Course Overview

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.

Additional Information

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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Section Title
Plant Identification and Field Work
In-Person Class
9:00AM to 12:00PM
May 28, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $249.00
Drop Request Deadline
May 25, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
May 25, 2021
Section Notes
Outdoor Off-site class. First session 5/28 will meet at Academy Hills Park, 87111. This course will meet off-site for all sessions. Instructor will email class location and instructions. 
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