Wild Plant Identification eCourse

The world of green right outside your door is calling…

At the end of this 7-day ecourse, you will:

  • 1. Have greater confidence to safely identify wild plantsLearn how to learn about poisonous and toxic plants. You will explore both how to avoid plant hazards, as well as what to do when they happen.
  • 2. Have a stronger connection to and knowledge of your local floraThe world of wild plants is ultimately one of being powerfully connected to your place. Learn about how you can cultivate this connection, and the benefits that come with that.
  • 3. Explore becoming an active part of your local ecology (not just a passive consumer)With knowledge of wild plants, you have choices available that most people do not. With this course you take the first steps towards learning to feed yourself and use healing herbs to enhance your life.

You will receive an email every day or two spaced over about two weeks. This schedule allows a relaxed pace to take in the information presented. You will get to practice some tips and techniques along the way. No special equipment or tools needed, and you are free to unsubscribe at any point.

Near the end of the course will be an opportunity to sign up for an Advanced Wild Edible Plant eCourse where you will learn harvesting, preparation and preservation skills. The advanced-level course builds off of the information in the first course, and aims to have you be a self-sufficient wild edible plant forager by your completion!


Your guide along the way…

Lindsay HuettmanLindsay Huettman is an instructor at the Anake Outdoor School. She loves being a part of the Wilderness Awareness School team and has previously filled the roles of Outreach Coordinator and Youth SchoolInstructor. Her primary passion is connecting humans to wilderness through the use of native plants. This inspired her to complete a degree at WWU in Ethnobotany Stewardship Education. This can include anything from eating Hemlock cambium and discussing its nutritional benefits, to making baskets out of Cedar roots and dying them with lichens! Other passions include leading wilderness survival, whitewater rafting and kayaking expeditions; writing and playing music, and creating dynamic environmental education curriculum for K-12. She has a background in organic farming, landscaping, horse packing & training, homeschool support and is an avid plant dork when it comes to biochemistry. Most of all she loves to sit in the woods and watch the leaves uncurl each spring.