Discover the science of botanical identification and the art of wildcrafting through this captivating voyage into wild edible and herbal botanicals! You’ll receive the following:
- 3 IN-DEPTH UNITS
- 1-YEAR ACCESS
This course delves into the characteristics of plant parts and the use of dichotomous keys for plant identification, as well as the identification of botanical families and patterns in nature. Hands-on lessons on drawing plants and creating a pressed plant herbarium encourage one-on-one engagement with the plant kingdom. We’ll get you started wildcrafting with a discussion on wildcrafting ethics and techniques, an understanding of at-risk plant species, and botanical, edible, and herbal characteristics of 25 common wild plants.
Explore the visual characteristics of plant parts and learn how to use dichotomous keys for plant identification. Learn tips and tools for identifying botanical families and patterns in nature and how our familiarity with various plant families can help inform our ability to identify plants and, in some cases, understand how we can use them. Get hands-on with lessons dedicated to more artistic ways of engaging with the plant kingdom through drawing (everyone can do it!) and creating a personal herbarium of pressed plant specimens.