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9 Month “Foundations of Herbal Medicine” Course for 2017

This course is full and closed to registration for 2017. Dates and registration for the 2018 program will be added by Sep 1. This program is designed to train Community Herbalists, people who are able to use the gifts of healing plants with their families, friends and local communities. The setting for the course is […]

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Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive 2017

This program is currently sold out for July, 2017. Registration for the July, 2018 program will be open by Sep 1. The “Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive” is a multi-day program designed to introduce people to the medicinal and edible plants of the southwest flora. This program is traditionally offered in late summer, when the wildflowers […]

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Apiaceae for Herbalists

The common names for the Apiaceae family are either the carrot or parsley family. The old family name was Umbelliferae; some books still show this and occasionally botanists still use this older name out of habit. This is an *extremely* important family to know. One reason is that it has abundant herbs, spices and foods. […]

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Botanical Prints: Part I

I am especially fond of the old time hand drawn and colored plant illustrations that were common before the age of “immediate posting of photos on social media” became the norm. Don’t get me wrong… I am a huge fan of photography and love sharing my own plant images on the web. But there is […]

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Plant Profile: Sow Thistle

Botany: Sonchus oleraceus (Compositae) Other names for this family are Aster, Sunflower and its former name, Asteraceae An annual, the flowers closely resemble dandelions. Common Names: Sow Thistle Southwest Habitat: I see this mostly in the 3,000’ – 5,000’ range. It is common in the Verde Valley and around Sedona. As it likes disturbed soil, […]

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Final Project Research Plant: Goldenseal

 I am pleased to share a final project research paper from a recent graduate of the 9 month “Foundations of Herbal Medicine”  program. This student has chosen to remain anonymous but would like to publicly share the project. Goldenseal – Hydrastis canadensis Prepared by … Foundations of Herbal Medicine The Forager’s Path School of Botanical […]

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Plant Profile: Nettle Leaf

Botany: Urtica dioica (Urticaceae).  The seeds and root also have therapeutic uses and will be addressed in separate profiles. Common Names: Nettles, stinging nettles Southwest Habitat: Nettles like rich, black, damp soil in partial shade. It is most likely found in riparian areas, near seeps or in shady areas where deciduous trees have had the […]

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A Special Yucca at the Grand Canyon

 I had a nice surprise in mid-March during a hiking trip in the western end of the Grand Canyon. My group came across “Hesperoyucca newberryi” in full bloom. This was a first for me and quite special. This plant used to be (and sometimes still is, depending on the source) in the Yucca genus, where […]

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