Our school utilizes ancestral wisdom, ecological sustainability, equality and feminist principles. We believe that health care must consider the whole person; body, mind, spirit, environment and community.  


Madelon Hope

Madelon Hope directs the Boston School of Herbal Studies where she teaches Herbal Apprenticeship programs, Advanced Training, and a variety of classes. A Clinical Herbalist for over twenty years and a Licensed Psychotherapist, she combines Western Herbalism with Chinese medicine and psychotherapy to assist healing on multiple levels.  Her main focus is on stress, mood imbalances, fatigue, lowered immunity and sleeplessness.


Tommy Priester

Tommy Priester is a Clinical Herbalist, Wellness Counselor and founder of Bear Medicine Holistic Services & Heart Mind Integration Healing. Tommy's a Practicing Clinical Herbalist and Holistic counselor since 1998. He combines extensive knowledge of Western herbalism, shamanism, spiritual healing, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition with ancient wisdom traditions from Native American, Chinese and other cultures.

Tommy is a masterful teacher and facilitator who combines expert knowledge of his subject with gentle humor. In addition to his own workshops and seminars he continues to be a faculty member at The Boston School of Herbal Studies for 13 years running.


Melanie Scofield

Melanie is a clinical herbalist, a health educator, and the director and founder of the Earthwalk School of Herbal Traditions in Rockport, ME. She completed her studies with the Boston School of Herbal Studies in 2007 and has since been teaching others the joys of plant medicine as well as training others to become clinical herbalists. Melanie’s main passion is teaching others to cultivate their innate wisdom and fine tune their own intuitive abilities.

Natalie DeNormandie

Natalie DeNormandie is an herbalist, plant lover, and principal of SegoDesign, a landscape architecture practice that designs beautiful, tasty,
and functional gardens. When not designing, she teaches at the Boston School of Herbal Studies, and maintains a flower-and-herb share from her garden in Lincoln, MA. You can read Natalie's blog that aims to bring plants more fully into people’s kitchens, medicine cabinets, and lives at floraverdura.com


Patrice Green

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