Completed Applications, Application Fee and Placement Interview is required for those applying for full in-person programs, apprenticeships, internships, or retreats.
Applications are not required for single classes.
No application required for our online programs or courses at this time.
- Complete your application here.
- Pay your application deposit.
- You will receive an email to schedule a placement interview.
- Upon acceptance, pay your registration fee at checkout to hold your spot. All fees go toward the total cost of the program your are attending.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for all of your in-person programs and professional training?
Apply! When you apply to the school, you can specify your intention on your application. There are no prerequisites for entering our Introductory programs. If you would like to try to test out of our introductory, you must apply first and then we will walk you through the process.
How long does it take to finish all your training programs?
How much is it to apply and register for a program?
Can I place into intermediate and advanced courses if I have a prior training?
Do you have payment plans?
We offer financing through automatic withdrawal every month for a 3% fee per month that you require a plan. If you feel you have a financial hardship and need something for programs under $1500, please indicate that on your application.
Do you offer work trade or scholarships?
Which programs do I have to apply for?
What is the difference between Apprenticeships and Programs?
Programs are open to groups of 10-20 people that come together to learn over several months, sometimes up to year with mainly classroom, lecture, homework, projects, labs and demos. We take more people, and there is a lot more content covered. Apprenticeships are only open to small groups of 5-10 students per season, depending on the topic and you must be a current student or alumni. This additional training allows for more hands-on work in the gardens, or with specific topics like teacher training, clinical mentorships, or garden work. Apprenticeships are somewhat tailored to the students involved, while programs cover set curriculum.
Can I get a refund if I need to withdraw or can’t make it to class?
Please read our full refund and withdrawal policy here.
What sorts of guidelines do you follow during the COVID 19 Pandemic?
Due to the ongoing pandemic we are limiting onsite offerings. We have many online options for folks now. If you live in Texas, and would like to participate in our hybrid programs, we will be following the following protocols for onsite studies:
We follow the current masking and distancing guidelines from the CDC and local health agencies. We have additional, updated agreements for incoming students so you can read through them when you apply.
Many of our lectures will be online live streams or recorded with live demos. You will have the option of purchasing a herb kit from us to follow along at home and taking many of our programs at home.
We continue to have hand sanitizer, extra sanitation guidelines in place, keep doors and windows open whenever possible, and we do not share food or other items with each other. If someone in your household or workplace has tested positive for the COVID 19 in the past 14 days, we ask that you stay home and quarantine, and come to class with a proof of a negative PCR COVID test. Most lectures will be recorded so if you cannot attend in person, we will still be able to get you the content.
Program students are asked to provide proof of vaccination for in person classes. Anyone not adhering to our protocols or endangering others may be asked to leave the program and is still liable for the full amount owed.
What measures do you take to be inclusive and accountable to each other at the School?
Please see our statement on inclusivity. In order to make our classroom as inclusive and create a safer space for people, we ask that folks agree to some communication cornerstones and guidelines before we work together. One of the biggest is not to make assumptions about each other.
- We ask students what their preferred pronouns are
- Ask before touching other students
- Elevate voices of people that are speaking less than others
- If a conflict arises, we have a process and it begins by emailing our student services manager