download right now. Valued at R225.

Then Get Your FREE Membership right now. Visit Bouquet Garni’s Herbal Learning Centre.

Culinary Arts – Home Study and Classes

The Seasoned Chef – Herb It Spice It Dress It Up

The most obvious benefit of using herbs and spices in your daily cooking routine is that they can transform a simple dish into a healthy culinary delight. You can spice up your dull, boring dishes.

This home study course is intended for people who want to learn how to use herbs and spices to add bigger and bolder, flavour, freshness and flair to their dishes.

From week one, you’ll be able to immediately elevate your cooking from boring to extraordinary.

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“I was so overwhelmed with the idea of using herbs as there seemed so much I did not know. Yet in a few short, scrumptious weeks that has all changed and I now have the knowledge and the courage to keep on trying. Well done and thank you from a grateful mom and an even more grateful family!!” – Sibylle, South Africa

“With the invaluable knowledge and recipes provided by the SA Herb Academy, cooking is a mouth watering pleasure. The Culinary Profiles are treasures which I never knew existed, thank you so much for these jewels! It is astounding to learn about the infinite possibilities one has with combining Herbs and Spices. – Nawaal, South Africa

Growing Organic Herbs and Vegetables – Home Study and Bootcamps

Go Food Gardening
To help gardeners all over the world the SA Herb Academy developed a practical learning program for people who want to learn how to start and run their own productive and successful small-scale herb and vegetable gardens.

It is a complete easy-to-follow, practical, food gardening program that comes with an exact blueprint that eliminates guesswork, shortens your learning curve, and ensures success anywhere – a city garden, a small holding, or a farm.

Joining this learning program your immediate rewards will be a feeling of achievement, organic herbs and vegetables that burst with flavour and overflow with health enhancing properties, shorter food miles and lower food bills.

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The Green Healers Apprentice – Home Study

Basic Botany For Herbologists

Basic botany and plant identification are absolutely essential skills in the repertoire of the herbologist. This 4 week online course provides a basic introduction to the field of botany, plant naming (nomenclature), plant classification (taxonomy) and external characteristics (morphology) from a herbologists perspective.

This course is intended for people who have little or no botanical background and who want to develop a working knowledge of herbs.

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“This has been an inspiring journey of expanding knowledge and sharpening skills when it comes to herbology. I found it stimulating studying and knowing that there were others also studying and I was not alone. Well done to a well-organized course all round.” – Karen, South Africa

“A wonderful course that I enjoyed very much. It equipped me with the basics to further my study of herbs for the rest of my life, for which I am very thankful. In particular, the structured manner in which it is presented, is very helpful. Fantastic resources and reading material supplied – enough there to keep me busy for a while! I do not have any criticism and will wholeheartedly recommend this course to others. Thank you. So, what’s next? Please send instructions how to enroll for the individual herb studies…. I can’t wait!!” – South Africa

Plant Journaling for Herbologists

The study of individual herbs is a core subject in any herbology course. Contrary to contemporary courses on this subject which follow a superficial theoretical approach, the Plant Journaling for Herbologists course encourages a practical ‘hands on’ approach called ‘plant journaling’ to acquiring an in-depth working knowledge of herbs.

It is intended for the serious hobbyist, would-be professional and professional herbologist, who wants to use a tried and tested approach to acquiring a working knowledge of individual herbs.

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“This has been a great journey for me – I really loved the course and it was set out perfectly. If we had seen what was involved in totality we would have been overwhelmed I reckon. It was perfect to do one section at a time and focus on that. It was great all over. Thank you so much.” – Tanja, South Africa

“This course is a practical guideline to really keep all my experiences of herbs in a specific and logic way and to be able to add more information in the future. This course is also an excellent reference to all new experiences that I will have in the future with different herbs. Before doing this course I did ‘journal’ some of my experiences and especially recipes down, but not in an orderly way, like I would be able to do now. I’ve also met people who share my interest in herbs, so I have friends whom I can chat to if I have any new questions about herbs. Their experiences, passions and feedback help a lot and make a big difference in my experience of herbs.” – Hettie, South Africa

Herbal Medicine Making

The art and craft of making herbal remedies is all about using the best method and the best solvent to extract the health giving properties of a specific herb. In Herbal Medicine Making a team of highly competent and peer respected herbologists teaches you, step-by-step, how to make a popular range of both internal (oral) and external (topical) herbal preparations.

The program goes way beyond popular folk methods – those that you found in most popular herb books. These methods do work, and their simplicity often belies their effectiveness. But to become a competent herbologist you also need to be familiar with the ‘official’ (pharmacopoeia / dispensatory method) and ‘standard’ (contemporary herbalist’s method) of herbal medicine making.

To achieve the above our team of herbologists supply you with detailed instructions and supplementary information on best practices for folk, official and standard methods (where applicable).

And whenever you get stuck help is immediately at hand in the form of a dedicated tutor as well as online forums.

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