Foraging Course

Urban Herbology Foraging Course Accredited by and Registered with the CMA

How to work through this course
There are 4 levels of unit access in this course. This is to encourage progression through the units. The levels are called A, B, C, D. Student's starting the course begin with access to all the units at Level A - there are 24 Level A units, 12 of them are assessed. When students have successfully completed the Level A assessed work and the tutor has marked it, they can move on to the Level B units, and so on. See the Welcome unit for full details about how the course works.

Useful links
Herbal Glossary
Plant Profiles

Introducing Urban Foraging Module
A - Welcome
A - Foraging Rules
A - Light Harvesting
A - Testing Plants & Poison Advice
A - Urban Foraging Calendar (project)
A - Your Plant Ally (project)
A - Foraging Map
A - Foraging First Aid

Estimated study time: 13 hours
Four assessed tasks and two ongoing projects

Essential Plant Families Module
A - Deadnettle family 
A - Rose Family
A - Mustard Family
A - Borage Family
A - Lily-type Plants
A - Nightshade Family
A - Mallow Family
A - Celery Family
A - Aster Family

Estimated study time: 6 hours
Nine assessed tasks

Essential Foraging Skills Module
A - Poisoning
A - Look-a-likes
A - Poisonous plants
B - Electronic Record Keeping
B - Foraging Roots
B - Introducing City Trees

Estimated study time: 4 hours
Six assessed tasks.

Botany for foragers Module
A - Botanical Classification
A - Flowers
B - Herbaria
B - Leaves
C - Roots
D - City Tree Herbology

Estimated study time: 7 hours
Six assessed tasks

A - Fungi - Part 1
B - Fungi - Part 2
C - Fungi - Part 3

Herb Profiles (non-assessed)
A - Burdock
A - Chickweed
A - Comfrey
A - Dandelion
A - Elder
A - Evening Primrose
A - Hawthorn
A - Japanese Rose
A - Lime
A - Mugwort
A - Stinging nettle A - Ivy

Final unit
D - Reflective Final Assessment

Estimated study time: 2 hours