The Forager's Path - School of Botanical Studies

Welcome to The Forager’s Path
School of Botanical Studies

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We are based in Flagstaff, Arizona at 7000′, among the awe-inspiring landscapes of northern Arizona and the Colorado Plateau. The wide range of elevation in our area allows us ready access to flora from the Upper Sonoran Desert Grasslands up to the majestic Alpine Zone of the nearby San Francisco Peaks. In between these extremes are the riparian habitat of Oak Creek Canyon, the spectacular landscape of the red rocks in Sedona and the Verde Valley and the world’s largest ponderosa forest around Flagstaff.


Community Herbalism


Our education programs emphasize the development and training of Community Herbalists: people committed to the use of plant medicine with their families, friends and local communities.
Classes at The Forager’s Path offer education in both the theory and practical application of the native healing flora of the American Southwest while integrating principles from Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).


Building a Foundation of Being an Herbalist


Many people begin using herbs in small steps – something for sleep, a cold or maybe a headache.
As one continues on the herbal path of independent study, information is pulled from many sources.
After a few years, this person begins to identify as an herbalist and continues to increase both the learning and use of plant medicines.

“Arizona Herbal medicine” “Durango Herbal medicine” “Albuquerque Herbal medicine” “Sedona herbal medicine” “Denver Herbal medicine” “Boulder, Colorado Herbal medicine” “Phoenix herbal medicine” “Colorado herbal medicine” “Las Vegas herbal medicine” “Prescott herbal medicine” “Flagstaff herbal medicine” “Oak Creek Canyon” “New Mexico herbal medicine” “www.theforagerspath.com" “Flagstaff essential oil” “Flagstaff essential oils” “Flagstaff aromatherapy” “Prescott essential oil” “Prescott essential oils” “Prescott aromatherapy” “Sedona essential oil” “Sedona essential oils” “Sedona aromatherapy” “Phoenix essential oil” “Phoenix essential oils” “Phoenix aromatherapy” “Las Vegas essential oil” “Las Vegas essential oils” “Las Vegas aromatherapy” distillation “essential oil distillation” forage foraging forager wildcraft edibles wild food greens survival bushcraft Arizona Colorado “New Mexico” Utah Flagstaff Phoenix Prescott Sedona “Oak Creek Canyon”

However, the method of learning remains the same – pulling info from a variety of disconnected sources: websites, blogs, books, conferences and workshops.
The end result is an herbalist with extensive information and skills but with a lack of a systematic and thorough education in plant healing. There are many gaps in this approach.

To counter this common problem, the longer programs at our school emphasize building a foundation with hands-on skills developed by integrating and having working knowledge in the following areas:
Botany – Plant Chemistry – Anatomy & Physiology – Solvents & Polarity – Herbal Support for Specific Body Systems – Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ayurveda – Energetics from the Western Herbal Perspective – Essential Oils – Creating Your Personal Herbal Pharmacy – Materia Medica – Nutrition & Diet – Field Study – Foraging, Wild Crafting and Sustainability – Safety Guidelines – Developing a Personal Connection to the Seasons, Cycles and Patterns of the Natural World


Field Study Time: The Value of Being in Nature

A key health issue in our modern world is the disconnect from the natural world of fresh air, sunshine, physical activity, being off pavement and spending time with flora and fauna in their natural environment.

To support this essential part of a healthy lifestyle, plant walks are included in our longer programs and classes meet in the outdoors whenever feasible.

Thank you for visiting our website and learning more about our school and the programs we offer. We hope you find it helpful in your herbal journey. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Latest Courses

Community Herbalist Program for 2022

Community Herbalist Program for 2022

The Community Herbalist program has been created for people who already have some formal training in using plant medicine and have integrated herbs into their lives. These people are committed to going deeper into the many topics related to this craft.The Community Herbalist program is a natural continuation of the Family Herbalist program. Topics Presented… Continue >>>

Family Herbalist Program for 2022

Family Herbalist Program for 2022

Choosing the path of herbal medicine can be a life-changing event. It was for me in 1990 when I made the decision to begin studying and using herbal medicine as a primary form of personal healthcare. It was in the mid 1990s when I was accepted into the Clinical Herbalist program with Dr. Tieraona LowDog… Continue >>>

Educational Resources

Community Herbalist Program for 2022

Community Herbalist Program for 2022

The Community Herbalist program has been created for people who already have some formal training in using plant medicine and have integrated herbs into their lives. These people are committed to going deeper into the many topics related to this craft.The Community Herbalist program is a natural continuation of the Family Herbalist program. Topics Presented… Continue >>>

Family Herbalist Program for 2022

Family Herbalist Program for 2022

Choosing the path of herbal medicine can be a life-changing event. It was for me in 1990 when I made the decision to begin studying and using herbal medicine as a primary form of personal healthcare. It was in the mid 1990s when I was accepted into the Clinical Herbalist program with Dr. Tieraona LowDog… Continue >>>

Plant Walk in Flagstaff – Saturday, August 21, 2021

What: Medicinal and Edible Plant Walk with a focus on traditional uses of native flora When: Saturday, August 218am to noonWe need to begin early to avoid possible rain and thunderstormsSafety is the #1 concern. The walk will be cancelled if there is heavy rain or lightning in the morning. Where:In the ponderosa forest near… Continue >>>

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The Forager’s Path
928-890-7417
info@theforagerspath.com

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