People often write me asking how I got started, and what they recommend they do to be on a similar path. I highly recommend just jumping in and start learning. Whether it be at a local apprenticeship, herbal conferences, or online. Last year, I wrote a couple of lessons for the online herb school, Herbal Academy. What's great about their programs is that you can learn at your own pace when you have time. Not everyone is able to take time off work or fill their weekends with herb school. Herbal Academy just recently launched their new Botany & Wildcrafting course and I couldn't recommend it more highly. They have an amazing pre-registration sale ($50 off) going on right now. The class is going to cover the art of wildcrafting and the science of plant identification so that by the end of the course, you will be able to identify new plants anywhere in the world using your newfound skills and a dichotomous key. Click the image above to learn more about what they are offering!
I also highly recommend their Introductory Herbal Class, which will teach you how to integrate herbs into your daily life and how to make herbal preparations and body care products for daily care and common ailments.