For information about my online/blended apprenticeship course, please see this link.
Here are some of the questions which people have been asking about it and my responses:
Can I join any time or am I too late? Have I missed a start date?
You are very welcome to join my apprenticeship course any time. It is certainly not too late. I have set it up so that people can join at any time. All that you need to do is follow the link on my website Shop to make whichever payment suits you best. Then I will email you the passwords for the first online units. I will send the most appropriate Wheel of the Year unit along with the first unit for the other modules (Growing, Crafting, Healing and Foraging).
If you start now (February), you can work through the first set of units until Spring Equinox (about March 21st) and then I’ll send you the next unit passwords. There is no time limit on how long it takes you and you will always have access but it can be done comfortably in one year. The workshops are planned so that I can meet any apprentices who would like to come to Amsterdam and work on the skills together. They are optional. The dates are on my events page.
I clicked on “Take this course”. Why doesn’t anything happen?
When you click on “Take this course”, nothing much seems to happen but it does give you access to the welcome pages for each module on my course. This allows you to find out more about the course content. You email any questions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and payment is made through this page. When your payment is received, I will email you with the first module passwords.
But I live in the countryside, is the course suitable for me?
I live in an apartment in Amsterdam right now but until 11 years ago I was a country girl living in a cottage on the edge of a UK National Park. I love city life and I also love the countryside. I get out there whenever I can and love working with the plants there but I do find all that I need right here in the urban environment. Wherever I am, my principles and practices remain the same. What changes is which herbs are more abundant and attractive to me in each location. The course is mainly aimed at people who want to embrace herbal work in towns and cities but it does also suits people who live in the countryside. If you want to work with herbs which grow around you then this course has a great deal to offer you. I have had it tested by contacts in all sorts of areas in different parts of the world.
Is this just an online version of your apprenticeship notes?
No, this is very different and much improved! I have completely reorganised and developed my face-to-face course material. I have been offering that for several years in Amsterdam and of course I was always able to look over my apprentices shoulders as they made their preparations and talk things through with them. An online course needs to be much richer to compensate for not being in face-to-face contact. My aim when creating this course was to provide a very similar experience, allowing the new apprentices to feel that I very close by if needed. It has taken me a long time to write this course as I wanted and to be certain that can effectively teach people and empower them, wherever they live. So this material is much richer. It has more detailed notes, a discussion group, fast email contact with me and contains videos and many images to help my online apprentices.
Is the course available in Dutch?
It will be! One of my Amsterdam apprentices is currently working on translating the material in to Nederlands. If you are especially interested in this, please email me and I will let you know when the Dutch version is available. I do speak Dutch but I’m not so good at writing it. So feel free to email me in Dutch if that is easier for you. Email: email@example.com
Yes! You can begin whenever you choose because there are no set start dates. I will send you the first set of access codes whenever you sign up. You will then be able to access the first units about Crafting, Foraging, Healing, Gardening and the most recent Wheel of the Year unit.