Green Allies Correspondence Course

Green Allies explores herbal medicine through direct experiences with plants, plant spirits (fairies, devas), and plant medicines.

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Green Allies explores herbal medicine through direct experiences with plants, plant spirits (fairies, devas), and plant medicines with guidance from Susun Weed.

This course is an invitation to explore herbal medicine and the green nations (plants) both realistically - through hands-on field work - and fantastically - through trances and shamanic journeys to the hidden realms of the devas and fairies. Your skills in botany, nomenclature, pharmacy, gardening will be nurtured through focused work with one green ally--of your choice. Your investigations and experiments with your green ally will provide you with a thorough understanding of how to find, grow, prepare, and use the wealth of herbal medicines around you.
During your course of study you will:
Choose a personal green ally as a guide to the practical and spiritual uses of plants.
Learn to understand the language of plants.
Explore multi-cultural approaches to herbal medicine.
Make your own tinctures, salves, infusions, and poultices.
Use plants for food, medicine, beauty, fun, fiber, dyes, and magic.
Learn how to grow, wildcraft, harvest, and dry herbs.
Become familiar with plant families and botanical names.
Attune yourself with the revitalizing energy of the earth.
Experience relationships with invisible plant helpers (devas, fairies, and others).
Fall in love with everything green.

Your course materials include:

Twenty-six study and action proposals which you implement and complete at your own pace
(with optional written, illustrated, or oral reports to me).
A Peterson's field guide of your choice from the enclosed list.
One hundred dollars worth of my MP3s, CDs, or DVDs (see enclosed lists).
A list of suggested books.
Three hours of "talk" time with me, on the phone, or by correspondence.
Initiation and completion gifts.
A yearly mailing, including a new Lunar Calendar, for two year
One free year of Herbal Medicine Level mentorship at
A 50% discount on three days of classwork with me at the Wise Woman Center.

Suggested class work for Green Allies students (with 2020 dates):
As a student you get a 50% discount on three days of classwork with me at the Wise Woman Center. When you've paid in full for your course, I'll send your class discount card. You can graduate without taking any classes. It is an optional addition, not a requirement.
May 2: Woodland Wonders: Meet ramps, brassicas, dwarf ginseng, and rare spring flowers.
May 3: Hands-on Spring Tonics: Make nettle soup and a wild salad; talk about and taste lots of tonics
May 30: Hands-on Herbal First-Aid: Fast relief for poison ivy, stings, wounds, sunburn, and more
May 31: Herbal Pain Relief: CBD, skullcap, poppies, St. Joan's wort, arnica, meditation and more
June 20: Tree Medicines in Your Hands: Visit the trees, make white pine vinegar, oak bark sitz, slippery elm balls
June 21: Hands-on: The Great Remedies: Identify, harvest, prepare and use the greatest herbal remedies.
July 25: More Hands-on Great Remedies: Identify, harvest, prepare and use great herbal remedies
July 26: Talking with Plants: Medicine Wheel of Plant Uses, Doctrine of Signatures vs. functional engineering
August 29: Hands-on Holy Ferment: Taste and make herbal wines, lacto-fermented sauerkraut, yogurt, and more
August 30: Adaptogens: Think better, live longer, feel great, adopt adaptogens
October 10: Hands-on Magical Plants: Visionary herbs, dream pillows, flying oils, love potions
October 11: Fend Off Winter Woes: Prevent and treat colds, flus, coughs, fevers

Your Instructor

Susun S Weed
Susun S Weed

Susun Weed is loved and honored for her work in women’s health and herbal medicine. She is the author of the Wise Woman Herbal Series, offering simple, safe alternative, complementary medicines. She directs the working of the Wise Woman Center, is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, and has been inducted as a Peace Elder. Susun uses her encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health in her service of all women.

Ms. Weed is the author of the Wise Woman Herbal Series, with six books in print (Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year; Healing Wise; New Menopausal Years, the Wise Woman Way; Breast Cancer? Breast Health! the Wise Woman Way, Down There Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way, and Abundantly Well). Find her books at or at your favorite bookseller...Susun offers mentorship opportunities at and hosts a weekly radio show at where you can call in and ask her health questions.

She sits on many advisory boards: Oregon Menopause Project, CIIS, Above & Beyond Hope Sanctuary, and Weston A. Price Wise Traditions Foundation. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Women's Studies includes her entries on herbalism, menopause, and nutrition. She's been on numerous radio and TV shows including Fresh Air Radio, National Public Radio, NBC News, Prescription for Health, Ask the Family Doctor, Wisdom Channel, and America's Talking.

Susun S. Weed has instructed students at venues such as: Yale Nurse Midwifery School, State University of New York (Scholar-in-residence), Kripalu Yoga Center, Benedictine Hospital, Vassar Brothers Hospital, Northern Dachas Hospital, Conn. Inst. for Herbal Studies,California School of Herbal Studies, New York Open Center, Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, Florida School of Midwifery, American College of Nurse Midwives, University of Rhode Island, Uni. of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, Rowe Conference Center, Interface Institute, Sufi Order Healing School, Heart of the Goddess Center, John Bastyr Naturopathic College, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Hawkwind Earth Uni, and Self Heal Herbal Center.

She has also trained health-care professionals abroad at such prestigious schools as: The Kosmos/Amsterdam, Waikato College of Herbal Studies/New Zealand, Weg der Mitte/Berlin, Brustgesundheit Centrum/Germany, Arkuna/Munich, Frankfurter Ring/Germany, Australasian College of Herbal Studies/Australia, and Elfenbank/Holland.

During the past three decade she has been a featured teacher at: Green Nations Herbal Gathering, International Herb Symposium, Women's Herbal Conference, Women's Spirituality Forum, HerbFest, Pacific Northwest Herbal Symposium, Midwifery Today Conference, Alaskan Midwives Conference, and Midwives Association of North America (MANA) conferences, among many more venues....

Susun S Weed has received the Twentieth Century Award for Achievement, is included in Who's Who of Intellectuals, was recognized as an Outstanding Person of the 20th Century, and was nominated as International Woman of the Year. Her books and appearances have helped millions of women attain better health and become more powerful in themselves.

Ms. Weed has no diplomas of any kind, having left high school in her junior year to pursue mathematics and artificial intelligence at UCLA, and having left there in her junior year to pursue life. She began studying her study of herbal medicine in 1965. Her areas of focus are: folkloric herbalism, eco-herbalism, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, philosophy and psychology of healing, comparative religion, and women's health/spirituality. She is especially interested in altered states of consciousness as they pertain to learning, healing, birthing, and dying; and the role of plants in these states.

Susun S Weed is an initiated member of the Wolf Clan and the Sisterhood of the Shields; she is a Peace Elder. Her adopted Native American grandmothers are Twylah Nitsch and Keywaydinoquay. She is the founder of the Wise Woman Center and Ash Tree Publishing and the voice of the Wise Woman Tradition. Learn more at or find where she is teaching this year interested in going deeper? consider live-in apprenticeship (only for the most serious students)

In addition to online video courses here at, Susun also offers traditional by mail and telephone correspondence courses, talk time, books and audios included

Course Curriculum

  First Section: About the Green Allies course
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  Section 2
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  Section 3
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  Section 6 - Green Allies - Shamanic Journey
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  Section 7 - Green Allies - Receiving Meditation
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  Final Section - Final Project
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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