Information on The Online 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 hands-on workshops, plant walks and masters’ seminars to ensure that each student receives true mentoring in the art and practice of herbal medicine. These workshops and herb walks are also recorded on video so that even those that can’t attend in person can benefit from the experience. 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.

Learning modules and workshop/seminar experiences can be purchased singly or all at once (at considerable savings). 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.

Further, because we believe that motivation and learning are reinforced by studying with a partner, you may choose a spouse or some other loved one or friend to fully participate with you in the program free of charge! Both of you will have lifetime access to all the online material even after completion of the course.


Introduction to Herbalism
Anatomy and Physiology
Diseases, Wounds, and other Traumas
Making Herbal Medicine
Plant Monographs
When There is No Doctor Series
Doc Jones' Formulations for Everything
Event Archives
Supplimental Videos and Lessons
Flash Cards Sets and Memorization Games
And Much Much More!

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

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 @ $35 Each ( Unlimited and free for students) 


–       1 Herbal Medicine Making Workshop @ $70 Each


–       1 Wound management and Suturing Workshop @ $80


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

Looks like about $6220.00


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


How about $899 for the Whole Shabang.


Why so inexpensive?

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

In fact, I think it’s so important that I’ll do you one better… Enroll today and your spouse or another loved one can join you as a study buddy!

That, my friends, is a screamin’ deal.


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HomeGorwn Herbalist School of Botanical Medicine

Now Offering 6 month Interest Free Payment Plans!

HomeGrown Herbalist has partnered with PayPal to provide you with the opportunity to not be 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! 

PayPal has a fantastic program where you’ll have 6 months to pay off the school totally interest free! 

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. Select the button that says “Pay Later” (or PayPal Credit sometimes)
  4. Fill out your information and get approved instantly, then finish your purchase! You’re Done!




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 and are registered with the American Herbalist Guild, which is about official as it gets in this country.

Q: What’s the deal with the study buddy? You’re giving away the shop! 

A: We believe that making two herbalists is better than one. In a world where herbal independence are disappearing it’s becoming less of a privilege and more of an obligation for us to grow the field in any way we can. So, if you purchase the normal $899.00 school variant you get to bring a close friend or family member along. You’ll both get a completion certificate as you finish , gain all benefits of being a student, and can work at your own pace individually or together!


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