Are you interested in the brand new Botany and Wildcrafting Course by The Herbal Academy? I have enrolled in the course and am excited to dive in and give you an honest review of what you can expect. I hope it helps you to decide whether it’s right for you!
One of my big goals for this year is taking my family’s health into my own hands and to start making my own medicine from natural ingredients. Even better, whenever I can I’m going to gather the herbs that I need myself from the area around where I live.
With that in mind, I’ve been on the lookout for information about wildcrafting and the plants in my area for a while.
The idea of trekking into the woods to forage for your own food and herbs can be a little intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before or don’t know what to look for (or watch out for!)
Hopefully, with the new wildcrafting course, no longer!
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The Herbal Academy
I’ve been a student of The Herbal Academy for several years now and have already taken their Introductory Herbal Course, Materia Medica Course and Herbal Self-Care for Stress Management Course.
So it’s safe to say that I am no stranger to their teaching style, and I can expect nothing but the best when the new Botany and Wildcrafting Course goes live.
Botany and Wildcrafting Course
The course will begin with our very relationship with plants, acknowledging them as living beings with ecological relationship. In fact, our own ecosystem as people can have a big impact on shaping our relationship with the plants around us.
It’s important to consider the ethics and techniques for wildcrafting, especially how to respect the plants around us and those that are at risk, which Botany and Wildcrafting Course does very well.
The lessons go deeper into the different parts of plants and how to use dichotomous keys for plant identification in the wild.
There are also session dedicated to hand drawing of plants and how to create your own pressed plant herbarium. This is a great way to develop a personal relationship with the plants that grow in your area. Even better, the hands on approach will help you to learn and remember more about the plants that you are using.
In the course, you will go into more depth on 25 common wild plants, including their botanical, edible and herbal characteristics.
Are you in?
In the words of The Herbal Academy:
“Botany is the doorway to understanding plants on a deeper level.”
So are you ready to get to know plants a little more intimately?