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Natural Awakenings South Jersey

Community Herbalist Certification Offered in Merchantville

A one-year certification Community Herbalist course will meet on the third Sunday of each month, starting this March through March 2021, at Spirit to Sole Connection, in Merchantville. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to skillfully use phytochemistry to aid in health. The course will be taught by Jeannie Francis, owner of Spirit to Sole Connection and president of the South Jersey Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild. The deadline for application and interview is March 11.

Each month, students will study seven plants and make two herbal remedies. Upon graduation, students will have mastered 84 to 90 plants and wild harvested and made 28 herbal remedies (and can apply techniques to make many more remedies with the plants they have learned about). Graduates will be able to open their own business, advance their existing practice and can work in all types of clinical situations. Graduates are encouraged to join the American Herbalist Guild to further their knowledge.

Location: 23 N. Centre St. For more information about the course and the interview process, visit