Foraging Course

Urban Herbology Foraging Course Accredited by and Registered with the CMA

Reorganizing - Everything has turned blue!
We are reorganizing the layout and flow of the Foraging course. The original layout is further down this screen (green blocks) the new layout is above (blue). Feel free to use either.

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
A - Urban Foraging Calendar (project)
A - Your Plant Ally (project)
A - Foraging Map

Estimated study time: 12 hours
Three assessed tasks and two ongoing projects

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

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

Final unit
D - Reflective Final Assessment

Estimated study time: 2 hours

Previous lay out of the Foraging units:

Welcome Unit - Start the Foraging Module Here
Foraging 1 - Foraging Rules - Open Unit
Foraging Map
Foraging 2 - Testing Plants
Foraging 3 - Deadnettle family
Foraging 4 - Botanical Classification
Foraging 5 - Look-a-like plants
Urban Foraging Calendar

Foraging 6 - Flower features
Foraging 7 - Electronic Record Keeping
Foraging 8 - Rose Family
Foraging 9 - Herbaria
Foraging 10 - Leaves

Foraging 11 - Mustard Family
Foraging 12 - Your Plant Ally
Foraging 13 - Foraging Roots
Foraging 14 - Lightly Harvesting
Foraging 15 - Botany of Roots

Foraging 16 - Borage Family
Foraging 17 - Poisoning (available to all students)
Foraging 18 - Poisonous Plants (available to all students)
Foraging 19 - Lily-type Plants
Foraging 20 - Nightshade Family

Foraging 21 - Your Local City Trees
Foraging 22 - Mallow Family
Foraging 23 - Celery Family
Foraging 24 - City Tree Herbology
Foraging 24.1 - Elder (Sambucus) (available to all)
Foraging 24.2 - Lime (Tilia) (available to all)
Foraging 25 - Aster Family

Foraging 26 - Further Developing Foraging Skills