Join Lise Wolff in online plant walks covering 3 seasons of plants used in Western herbal medicine. She has been teaching these classes for over 20 years. Now they are available online for you to learn and enjoy at your convenience.
These plant walks take place in Minnesota at the northern end of the "Big Woods" ecological region of North America. This is an area where Western herbalism was gifted many herbs from the Indigenous Peoples or from the exploration of the woods. The area is also home to herbs of Northern Europe (UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, temperate parts of Russia) - intentionally or unintentionally brought by settlers.
This online plant walk series covers many traditional plants used in Western herbal medicine. It is worthwhile to know these herbs. This is a cool temperate region. Lise will not cover many of the Mediterranean plants characteristic of southern Europe and Australia.
🍃 Identify 100+ plants by their appearance and by Botanical Latin names
🍃 Differentiate common look-alike plants
🍃 Know which plants you can use as medicinals, eating (wild edibles), and both
🍃 Know which part of the plant to harvest for medicine making & when to harvest
🍃 Learn how to make tinctures, infused oils, and flower essences
🍃 Discover plant signatures as the plant grows
🍃 Build on the signatures and qualities that make this plant medicine
🍃 Hear amazing stories and case histories
🍃 Discover more in online discussions (Q&A) with the teacher and other students
Let the seasons be your guide. Complete the lessons at your own pace.
Online Classes and Q&A with Lise WolffCourse5.0 average rating (2 reviews)
Join herbalist Lise Wolff RH (AHG) MSc for additional lectures and occasional Q&A session as live, online classes. Enjoy the class recordings at your leisure. These classes complement the Plant Walks series classes and courses with Lise.
Preparing for Plant Walks with Lise WolffCourse5.0 average rating (2 reviews)
During winter the plant world seems quieter. This isn't the moment for harvesting, but preparing. During the plant walks botanical latin is referenced for every plant. This is the time to get a better grounding in that topic. And to have an overview
Early Spring Plant Walks with Lise WolffCourse5.0 average rating (37 reviews)
In this early spring section of Lise Wolff's Three Seasons of Herbal Wisdom Plant Walks you will learn to identify baby plants, the first greenery that shows. Learn how to properly identify common look-alikes, little tid-bits of their uses, and more!
Spring Plant Walks with Lise WolffCourse5.0 average rating (4 reviews)
Spring has sprung! Walking outside, lawns are green and trees have burst with pink and white flowers in abundance. There are still plenty of new wild foods to eat everywhere. How to make Flower Essences and more with Lise Wolff!
Early Summer Plant Walks with Lise WolffCourse5.0 average rating (3 reviews)
It's definitely summer. The light is brighter and more intense. Days are long, heat and humidity hang in the air, punctuated by heavy rain and brief respites of cool. The flowering trees have formed fruits, whether edible or inedible to humans.
Mid-Summer Plant Walks with Lise WolffCourse5.0 average rating (4 reviews)
In the middle of summer, it becomes apparent that a plant's harvestable time does not last forever. The long hours of heat and light during mid summer speeds the growing cycles of the plants, and their ultimate goal, to set seed and reproduce...
Each Class is equal to several hours of a typical in-person plant walk. This content is condensed and edited into multiple short, easy-to-digest videos.
- You would pay at least $25 for a 2-hour group Plant Walk with Lise.
- Each online plant walk in the curriculum is 4-8 hours of a standard plant walk (walking around from plant to plant) - a $50-$100 value.
- >We edited and condensed the footage into short videos (we don't show walking between plants, etc.). This means 2 hours of edited content would take 8-12 hours to cover in a typical plant walk.
- For example, classes 1 & 2 equal 2.5 hours of edited footage. It would take 10 hours of a plant walk to cover all this material - a $125 value! Classes 1 & 2 cover 38 plants! There are 84 plants covered from Early Spring through Early Summer plant walks!
Start at any time! Complete the lessons at your own pace.
Certificates designed and signed by Matthew Wood are available for purchase to those who successfully complete all tests with a passing grade of 70% or better. More details regarding herbal course certificates are here.
Tests are multiple-choice, and multiple attempts are permitted.
If you are tracking hours, see the list of all classes/courses with corresponding accreditation hours.
Lise is so fully alive with the plants, even recorded! I think I'll watch these all over again.
Lise is so fully alive with the plants, even recorded! I think I'll watch these all over again.Read Less
So fun and informative! Great class, Lise! I appreciated the humor throughout the walks. The video work was excellent as well, with close-ups and lingerin...Read More
So fun and informative! Great class, Lise! I appreciated the humor throughout the walks. The video work was excellent as well, with close-ups and lingering shots of the plants.Read Less
I love this course and am learning so much! The way Lise explains plants and their uses is brilliant. I find all the medicinal uses of so many common weeds p...Read More
I love this course and am learning so much! The way Lise explains plants and their uses is brilliant. I find all the medicinal uses of so many common weeds particularly interesting, and look forward to touching, tasting and smelling (and tincturing) many of them growing in my backyard!Read Less
Get outdoors more to learn more! This is one of the best classes available anywhere. Best of any plant walk themed class that I've seen. Lise Wolff's class...Read More
Get outdoors more to learn more! This is one of the best classes available anywhere. Best of any plant walk themed class that I've seen. Lise Wolff's class makes you look at your neighborhood, roads, parks, etc with more awareness all throughout the year. She includes signatures and myth which solidifies your memory and understanding and the very importantl skill of tree identification. I may not be able to see what plants are half a mile from where I'm standing but I can probably recognize some of the trees from that distance... That is important knowledge. Thanks Lise!Read Less
I can not say enough good things about theses videos. Thank you Lise Wolff
I can not say enough good things about theses videos. Thank you Lise WolffRead Less