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 join in our Become a Member section. You can also renew your membership in the Member’s Area.

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.