Monday, March 19, 2012

An Introduction to Plant Identification – Free Webinar

The School of Modern Herbal Medicine is hosting a free webinar on learning plant identification. I know I have some readers that are new to identifying plants, and thought to share this in case they would like to sign up! This from the site:)

“It's great that modern herbalism allows us to purchase ready-made herbal products in capsules, tablets, tinctures and other forms. However, it's even more wonderful when you actually know how to harvest and use local plants. There's something magical about being able to pick a wild plant or even a common garden weed and process it into your own herbal medicine. It helps you to recognize the bounteous gifts of Nature that are available to us for free!
With the economic struggles many people are experiencing and the global problems that are happening, and are predicted to continue to happen, its also reassuring when you know how to turn to nature for food and medicine.
That's why we're offering a botany class via webinar. It's not that you have to be an expert in botany to know how to identify a plant, its just that understanding some basic botany, such as leaf and flower structures, types of roots and fruits and the characteristics of major botanical families really helps you when it comes to identifying plants.
In this free introduction to our Botany class, we're going to discuss basic flower parts and introduce the characteristics of several major botanical families. We're not only going to talk about the plant characteristics of these families, we're also going to discuss some of their basic chemistry and energetics.
Join us and start understanding plants as something more than a prepared herbal medicine in a bottle. Start to get to know the plants as the living creatures they are. You'll gain a whole new appreciation for Nature's medicines.
This is a webinar (a class taught via the internet). To register, to to:
The class will be recorded and a link sent to everyone who registers to download the recording and handouts. So, even if you can't make the live class, you can still get the material if you register.”


Herbal and Honey Hugs to all who visit Comfrey Cottages xxx


Sherri B. said...

This sounds like a valuable lesson. I just learned a few years ago, that Oregon Grape, which grows everywhere in the Northwest, has medicinal properties in the entire plant..who knew!? - I would love to do this Webinar, maybe after things calm down. - Have fun with it.

Thanks for the info about the Roses for Kami. xo

Pen at the Little Herb Farm said...

thanks for sharing the details; I will try and join from across the Pond. Pen x

Rowan said...

This sounds interesting, it's a good feeling to be able to identify plants in the wild.

Comfrey Cottages said...

Thanks for visiting ladies!
Sherri, you are so welcome xx That is so cool when we learn new things about the plants all around us isn't it? I learn something new all the time! lol! xxx
I hope you could join in Pen, if not, they have a replay feature plus free handouts xxxx
It is Rowan! I just love it! big hugs and love to you xxx