2024/5 In Person Herbal Programs 

Herbal Foundations 

November  2024-April 2025

Join Mary Blue for a 6 month herbal journey!  

 Check out the full description of our Herbal Foundations Level 1 program here! 

The week will consist of:

  • Herbal lectures with Mary Blue
  • Certificate of Completion of herbal program
  • hands-on medicine making activities
  • plant id walks
  • delicious healthy meals
  • herbal games, camp fires, and community!
  • camping or indoor beds (limited indoor beds- register early to reserve)
  • exploring the local area- beaches, ponds, and forests.



Student Type
Meals included in all tuition


Sliding Scale: 

 $1,000- $1,500

Scholarship application here

Included in price:
-Classes- Herbal Foundations Online Program/ 30 hours of class time with Mary 

-Herbal Foundations Online 6 month program, containing education
-Level 1 Herbal Foundations Certificate
-Class ctivities/ plant walks, swimming, exploring the area.
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"I would highly recommend Herbal Foundations for those who are interested in learning about herbal medicine in a non judgmental environment with diverse classmates. The instructor, Mary Blue, was thorough with covering lesson plans and was attentive to all students questions."

Tarshire Battle- Providence, RI, Community organizer, mental health professional, artist, and political

“Mary’s Herbal Foundations Program was full of new friendships, exploring nature and making medicine. Being able to immerse myself into a  routine of plant walks, harvesting and medicine experimentation gave me the inspiration and confidence to harvest and create remedies on my own. The provided workbook allowed me to be in the moment during the lectures while providing the important information for me to absorb at a later time. Mary welcomed us into her farm and created a comfortable and safe space for a bunch of strangers to learn about herbs, health and nature, and created a wonderful community of budding herbalists to help each other learn.”

Alexi Widoff, 
Tiverbon, RI, farmer

Attending Herbal Foundations with Mary Blue (aka Apothecary Mary) was a life changing experience for me. Mary organically curated a sacred and safe space that allowed all of the women in attendance to bring their authentic selves to be fully present in this experiential learning process. Mary has a demonstrated commitment to her work as a healer, educator, and social justice advocate. Through her Herbal Foundations course; Level One, I obtained a solid base of knowledge that has prepared me to enter the world of herbalism along with a strong desire to further my studies. I highly recommend any herbalist course with Mary for anyone wanting to expand their awareness, connect with other dope and like minded souls, and breathe in some fresh air and good vibes on the farm."

Kaneesha Allen-
Houston, TX, Mom

"Farmacy Herbs is a beautiful community, a learning sanctuary, and a group of inspiring and informing individuals that are truly knowledgeable for anyone looking to begin or further develop their experience in herbalism.  The classes are both engaging and informative, and really provide a strong basis to understanding the many fundamentals of herbal medicine.  The was an amazing opportunity, spent with like-minded individuals in the most serene setting anyone could dream of.  The whole week was filled with growth, learning, joy, laughter, adventures and beauty.  It was the perfect balance of class lecture, hands-on projects, guest speakers, wilderness adventures, sharing and relaxing.  It was a joy spending time meeting new people from all over,  and developing our personal growth together.  It was a great opportunity to learn on a farm that flourished with all the herbs surrounding you, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the entire experience.  I highly recommend to anyone interested in developing their self, learning about herbalism, or building a community.  There are not many times in life when you can be fully immersed in the present moment with such joy. So thankful for the Farmacy family and all that I have learned and experienced, along with all the beautiful people I have met on this journey!"

Allissa Bessette - Coventry, RI

Marys herbal programs feel like home! I have been traveling from Baltimore since 2018! I come every summer and soak up all the herbal education, community and fun!

I have since opened up my own herbal apothecary in Baltimore, called "Hue's Herbal Apothecary"!  Mary's classes have given me the confidence I needed to start my own business and support my community with herbalism. When I first started coming to Mary's programs I didn't even know how to pronounce the word "tincture"!!

These classes will change your life! 

Ejama McNeil -
Baltimore, MD, owner, Hue's Apothecary