It’s time to start your adventure and learn all about the exciting world of harvesting. From ethics and sustainability, to harvesting tips and techniques, discover the tools you’ll require and considerations you’ll need to make before heading out into nature.
In this course you’ll learn how to connect with herbs in a new way that will deepen your foraging experience. Yarrow will cover how to harvest 40+ Herbs (flowers, leaves, roots and fungi) commonly found in the wild and in gardens throughout North America. Learn valuable tips and regenerative herbal practices around foraging and harvesting to ensure these plants continue to flourish and so we can all enjoy the wild harvest for years to come.
Why learn about harvesting?
Harvesting plants sustainably and safely is an essential part of the role of a herbalist or nature lover. Not only will these skills allow you to craft your own plant medicine but they will also enable you to build a profound connection and relationship with the natural world around you.
Who is this course for?
This mini wild harvesting course is ideal for herb folk of all kinds. However, you will find it invaluable if you:
- are new to foraging and don’t know where to start
- want to learn from an expert how to forage and harvest with care and intention in the most sustainable way
- are seeking a deeper relationship and connection with plants rather than just simply identifying them
- need to acquire the knowledge of properly drying and storing your leaves, flowers and aerial parts to get the best quality out of your harvest
- desire some inspiration on what to do with your wild forage or garden harvest
Wild Harvesting Herbs and Edibles: Building a connected and sustainable practice
Lesson 1: Introduction to Wild Harvesting || 1 Video Lesson
Lesson 2: Plant Connection & Harvesting Ethics || 6 Video Lessons
- Plant connections & medicine path alignment
- How do we approach plant communities?
- Asking for permission to harvest
Lesson 3: Harvesting Safety & Tools || 2 Video Lessons
- Pollutants & toxins
- Toxic lookalikes
- Toxic plant parts
- At-risk plants
- How much should I harvest?
- Seasonality & harvesting times
- What should be considered when choosing a harvest time?
- Tools (the forager’s article)
Lesson 4: Harvesting & Processing || 11 Video Lessons
- Best practices for individual part plants
Lesson 5: Building a Relationship with the Wild || 3 Video Lessons
- The herbalist’s role as a medicine bridge
- The imaginal realm & plant communication
Lesson 6: Conclusion || 1 Video Lesson
- Elderflower Cordial Video Recipe
- St. John’s Wort Oil and Tincture Video Recipe
- Fruit Wines made Easy
- Wild Medicine & Land Stewardship
- Closing of the Veils
- Shoots & Roots – A Spring Herb Walk
- Beware of Wild Beasts
- Japanese Knotweed
- Stranger Plants of the Forest Floor
- Willow Bark Medicine, Magic & more
- Yellow Dock Medicine
- Oyster Mushroom, Food, Medicine & more
- Self-Heal, a mighty little helper
- The Healing Powers of Goldenrod
- Alder Tree Medicine
- Burdock: Root of Vitality
- St. John’s Wort, Medicine for the People
Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Learn how to properly forage and harvest 25+ Herbs (flowers and leaves) from your garden or in the wild
- Learn responsible harvesting practices from an experienced forager
- Unpack foraging ethics: learn the most ethical and responsible way to work with plants and how to be aware of your environment
- Learn valuable tips and regenerative herbal practices around foraging
- Connect with the spirit of the plants you are foraging to deepen your experience
- Learn how to properly dry and process your herbs and how to get the best quality out of your harvest
- Get some inspiration on what to do with your wild forage or garden harvest
- Discover the best methods on how to store roots, mushrooms, flowers and aerial parts from an experienced herbalist
- Learn about the best tools to use and when to use them during your forage