ArborVitae is pleased to host a broad range of classes for the New York City community. Our community classes are led by expert local, national, and international herbalists and other holistic instructors and vary in level from introductory to advanced. Classes are organized and facilitated by Herbal Underground, an herbalist collective led by graduates of our program.
Please check back as new courses are added regularly.
Sign up for our mailing list and/or the Herbal Underground mailing list to be notified of upcoming classes and other herbal events. For bios of our noted teachers, please visit our faculty page.
Honey Bee Medicine with Susanna Raeven of Raven Crest Botanicals
February 11th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Healing Remedies Made by Bees and the Importance of Kinder Beekeeping
Come and learn about the life of a bee and our intricate and deep connection to their well being. Glimpse into the world of sustainable and kinder beekeeping and learn ways to support the health of honey bees. Learn the medicinal uses of propolis, a powerful tree remedy made by bees with a variety of health benefits. Explore the magical uses of propolis inside a beehive and the many ways to use propolis as medicine for ourselves.
Pre-registration is highly recommended! We encourage you to register for classes online. Not only to ensure that you will be able to attend the class (they do fill up!), but also to make sure we can send you any handouts and additional information following the class.
Trouble registering? Questions? Concerns?
If you experience any difficulties registering online, or have any questions at all, feel free to reach out to Herbal Underground (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students 65 and older are eligible for a discount on all community classes! $5 off at the door.
Refunds or class credits will be issued if we are notified within 48 hours of the start of the class time. This policy is out of respect to the community-based nature of our classes, as we plan out schedule according to class-size, buy materials in advance, and our instructors often travel long distances to NYC to teach. Registrants are, however, welcome to transfer their registration to another individual should they be unable to attend.
Should we need to cancel a class, we will provide you with 24 hours notice, and you will receive a 100 percent refund of the cost of the class, or if you prefer, a credit for the rescheduled class or future class. Cancellations will be announced via email to everyone who has registered for the class online as well as posted where appropriate online.
If an outdoor class is rescheduled due to weather and you cannot make the rain date, you will be offered a credit for a future class of your choice. Please note that classes will not be cancelled due to snow unless public transportation is closed.