The Forager's Path - School of Botanical Studies

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Scheduling Custom & Private Herb Classes

Scheduling Custom & Private Herb Classes

The Forager’s Path offers many day long, weekend and extended courses of study in Community and Bio-Regional Herbalism. These scheduled offerings address topics that are both the most relevant and most commonly requested for developing herbalists and foragers. In addition to the regular calendar of programs, the director, Mike Masek, is available to present individually… Continue >>>

Digestive Bitters for Better Health

In recent years, the traditional practice of using the bitter taste to improve digestion has received renewed interest in the herb community. Yet many people have an incomplete understanding of the What, Why and How of bitters use. The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with the information and skills to make bitters… Continue >>>

Pre-requisites for “Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine”

Pre-requisites for “Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine”

The “Three Week Intensive: Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine” is a course that begins where most introductory programs end. This course assumes that students have completed either an introductory course in herbal medicine or done extensive independent study in order to have a working knowledge of several basic foundation skills for practicing herbal medicine. The… Continue >>>

Cough Syrup & Tincture Making Workshop

Join us for this informative class that shows you how to make personalized cough syrups and alcohol extracts (tinctures) in your own kitchen. These methods have been used for 25+ years in my own herb practice. Learning to create these at home makes the benefits of high quality herbal products affordable for everyone. Location: Flagstaff,… Continue >>>

Sponsoring A Class

Sponsoring A Class

Sponsoring an Herb Class People interested in studying herbal medicine may receive free class tuition by sponsoring a course, either in your town or at our school in Flagstaff. Guidelines for the complimentary course are: A minimum of six students pay full price, in advance, by the agreed upon deadline. The host attends the class… 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 >>>

Using Aromatic Plant Medicine: the Science & Tradition of Essential Oils

Using Aromatic Plant Medicine: the Science & Tradition of Essential Oils

Below are notes on the variety of topics presented during the Using Aromatic Plant Medicine: the Science & Tradition of Essential Oils course. Each class includes lecture, discussion with Q&A, detailed handouts and direct interaction with a variety of oils. (Student comments from previous essential oil classes are here.) The Role of Essential Oils in the… 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

Due to the Covid 19 virus, this course will not meet in July, 2020. There is a possibility of meeting in August, 2020 or July, 2021. If you would like to be on an Update List, send us your email. The “Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive” is a multi-day program designed to introduce people to the… Continue >>>

Educational Resources

Tools for Wild Crafting

Here is a list of tools used for the vast majority of the harvesting, gardening and general plant collecting I do for my clinic, the herb school and personal reasons. Keep in mind the variables involved with choosing this type of tool collection. These variables include:Personal preference and budgetPlant parts collected – bark, leaves, rootsSoil… Continue >>>

Wild Greens for Better Nutrition

Discovering Wild Greens for Better Nutrition is a free webinar that teaches people how to use seven wild plants that are commonly found throughout the American Southwest, North America and around the world. There is no charge for this webinarDuring these challenging times, it is an offering to the larger community in the hopes that… Continue >>>

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

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