The Urban Herbology Foraging Course has been part of the UH Apprenticeship course for the past years. It is now also available as a stand alone course for people who only want to learn about urban foraging but are not able to commit to the full Apprenticeship course. Read on for details and pricing options.
Foraging Rules, Ethics and Safety
Urban Foraging Calendar
Plant Ally Project
Essential Plant Families for Foragers
Essential Foraging Skills
Botany for Foragers
Reflective Final Assessment
Over 30 units of study covering all the essential knowledge and techniques needed, to safely forage from urban (and country) spaces.
1. Discount on Urban Herbology walks
50% off the regular price of Urban Herbology walks (generally in Amsterdam) for everyone on this course.
2. Food and Drink Module
The Urban Herbology Food and Drink module is also included for Foraging Course students. It set you up to be able to make many delicious things from your harvests.
This course is..
Especially created for people living in urban spaces
Requires minimal multi-purpose kitchen equipment
Focuses on safe nourishing and interesting plants
Gives personal support from a tutor who you can actually talk to when needed
Who is this course for?
People who want to learn how to identify, locate, forage and use urban edible and medicinal plants, under the guidance of a qualified, experienced and approachable city-based herbology tutor.
People who want to take some control of their own health and well being by incorporating nourishing and local urban plants into their lives.
Those looking for ways to safely deal with simple ailments and who know the value of being able to make these themselves.
Those who want to know how to incorporate more interesting, innovative and sustainable herbs into herbal products.
People who want to see the CMA recognised and accredited course through, improve their practical skills and knowledge and to earn a certificate, which shows that you have learned how to safely and ethically forage in urban spaces.
Who is this course not suitable for?
People who don't want to forage. You will need to actually find plants, ID them and try the projects in this course. You will need to report back with your successes, failures and questions.
People who are not at all interested in urban foraging and urban food sovereignty (of course you won't be forced to eat foraged plants for the course but it does help and the course does encourage it).
People who want a course diploma to obtain insurance to forage and sell foraged plants to the public or industries or make claims about their medicinal uses.
People who are uncomfortable with reading about honey, ghee and some other non-vegan products. The course does contain some animal-sourced ingredients, such as honey and ghee. Alternatives are offered for all of these but those who prefer to exclude all animal sourced products may not feel comfortable about some of the units. Vegan students have been really helpful over the years, in helping us to add and test out more plant-based alternatives for some of these cooking and herb crafting ingredients.
The study time for this course is generally around 30 hours. That covers reading through the online material, getting started with the foraging projects and sending some feedback to your tutor and fellow students. Most of the projects are quite quick, others need to be revisited over months or seasons.
You can move through the course at your own pace and reach out for help whenever you need it. The average completion time is 8 months. There is not minimum or maximum time limit.
This course is online with personal support via email, a private Facebook group and a course forum. There are also optional Zoom meetings and workshops available in Amsterdam with your course tutor.
Your Herbology Tutor
The tutor for this course is Lynn Shore, an experienced teacher of urban foraging and herbology, based in Amsterdam NL. She has been working in this field for the past 25 years and teaching via Urban Herbology for the past 10 years. For her background and resume, click here. Lynn is registered with the CMA as the director and lead tutor at Urban Herbology Education.
Choose from one of the following and click this link for payments.
Stop and start as needed on the monthly or quarterly plans:
Monthly payments - € 15
Quarterly payments - € 35
Single payment - € 120
Herb Society Member monthly payments - € 12
Student monthly payments - € 12
If you are currently studying at a College or University and can provide evidence of that, you will qualify for a 20% reduction on the course fees. This is because we really want as many people as possible to be empowered by the knowledge that we have to share. Being able to skillfully craft your own herbal products is a gift that everyone should have!
Herb Society Discount
Members of the Herb Society are eligible for a 20% discount on this course (monthly payments only). Urban Herbology is also a member of this society. The Herb Society is UK based but is increasingly international and it strives to promote the enjoyment and use of herbs. We support those values!
Click here here to get started on the Urban Herbology Foraging Course!