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CIBS brings together excellent and diverse teachers of different disciplines, experiences and cultures to offer hands-on, in-depth programming centered on our deep connection to nature and plants. We offer programs that meet you where you are – whether just beginning or already a professional and wanting to dive deeper or expand your knowledge. Our programs can stand-alone or build on one another to broaden your experience and knowledge.

You may view our full program calendar to see and register for upcoming programs.

We offer programs in the following main areas:

 

Herbalism

CIBS brings together excellent and diverse teachers of botanical medicine. We offer programs that meet you where you are – whether just beginning to explore medicinal use of plants or already have experience and want to dive deeper or expand your knowledge.

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Ethnobotany

Today, there are few places to experience and learn ethnobotany outside of the university setting.  CIBS is determined to change this.  We bring together a diverse selection of…

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Sustainable Living

Now, more than ever its important for us to find ways to live in a more sustainable way; in a way that honors our role in nature, rather than working against it. CIBS is excited to offer hands-on programs in various subjects to…

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Food and Nutrition

Good food is essential for good health.  It is the best medicine.  But we are all bombarded these days with long lists of “dos” and “don’ts” for eating.  It can make it hard to enjoy food anymore.  It doesn’t have to be this way…

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Online Programs

We are excited to offer many of our great programs online.  We are constantly adding more so check back often to see what’s new…

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Plant-Passionate Living™

Our most in-depth programs.  Created by CIBS Founder and Director, Erin Smith,  Plant-Passinate Living is a comprehensive program designed to make learning herbs, nutrition, medicine making and much more, fun, easy and accessible…

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Field Programs

Our field programs are designed to provide you with direct hands-on experience with plants, ecosystems, healing traditions,  and cultures.  Coming soon!

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