About Our Classes And Policies
We are proud to offer an extensive array of classes and workshops in our classroom space, located next door to the retail shop. Our curriculum includes our hands-on Beginner and Intermediate herbalist courses, The Heart of Herbal Medicine, which we offer repeatedly throughout the year, as well as popular classes taught by adjunct teachers including Reiki Certification, Tarot, Astrology, Spiritual Housekeeping, Fermentation and Homesteading Skills, Art and Nature, and much much more! Our current offerings are listed on our Calendar page. We also also offer private classes - please email or call the shop to inquire about rates and offerings.
Class Cancellation Policy
We strongly encourage folks to pre-pay at the time of registration for workshops in person, online, or over the phone. The benefit of pre-registration is twofold: it greatly helps our staff and teachers determine that we have adequate registration and prepare for the class size, and we also find that committing to a class helps our students take their own learning process seriously. When we run a cumulative class series, many of our students report that the commitment provides stability in their week, and we have seen many friendships and communities grow through the culture of our regulars!
We realize that students may not want to pay for a class in advance when there is always a small chance that plans will change. For this reason we offer a full refund to students who give us at least 24 hours notice of cancellation before the scheduled class.
Occasionally a student may need to cancel the day-of the class due to reasons of sickness or emergency. If you need to cancel your pre-paid registration on the day of the class, we can transfer your payment to a store credit or towards another workshop.
We do not offer refunds or transfers past the date of the class.
About Our Sliding Scale
We strive to keep our classes accessible to all income brackets and offer most classes on a Sliding Scale basis. Sliding Scale works on the honor system: each student chooses a fee that is appropriate to their individual financial situation without questions asked. We operate this way trusting that our students value truthfulness and accountability as do we, believing that community thrives when accountability is a central value.
To help you determine where on the fee scale you land, we've included some guidelines below. While we ask you to take these factors into consideration, please don’t stress about it - please pay what feels right.
Consider paying on the upper end on the scale if you:
- own the home you live in
- have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money
- travel recreationally
- have access to family money and resources in times of need
- work part time by choice
- have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.)
Consider paying on the lower end on the scale if you:
- are supporting children or have other dependents
- have significant debt
- have medical expenses not covered by insurance
- receive public assistance
- have immigration-related expenses
- are an elder with limited financial support
- are an unpaid community organizer
- are a returning citizen who has been denied work due to incarceration history