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Category Archives: Southwest Landscapes

Plant Field Guide for Northern Arizona

“Field Guide to Forest & Mountain Plants of Northern Arizona” by Judith D. Springer, Mark L Daniels and Mare Nazaire I recently purchased this book and have had a chance to give it a quick flip-thu. My first impressions are quite good. For field guides in general, the narrower the region, the better. This region… Continue >>>

Colorado Herbal Medicine

Colorado Herbal Medicine

These are images from the Rocky Mountain Herbal CampOut program held each July in the high country near Durango in southwest Colorado. High alpine meadows are one of the destinations for the daily plant walks. Summer is short at elevations close to 11.000′ and late July is the perfect time to experience the peak of… Continue >>>

Exploring the Grand Canyon

Exploring the Grand Canyon

A longer backpack trip that included some stormy weather and colder than normal temps. We were rewarded by scenes like this one as the storms cleared. The Grand Canyon changes by the season, day and hour.   [hr] The clearing storm, taken shortly after the previous photo. These are the types of experiences that make… Continue >>>

Our Classroom

The Forager’s Path School of Botanical Studies is located on the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau and serves the communities of Flagstaff, Sedona, Cottonwood and the Verde Valley. The flora-rich landscapes stretch from the Upper Sonoran Desert, along the Verde River, up through the red rocks of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon and into… Continue >>>

Latest Courses

Outdoor Herbal Apprentice Program 2021

Outdoor Herbal Apprentice Program 2021

Total Beginners are Welcome!Much of the herb community is going to online education in 2021 to provide safe social distancing. While this is necessary for health reasons, I realized I would greatly miss being outside with the plant world and sharing it with fellow herbalists. The Outdoor Herbal Apprentice Program is a way to meet… Continue >>>

9 Month “Foundations of Herbal Medicine” Course for 2021

9 Month “Foundations of Herbal Medicine” Course for 2021

Total Beginners are Welcome! 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… Continue >>>

Educational Resources

Winter Herbal Health Kit

Strategies for Robust Health During the Winter Cold and Flu Season (More products are available in our Community Herb Store) Throughout most of his career, 19th century French chemist Louis Pasteur insisted that germs were the cause of disease. It wasn’t until Pasteur was nearing the end of his life that he came to believe… Continue >>>

Clinical Herbalism: How to do an Herbal Consult

After the: ~Plant Walks~Herb Conferences~Tincture and Salve Making~Plant Chemistry Charts~Essential Oil Smelling~Energetics Analysis ~and Monograph Writing…How do you put it all together and apply it to actually doing an herbal consult? This is a live online workshop that walks you through the steps of doing a consult.This information and ability can be used both in… Continue >>>

Client Compliance When Using Herbs

One of the key challenges in the successful use of herbs is actually ingesting the plant preparation, known as compliance. This is a basic issue and one that often gets overlooked. Regardless of the quality of the herb or the herbal tradition from which it is given, herbal medicine will not be successful if the… Continue >>>

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