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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

Herbal Skin Care Workshop

Herbal Skin Care Workshop

This workshop is full. Registrsation is closed. Join us for this informative class that shows you how to make: -skin lotion -body butter -herbal-infused oil in your own kitchen. These herb-based skin care products and techniques have been used for 20+ years in my own herbal practice. Using only the best quality ingredients, these products… Continue >>>

Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive 2020

Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive 2020

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 are at their peak bloom and the land is offering its bounty of food and medicine. The elevation range covered is… Continue >>>

Educational Resources

Herb Store for Herbal Extracts

This page has recently been created to provide alcohol-based extracts to the herb community. These extracts are usually reserved for clients and students. However, I have recently received many requests and inquiries related to the current health conditions and have decided to make these available to the broader community. Guidelines ~Nothing is promised, guaranteed or… Continue >>>

COVID-19, the Corona Virus Resource Page

This page has been created to provide ongoing and current information on herbal and healing strategies for this health issue. The newest dates are posted at the top of the page. This page is being updated often. Feel free to share. March 23, 2020 **By Vermont herbalist, Larken Bunce LINK March 21, 2020 **By Southwest… Continue >>>

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