Summer Foraging & Botany Course Package
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Summer Foraging & Botany Course Package

From: $248.00 $199.00

Summer is nearly here and the beautiful green world awaits!

While there are many ways to learn about plants — whether you are foraging for wild dandelion greens, reading up on how to identify plants, or experiencing herbs directly through using them — this bundle of courses pulls all of these learning experiences together into one nice, neat little package for you.

The Summer Foraging & Botany Course Package combines The Foraging Course, Botany & Wildcrafting Course, Botanical Illustrations Workbook, and Forager’s Pocket Guides to thoroughly prepare you to get started on identifying and foraging wild edibles and herbs safely, ethically, and sustainably. With guidance from detailed monographs, recipes, and hands-on experience, you’ll get to know 37 plants in-depth and gain confidence in your plant identification and foraging skills!

Are you ready to learn how to identify plants and forage for your own herbs this summer? Sign up for this wildly exciting, seasonal special to join us in both The Foraging Course and the Botany & Wildcrafting Course! Adventure awaits!

THIS BUNDLE IS NOW OVER. YOU CAN PURCHASE THESE PROGRAMS SEPARATELY HERE: The Foraging Course + Botany & Wildcrafting Course.

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Are you ready to learn how to identify plants and forage for your own herbs this summer? While there are many ways to learn about plants — whether you are foraging for wild dandelion greens, reading up on how to identify plants, or experiencing herbs directly through using them — this bundle of courses pulls all of these learning experiences together into one nice, neat little package for you.

The Summer Foraging & Botany Course Package combines The Foraging Course, Botany & Wildcrafting Course, Botanical Illustrations Workbook, and Forager’s Pocket Guides to thoroughly prepare you to get started on identifying and foraging wild edibles and herbs safely, ethically, and sustainably.

The Summer Foraging & Botany Course Package Features:

The Foraging Course by Herbal Academy

Have you caught the foraging bug? Are you eager to create wild plant-based, soul-soothing, immune-boosting recipes and fill your apothecary shelves with hand-harvested botanicals? Sound amazing? It absolutely is! The Foraging Course will get you started foraging wild edibles and herbs safely, ethically, and sustainably. 

Join us in this pursuit and learn important guidelines for harvesting wild plants like nettles, burdock, dandelion, purslane, yarrow, chickweed, and so many more. You’ll gain instructional tutorials for using wild-harvested botanicals in nutritious and delicious cuisine and essential herbal preparations for your apothecary. 

Discover commonly foraged edibles and wild herbs in class with 24 in-depth plant monographs, 48 recipes, and guided videos. This 5-lesson roadmap will be your inaugural crash course into foraging—nothing lightweight about it! We will guide you all the way from planning a foraging adventure to preparing your wild harvest.

Learn more about the The Foraging Course.

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BOTANY AND WILDCRAFTING COURSE - learn how to forage

Discover the science of botanical identification and the art of wildcrafting through this captivating voyage into wild edible and herbal botanicals! The Botany & 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. You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of how to identify plants in no time! We’ll also 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.

Learn more about the Botany & Wildcrafting Course.

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ENJOY THESE COMPANION GUIDES TO COMPLETE YOUR SUMMER FORAGING EXPERIENCE

Botanical Illustrations Workbook

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As part of this summer foraging package deal, you’ll receive the Forager’s Pocket Guides to keep your adventures and plants organized in the best of style! The Forager’s Pocket Guide includes a set of two 5×7” pocket-friendly books: the Foraging Guide Book, complete with identification and harvest tips for 23 commonly foraged plants along with other useful foraging resources, and the Foraging Record Book. With these two handy pocket guides, you’ll have the information you need and record-keeping capability close at-hand! 

You’ll also get our Botanical Illustrations Workbook, which includes 25 botanically accurate illustrations ready for your coloring skills, summary monographs from class to complete your learning experience, and blank pages for additional sketches and note-taking! The plants featured in this workbook are also spotlighted in the Botany & Wildcrafting Course lessons. Coloring each plant as you learn about its identifying features and edible and herbal uses is a great way to cement your knowledge of these special wild plants.

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With your registration for the Summer Foraging & Botany Course Package, you will have immediate access to both The Foraging Course and the Botany & Wildcrafting Course in your Student Dashboard. As with all Herbal Academy programs, you will have the option to delay the course start dates until you click the “Start Course” button. This allows you to take advantage of special pricing and enroll in multiple programs at one time!

Testimonials from Class

This course was put together so incredibly well! Each unit is jammed packed with information that both connects you to the plant world and herbalists past and present. Not to mention how clearly the intensive science side to being an herbalist is presented. This is the kind of information that one really only gains access to via colleges courses. It was such a good decision to enroll because after completing Botany & Wildcrafting I feel so much more enabled and prepared to continue on my herbal journey.
– Melanie Cottle, Botany & Wildcrafting Course Graduate

I definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the technical aspects of plants and plant identification. I’ve worked with plants all my life but I’ve never really stopped and LOOKED at them. Taking this course opened my eyes to the subtle differences between species and the very basic botanical structures that help in identifying different plants. If you want to know more about the green allies growing around you, or the ones you may discover- sign up for this course!
– Jen C., Botany & Wildcrafting Course Graduate


I love this course, it’s a great way to get started in foraging. The information that this course gives you about the plants that you can find in your backyard is wonderful.
– M.B., The Foraging Course Graduate


I would and have recommended this course to several people. I have learned a lot about proper identification of plants, and how to make them into useful mixes to help my family. The layout is simple and easy to follow. I am looking forward to my next class!
– D.H., The Foraging Course Graduate 


I would recommend that anyone interested in learning more about the natural world surrounding them take a course like this to appreciate the complex interplay of nature and human wellness! We need each other to support our ongoing harmony and health.
– WJB, The Foraging Course Graduate


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HAVE QUESTIONS? READ THROUGH THESE FAQS:

How much is the package?

This limited-time package deal is regularly priced at $248, but is now on sale for only $199 for the course-only option. You can upgrade with three companion products now on sale for only $249 (marked down from $308)! This is a one-time fee. The Summer Foraging & Botany Course Package includes The Foraging Course, Botany & Wildcrafting Course, Botanical Illustrations Workbook, and the 2-pack Forager’s Pocket Guides. Yes, ALL of that for only $249. 

What are the differences between The Foraging Course and Botany & Wildcrafting Course? What do I get by enrolling in both courses?

The Herbal Academy develops each herbal short course to be a unique, comprehensive offering with minimal curriculum overlap from other programs.

The Botany & Wildcrafting Course covers plant identification in depth; while The Foraging Course contains botanical descriptions of the plants highlighted in the course, it doesn’t go into detail about plant ecology, biology, classification, or identification––all of which are covered in the Botany & Wildcrafting Course, along with lessons on creating your own herbarium and learning about plants through botanical illustration. With both courses, you’ll not only have a firm grasp on the 24 plants covered in The Foraging Course, but you will have the tools you need to expand your foraging forays by identifying all of the wild plants around you!

Both the Botany & Wildcrafting Course and The Foraging Course contain herbal preparations tutorials for building your apothecary. However, The Foraging Course also includes specific recipes that highlight edible and herbal wild plants covered in the course.

I’m so busy! Do I have to get started with the course right away and do I have to attend lectures at a certain time?

Our students LOVE that our courses are self-paced. Enjoy your lessons, our videos, and your hands-on experience on your own time – whenever it fits in your schedule. Class will become available to you as soon as you place your order, but you can start whenever you’d like. Your program is activated only when you click the “Start Course” button.

The Summer Foraging & Botany Course Package includes two programs. You can get into both programs right away, take one course before the other (we’d suggest The Foraging Course first), or enroll now for the sale pricing and begin them down the road. 

Are the plants covered in the class only in the United States?

Like all of our programs, we design our lessons with an international classroom in mind! The Foraging Course and the Botany & Wildcrafting Course guide students to be able to identify and forage for plant species anywhere in the world. Many of the specific wild plants mentioned do grow world-wide, although some are more common in North America.

Are there any prerequisites for these courses?

Both The Foraging Course and the Botany & Wildcrafting Course are designed for introductory to intermediate level students. Absolute beginners, we’ve got you covered, and experienced foragers and botanical enthusiasts, there’s plenty here for you, too!

I love the Botanical Illustrations Workbook and the Forager’s Pocket Guides. Can I purchase these without the course bundle?

Of course! Find our Botanical Illustrations Workbook and the Forager’s Pocket Guides available for sale in our Goods Shop!

I’m interested in this package, but I’m already taking another program. Will this course remain open?

This discounted price bundle is only available through June 20, 2021. However, we will keep registration open in the individual courses! If you’d like to take advantage of the sale pricing but need to hold off on getting started in class, that’s perfectly fine! Just click “Start Course” when you are ready to begin.

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