- 1st Year Apprenticeship
- 2nd Year Apprenticeship
- Clinical Internships
Columbines School of Botanical Studies
Howie Brounstein is the owner of Columbines and Wizardry Herbs, Inc. and primary instructor of the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. He has taught botany, herbalism, and wildcrafting extensively for decades, including such herbal establishments as the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. Howie has a clinical practice in Eugene, Oregon.
Steven Yeager has been studying our local flora and ecology since 1995, both wildcrafting and preparing herbal preparations for himself and the community. He enjoys botanizing and exploring Oregon’s wild places. He was the manager of the Columbines and Wizardry herbal business and has been a teacher in the Apprenticeship Program since 1997. He is laboratory and quality control manager at Mountain Rose Herbs. In 2011 Steven became an elected trustee of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and is currently participating with many of the AHPA’s committees.
Heron Brae is a Northwest born botanist, herbalist, and wildcrafter loyal to her bioregion and passionate about teaching and learning. She has studied with Columbines School of Botanical Studies, Blue Iris Botanicals, Wilderness Awareness Community School, Rocky Mountain Biological School, and Evergreen State College, where she earned a BS in botany and ecology. She has enjoyed researching plants in the Puget prairies and the sagebrush steppes of eastern Washington. She presents guest workshops at Evergreen State College and numerous regional freeschools. She leads plant walks, workshops, and consultations through her business Wild Rose Botanical Studies in Olympia, Washington.