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Holistic Traditional Training
For a New Generation of Practicing Herbalists

The ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism
strives to provide the highest quality herbalism education and training based on
traditional wisdom and ecological awareness for clinical, community, and family herbalists while also being a progressive community resource for increasing public access to
comprehensive herbal knowledge and care.

Professional Program

The ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism incorporates a number of traditional energetic approaches, including Traditional Western Herbalism, Vitalism, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Expert instructors come with a well-developed philosophy and practice, offering a range of perspectives that contribute to a diverse and exceptional herbal education.

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New to

Are you fairly new to herbalism? 

Take a look at our first year program entry.

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Furthering your

Do you already have a strong foundation in herbalism through education and/or practice?  Check out our second year program entry.

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Working with

Looking for clinical supervision working with clients? Our third year program, open to graduates of our second year program as well as practitioners, offers just that!

For practicing herbalists, ArborVitae will begin offering advanced herbal intensives held both online and in-person.


Now Accepting
Applications for 2024-25

Holistic Traditional Training for a

New Generation of Practicing Herbalists. Our 2023-24 school year has begun. We now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year that starts in September 2024.

Did you miss one of our 
Virtual Open Houses?

Don't worry, we've saved one for you!
Virtual Open Houses

Meet The Team

ArborVitae’s administrators come from a variety of backgrounds, each using their unique skill sets to ensure ArborVitae provides the highest quality education and training in herbalism.

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Diana Isidoro


Administrative Director

Claudia Keel

Claudia Keel

Director, Founder

Core Faculty

Richard Mandelbaum - Founder & Core Faculty

Richard Mandelbaum

Core Faculty



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