2019 Apprenticeship Places Available!
Following many requests to restart my popular apprenticeship course in Amsterdam, I am now taking on apprentices again and am SO enjoying it!! I have started working with wonderful people who want to learn the skills to incorporate Urban Herbology into their personal lives and businesses! The brand new group meets each month for either an in depth herb walk or half day workshop and the Apprentices have a wealth of material and support forums in the newly developed course website (so even if they cannot attend the monthly meetings, they can study at home).

I can take on 6 more apprentices this season. [Update 3/3/19: 2 places remaining*]
My previous apprentices include writers, chefs, artists, therapists, gardeners, nutritionists, teachers, crafters and others who felt the strong pull of the urban wild. Would you like to be one of the latest group? Read on and contact me as soon as possible if so. The course can be started immediately.

Next walks (free for my apprentices) March 17th, April 8th
Next Apprenticeship workshop April 15th.

[*If you want to join the course but are not in time for this face-to-face spring group, you are very welcome to join the online course at any time. You can then join in the support network and the workshops, when there is space. You will still get all the support needed. Let me know if you want to know more through the contact box below]

Learn Urban Herbology!

  • Do you want to learn about crafting with local, seasonal herbs?
  • Do you seek guidance about ethical foraging and deep connection with nature from an expert?
  • Do you work well with face-to-face meetings, some personal study and ongoing support?
  • Do you want to learn through walks and workshops?

If that is you, welcome to the Urban Herbology Apprenticeship!

How it works

An effective combination of monthly workshops, walks, online study and a support network.

Five course modules:

  • Foraging – Learn foraging skills, plant families and key urban herbs.
  • Herbal Crafting – Learn home remedy making, herbal first aid and nourishing herbs.
  • Growing Herbs – Learn creative ways to grow herbs in any space.
  • Healing – Learn to safely work with the Wise System of Healing.
  • Natural Spirituality – Develop deep connection with nature through the festivals.

Online material:
The five apprenticeship course modules are delivered online as study units. Extra units are regularly being created so do ask if you would like a specific topic to be added. Course forums for discussion help to deepen your knowledge and connect you with other students. The units contain learning material, activities and podcasts.

Seasonal half-day gatherings are offered to course members. These take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and cover practical skills from the course units. Workshop attendance costs €50 and includes handout, materials and vegetarian/vegan snacks. You can see the upcoming dates here.

A foraging walk is offered each month that a workshop is not offered. These walks are free for course members and help students to develop their skills and knowledge. Upcoming walk dates.

How long does the Apprenticeship course take?

Approximately 12 to 18 months.
If you are committed to developing deep connection with the plants growing around you, you will be able to learn the skills you need from the online study material alone.
Your practical skills and confidence will increase far more quickly if you attend at least one workshop and stay in contact with Lynn via walks and the UH forums.


Monthly payments – €38
Annual payment – €400

Optional Apprenticeship workshops – €50 each (pay only for the workshops you attend)
Optional walks – Free to apprentices

Payment is via bank transfer or PayPal.

About Lynn
Since 2011, Lynn Shore has enjoyed teaching the craft of urban herbology to dozens of wonderful people. What began with city herb walks, occasional workshops and a small group course, is now a successful blended learning apprenticeship. Packed with information, activities, advice, links, optional workshops, a social group and personal attention. The Urban Herbology courses enable people all over the world to make green changes in their lives.

Find out more

Look around the UH Apprenticeship website
or fill in this contact form and I will get back to you:


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