Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

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Aug
3
Mon
Fundamental Infusion
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

OPTION #2: Fall Infusion

Course Length: 70 hours, 10 days.
Dates: July 30th-August 9, 2015. Every day 10am-5pm – same curriculum as the 13 week course, just condensed into 10 days (great for those coming from out of town)!
View the Fundamentals Infusion 2015 Schedule

Outstanding instructors for this class include: Ceara Foley, Sandi Ford, Melissa Fryar, Daisy Marquis, Robin Allison, Luke Cannon, Joel Windfox Boyle, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as Mary Bove, ND and 7song!

Learn life skills that can help you personally, professionally or with your family. We explore modern applications of a timeless tradition of working with the plant kingdom, tactile learning from Nature, and hands-on medicine making classes in our herb laboratory.

This is our most popular certification course and spots fill up quickly.

Topics covered include:

  • Ayurveda and doshic considerations
  • Wildcrafting and plant identification
  • Medicine Making (Salves, Tinctures, oils, etc.)
  • Herbs for men, women, children, & childbearing
  • Herbal support for the systems of the body
  • Natural Skin Care and Aromatherapy
  • The Herbal Home Medicine Chest
  • Mushrooms and Wild Foods
  • Flower Essences

Appropriate For:

  • Beginning herbalists
  • Anyone with some self-study wanting to fill in gaps in their education
  • Those who have read books on herbalism but want more hands-on experience
  • Anyone wanting the empowerment to help heal their selves and their loved ones
  • Gardeners or nature lovers wanting a deeper connection with and understanding of plants

Prerequisites/Requirements: commitment to upholding sacred space in class; including but not limited to: arriving on time, talking in turn, respecting instructors and classmates, maintaining excellent attendance

NOTE: This course serves as a prerequisite to the Traditional Program. A certificate of completion is given at the end of class.

NOTE: We highly recommend students purchase “The New Holistic Herbal” by David Hoffman and “Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide” for this class. We have a limited number of these books for sale here at the school.

Cost: $650, Payment Plans Available: FUNDAMENTALS PAYMENT PLAN FALL 2014

“This class was very informative, helping you develop a better understanding of native plants and their uses. Everyone should take this class… even if they don’t intend to go into a career as a healer.” -Jeremy Reichmann, Summer Fundamentals class of 2008

A brief application needs to be completed for class entry. Apply Now.

Register for our 13-week Spring 2015 Fundamentals Course:
Your nonrefundable $50 deposit holds your place in the class and is applied to tuition.

Aug
4
Tue
Energetic and Esoteric Herbalism
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Energetic and Esoteric Herbalism

Dates: January 20th – June 16th, 2015
Every Tuesday, 9:30-3:30 (Spring Break March 31st)

PastedGraphic-3Course Length: 6 Months

Instructor: Daisy Marquis

Read more about Daisy Marquis here.

Energetic and Esoteric herbalism is a thorough, hands-on exploration of the subtle power of plants to bring mental and emotional balance, to awaken the inherent wisdom of our organs and our souls, and to reveal to us our very purpose in incarnating.

Everything we eat, everything we smell, everything we touch affects our consciousness. We become that which we ingest as well as that with which we keep company and with which we identify.

Learn to modulate your consciousness through right food choices and through intimate relationship with special plants that imbue us at a cellular level with genuine wisdom.

In this class we will spend time making medicines of every kind, developing understanding of the balance of the elements and the organs, journeying with plant spirits and elementals, and learning to listen to and trust the voice of the plants that has always been there whispering to you, quietly calling you to your own heart…

What You Will Learn:

The course will include an introduction to flower essences, extensive human energy anatomy, simple and subtle medicine making, education related to organ systems and herbal energetics, and lots and lots of nature time. (We will spend a minimum of half our time together in sacred nature sites.)

We will go on to complete the organ system study, delve into Ayurveda and aromatherapy, MORE simple and subtle medicine making, and conclude with special student projects. Homework will be light- most all the learning done here is experiential.

Tuition Cost: $1300

Apply Now

Fundamental Infusion
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

OPTION #2: Fall Infusion

Course Length: 70 hours, 10 days.
Dates: July 30th-August 9, 2015. Every day 10am-5pm – same curriculum as the 13 week course, just condensed into 10 days (great for those coming from out of town)!
View the Fundamentals Infusion 2015 Schedule

Outstanding instructors for this class include: Ceara Foley, Sandi Ford, Melissa Fryar, Daisy Marquis, Robin Allison, Luke Cannon, Joel Windfox Boyle, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as Mary Bove, ND and 7song!

Learn life skills that can help you personally, professionally or with your family. We explore modern applications of a timeless tradition of working with the plant kingdom, tactile learning from Nature, and hands-on medicine making classes in our herb laboratory.

This is our most popular certification course and spots fill up quickly.

Topics covered include:

  • Ayurveda and doshic considerations
  • Wildcrafting and plant identification
  • Medicine Making (Salves, Tinctures, oils, etc.)
  • Herbs for men, women, children, & childbearing
  • Herbal support for the systems of the body
  • Natural Skin Care and Aromatherapy
  • The Herbal Home Medicine Chest
  • Mushrooms and Wild Foods
  • Flower Essences

Appropriate For:

  • Beginning herbalists
  • Anyone with some self-study wanting to fill in gaps in their education
  • Those who have read books on herbalism but want more hands-on experience
  • Anyone wanting the empowerment to help heal their selves and their loved ones
  • Gardeners or nature lovers wanting a deeper connection with and understanding of plants

Prerequisites/Requirements: commitment to upholding sacred space in class; including but not limited to: arriving on time, talking in turn, respecting instructors and classmates, maintaining excellent attendance

NOTE: This course serves as a prerequisite to the Traditional Program. A certificate of completion is given at the end of class.

NOTE: We highly recommend students purchase “The New Holistic Herbal” by David Hoffman and “Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide” for this class. We have a limited number of these books for sale here at the school.

Cost: $650, Payment Plans Available: FUNDAMENTALS PAYMENT PLAN FALL 2014

“This class was very informative, helping you develop a better understanding of native plants and their uses. Everyone should take this class… even if they don’t intend to go into a career as a healer.” -Jeremy Reichmann, Summer Fundamentals class of 2008

A brief application needs to be completed for class entry. Apply Now.

Register for our 13-week Spring 2015 Fundamentals Course:
Your nonrefundable $50 deposit holds your place in the class and is applied to tuition.

Aug
5
Wed
Fundamental Infusion
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

OPTION #2: Fall Infusion

Course Length: 70 hours, 10 days.
Dates: July 30th-August 9, 2015. Every day 10am-5pm – same curriculum as the 13 week course, just condensed into 10 days (great for those coming from out of town)!
View the Fundamentals Infusion 2015 Schedule

Outstanding instructors for this class include: Ceara Foley, Sandi Ford, Melissa Fryar, Daisy Marquis, Robin Allison, Luke Cannon, Joel Windfox Boyle, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as Mary Bove, ND and 7song!

Learn life skills that can help you personally, professionally or with your family. We explore modern applications of a timeless tradition of working with the plant kingdom, tactile learning from Nature, and hands-on medicine making classes in our herb laboratory.

This is our most popular certification course and spots fill up quickly.

Topics covered include:

  • Ayurveda and doshic considerations
  • Wildcrafting and plant identification
  • Medicine Making (Salves, Tinctures, oils, etc.)
  • Herbs for men, women, children, & childbearing
  • Herbal support for the systems of the body
  • Natural Skin Care and Aromatherapy
  • The Herbal Home Medicine Chest
  • Mushrooms and Wild Foods
  • Flower Essences

Appropriate For:

  • Beginning herbalists
  • Anyone with some self-study wanting to fill in gaps in their education
  • Those who have read books on herbalism but want more hands-on experience
  • Anyone wanting the empowerment to help heal their selves and their loved ones
  • Gardeners or nature lovers wanting a deeper connection with and understanding of plants

Prerequisites/Requirements: commitment to upholding sacred space in class; including but not limited to: arriving on time, talking in turn, respecting instructors and classmates, maintaining excellent attendance

NOTE: This course serves as a prerequisite to the Traditional Program. A certificate of completion is given at the end of class.

NOTE: We highly recommend students purchase “The New Holistic Herbal” by David Hoffman and “Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide” for this class. We have a limited number of these books for sale here at the school.

Cost: $650, Payment Plans Available: FUNDAMENTALS PAYMENT PLAN FALL 2014

“This class was very informative, helping you develop a better understanding of native plants and their uses. Everyone should take this class… even if they don’t intend to go into a career as a healer.” -Jeremy Reichmann, Summer Fundamentals class of 2008

A brief application needs to be completed for class entry. Apply Now.

Register for our 13-week Spring 2015 Fundamentals Course:
Your nonrefundable $50 deposit holds your place in the class and is applied to tuition.

Aug
6
Thu
Fundamental Infusion
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

OPTION #2: Fall Infusion

Course Length: 70 hours, 10 days.
Dates: July 30th-August 9, 2015. Every day 10am-5pm – same curriculum as the 13 week course, just condensed into 10 days (great for those coming from out of town)!
View the Fundamentals Infusion 2015 Schedule

Outstanding instructors for this class include: Ceara Foley, Sandi Ford, Melissa Fryar, Daisy Marquis, Robin Allison, Luke Cannon, Joel Windfox Boyle, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as Mary Bove, ND and 7song!

Learn life skills that can help you personally, professionally or with your family. We explore modern applications of a timeless tradition of working with the plant kingdom, tactile learning from Nature, and hands-on medicine making classes in our herb laboratory.

This is our most popular certification course and spots fill up quickly.

Topics covered include:

  • Ayurveda and doshic considerations
  • Wildcrafting and plant identification
  • Medicine Making (Salves, Tinctures, oils, etc.)
  • Herbs for men, women, children, & childbearing
  • Herbal support for the systems of the body
  • Natural Skin Care and Aromatherapy
  • The Herbal Home Medicine Chest
  • Mushrooms and Wild Foods
  • Flower Essences

Appropriate For:

  • Beginning herbalists
  • Anyone with some self-study wanting to fill in gaps in their education
  • Those who have read books on herbalism but want more hands-on experience
  • Anyone wanting the empowerment to help heal their selves and their loved ones
  • Gardeners or nature lovers wanting a deeper connection with and understanding of plants

Prerequisites/Requirements: commitment to upholding sacred space in class; including but not limited to: arriving on time, talking in turn, respecting instructors and classmates, maintaining excellent attendance

NOTE: This course serves as a prerequisite to the Traditional Program. A certificate of completion is given at the end of class.

NOTE: We highly recommend students purchase “The New Holistic Herbal” by David Hoffman and “Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide” for this class. We have a limited number of these books for sale here at the school.

Cost: $650, Payment Plans Available: FUNDAMENTALS PAYMENT PLAN FALL 2014

“This class was very informative, helping you develop a better understanding of native plants and their uses. Everyone should take this class… even if they don’t intend to go into a career as a healer.” -Jeremy Reichmann, Summer Fundamentals class of 2008

A brief application needs to be completed for class entry. Apply Now.

Register for our 13-week Spring 2015 Fundamentals Course:
Your nonrefundable $50 deposit holds your place in the class and is applied to tuition.

Aug
7
Fri
Fundamental Infusion
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

OPTION #2: Fall Infusion

Course Length: 70 hours, 10 days.
Dates: July 30th-August 9, 2015. Every day 10am-5pm – same curriculum as the 13 week course, just condensed into 10 days (great for those coming from out of town)!
View the Fundamentals Infusion 2015 Schedule

Outstanding instructors for this class include: Ceara Foley, Sandi Ford, Melissa Fryar, Daisy Marquis, Robin Allison, Luke Cannon, Joel Windfox Boyle, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as Mary Bove, ND and 7song!

Learn life skills that can help you personally, professionally or with your family. We explore modern applications of a timeless tradition of working with the plant kingdom, tactile learning from Nature, and hands-on medicine making classes in our herb laboratory.

This is our most popular certification course and spots fill up quickly.

Topics covered include:

  • Ayurveda and doshic considerations
  • Wildcrafting and plant identification
  • Medicine Making (Salves, Tinctures, oils, etc.)
  • Herbs for men, women, children, & childbearing
  • Herbal support for the systems of the body
  • Natural Skin Care and Aromatherapy
  • The Herbal Home Medicine Chest
  • Mushrooms and Wild Foods
  • Flower Essences

Appropriate For:

  • Beginning herbalists
  • Anyone with some self-study wanting to fill in gaps in their education
  • Those who have read books on herbalism but want more hands-on experience
  • Anyone wanting the empowerment to help heal their selves and their loved ones
  • Gardeners or nature lovers wanting a deeper connection with and understanding of plants

Prerequisites/Requirements: commitment to upholding sacred space in class; including but not limited to: arriving on time, talking in turn, respecting instructors and classmates, maintaining excellent attendance

NOTE: This course serves as a prerequisite to the Traditional Program. A certificate of completion is given at the end of class.

NOTE: We highly recommend students purchase “The New Holistic Herbal” by David Hoffman and “Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide” for this class. We have a limited number of these books for sale here at the school.

Cost: $650, Payment Plans Available: FUNDAMENTALS PAYMENT PLAN FALL 2014

“This class was very informative, helping you develop a better understanding of native plants and their uses. Everyone should take this class… even if they don’t intend to go into a career as a healer.” -Jeremy Reichmann, Summer Fundamentals class of 2008

A brief application needs to be completed for class entry. Apply Now.

Register for our 13-week Spring 2015 Fundamentals Course:
Your nonrefundable $50 deposit holds your place in the class and is applied to tuition.

Aug
8
Sat
Fundamental Infusion
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

OPTION #2: Fall Infusion

Course Length: 70 hours, 10 days.
Dates: July 30th-August 9, 2015. Every day 10am-5pm – same curriculum as the 13 week course, just condensed into 10 days (great for those coming from out of town)!
View the Fundamentals Infusion 2015 Schedule

Outstanding instructors for this class include: Ceara Foley, Sandi Ford, Melissa Fryar, Daisy Marquis, Robin Allison, Luke Cannon, Joel Windfox Boyle, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as Mary Bove, ND and 7song!

Learn life skills that can help you personally, professionally or with your family. We explore modern applications of a timeless tradition of working with the plant kingdom, tactile learning from Nature, and hands-on medicine making classes in our herb laboratory.

This is our most popular certification course and spots fill up quickly.

Topics covered include:

  • Ayurveda and doshic considerations
  • Wildcrafting and plant identification
  • Medicine Making (Salves, Tinctures, oils, etc.)
  • Herbs for men, women, children, & childbearing
  • Herbal support for the systems of the body
  • Natural Skin Care and Aromatherapy
  • The Herbal Home Medicine Chest
  • Mushrooms and Wild Foods
  • Flower Essences

Appropriate For:

  • Beginning herbalists
  • Anyone with some self-study wanting to fill in gaps in their education
  • Those who have read books on herbalism but want more hands-on experience
  • Anyone wanting the empowerment to help heal their selves and their loved ones
  • Gardeners or nature lovers wanting a deeper connection with and understanding of plants

Prerequisites/Requirements: commitment to upholding sacred space in class; including but not limited to: arriving on time, talking in turn, respecting instructors and classmates, maintaining excellent attendance

NOTE: This course serves as a prerequisite to the Traditional Program. A certificate of completion is given at the end of class.

NOTE: We highly recommend students purchase “The New Holistic Herbal” by David Hoffman and “Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide” for this class. We have a limited number of these books for sale here at the school.

Cost: $650, Payment Plans Available: FUNDAMENTALS PAYMENT PLAN FALL 2014

“This class was very informative, helping you develop a better understanding of native plants and their uses. Everyone should take this class… even if they don’t intend to go into a career as a healer.” -Jeremy Reichmann, Summer Fundamentals class of 2008

A brief application needs to be completed for class entry. Apply Now.

Register for our 13-week Spring 2015 Fundamentals Course:
Your nonrefundable $50 deposit holds your place in the class and is applied to tuition.

Aug
9
Sun
Fundamental Infusion
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

OPTION #2: Fall Infusion

Course Length: 70 hours, 10 days.
Dates: July 30th-August 9, 2015. Every day 10am-5pm – same curriculum as the 13 week course, just condensed into 10 days (great for those coming from out of town)!
View the Fundamentals Infusion 2015 Schedule

Outstanding instructors for this class include: Ceara Foley, Sandi Ford, Melissa Fryar, Daisy Marquis, Robin Allison, Luke Cannon, Joel Windfox Boyle, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as Mary Bove, ND and 7song!

Learn life skills that can help you personally, professionally or with your family. We explore modern applications of a timeless tradition of working with the plant kingdom, tactile learning from Nature, and hands-on medicine making classes in our herb laboratory.

This is our most popular certification course and spots fill up quickly.

Topics covered include:

  • Ayurveda and doshic considerations
  • Wildcrafting and plant identification
  • Medicine Making (Salves, Tinctures, oils, etc.)
  • Herbs for men, women, children, & childbearing
  • Herbal support for the systems of the body
  • Natural Skin Care and Aromatherapy
  • The Herbal Home Medicine Chest
  • Mushrooms and Wild Foods
  • Flower Essences

Appropriate For:

  • Beginning herbalists
  • Anyone with some self-study wanting to fill in gaps in their education
  • Those who have read books on herbalism but want more hands-on experience
  • Anyone wanting the empowerment to help heal their selves and their loved ones
  • Gardeners or nature lovers wanting a deeper connection with and understanding of plants

Prerequisites/Requirements: commitment to upholding sacred space in class; including but not limited to: arriving on time, talking in turn, respecting instructors and classmates, maintaining excellent attendance

NOTE: This course serves as a prerequisite to the Traditional Program. A certificate of completion is given at the end of class.

NOTE: We highly recommend students purchase “The New Holistic Herbal” by David Hoffman and “Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide” for this class. We have a limited number of these books for sale here at the school.

Cost: $650, Payment Plans Available: FUNDAMENTALS PAYMENT PLAN FALL 2014

“This class was very informative, helping you develop a better understanding of native plants and their uses. Everyone should take this class… even if they don’t intend to go into a career as a healer.” -Jeremy Reichmann, Summer Fundamentals class of 2008

A brief application needs to be completed for class entry. Apply Now.

Register for our 13-week Spring 2015 Fundamentals Course:
Your nonrefundable $50 deposit holds your place in the class and is applied to tuition.

Traditional Herbalist Course
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Traditional Herbalist Certification

Shoots: Advanced Training

Traditional Herbalist Certification, 350 hrs

PastedGraphic-4Dates: March 15 to November 7, 2015

Course Length: A Nine Month Experiential Journey through the Appalachia growing season

View the 2015 Traditional Herbalist tentative schedule HERE!

Outstanding instructors include: Joseph Allawos, Luke Cannon, Mateo Ryall, Ceara Foley, Melissa Fryar, Lisa Ganora, Jessica Godino, Robin Allison, Joseph, Immel, Turtle, Joie Power, Camilo Sanchez, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as: Richo Cech, David Crowe, Phyllis D. Light, David Winston and Sheri Winston!

From the early woodland wildflowers of spring, lush medicinal flowers of summer, to hardy roots of fall, immerse yourself in the full cycle of the Appalachian growing season. Advance your skill level by learning the art of Integrative Herbalism; understanding ancient Eastern assessment skills and selecting herbs appropriate for the whole person.

Deepen your knowledge of nature’s universal principles as well as your own self- awareness. This course is designed for the student of Herbalism who desires to refine their practical skills. Hands-on classes in gardening, beekeeping and medicine making, and plant ID bring the world of holistic health to life.

This program is appropriate for both the developing professional and those seeking greater attunement with themselves through the plant kingdom. Students are encouraged to develop their own definition of healing. We use meditation, dance, ritual, and sharing to promote personal empowerment. Students develop a clear understanding of their passions and career goals.

PastedGraphic-8Hands-on experience: Retain lifelong sustainability skills by participating in the stewardship of Soulflower Botanical Sanctuary. Each student increases their wisdom by experiencing the life cycle of a plant ally from placement to packaging. Through this process students learn Permaculture and organic gardening, plant guilds and companion planting, identification and usage of weeds, soil prep, composting, harvesting, seed saving, medicine making, and monitoring of plant growth.

Self-Healing: Provide long-term support for your own healing process through the use of herbs, cleansing, nutrition, and energy work. This class has a profound life changing effect on participants. Apply your expanding knowledge outside the classroom with creative homework that challenges and reinforces what you learn in class.

Learn Through Community: A crucial part of the learning comes from the unique perspectives experienced within the group itself. Your intuition, sharing, and sense of community centered around wild medicines and sustainable living skills brings the study to life. Time spent in the woods and camping strengthens these bonds. We seldom, if ever, allow visitors in the course to better provide a safe supportive environment for self-discovery in a circle of allies.

Topics covered include:

  • Materia medica of over 150 herbs
  • Holistic support for childbearing
  • Preventative health care
  • Nutrition & wild foods
  • Beekeeping & apitherapy
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Pathology and treatment protocols
  • Sustainable Wildcrafting
  • Plant pharmacology
  • Herbal formulation
  • Energy anatomy
  • Earth ceremony
  • Herbal support for the family
  • Aromatherapy & skin care
  • Spiritual properties of plants
  • Blood & liver cleansing techniques
  • Practical botany
  • Flower essences
  • Constitutional analysis
  • Case studies
  • Edible & medicinal mushrooms
  • Permaculture
  • Organic & lunar gardening
  • Systems of healing: Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Native American and Folk Traditions Ayurveda and doshic considerations

Prerequisites/Requirements: This is an advanced certification course for graduates of entry level ASHH courses.  Commitment to upholding sacred space in class; including but not limited to: arriving on time, talking in turn, respecting instructors and classmates, maintaining excellent attendance (students who miss more than 10% of the total class hours will not receive certification), commitment to home study which must be completed to receive certification. Home study projects include: 100 wildflower herbarium, short papers, reading, case studies, oral presentation, tea formulation & medicine making.

This course is designed to promote one’s own self healing through expanded awareness and rigorous honesty; please enroll prepared to go through a personal transformation. Must be 21 years of age by the first day of class.

An interview with the director is required to ensure all students are aware of the commitment level involved in the class and prepared to meet it. A $250 deposit is to hold your space in class is required immediately after acceptance. Please bring a method of payment to your interview. Should your plans to attend change, the deposit is refundable up until 2 weeks before the first day of class.

Students meeting all course requirements receive certification for 350 hours due to extensive home study

Tuition: $2,900 if paid in full by March 5th, $3,200 if making payments

Herbal tea served at each class, wild foods prepared on the weekends.

“This program is what I will base the rest of my botanical career on. I think it is so important to hear and understand the spirit and heart of the herbs, and this is exactly what I needed to continue on my path. I can’t say thank you enough.” -Traditional Program Graduate

PLEASE NOTE! Our 2015 Traditional Herbalist class is full! If you are interested, please submit an application indicating that you would like to be on the wait list.

Click here to download application

Botany Demystified: How to Identify Plants
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Botany Demystified: How to Identify Plants

robin joe pyeSix Consecutive Sundays AUG. 9- SEPT. 13

1-4 pm

(August 9, 16, 23, 30 and September 6, 13)

Have you ever attended a plant walk and learned a new plant, only to find it (or something similar) a week later and realize you can’t quite remember if it’s the same? Do you wonder what’s growing in your yard or garden, or along the trailside on a hike?

Rather than learning each individual plant one at a time, this class will give you the knowledge you need to confidently identify flowering plants using a field guide for your area. You will learn the scientific terms used in field botany to describe plants, and the characteristics of several common plant families, which will allow you to easily rule out large groups of plants and quickly narrow your search.

In many cases, knowing the plant’s family (even without knowing the exact species) will also allow you to have a good idea of its potential edibility or toxicity. These six classes will include both classroom time and plenty of hands-on experience.

Required materials:

A copy of a flora appropriate to your region. For this region, I would suggest Radford’s “Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.” Alternatively, Wofford’s “Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge.”

**Either of these will be fine!**

Highly recommended:

Harris & Harris’ “Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary” and Thomas Elpel’s “Botany in a Day.”

Instructor Bio: Robin Allison has been intensively studying native and naturalized flowering plants and their identifying characteristics for well over a decade. He has spent a great deal of time in the field with botanists Frank Cook, Juliet Blankespoor, and Sevensong, among many others, and has completed some 600+ hours of herbalism education. He has been teaching since 2007, both independently and as a part of classes held by Ceara Foley, Mimi Hernandez, Starhawk, and Juliet Blankespoor.

The cost of this class series is $175. Register Today!!