Holly is a walking encyclopedia of herbs and herbal remedies! As a health coach, my passion is helping people heal with whole foods, so I really enjoyed learning more about herbal remedies from her. Holly is an engaging speaker and the depth of her knowledge and passion for herbalism shines through in every word.
- Caroline Stahlschmidt -
One of the things that I feel was so great about was Holly herself. She’s a wonderful teacher, she’s so knowledgeable of all the herbs and plants, and so willing to share all of this knowledge, and so kind and patient. I think she puts together a wonderful program.
- Anne Marshall -
For 30 years, herbalist, award-winning author, international keynote speaker and entrepreneur Holly Bellebuono has taught tens of thousands of people how to use herbal medicine for health. In 1994 she opened Sweet Cicely Herbs in the mountains near Boone, North Carolina, and in 2005 she moved to Martha’s Vineyard and founded Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary. In 2010 she founded The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine to teach hands-on application and knowledge to students who, over the years, traveled from Puerto Rico, Columbia, Nigeria, Canada, and across the United States to learn with her, and she lectured in Costa Rica, Canada and England about the power of healing.
Her seven published books are all nonfiction books on using herbal medicine or celebrating the power of women and healing. She is the author of Women Healers of the World (awarded Book of the Year by The International Herb Association), The Essential Herbal for Natural Health, The Healing Kitchen, The Authentic Herbal Healer, An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary, Llewellyn’s Little Book of Herbs, and A Goal-Setting Guide for Open-Minded Business Owners. Holly is also the CEO and founder of The Selle Entrepreneur Network where herbalists and other creative entrepreneurs gather for connection and resources.
The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine has graduated hundreds of community herbalists, many of whom traveled to Martha’s Vineyard to experience two- and three-week intensives to study North American plants and plant medicine with Holly. These rich in-person experiences led to many friendships and the advancement of numerous herbal businesses.
Today, all the knowledge, learnings, skills, and trainings of these intensives is crystalized into the comprehensive Community Herbalist Training Program. The program distills the wide range of lessons needed by herbalists into easy-to-learn, accessible, pragmatic topics that provide a solid foundation upon which to build an herbal career and serve their communities.
The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine is an official school of The American Herbalists Guild.
Learning to heal with herbs and natural strategies is one of the smartest things you can do for your own health, for your loved ones, and as part of a career path. Herbal remedies and nutritive foods complement the best therapies and can be used in a wide range of situations, both personal and professional.