The Traditional Herbalist

The Teacher by Joanna Colbert
Cover Art: Joanna Colbert

Wolf Journey Book Two – The Traditional Herbalist guides you on a path of Ethnobotany & Plant Conservation as you blossom into a Traditional Herbalist.

As you walk through the course, you will move deeper and deeper into the skills of plant conservation, and the knowledge of ethnobotany.  Ethnobotany means understanding the relationships between plants and humans, including how plants are incorporated into our lives, as well as how humans are dependent on plant ecosytems.  When an herbalist who understands ethnobotany harvests a plant, he or she honors it by preserving the plant to for all its medicinal, nutritional, and utilitarian gifts.  You will also learn to conserve and caretake the land, whether it be the soil in potted plants placed on our balcony, or on the edges of a large farming enterprise, to the benefit of all creatures.

Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses

Wolf Journey course books consist of 20 chapters, each with four core study experiences that can be completed as a series of lessons to earn a conservation certificate in your area of interest.

Book One: The Neighborhood Naturalist (now available online for apprentices and alumni)
Book Two: The Traditional Herbalist (out of print)
Book Three: The Wildlife Tracker (out of print)
Book Four: The Survival Scout (out of print)
Book Five: The Sustainable Citizen (out of print)
Book Six: The Environmental Educator (now available online for apprentices and alumni)

The original books are being republished as online courses. Click here to send an email so we can notify you as we launch each book.