Wildwood Institute

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Providing Herbal Education, Herbal Products and Remedies, and Health Consultations in Madison, WI and the Midwest

  Wildwood Institute provides the most advanced herbal training in the Midwest. Whether you wish to become a practicing herbalist, or simply learn about healthy alternatives for yourself, your friends and family, our herbal apprenticeship program will give you the comprehensive herbal education you are seeking!

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, we also offer one-time herb workshops, special events, personal health consultations with herbalist Kathleen Wildwood, and our own locally grown, high quality herbal products, grown without pesticides.



Herbal Apprenticeship - Spring Semester 2014 Enrollment is FULL

We have one opening remaining in the Spring 2014 semester for the Gardener position. This position receives Herbal Apprenticeship tuition credit. You must have gardening experience, and be available to work each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for a total of 6 - 8 hours per week. You will gain hands-on experience in a dedicated herb garden, plant identification and special care tips and gain herbal knowledge through attending the weekend classes. Please send your resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Now taking applications for Fall 2014 - semester begins mid-November

Learn to use herbs safely and effectively for yourself, your loved ones and/or professionally. Wildwood Institute offers a comprehensive Apprenticeship at a collegiate level of education. You will receive hands-on training harvesting medicinal herbs, enjoy herb walks and outdoor teaching, and experience making the medicines that the earth has to offer.

This training is ideal for those who want to learn herbalism for personal use, for professional use as an Herbalist, for health care practitioners in broadening your holistic healing methods, or to run an herb-related business. Our Apprenticeship Program offers flexibility. Depending upon the extent of herbal knowledge you are seeking, you may choose to take only one or two semesters, or complete the three year program. Additionally, our program is part-time, is designed for people who have jobs and/or are caregivers for children/elders. Application is online through our website. Tuition payment plans are available.


Please visit our individual pages to learn more about our herb-related programs.



Featured Product - Allerg-Ease


Spring is awakening, providing renewal, small shoots of new growth, and… allergies. We have the product to help you enjoy this beautiful (and irritating) time of year. Allerg-Ease supports sinuses and the respiratory system, and is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Allerg-Ease is gently astringent – it dries, without drying you out, and reduces mucus drainage. Allerg-Ease supports healthy immune system function. Our custom blend consists of Yarrow herb, Wild Yam root, Goldenrod herb and Calendula flower. 1 ounce for $14. Available through our product store.


Saturday, April 26, Kathleen Wildwood and the Advanced Apprentices will lead an Earth Day Herb Walk at the UW-Arboretum. This free and informational event will last approximately one hour. All are welcome. Preregistration is required for this free event - class size is limited. Email your name, phone and number in your group to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   





Quick Calendar

Earth Day Herb Walk
April 26, 2014  
11:00 am
Meet at Monroe St. & Arbor Dr.
Herbalism 101
May 17, 2014 
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Wildwood Institute
Herb Day
June 1, 2014
Vendor at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Midwest Women's Herbal Conference
June 6-8, 2014
Beber Camp
Kathleen presenting
"Herbalism 101"
Tour Of Wildwood Gardens
July 13, 2014
10:30 am, Free
Community Festival of Healing Arts
July 19-20, 2014
Vendor at Earthsongs Books and Gifts, Janesville
Making Herbal Medicines
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Wildwood Institute

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