The Forager's Path - School of Botanical Studies

2020 Course Schedule

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10 Month Foundations of Herbal Medicine for 2020

Registration is closed for the 10 month Foundations of Herbal Medicine program in 2020.
Registration for the 2021 program opens June 1, 2020.

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A Flagstaff-based course in Community Herbalism, emphasizing (but not limited to) bio-regional healing plants from the Verde Valley up though the higher elevations around Flagstaff. The focus of the summer Colorado trip is plants from 9,000′ – 12,000′ and goes above treeline.

A brief over view of the topics introduced include:
Botany – Plant Chemistry – Anatomy – Physiology – Solvents & Polarity – Body Systems – Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ayurveda – Energetics from the Western Herbal perspective – Herbal Pharmacy – Materia Medica – Nutrition & Diet – Foraging – Wildcrafting – Minerals

The group meets in Flagstaff, one weekend a month from February through November with additional dates and regional travel in June, July and August.
Details are here

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Ultimate Survival Skills Course


When: June 5-7, 2020
Where: in the pines, just outside Flagstaff
Instructors: Tony Nester & Mike Masek

Skills include:

Day 1:
Learn the Basics of Wilderness Survival
navigation, signaling, water, shelter, fire, vehicle kits, first aid

Day 2:

Learn the realities of living off the land and food procurement the hunter-gatherer way
Common edible plants in North America
Carving deadfalls
Food preservation
Caloric requirements
Urban survival pantry suggestions

Day 3:

Man & Animal Tracking Fundamentals
Learn how to identify and interpret the tracks of mountain lions, coyotes, foxes, deer, and other North American mammals including gait patterns, scrapes and scat.
The mantracking class includes a focus on
Lost-person behavior
The use of stride and straddle for reading the stories
Counter-tracking misconceptions
Micro & macro tracking
Methods for picking up a lost trail

Go here for more info and to register

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Elderberry Elixir Workshop
and Native Plant Walk

I am pleased to offer this fundraiser in support of the top quality programs at Willowbend Environmental Education Center in Flagstaff.

What:

A plant walk through the native gardens around Willowbend with plant ID and traditional uses shared + A hands-on demo showing you how to make your own Elderberry Elixir at home
When:
June 20   9:30 – noon
Where:
Willow Bend Environmental Education Center in Flagstaff
Pre-registration is required here

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Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive

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 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 from approximately 6000’ up through the Ponderosa zone to 8000’ in the fir and aspen.

The format for the program is:
Plant Walks each morning, meeting the flora outside in their native habitat
Making herbal pharmacy inside each afternoon

This four day course has been one of our most popular offerings for many years.
It is an excellent way to connect to nature, meet the native plants and learn to make your own herbal remedies.

Click here for more details

When: July 15 – 18, 2020
Where: near Flagstaff
Cost: $390
To register, click on the payment button below

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Medicinal and Edible Plants of the Ponderosa Forest – Pt.1

Where:
In the forest near Flagstaff, details sent after registration
When:
Saturday, August 1, 9:30 – noon
Walking Distance:
Approx 2 miles, mostly flat
Cost:
$30
To register, click on the payment button below

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Medicinal and Edible Plants of the Ponderosa Forest – Pt. 2

Where:
In the forest about 15 minutes outside Flagstaff, details sent after registration
When:
Sunday, August 2, 9:00 – noon
Walking Distance:
Approx 4 miles, mostly flat with a 300m descent in the morning and a 300m ascent upon return. The terrain and distance for this plant walk is more challenging than the walk on August 1.
Cost:
$35
To register, click on the payment button below

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Three Weekend Intensive:
Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine 2020

This series of workshops addresses topics geared for people who have previous training and experience in healing and working with herbs.  It is especially geared toward students who have completed beginning or intermediate coursework at other herb schools. “Arizona Herbal medicine” “Sedona 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” “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”

Topics Presented:
1. Cardiovascular Health
2. Brain, Memory and Cognitive Health
3. Pain
4. Inflammation
5. Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS)
6. Sweeteners and Sugar
7. Metabolic Syndrome

When: This program meets one weekend a month over a three month period in 2020:
August 29 & 30
September 12 & 13
October 10 & 11

Time: 9:00 – 3:30

Where: Near Flagstaff, Arizona

Details are at this link

Cost: $580 for the three weekend (6 days) program.
After you have contacted the school and been accepted into this program,
click the button below to pay for the course.

Pre-requisites are required for attendance in this course.
Interested students need to contact the school prior to registering.

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