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Honoring Herbal Traditions

May to November 2013


          Join Kelley Robie and get to know the plants and their healing ways for an entire growing season.  Located in Milton, Vermont, on a working horse farm, we will share woods, fields, wetlands and gardens as our natural classroom teacher.  Learn to care for the land where your plants grow and develop your connection with the plant as teacher, spirit and friend.

Our areas of study will include:

  • Organ systems of the body and herbal support of each system
  • Diet and nutrition, including detox and fasting
  • Herb walks and plant identification
  • Ethical wildcrafting and plant conservation
  • Herbal preparations: teas, tinctures, syrups, salves, infused oils
  • Herbal first aid
  • Women’s health, and herbs for pregnancy & childbirth
  • Children’s health
  • Companion animal health
  • Field trips
  • Introduction to Iridology


Dates:  One Saturday a month from May to November. Dates: To be determined.

Meals:  We will have a vegetarian potluck each Saturday from noon to 1 pm.  Students are asked to bring a dish to share with the class. 

Cost:  $850 includes all materials, textbook and membership to United Plant Savers.  Please send $100 non-refundable deposit check to hold your space to Kelley Robie at address below.  Work-study position available. VSAC GRANTS AVAILABLE.  (Please apply early!)
Preregistration required.

Location:         134 Manley Rd, Milton, Vermont   05468           

Contact info:           Kelley Robie             (802) 893-0521     


Kelley Robie, owner of Horsetail Herbs, is a practicing Herbalist and a certified Iridologist with a degree in Animal Science from the University of Vermont.  She provides herbal, nutritional and iridology consultations for people and herbal advice for equine and companion animals. She teaches herbal and iridology classes in the community.  Kelley is also a practicing animal communicator.

Contact Kelley today to sign up for the 2013 session of Honoring Herbal Traditions!


Pella the dog communing with KelleyCoreopsis plant in bloomKelley Robie's cat HenryLemon vetch or sheep's sorrel?Kelley Robie's horse Spike