Plant Wisdom: Observation, Sensory and Field Botany for Herbalists and Foragers (with Linda Conroy)

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Plant Wisdom: Observation, Sensory and Field Botany for Herbalists and Foragers (with Linda Conroy)

June 29 @ 9:00 am - June 30 @ 4:30 pm

$130 – $230

This program is designed for herbal enthusiasts, herbalists and foragers. The intent is to increase confidence in seeing, experiencing and identifying the plants clearly. The program will include practices in identification, observation, and organoleptic (sensory) skills. The goal is for participants to learn skills for increasing their confidence and direct engagement with the green world.

Learning and practicing field botany as well as sensory exercises is practical and fun. Through playful and engaging observation exercises, sensory experiences and practices with plant keys, everyone will leave this program with skill-building techniques, feeling more confident and excited about creative approaches to engaging with the plant world.

Instructions: Please dress for the weather. A hand lens and ID book will be provided for you to take home, but feel free to bring any of your own favorite ID books and/or hand lens if you like.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day
Lunch will be provided both days.
Location: Rural La Farge, WI
Ages: 12+
Materials Fee: $60 (includes a hand lens and ID book)

Sliding Scale Course Fee Guidelines (not including Materials Fees)

Supporter Level Ticket: $230
If you move through the world with financial ease and the means to fulfill many of your wants as well as your needs – you are able to eat out when you want, abundantly meet your needs through employment or can comfortably not work, have access to family wealth, own property, etc. – consider paying at this level, which will help us ensure the long term sustainability of our programs while keeping our offerings accessible to those with access to fewer resources.

Sustainer Level Ticket: $180
If you are able to meet your needs with relative ease while budgeting your educational and entertainment spending – for instance, you are able to take classes and eat out occasionally as long as you are mindful – consider paying at this level, which will help sustain the work of the Folk School at a modest level.

Supported Level Ticket: $130
If you struggle to fund your basic needs and have limited access to resources in your family and community, or if you would not be able to access this offering without a discounted payment option, consider paying at this level. We value your presence and contributions to our community and do not want any economic circumstances to be a barrier to attendance!



June 29 @ 9:00 am
June 30 @ 4:30 pm
$130 – $230
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