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Join professional herbalists Robert Rogers and Chad Cornell in an online study program designed to deepen your practical knowledge of medicinal plants, wild foods, and the philosophy behind their use. You will learn about the benefits of herbs and their history. You may even find that cultivating and growing herbs is your calling.


This program was designed for those desiring to respectfully reconnect and explore the healing power of nature and become knowledge keepers and a healing resource for their community.

1. BASIC Subscription: Viewing of the award winning film Our Common Root, Full Access to the Next Generation field video series with Robert Rogers and Chad Cornell, interviews from leading herbalists and knowledge keepers. New material added regularly. Cost $7.99 per month, ten day free trial. 

2. KNOWLEDGE Subscription:  The visual program plus deepen your personal knowledge with this complete on-line reference to The Next Generation Herbalist Program.  (see below). Cost $295.00 per module or subscribe for $29.00 per month.


3. APPRENTICE Path: BECOME A PRACTICING HERBALIST - includes the first 4 Next Gen. modules within the THE INTEGRATIVE HERBALIST APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM working at your own time schedule and receive up to 1 hour personal consultation per module with herbalist Chad Cornell. Cost $1995 CAD. Space is limited. You can then advance to the full 3 year apprenticeship program.

The Next Generation Herbalist Program provides the basic foundation about herbalism and holistic living.

We’ll explore the history of healing, the role of Herbalism presently as well as it’s great future importance. One key question to start with is “what is medicine?”  Is it a chemical that removes a symptom, a food that nourishes, or a state of right relationship?  We focus on beginning the study of “how the body works” through the lens of Holistic Anatomy and a unique introduction to the language of the herbalist via Robert Roger’s Key Actions and Properties. We also explore some essentials in natural healing such as; seeing the body as an ecosystem, the role of Vital Energy or Qi and the true potential of sound health.  There is a detailed look at the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and ether, as well as how we're literally made up of a balance of them all. You will find professionally made videos and audio classes and, of course, a full screening of our documentary film Our Common Roots - Unveiling Our Global Traditions of Healing with Plants is included. 



  1. Our Common Roots the Movie Screening
  2. Herbal Field Guide. Downloadable PDF
  3. Approx. 45 minutes of filmed plant tours per module with Robert Rogers and Chad Cornell who share a combined 60 years of experience in natural healing combined 
  4. A complete in depth reference writing on each plant, modern research, and historical use. 
  5. Audio Podcast Discourse (1.5 Hours per module) - The Fundamentals of Herbal Healing - with Chad Cornell
  6.  The Language of an Herbalist: A look at herbal actions and properties - Adaptogen to Vulnerary - by Robert Dale Rogers
  7. A FREE one year membership in United Plant Savers. Join a group of wildcrafters, seed collectors, manufacturers, growers, botanists, researchers, practitioners, medicine makers, educators and plant lovers from all walks of life.
  8. Extensive Interviews and presentations from prominent herbal elders.
  9. On Going Textbook Study with Guideline and Questions.  Optional Testing (leads to Certificate of Completion). Texts Include: The Textbook of Modern Herbology by Terry Willard, Clinical Herbalist, and The Yoga of Herbs & Ayurveda by Dr. Vasant Lad and Dr. David Frawley.  
  10. A video series on Making Your Own Herbal Remedies 
  11. Private on-line forum where you can share and discuss your ideas and questions with us and other members.
  12. Exclusive access to a fall live webinar for Next Gen. members with Robert Rogers and Chad Cornell
  13. Wild-Harvesting & Plant Identification
  14. Growing and Using Herbs
  15. Plant Conversation - understanding how we impact the natural environment
  16. Medicinal Mushrooms
  17. Fermentation Essentials, Aromatherapy Essentials, Entheogens
  18. And much more....











If you're truly interested in this program series contact us and we can arrange a time to connect with you by phone or email. We want to ensure this is the right program for you.


The Presenters

Author, Robert Dale Rogers, RH (AHG)

Robert has written over thirty books on herbs and mushrooms. Robert has been a student of plant medicine for nearly 40 years, including 18 years as a clinical herbalist. He is an assistant clinical professor in the faculty of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. Robert is chair on the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) and on the editorial board, the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. Robert has a Bachelor’s Degree in Botany. He has taught plant medicine for over 20 years, and is an avid fan of our indigenous plants and mushrooms. Robert has been involved in the health field for over 30 years and had a clinical herbal practice for 18 years (retired). He works as a consultant to various boards and industries advising growers and creating herbal formulas. He writes periodically for the magazine Fungi, and spends summers conducting mushroom walks and talks throughout North America and Europe. 

Robert and his wife Laurie are owners of Self Heal Distributing and Scents of Wonder essential oils. Robert is the director of the Earth Spirit Medicine Program at The Northern Star College.


Chad Cornell M. H.

Chad Cornell, Master Herbalist. has been passionately studying and practicing natural healing methods for the past 20 years.  He is well steeped in the traditions of both Eastern and Western Herbalism as well as other long standing methods of natural healing.  Chad is currently practicing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where he has operated the Hollow Reed Holistic Healing Centre for the past 11 years.  

Chad is actively involved in educating audiences ranging from children to university medical students, school teachers to nature retreat groups. He has an ongoing apprenticeship program, community level classes, and has co-created the film Our Common Roots and the Next Generation Herbalism online learning program.  Chad holds a great respect for the variety of teachings he has received from herbalists, medicine people, and healers from all over the America’s and Turtle Island.  He is currently a co-facilitator of the Summer Ethnobotany Program at the University of Winnipeg, Indigenous Studies Department; designed to deepen students knowledge of botanical healing and traditional ways. 

Chad is committed to supporting food / medicine security through the sharing of knowledge and is dedicated to a vision of a healthy, well informed, and well aligned next generation.  Such a vision requires that all nations and medical models work as one toward the common goal of a true state of health.  Chad is an advocate of good-relations, caring for the land and stewardship.  He suggests that we ask not only what plants can do for humankind but what we can do for the plant world also.  


* prices and terms subject to change without notice.


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