Botany and Wildcrafting Course
Botany and Wildcrafting Course
Discover the science of botanical identification and the art of wildcrafting through this captivating voyage into wild edible and herbal botanicals! The Botany and Wildcrafting Course, curated by the Herbal Academy team of educators, starts by exploring plants as living beings, their fascinating ecological relationships, and the ways that our own ecosystem can shape our relationship with plants. This course delves into characteristics of plant parts and the use of dichotomous keys for plant identification, as well as the identification of botanical families and patterns in nature. Hands-on lessons on drawing plants and creating a pressed plant herbarium encourage one-on-one engagement with the plant kingdom. We’ll get you started wildcrafting with a discussion on wildcrafting ethics and techniques, an understanding of ‘At-Risk’ plant species, and botanical, edible, and herbal characteristics of 25 common wild plants.
The Botany and Wildcrafting Course will begin pre-registering with our special introductory enrollment price in April 2018. To get updates, add yourself to our course waitlist here:
The Botany and Wildcrafting Course explores plants as living beings and their fascinating ecological relationships with other organisms, as well as the ways in which our own ecosystem can shape how we incorporate plants into our lives.
Together we will explore the visual characteristics of plant parts and unfold the use of dichotomous keys for plant identification. We’ll learn tips and tools for identifying botanical families and patterns in nature, and how our familiarity with various plant families can help inform our ability to identify plants and in some cases, understand how we can use them. We’ll get hands-on with lessons dedicated to more artistic ways of engaging with the plant kingdom through drawing (everyone can do it!) and creating a personal herbarium of pressed plant specimens. Together, we’ll dive into the ethics and techniques of wild-harvesting, and introduce many common wild edibles and herbs (and how to identify and use them!) as well as ‘At-Risk’ plant species, all which require the stewardship of conscientious plant-lovers. With plant monographs as a handy reference for 25 common wild edibles and herbs, you will gain confidence as you endeavor to identify these plants on your own.
Botany is the doorway to getting to know all of our favorite medicinal plants.
This is an introductory to intermediate level course for budding herbalists who wish to identify and become more familiar with common wild edibles, herbs, and at-risk plants, as well as gain an understanding of the big picture of plant ecology and how human practices such as wild-harvesting can impact this ecology. Through the study of botanical features and engagement with plants in new ways, the written lessons and videos in this course provide the tools for a wealth of discoveries about the plant kingdom!
THE BOTANY AND WILDCRAFTING COURSE OVERVIEW
INTRODUCTION TO PLANT BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
Introduction to Botany & Wildcrafting Course
Plants as Living Beings
Understanding Ecological Relationships
Introduction to Bioregional Herbalism
PLANT IDENTIFICATION SKILLS
Plant Identification and Taxonomy
Botanical Features and Using a Dichotomous Key
Learning Patterns of the Plant Kingdom
Learning Plants through Drawing
Species ‘At Risk’
Creating your own Herbarium
WILDCRAFTING ETHICS AND TECHNIQUES
Wildcrafting and Harvesting
Wildcrafting Ethics and Techniques
United Plant Savers’ At-Risk Assessment Tool
Common Wild Herbs and Edibles
The Botany and Wildcrafting Course will begin pre-registering with our special introductory enrollment price in April 2018.
To get updates, add yourself to our course waitlist here:
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