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Founding a Groundbreaking School


About The Homegrown Herbalist 
School of Botanical Medicine

Founding a Groundbreaking School

Dr. Patrick Jones, founder of the HomeGrown Herbalist School of Botanical Medicine has been a practicing veterinarian for over 25 years. He is also a clinical herbalist and traditional naturopath. For decades he has seen the power of herbs bless the lives of his veterinary patients as well as his human clients.

Because of his veterinary credentials, Dr. Jones is regularly able to treat cases that most herbalists would not have within the normal scope of their practice. Gangrene, rattlesnake bites, gunshot wounds, poisonings, massive hemorrhage, shock, brain trauma, sepsis and countless other conditions have been part of Dr. Jones’ daily herbal practice for decades. Dr. Jones has literally seen miracles with medicinal plants in his veterinary practice and has used his extensive experience to help his human clients as well.

Different Roots, and Different Results

As a result our program differs significantly from the typical online herb school. There is nothing “theoretical” or “historical” about the curriculum of the HomeGrown Herbalist School. The lessons and principles taught are the result of years of real clinical practice “in the trenches”. This is not “cut and paste” herbalism or the regurgitation of ideas read in books written by folks that read things in other books. This is real, practical, functional herbal medicine.

The HomeGrown Herbalist School curriculum is based on a solid understanding of anatomy, physiology and the process of disease. Only by understanding these fundamentals can we really build a foundation for true healing. Add to that a deep understanding of how and why the plants do what they do to the body (rather than merely memorizing long lists of their various actions) and you have, at the end of the program, a student that is truly prepared to practice as a clinical herbalist.

Because of his veterinary experience, Dr. Jones also teaches the veterinary applications of herbal remedies throughout the course.

Online and In-Person – Something for Everyone

Though all of the coursework can be completed online, there are also optional hands-on workshops, plant walks and masters’ seminars to ensure that each student receives true mentoring in the art and practice of herbal medicine at a significant discount. These workshops and seminars are put on at various times throughout the year at various locations to facilitate attendance.  Each online learning module also has an assessment quiz to reinforce your learning. Some lessons also include assignments that are reviewed by the instructor individually with each student. A students-only forum is also available for individual and group discussions with Dr. Jones and other students.

A Fundamental Difference

The fundamental principle of The HomeGrown Herbalist philosophy is that our strongest botanical relationships in healing need to be rooted in our own local soil. Heavy emphasis is placed on plants that are easily grown or abundantly available in the wild. Learning to cultivate, locate, identify, harvest and process these local medicinal plants is an important part of being a self-reliant, successful clinical herbalist.

 Students work at their own pace as life allows with no deadlines or timetables. The cost of the program is a fraction of that of many comparable programs and we are confident that the content is unsurpassed in the industry.

You will have lifetime access to all the online material even after completion of the course.


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Course Overview


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Tuition & Cost


So What's the Scoop?
What does the School Cost?

First lets determine what the course is worth:


–       Comparable “Master Herbalist” Course with Online Lessons, Videos & Lifetime Access….Somewhere around $6,000

–       2 Herb walks @ $85 Each ( Heavily Discounted for students) 


–       1 Herbal Medicine Making Workshop @ $85 Each ( Heavily Discounted for students) 


–       1 Wound management and Suturing Workshop @ $80 ( Heavily Discounted for students) 


–       Taking charge of your own health and being more self-sufficient ……….Priceless!

Looks like about $6335.00


There it is, But What’s it Going to Cost You?


How about $1449 for the Whole Shabang.


Why so inexpensive?

Because I think it’s really important that you do it.

Our Philosophy is that we’d much rather make 10 Herbalists than One.

The knowledge of herbs and natural medicine is a fleeting resource in today’s world… let’s not be the last generation that has this advantage and independence. Let’s not drop the ball. 

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Payment Plans – On Your Terms


HomeGorwn Herbalist School of Botanical Medicine

Now Offering Payment Plans!

HomeGrown Herbalist has partnered with Affirm to provide you with the opportunity to not limit your Herbal Education with a price tag! 

To be clear, this is not a pay-as-you-go program, you’ll have full unrestricted access to everything on day one! 

Affirm has a fantastic program where you’ll have a few months to pay off the school!
(Note: depending on the offerings of affirm there are several plans that are available that do carry interest. For most customers there is an interest free plan.)

To qualify for the payment programs follow the steps listed below: 

  1. Login to your account Here
  2. Head over to the School Purchase Page Here
  3. Add Product To Cart
  4. Navigate To Checkout and Select “Affirm” Under Payment Options



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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: When do classes start and how do I enroll?

A: The HomeGrown Herbalist School is principally online, as a result we have the benefit of accepting enrollments every day! You get to start whenever you want!

Q: How long does it take to complete the Master Herbalist course?

A: We don’t believe you’ll ever be finished learning about natural medicine. We sure know we haven’t! Our Online Program is ever evolving, and get’s new content quite frequently! However, there are Over 100 Core Modules to the Program, that once completed will earn you a Certificate of Completion. Our average a student earns their certificate within 3 years, but if you worked full time, it is possible to finish within 12 months.

Q: Can I call  if I have a question on the course material?

A: Yes, Our Online School of Natural Medicine has a fantastic team to assist the student as they work through the course. There is also an actively moderated forum where you can ask Doctor Jones anything.

Q: What sets the Homegrown Curriculum apart from other herbal schools?

A: The Sheer quantity, and quality of our content is staggering. Because Dr. Jones has been in practice as a Veterinarian for decades, on top of his Naturopathy and Herbalist Practice, he has had the opportunity to use herbal medicines in scenarios that other practitioners legally cannot and have not.

Q: What can an Herbalist legally do in the United States?

A: Herbalists can educate and instruct in the historical usage of herbs, whether by writing books and magazine articles, talking to clients at a clinic or health food store, lecturing or working with family. Herbalists do not diagnose illness or prescribe medicine.

Q: What type of certification  do I get for finishing? Is this school accredited? 

A: There is no State in the USA that has any type of official certification or accreditation for Herbalism. Lots of schools claim otherwise and they’re lying to ya. We do provide a very pretty Certificate of Completion for finishing, which is as official as it gets in this country.


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Real Reviews From Real Student Herbalists


As an Associate Dean of Academics for some 20 years, I was and am very impressed with the very high quality of the school and this course of study. Without reservation, Sherri and I recommend this course of study to everyone. It will prove to be one of your wisest investments, and your knowledge as a clinical herbalist may well save lives one day.

Ron C. / Center For Life Transitions & PTSD Recovery

The best decision I ever made this year was to join the Homegrown School of Botanical Medicine. I find myself learning and entertained at the same time, and watching Doc Jones demonstrate the steps in making medicines makes it easier to understand.
I love this program, and can’t say enough good things about it. Instead of just learning what do use for an ailment, Doc Jones teaches the properties of each herb so that you can make decisions on what would work best for each individual situation.

Carol S. / HomeGrown Student

The Home Grown Herbalist School of Botanical Medicine is presented so well and gave the information that a beginner like me needed to become a herbalist. I am a nurse and found the presentation by body systems and how specific herbs work in that system to be very similar to how nursing school was taught, but at a level that everyone can understand. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in herbal remedies or just improving your health.

Nancy B. / HomeGrown Student & Nurse Practitioner

I took a basic herbal course from another teacher  in 2010 and I have been using herbs to heal my family and enhance our lives for the last 10 years.  Recently, I felt like I had a lot more to learn and so I started searching for schools I could attend in my spare time.  This class is perfect for that!  It’s self paced, which works well for me as I homeschool my 4 children.

After practicing herbalism for 10 years I was concerned that it would be too much repetition of the things I already know, but that is not the case. While I do know some of the information, I find that I am learning so much from this course!  

Britta / HomeGrown Student In Italy
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Collection of Scientific Papers

Concerning the Relationship between Exercise and Cognition

Collection of Scientific Papers

Outlining Various Plants and Their Effect on Cognition, Memory, and Alertness.

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