About Us

Wild Rose College spans a 45-year history and counting. With thousands of herbal graduates and alumni practicing herbalism throughout North America and the world, we know a thing or two about teaching herbal medicine.

what we stand for

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.

Our Story

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.

our history

The Wild Rose Story

Follow the Wild Rose Story across the years–and across the provinces

meet the team

The Wild Rose Team

A team of passionate and talented herbalists stands behind Wild Rose Herbal College. Let us introduce ourselves.

Dr. Terry Willard

College Founder

Yarrow Willard

College Director

Farrah Thompson

General Manager

Jacqui Calfountzos

Student Services Manager

Katie McIntyre

Student Services Coordinator

Becky Starling

Education & Marketing Manager

Nicole Slierings


Holly Phillips

Social Media Coordinator

Cherianne Cybulskie

Marketing Coordinator

Megan Kendrick

Herbal Village Coordinator

Nathan McCready


Ali Karim