Identify, gather and process herbs from the garden or the wild. The first morning session will take place in the classroom and the following classes will meet at a different field location in the Albuquerque area. Learn the foundations of field botany and plant identification and be introduced to the work herbalists do in the field. Topics include: Basic botany used for plant identification, local medicinal plant materia medica, field tools, talking to plants, journaling, wildcrafting and ethics. Your study of plant cycles, climate and growing conditions will deepen your connection with the plants, empowering you to interact knowledgeably and ethically with plants in the field. This course is part of the Clinical Herbalism Level 2 Certificate.
Recommended: Artist's Loft Journal Hard-cover dot journal for sketching and note-taking. Notebook not included with course, is student's responsibility. Available at UNM Book Store and other art stores.
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38275 - 006 - Plant Identification and Field Work
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Kate Viers, Clinical Herbalist
Kate Viers is a community supported clinical herbalist who is passionate about plants, people, beekeeping, nature, gardening, sustainable living, community, and social justice. Kate has been immersing herself in herbal medicine for over 10 years and has been integrating plants into her life and the lives of those around her since she was a child. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with budding herbalists and the broader community and teaches a range of herbal subjects for both the lay person and the practicing herbalist, and specializes in community healthcare, plant/people connection and reproductive health. As a clinician, she utilizes a mixed modality that includes; western herbalism, folk medicine, Ayurveda, mindfullness, aromatherapy and flower essence therapy. She is a co-founder and herbalist at the Cottonwood Medicine Collective; providing affordable healthcare in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. She also created Indie Aromatics; a small scale distillery and perfumery with high quality and ecologically friendly essential oils, hydrosols and natural perfumes.
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