The Plant Medicine School Scotland

Apprenticeship in Community Herbalism


Study with The Plant Medicine School in Scotland in collaboration with Grass Roots Remedies Co-operative. We are currently offering the 2-year Herbal Apprenticeship.

The Scottish stream has primarily been set up to benefit students living in Scotland & Northern England, offering a more localised learning group, but it is open to everyone. Residentials will be held in a central Scottish location.



The programme has a maximum of 18 students per class. It is made up of a combination face to face intensive immersion workshops, online studies, films and texts; one-to-one mentoring and live zoom classes. This allows people to undertake some of their studies online at times that suit them whilst keeping pace with their studies. It is a carefully structured course which includes a self-directed study focus to ensure that students develop their own knowledge and skills.


This prospectus linked below is now revised for 2024

Prospectus Link





Grass Roots Remedies Co-op
Grass Roots Remedies Co-op




 What We Believe ...


Grass Roots Remedies is a workers’ co-operative, based in Edinburgh, Scotland dedicated to celebrating local plants and making herbal medicine accessible to those who need it most.



At the very heart of all of our work is the fundamental belief that herbal medicine is, and always has been, the ‘medicine of the people’ (folk-medicine).





Grass Roots Remedies Co-op will be taking applications for 2025 but are not taking applications for October 2024.

For alternative arrangements in Nothern UK please email us if you are interested in studying with The Plant Medicine School in this location commencing Oct '24. - See new details below


The Plant Medicine School - Northern UK

Karen Davis and Fiona Fisher of the Nothern UK school are delighted to host an Apprenticeship in 2024 in Beechbrae Wood, Heights Rd, Blackridge, West Lothian, EH48 3SW, Scotland.


Google map link - Beechbrae website

Courses offered at this location:  

  1. At Home with Herbs - N/A as a stand-alone yet, but content is included in 2.

  2. Traditional Herbal Apprenticeship - 2 years - £3600  - 2024

  3. Herbal Medicine Practitioner Training - 3 years - £3800 - 2026

  4. Supervised Practitioner Clinics 500Hrs - £2750 (Updated 8-5-24) - 2026

     Total for full five-year training = £10150

Just so you know, Number 1 is included in 2, and numbers 2, 3, and 4 are combined to achieve the Practitioner level.



Mullein flowering in Magourney gardens
Mullein flowering in Magourney gardens