2018-20 Herbalist Training Program

Our new program will begin in Sept., 2018.

See sample classes under the Herbalists Training Program tab!

A New Herb Walk Video

Take a walk through David's gardens and learn about herbs such as Lavender, Rose, Bergamot, Comfrey and many..many more!  Available as a download or hard copy DVD.


New York, NY - July 1, 2018 

We will explore the tastes, qualities, and unique properties of herbs. Indigenous forms of medicine use a system of energetics to understand an herb’s properties and its effect on each individual according to the symptoms they present.

2018 Plant Medicine Summit Recording

Listen to David's talk on Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief.

NY Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medical Assoc. Conference

May 3-6, 2018

I will be leading herb walks on Menla Mountain and teaching on Analgesia; The Search for Effective Pain Relief, Tick-borne Diseases, Adaptogens, Autoimmune disease and Allergies.

Traditional Roots Conference

May 18-20, 2018

This conference draws on clinical tradition and modern scientific research to offer the best of both worlds.

Looking for an online A&P course?

Taught by Tammi Sweet, MS, LMT, this excellent course is being offered at a discounted price for our program applicants! Use code WINSTON38 for your discount!

Medicines From the Earth Symposium

Black Mtn., NC - June 1-4, 2018

I will be leading an Ethnobotanical and Native Plant Field Study, teaching a class on Herbal Synergy, the Key to Great Herbal Medicine and demonstrating Pao Zhi-The Alchemy of Herbs.

Confusion Abounds for Adaptogens

David's interview with Nutraingredients

Latest Updates on Adaptogens-A Conversation with Lana Caniel

"Educate yourself, don't assume that every adaptogen is right for you." David Winston, RH(AHG)

Listen to David's recent interview with Lana Camiel.

Our Philosophy

Good herbalists treat people, not diseases, and in our program we strive to teach the skills necessary so that each student can accomplish that goal. We focus on differential diagnosis skills, materia medica and therapeutics which are essential to individualize treatment and help patients to not only resolve symptoms, but create constitutional change needed for physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.

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Welcome Video

I’ll be leading an evening herb walk at this beautiful herb farm, followed by Cherokee...


I will be teaching at this year’s Naturopathic Summit on Adaptogens and Anxiety and...