Herbalism in Alberta: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Herbalist?

A Herbalist is someone who uses plants for beneficial or medicinal purposes. This can include many styles and practices which often change and develop through a Herbalists career/life. In addition to using plants and plant based medicine (phytotheraputics), many herbalists will have an expansive set of skills ranging from energetics, lifestyle management, physical therapies and various styles of counseling.

What is a Herbalist Association?

A herbal association is a group of peoples who are responsible for providing and upholding health and safety standards for the practice of Herbalism as well as increasing awareness in the community and joining like minded individuals together. As a provincial association, we are also involved in communications with appropriate government branches and agencies, providing educational and networking opportunities and facilitating community education and events.

Why should I join the Alberta Herbalist Association?

Do you like plants/health/happiness/community/learning? If you said yes to any of the above, the Alberta Herbalist Association might be right for you.

How do I join the Alberta Herbalist Association?

You can't, not right now, but soon! Join our email (insert hyperlink to email list?) list to receive updates on our progress as an association and how you can participate in upcoming events and fundraisers.

I'm not a Herbalist, can I still join?

Absolutely! The herbal community is just that, a community and it takes all sorts to make a fruit cup! Whether you are interested in learning more and participating in community or educational events, on the way to becoming a practitioner yourself or already in a related field, the Alberta Herbalist Association has something for you. To find out about our membership levels and benefits, please visit the Membership Page.