Maggie Pope
is a Medical Herbalist

Practising in
Bridgwater, Somerset

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New Place, Polock

New Place, Porlock

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 New Place, Porlock 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 swherbschool@gmail.com,  we  admit  students each September. Payment plans are available.

Blog

A ‘No Dig’ day with Charles Dowding…

April 6, 2017

  I was just about to give up with my allotment. Somebody had sprayed my nettle patch with weedkiller and the whole area had died and turned brown with some awful chemical concoction that I had never wanted on my plot. I had been careful to hide these nettles behind my shed so I didn’t […]

That went well….

April 4, 2017

L-R: Jonas Brab, Lisa Poynton, Julie Bruggemann, Susan Vassar, Tim Carter, Maggie Pope, Joe Nasr. Easter School went well. The second residential study week at the School of Herbal Medicine was busy, informative and fun. All the students were in the same place at the same time, and we enjoyed teaching them Pharmacy, Herbal Therapeutics, […]

I’m calm. Really calm…

March 17, 2017

  After the weekend I will be teaching in our school’s second residential Easter School. Four days of seminars when the different year groups are in the building at the same time and we teach back to back. Usually we keep the year groups separate and teach them on different days just because it’s easier […]