“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time.”
- Georgia O’Keeffe -
“A background in botany is crucial to a well-trained herbalist. I can always tell the difference between a student with a botanical training and one without."
- Matthew Wood -
Imagine yourself standing by a trickling creek in dappled shade... You are in the midst of what could be powerful medicinal plants. And - Wow- what is that? Is it California Ginseng? Yes, it must be. And you begin to imagine all the wonderful herbal honey you can supply to your friends and clients for their damp lung congestion this winter. It's great to be an herbalist! Then the inevitable question arises - how do I know for sure? Maybe it's cow parsnip or even worse, poison hemlock - Yikes! Maybe it is endangered? And all the visions of herbal honey are now forgotten. You walk home wishing you had tools to know the plants around you on a deeper level. Well this is the course you have been waiting for…