The Forager's Path - School of Botanical Studies

Herbal Medicine Courses 2022

An update on what’s happening at our school…

Right now, there are two long term courses planned; both will be offered in-person in the Flagstaff area. They are:
The Family Herbalist and The Community Herbalist.


Family Herbalist
The Family Herbalist is meant for people who want to get clear and accurate information on the foundation aspects of using herbs to promote health on a personal and family basis. These people may be totally new to herbal medicine or they have taken the occasional workshop, read some blogs and use various herbal products from the local health food store. They are ready for the next step.

An extra bonus are plant walks offered in the Flagstaff region to introduce students to the local healing plants. These are not a formal part of the program and no fee is charged for these outings.
Details on the Family Herbalist Program are here.

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Community Herbalist
The Community Herbalist program is meant for people who have some formal training in addition to personal experience working with healing plants. They already know how to create several kinds of herbal pharmacy and they use herbs in many ways to support the health of their family.
These people are ready to deepen their connection to the plant world and to becoming an herbalist for their broader community.

Topics include:
Plant Chemistry – Solvents – Polarity – Botany – Life Zones – Wildcrafting & Sustainability Issues – Liver, Lymph & Detox – Plant Resins – Anxiety – Inflammation – Pain – Healing the Gut – Bladder and Kidney Health – Advanced Herbal Pharmacy


An extra bonus are field study trips offered in the Sonoran Desert, Verde Valley and the high country of the Colorado Rockies to introduce students to the broader range of healing plants in the American Southwest.
These are not a formal part of the program and no fee is charged for these outings.
Details on the Community Herbalist Program are here.


These programs both look great. How do I choose? Which course is better?
The proper question is not about which is better.
Rather it is which is appropriate for you.
Some people have a desire to go to a more advanced program because they feel that’s where the ‘good’ stuff is.
Yet advanced training in any field is relevant only if the foundations are in place.
This is true for herbal medicine.

For people who register for the Community Herbalist program, it is assumed you:
~Have experience making a wide range of herbal pharmacy
~Know the basics of using herbs for common health issues such as colds, flu, sleep and digestion.

If you aren’t sure, read through the topics in the Family Herbalist program.
You should have both the knowledge and experience in working in these areas of herbal medicine in order to gain the most benefit from the Community Herbalist program.

Can I take both programs at the same time? I am a dedicated student and want to learn as much as I can about herbal medicine during 2022.
Yes, that is definitely a possibility. It is best to contact me so we can discuss details.

Do you have questions about any of the information on this page?
Contact me here.

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