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I invite you to explore and learn about herbal medicine through the colorful lens of the Chakra system and your very own body. This intensive class series is for those on the path of deep healing and self discovery.

- Earth Spiral Community Co-Founder and Plants in Color Creator Kelly Benson

This Herbal Training Experience is for you if...

You are a wombman deeply committed to the path of self awareness and internal exploration.


You are committed to show up in complete authenticity and vulnerability.


You have an interest and desire to learn about herbal medicine through the colorful lens of the Chakra System and in a body based, interactive learning environment.


You have a desire to gain the knowledge and tools to create a home apothecary, identify local plants, make your own medicine, and share this with your family, loved ones, and community.


You have a strong desire to explore and safely oscillate in your trauma wounds


You have a desire to take your health and healing into your own hands, and understand that this requires work and commitment.


You are ready to shed old stories about yourself and what you think you know - and are committed to being present -  with an open mind, and an even more open heart, and allow the subtle yet powerful shifts and epiphanies to take place.

IF YOU HAVE THE DESIRE and DEDICATION to PLANT EDUCATION... READ ON or click the link below to secure your spot!!

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Herbal Training Overview:

  • ~ One weekend per month (Friday 2-7, Saturday 9-4, totaling 84 hours of in person connection, plus a December closing ceremony and celebration ~ See Dates Below)

  • ~ Our time together will include hands-on harvesting and medicine making, lectures and demos, plant spirit meditations and monographing, and more earthen shenanigans!

  • ~ Once Monthly evening 2 Hour Live Zoom Plant Spirit Meditation with Transmission and Monthly Review/Q&A

  • ~ Once monthly morning Plant Spirit Mediation with Transmission

  • ~ Guest teacher workshops

  • ~ Pre-recorded monthly meditations and lectures, as well as somatic integration and embodiment tips. 

  • ~ Kelly’s monthly themes playlists and podcast recommendations

  • ~ Herbs we work with for zoom meditations, all materials for monthly medicine making 

  • ~ Lifetime access to entire library of documents for herbal education and chakra assessment material


Dates & Details:

Full Intensive runs from May-December 2023 

Each month, in-person sessions will be held over one weekend on a Friday evening and Saturday. There will also be an additional 2 live Zoom sessions that will meet online.

See below for the specific month to month dates for the upcoming Plants in Color 2023:

Plants in Color Private Online Community.  All participants will be invited to join our virtual space to gather throughout the training not only for connection and deeper learning but also to provide a safe space outside social media for all course documents, recordings and resources to live.


There will be suggested practices and "assignments" throughout the course to help enrich your understanding of the plants and educational content. Completion of home-play assignments and monthly participation will result in certificate of completion at the end of our time together.

In-person Sessions at The Farm

We will meet at our farm in Durham, Maine for a Friday and Saturday one weekend a month. The full dates are below. Camping on the property is welcome.


Opening Session + Closing Session will be focused on connection and nourishment, a Fire, and ceremony and celebration of achievement.

Tea Time ~   Monthly Ever-flowing tea bar is included.

Food ~ Opening and closing days we will have a chef providing our meals. Otherwise, Fridays are potluck dinners, Saturdays are pack-your-own lunch. If you camp Friday nights, a simple breakfast and tea will be offered Saturday mornings.

May 26th, we will host our first In-Person Opening Ceremony/Intro from 2-9pm, including a delicious and creative local meal.  We will gather to get oriented, introduce ourselves, review some of the course curriculum, and have our first workshop on Plant Spirit Meditation and Communication with the Plants.


Education: Month to Month Journey

The Chakra System & Plants:

Each month we will welcome a guest teacher sharing their special passions and gifts and leading us in connective hands on, body based, interactive workshops aligning with each month’s Chakra and plants.

Herbal Education Focused Days (first in person day) are 9-5 pm with lunch served

Chakra Integration & Inquiry Focused Days (second in person day) are 2-6 pm with optional potluck

Month 1 : Root Chakra | May 26 & 27 Root In Person Days | Online Meetings :June 1 & 15th | 7-9pm

  • Root Chakra Plants, Root Chakra Inquiry & Integration

  • Ethical Harvesting Practices, Medicine Making 101

  • Weaving in the Wise Woman Tradition

  • Plant Spirit Communication

  • Transmissions with Nettle, Burdock, & Oatstraw

  • Nourishing Herbs & Wild Weeds

Month 2 : SACRAL CHAKRA |  June 24 & 25 Sacral In Person Days | Online: June 29th & July 20th | Zoom 7-9pm

  • Elemental Herbalism, Sacral Plants, Cleavers Meditation & Talk

  • Herbal Action Intro (Tonic and Emmenagogue Share)

  • Rasp Leaf Mediation & Talk, Sacral Inquiry & Integration

  • Mallow Meditation & Talk

  • Reproductive Plant Ally Discussion

  • Herbal Action Share (Demulcent & Antispasmodic)

Month 3: SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA | July 29 & 30 Solar In Person Days | Online: August 3rd & 17th | 7-9pm Eastern

  • Solar Plexus intro, Trauma & The digestive system

  • Lemon Balm Meditation & discussion

  • Herbal Action (Carminative & Nervine)

  • Solar Inquiry & Integration

  • Herbal Energetics & The Five Flavors

  • Schisandra Meditation & Discussion

  • Herbal Action (Adaptogen & Stimulant)

  • Ginger Meditation & Discussion, Q&A

Month 4: HEART CHAKRA | August 26 & 27 ~ Heart in Person Days | Online : September 7 & 21st | 7-9 pm Eastern

  • Softening into the Feminine Heart & the Element of Air

  • Rose Mediation & Discussion

  • Herbal Action (Astringent & Aphrodisiac)

  • Cacao Exploration

  • Anahata Inquiry & Integration

  • Energetics/Tissue States

  • Linden meditation and discussion

  • Herbal Action (Alternative & Analgesic), Q&A

Month 5: THROAT CHAKRA | September 30 & Oct 1st ~ Throat in Person Days | Online: October 5th & 19th | 7-9 pm Eastern

  • Opening up the lines of Communication

  • Embodying Truth, and Boundaries, Breath, Sound, and Aromatics

  • Herbal Action (Expectorant & Antitussive)

  • Vishuddha Inquiry & Integration

  • Exploring plants for the respiratory system

  • Herbal Action (Vulnerary, Diaphoretic)

Month 6: THIRD EYE CHAKRA | October 28 & 29 ~ Third Eye in Person Days | Online: November 2nd & 9th | 7-9 Eastern

  • Exploring the unseen realms, dreams, and intuition and the plants that support them

  • Herbal Action (sedative & hypnotic) 

  • Ajna Inquiry & Integration, plants for excessive air/anxiety and mental health

Month 7: CROWN CHAKRA | November 18 & 19 Final In Person Sessions |  Online November 30th ~ Final Zoom

  • Sahasrara Inquiry & Integration

  • Exploring Entheogens

  • Review, Dance, Celebration of Completion of Plants in Color

  • One final magical Closing Circle!!!!

December 16th ~ Closing Ceremony & Celebration 2pm

PLUS Each month we will...

  • Explore a different avenue of medicine making - and formulate our own personal remedies to take home.


Apprenticeship Investment

Earth Spiral Community strives to meet our community in an accessible space when it comes to the financial investment for our educational offerings.

Investment Tiers

Support ~ 1,900 ~ payment plans available with an added administration fee.


Standard: 2,400 ~ 

Pay it Forward: 2,900 ~

Payment Plan Options : Please specify that you are requesting a payment plan in your application.




ARE YOU READY TO APPLY? Spaces are limited to 13 so please reserve your spot!


Here is how you can begin your Plants in Color journey:

1. Complete an application. This is your critical first step to make contact with Kelly and be considered for this training.

2. Once you fill out an application, you can reserve your spot officially by making a deposit of $250. This money will be held for only 2 weeks while your enrollment is being considered. If you are accepted into the training, this deposit will go towards your total training investment.

3. If you are approved, Kelly will reach out and share next step on how to set up a payment plan.


If you are ready to apply but cannot afford to make a large payment at this time, you can secure your spot for $250 for 2 weeks only.

*Two* Full 2023 Work Trades at 100 hours each. 

Apothecary and Garden Work. Contract and Weekly Consistency and Task Tracking Required. I expect this to be treated as any other compensated job with monthly invoices and hourly task tracking. Fill out a Work Trade Application.


Embodied Herbalism

Embarking on the plant path is a "HOMECOMING"

(a term coined by her own plant mentor). A journey inward back to the simplicity of presence, balance, and transmutation of the dark parts locked away tight within us into light, space, and freedom. It is in re-connecting with the earth and all of her offerings and taking the healing wisdom of these sentient beings into our vessels - that we are transformed and wrapped up in the safety of our own innate wisdom and intuition.

~ Plants in Color Creatress and Earth Spiral Medicine's Lead Herbalist Kelly Benson

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