Our Purpose

image of Lori and Chuck march 2012 from Alejandra Palos
 Lori and Charles March 2012

The California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism officially opened its doors in January of 1998 in the San Francisco East Bay city of Richmond, California, to teach and preserve the healing traditions of the Hispanic curanderos and curanderas (folk healers) of California. Many of these classes had been informally taught for two years prior to the creation of the school.

Primarily offering classes in herbalism, the school also stresses an understanding of Curanderismo, the healing techniques and philosophies of Native-Hispanic California.  The cross-cultural influences of European and Asian herbs, along with the use of native plants, made California Curanderismo a unique and potent healing medium.  These practices also include the use of intuitive diagnosis skills, psychoactive plants, ritual and magic.





Welcome!

Check out our   Catalog of Classes  .

Review and register for   Currently Scheduled  classes.

Find Herb Festivals and public lectures in the   Coming Events   listings.

Enjoy our favorite products from  The Herbal Shop  .

Read about various herbs and herbal preparations on our   Plants page  .

Find more herbs and things curandero in  Articles  .

Meet the  Staff  that keeps the school going.

Learn about  Special Weekend Classes  .

Contribute your own memories to the Herbal Events Archive .

Join Us for  online classes  .

Thank you for supporting the  California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism.



Scheduled Classes

Currently Scheduled Classes

Evening Classes

*new* Street Herbalism Boot Camp! *new*
 Beginning Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 7:30 pm to 10:00pm.
 18 Weeks $450

Ten Herbs
 Beginning Wednesday January 28th, 2015 7pm to 9:30pm.
 8 Weeks $350

Introduction to Hispanic Herbalism
 Beginning Tuesday February 10th, 2015 7pm to 9:15pm.
 5 Weeks $250

Grandma Garcia's Healing Foods & Recipes
 Beginning Tuesday March 31st, 2015 7:30pm to 9:15pm.
 3 Weeks $175

California Herbalism in the Era of Zorro!
 Beginning Wednesday April 1st, 2015 7pm to 9:30pm.
 5 Weeks $210

Advanced Hispanic Herbalism
 Beginning Monday, November 10th, 2014 7:30 pm to 10:00pm.
 13 Weeks $400


Online Classes too! HH online 

Saturday Classes

Kitchen Remedies
 Saturday, February 15th, 2015 10:30 am to 1pm
 1 Saturday  $75

Traditional Herbs for PTSD
 March 7th and March 14th, 2015
 2 Saturdays $150

 

 

2015 Herb Gatherings

2015 Maine Primitives Skills School, Augusta, ME
 May 22-24, 2015


2015 High Sierra Radical Herbfest & Primitive Skills Gathering, Stanislaus National Forest, CA
 August 13-16, 2015

 

 

Full Catalog

Thank you for supporting the  California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism.


Six Ways to Catch a Class!

The California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism offers classes six ways:

1.  Evenings:
In-home lecture-discussion classes, held on a set night of the week for several weeks.
2.  Online:
Delivered via internet, with assignments due every week.
3.  Special Topics:
Topics requested by the organizer, for a gathering created for the class/es.
4.  Community:
At establishments in the area, such as libraries or herberias.
5.  Herb Fests:
As a lecturer at an herbal fair, festival, or conference.
6.  Guest Lectures:
As an invited speaker during the course of college and university classes.

On request, students for classes in Richmond can be picked up at the Richmond BART 20 minutes before the scheduled start time for evening or Saturday classes.

choosing a class

the right class


  • Beginning Classes are designed for people interested in learning more about Traditional Hispanic Herbalism.
  • Advanced classes require a LOT of prior knowledge and experience in Traditional Hispanic Herbalism and healing.
  • CHECK WITH THE INSTRUCTOR before registering.
  • Quick classes include both beginning and advanced topics.
  • Quick Clases are great for a quick look into Traditional Hispanic Herbalism.

 

Ask the Instructor to find the classes that suit you.

image: advanced class 2-13-2014


Our Purpose

The California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism officially opened its doors in January of 1998 in the San Francisco east bay city of Richmond, California, to teach and preserve the healing traditions of the Hispanic curanderos and curanderas (folk healers) of California. Many of these classes had been informally taught for two years prior to the creation of the school.

Primarily offering classes in herbalism, the school also stresses an understanding of Curanderismo, the healing techniques and philosophies of Native-Hispanic California.  The cross-cultural influences of European and Asian herbs, along with the use of native plants, made California Curanderismo a unique and potent healing medium.  These practices also include the use of intuitive diagnosis skills, psychoactive plants, ritual and magic.



Contact Us

Website Info:   hispanicherbs@gmail.com

School & Classes:  curandero50@gmail.com
         (510) 672 7849

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