Are you tired of the lacklustre quality of produce and medicinal herbs found in stores?
Are you looking for a fun new hobby that improves your health?
Maybe you've gone on plant walks, tried to memorize plants you've seen, but the information just isn't sticking. Do you feel like you still have to rely on the expertise of others to correctly identify new plants you come across?
This course will help you gain the confidence you need to identify plants on your own. You will learn by getting to know plants intimately by recognizing patterns, not by memorizing.
These skills will help you use the plants that already grow in your own backyard or alley!
This course includes:
- A botany and wildcrafting primer: Learn how to identify plants, recognize plant families, and respectfully harvest plant parts. We will learn their growth habits, and where they can be found, as well as how to identify dangerous look-a-likes.
- An overview of edible and medicinal plants that grow well in a USDA Zone 3 climate. Did you know that there are over a dozen edible or medicinal plants found in the average yard in Regina? Did you know you can grow apricots and goji berries here? That’s only the tip of the iceberg!
- In-depth study of 10 useful and resilient plants; and how to grow, harvest, and propagate them.
- Permaculture planting techniques for optimal success including: the building of a food forest, passive watering techniques, and companion planting for pest control and optimal growth.
- How to design your landscape using edible perennials
- 50+ page eBook on plants most commonly used in permaculture design on the prairies
This course is an in-depth look at the plants briefly covered in my plant walks and foraging tours, as well as an extensive guide to growing unique edible perennials on the prairies. We cover how to save seeds, propagate cuttings, where to source plants and how to grow them using permaculture techniques for the best possible outcomes.
Geared towards beginners and experts alike, this course will help you feel confident foraging your own food!
At the end of this course, you will be comfortable growing and sourcing many plants for consumption and use and will have a new appreciation for all that grows in our climate. You will gain the confidence needed to identify plants on your own!
I'm Jenine Kozey, a knitting, woodworking physicist who has a passion for edible and medicinal plants and all things to do with nature and the outdoors! I'm a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades having made everything from homemade cosmetics to tasty foraged meals and my own off-grid cabin. I'm notorious for trying new things, making mistakes, and helping others learn from them! I spend most of my life outdoors on my farm with my husband, four boys and my chickens. I love adventure, travel and helping others to heal and grow.
A perpetual learner and avid reader, I take numerous courses each year to hone my expertise. I have completed my Permaculture Design Certificate Course, Earthworks Course, Reading the Landscape Course and Plant Spirit Medicine Course, Advanced Herbalism Course, Astro-herbalism among many others.
I teach the Permaculture Design Certificate Course, host various plants walks and teach workshops on rainwater harvesting, raising chickens, preserving food, gardening by the moon, self-healing seminars, and many other topics (both online and in-person).
I appreciate each and every enrolment I receive as it helps me to learn what gaps I have in my understanding, and provides me the opportunity to meet wonderful, like-minded souls. If you feel like taking my courses is of benefit to you, I would love to meet you and have you on the journey!
All the best!