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 year 1 of the 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 is open to everyone. Residentials will be held in a central Scottish location.



The programme has a maximum of 15 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 the studies online at times that suit them whilst keeping pace with their studies. It is a carefully structured course including self-directed study to ensure that the student develops their own knowledge and skills. All details are in the Prospectus linked here.

This prospectus is now revised for 2021

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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).


Our co-op members have different backgrounds, but all share a commonality in their love of plants and their involvement in grassroots environmental & health projects. Born out of this, our business values are based broadly on the three Permaculture Ethics of “Earth Care, People Care, & Fair Share”








Lily Magourney Gardens
Lily Magourney Gardens


The gardens ...


are home to many different plant species and facilitates experiencing the plants energetically and directly. This enables the gathering of material for food and medicine.

The importance of this connection cannot be overstated as the true apprenticeship model means direct experiential practices. The convenience of having this beautiful land surrounding the teaching area is very valuable. 


Honey Garlic Magourney
Honey Garlic Magourney


The programme ...


beginning in October 2021 booking programme is now completing. Please inquire directly to discuss your requirements if you are interested in this steam.

Fortunately, we now have the online option available to accommodate folk that are seeking to join us in 2021 which is also taking reservations at this time.


Mullein flowering in Magourney gardens
Mullein flowering in Magourney gardens