Mission and Values
Herbal medicine is people’s medicine–that’s why we put the community first at Wild Rose College.
Our online herbal courses and diploma programs have some of the most comprehensive and in-depth written and video material available today, with an accessible tuition model. Our students come from all genders, races, ages, and skill levels, from all across the globe.
Online learning is ideal for juggling careers, family life, and hobbies along with your studies. Our at-your-own pace rhythm accommodates diverse learners and various learning styles.
Want to study off-line or off-grid? We also offer printed manuals and textbooks so you can take your learning with you wherever you go.
We Love To Explore Canada's Boreal Forests.
Wild Rose Herbal College was founded on Treaty 7 territory in Southern Alberta in Calgary, Canada, in 1975 by Terry Willard, Clinical Herbalist.
The College has grown from a popular brick-and-mortar school with locations in Calgary and Vancouver, to an online herbal learning destination connecting the herbal community from the local to the global.
Today, Wild Rose Herbal College is run by a team of passionate and talented herbalists, including Dr. Terry Willard Ph.D. and his son, Clinical Herbalist Yarrow Willard.
Wild Rose College believes we should all have the opportunity to connect with the plant medicine of our cultural lineage. We respect and honour the histories, languages, cultures and contributions of First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada from coast to coast who enrich our community.
We endeavour to promote and provide a diverse, safe and inclusive learning environment for all while advocating for respect, understanding and stewardship for plants on behalf of all people.
Wild Rose College respectfully acknowledges the ancestral and unceded territory of all Indigenous Peoples of the lands that we connect from today.
While we meet via a virtual platform, we recognize the importance of the lands that we each call home. We do this to affirm our commitment and responsibility to improving relationships between nations within the college and in the wider herbal community.
The Wild Rose Story
Follow the Wild Rose Story across the years–and across the provinces
The Wild Rose Team
A team of passionate and talented herbalists stands behind Wild Rose Herbal College. Let us introduce ourselves.