Maggie Pope
is a Medical Herbalist

Practising in
Bridgwater, Somerset

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This is Piles Mill, one of the venues we now use for teaching. Since we have seminars at weekends we hire rooms as and when we need them, this keeps the cost of our modules as low because we do not borrow money to rent premises full time. Our hope and vision is that one day, when we become an educational charity, we will have our own building with classrooms, kitchen, clinic and hospital wing. We also plan to have a kitchen garden to provide organic vegetables and fruit to feed our patients and students, and of course, a medicinal herb garden to provide the raw materials to make the medicines we will use in our hospital.

 

The School of Herbal Medicine opened its doors to the first students September 2015. I did my first day’s teaching there October 18th with 7 hours of Herbal Therapeutics; this weekend we focused on the Cardiovascular system and the Respiratory System. Susan Vassar covered the Gastrointestinal system in Anatomy and Physiology om 17th. We had the brainwave of hiring a brilliant cook to provide a hot meal midday which was appreciated by students and staff alike.

The students have been loaded up with large files which we aim to fill over the next 6 years. They are a great bunch and are a pleasure to teach. The modules may seem large and indeed the workload is considerable, but we believe we are offering something unique in England. See swherbschool.wordpress.com for more info. It is our blog.

Module Files

Module Files

It is our intention to start to grow our own plants for our students to make into our own medicine to use on our own patients. The students are invited to help plan and plant a herb garden, and to come to Bridgwater to grow and harvest whenever possible. Our base is at Selworthy, but we have a satellite training centre at Growing Medicine, Bridgwater.

If you are interested in training to be a professional Medical Herbalist email us at info@schoolofherbalmedicine.co.uk

We  admit  students each September, admissions are accepted until the end of August. Payment plans are available.

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Harvesting Passionflower from the garden

September 15, 2018

I’ve just found out that the Passionflower I have growing in my garden [Passiflora caerulea], can be used interchangeably with the Passionflower that I buy in at great expense [Passiflora incarnata]… So I have been harvesting lots of the herb in the warm September sun, just as several of the fruits have ripened as the books […]

My New Toy

August 31, 2018

I’ve not been able to access the admin on my website for a few months, that is why there have been no posts. But now I have found my way back in [thank you, Colin] I would like to tell you about my new toy. My husband might like rope, and chainsaws and electric drills, […]

I love these old books….

February 28, 2018

     I love these old books: All of them describe a way of living and looking at plants, that is, for the most part,  disappearing from our  modern way of life. It is very, very rare that the ordinary housewife would go out into the country-side or even her own garden, and pick greenery […]