arborvitae lineUnless otherwise noted, all classes are held at ArborVitae’s classroom: 80 8th Avenue, room 1302 NY, NY 10013 (housed within Tristate College of Acupuncture).
Please note: the entrance for 80 8th Ave is actually on 14th St – just east of the Northeast corner.
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ArborVitae classes and courses span a broad range of topics. Our comprehensive workshops vary in level (introductory to advanced) and are taught by expert local, national and international teachers. To see bios of our noted teachers, please visit our faculty page.
Please check back as new courses are added regularly.

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Those Wicked Weeds and Their Medicinal Properties with 7Song

Seven Song-AV bio pictIn this class we will discuss the medicinal qualities of the plants commonly seen growing in pavement cracks, vacant lots and the less manicured sections of parks. These are often common plants that can be found and gathered in less poo-ified areas and used for food and medicine. Some of these plants include Dandelion, Yarrow, Japanese knotweed, Beggar ticks, St. Johnswort and Yellow dock. The plants have a broad area of medicinal uses including for infections, congestion and wound healing. So come to this class and get to know the various plants that you pass by daily and how they can be utilized.

Price: $35.00

Date: March 23, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Open House for Professional Programs, Years 1, 2, & 3

Wednesday, April 15th: 6:30-8 pm  Free, but please registerArborVitae OpenHouse

Join ArborVitae teachers and fellow herb students for an open house and introduction to the first foundational year, 2nd year, and 3rd year of the professional program.  If you are curious for more information about ArborVitae's program, this meeting is the time to have your questions answered. If you already have an herbal training background and wonder if  you qualify for the 2nd or 3rd year, or what the additional training offers, this is also the meeting to come to. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 year. Come for a taste of herbs, and a taste of the year to come!


Price: Free Event

Date: April 15, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Prospect Park herb walk

Sat., May 2, from 11am-2pm

Note: This event is ONLY for those looking to enter the professional program and for current students.

Details on the exact location will be sent out to registrants closer to the actual date.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 2, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

East Village Community Garden herb walk

Sunday, May 3, 10am-1pm

Note: This event is ONLY for those looking to enter the professional program and for current students.

Details on the exact location will be sent out to registrants closer to the actual date.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 3, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Hold the date! for Leslie Alexander

Leslie Alexander-AV bio pictLeslie Alexander will be doing a community class at ArborVitae on Monday, May 4th, from 7-9:30PM. Details about the contents of this class and pricing are yet to be determined, so check back later or join our mailing list (signup is located on our homepage) to get that information and register!

Price: $35.00

Date: May 4, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Please Note!

Pre-registration is recommended! The pre-registered (and early bird) fee is lower and registrants will be notified of any workshop info.   Class handouts and any special information will be sent  to pre-registered students by email ahead of the class. (Please do check emails ahead of class for this reason.)  Also, we determine whether a class will go forward based on the number of people who have signed up.
The Early Bird discount  (10%) is only available up till 11:59 pm of the date listed- roughly 2 weeks before a class starts. The discounted price will be seen when one checks out.

Refund Policy
For a refund or class credit, you need to contact us at least 7 days before the class starts, and we will issue a refund/ credit. We trust this policy seems fair, as we plan according to class size, buy class materials in advance and our teachers often travel distances to NYC to teach, and so it is difficult to deal with last minute cancellations. You can, however, transfer your registration to a friend who would like your spot if you you are unable to attend.

Cancellation Policy
If for whatever reason, ArborVitae needs to cancel a class, we will do our best to give you 24 hours notice and you will receive 100% refund of the cost of the class, or if you prefer a credit for the rescheduled class or future class.

Rain-date Policy
If an outside class has a rain-date and  you can not make the rain-date  (given that we use it because of weather), you will be offered a credit for the class of your choice.

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