Online courses & classes are available for a variety of levels of experience and interest.

From total beginners to CPD training lessons for professionals: informal to formal.

Online courses give flexible learning options to fit in to busy lives.


Wild Food Foraging and Herbal Medicine-Making

Est. 2015

My guide to what’s growing in the hedgerow.

Get a solid foundation in the skills required to recognise and use local plants as herbal medicines and wild foods.

→ LEVEL: ALL (e.g. total beginners, DIY home use enthusiasts, professional herbalists, foragers etc.)


→ AVAILABILITY: Available now                     

Herbal Skincare & Haircare (Natural Cosmetic-Making at Home with Herbs)

Est. 2021

Discover the joy of making your own natural skincare, haircare and body care treatments at home. Lip balm, herbal talc, body butters, herbal baths, facial serums etc.

Start to make your own beautiful natural cosmetics at home from herbs, plant butters, oils and common food ingredients.

Learn about skin types, what can cause skin problems, why it can be problematic at different stages of life and how to select herbal ingredients to try to improve it with your home-made treatments. Includes eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea and more.

→ LEVEL: For beginners, DIY beauty lovers and herbal enthusiasts

→ LEARNING STYLE: Informal. Supported with live webinars so that you get to ask Vivienne your questions as you go along trying out the techniques and recipes

→ AVAILABILITY: Available now

Using Herbs in Professional Natural Skincare: Series of Specialist Online Classes

Est. 2019

Fixed oils, infused oils, essential oils, CO2 extracts, glycerites, infusions, hydrosols, tinctures, vinegars and dried herbs. Teaching people what these ingredients actually are and how best to use them in professional products.

Which extract type should I use? Which solvent works best? Which chemicals do extracts contain? How do I stop my extract going mouldy? How do I work out how much is safe to use in my products? Is my ingredient safe in pregnancy? How do I record this for my cosmetic chemist? Which herbs would work well in my products?

If you’re going pro with your natural cosmetic range then these are the things that you’ll need to know.

→ LEVEL: For people with experience making or already retailing their own natural cosmetics (not suitable for beginners).

→ LEARNING STYLE: Interactive teaching sessions broadcast online. Vivienne talks to camera and illustrates her points with a slide-show presentation. Time in every session for Q&A. Students interaction and questions warmly encouraged. Video recordings and supporting documents included.

→ AVAILABILITY: This live series runs twice per year. Click the button to get details and book the next dates.

Special Guest E-classes


I am delighted to invite you to browse this new series of online classes where I will be joined by a guest expert to share their love and knowledge about their key area of working with herbs and natural medicine.



* Foraging with kids

* Starting a medicinal herb garden

* Women healers throughout history

* Hormone-free contraception

*With more great new topics to be announced soon!

→ LEVEL: OPEN TO ALL (e.g. total beginners, DIY home use enthusiasts, professional herbalists, foragers etc.)



CPD Training for Qualified Practitioners

Starting in Autumn/Winter 2021-2022

Online CPD starting soon… get on the waiting list.

→ LEVEL: For qualified practitioners

→ LEARNING STYLE: Formal (but still enjoyable!).

→ AVAILABILITY: The first intro class took place in Oct 2020. Please click the link for details.

Consultancy Sessions, Private Lessons & Tutoring are available online

→LEVEL: For students, professionals & businesses. Get help with tricky topics or your specialist query about using herbs in your product. If you haven’t been able to find what you need from the usual sources this can be a great way to try to get the answer to your quirky herbal question.

→LEARNING STYLE: INFORMAL or FORMAL, depending on requirements of the client.

→AVAILABILITY: All year round, but depending on Vivienne’s schedule.

Free, introductory, informal classes & course tours

A few times a year, I do free intro classes on:

1. medicinal herbs & wild foods;

2. herbs for skincare & natural cosmetic-making.

Join an informal introductory webinar where Vivienne speaks about local wild herbs that are in season, and basic ways to use them at home.

Includes a short tour of her video courses for people who are interested in going on to learn in more depth.

→ LEVEL: ALL (e.g. total beginners, DIY home use enthusiasts, professional herbalists, foragers, natural cosmetic-makers/green beauty enthusiasts etc.)


→ AVAILABILITY: Usually available in Spring & Autumn.