Who We Are

Wild Rose Herbal College is run by a team of passionate herbalists.

Our founders, directors, staff, along with our students, alumni, and teachers are real deal herb folks who grow gardens, craft herbal remedies and work as healers and teachers in our communities far and wide.

Founded by Clinical Herbalist Dr Terry Willard, PhD in 1975, Wild Rose Herbal College offers foundational and in-depth herbal programs trusted by thousands of students.

Are you ready to pursue your herbal passion?

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Diploma Programs

Become a certified Practical Herbalist, a Master Herbalist, or a Clinical Herbalist with Wild Rose Herbal College. Our extensive, accessible, and in-depth programs make learning easy and blend together the art and science of herbology

Join Our Herbal Village

Follow your herb path in community and with the support of fellow esteemed herbalists, students, and Wild Rose Herbal College teachers and instructors.

Happening at Wild Rose this Season

Wild Rose Events

Mark your calendars! Wild Rose Herbal College offers a roster of herbal events, classes, workshops, and activities. Check back here for updates or sign up for our newsletter to be kept in the herbal loop

What's Happening in the Herb World

Herbal Happenings

Check out these events by the herbal community, from the local to the global. Curated seasonally by the Wild Rose team

Blue Lotus Ethnobotanicals

Patrick Kooyman

Patrick Kooyman is an herbalist, ethnobotanist and wildcrafter living in Nelson, BC. He has studied traditional plant use as medicine and food in western Canada, as well as western and scientific approaches to herbal medicine.

Patrick is co-owner and founder of Blue Lotus Ethnobotanicals, a small company providing handcrafted herbal tinctures, syrups and salves made using ethically wildcrafted and organic ingredients, as well as culinary mushrooms and other non-timber forest products.

He studied herbalism through Wild Rose College of Natural Healing and you can find him and connect with his teachings at @bluelotusethnobotanicals

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