Basic botany and plant identification are absolutely essential skills in the repertoire of the family herbalist, traditional healer or holistic health practitioner.
This 4 module online course provides a basic introduction to the field of botany, plant naming (nomenclature), plant classification (taxonomy) and external characteristics (morphology) from a herbal medicine perspective.
This course is intended for people who have little or no botanical background and who want to develop a working knowledge of herbs.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you are aiming for the Family Herbalist Certificate (Milestone7) and you’ve already taken botany at any senior level you may apply for an exemption for this course.
About The Certificate of Completion
The course comes with instructor support and, if you meet the requirements, a *Certificate of Completion is awarded.
In A Nutshell. You’ll get:
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* The point of all SA Herb Academy learning programs is to learn a craft. There are no legislative boards, no licenses… just practical information for actual use to enrich your life and those you chose to serve.
The Basic Botany for Family Herbalists Certificate of Completion is awarded ONLY if all the course assignments are successfully completed within 4 weeks from enrollment.
Easy Payment Plan (Only applicable to EFT payments): Two payments of R495 each. The first is due on enrollment and the second 4 weeks later. No certificate will be issued before both payments are made.
For a description of additional pre-requisites for this program please see our Terms of Service.
No Classes to Attend
This being a distance learning (online digital delivery) program there are no classes or lectures to attend at a distant venue. No time wasted in traffic and no time wasted traveling. You access all your learning material via the internet and you do the program in the comfort of your home or office.
You Can Start Today
Because there are no classes to attend you can start the learning program today or any other day that suits you. And you get to decide the pace you’ll work at.
This is a “Living Learning Program”
We regularly update and expand the contents of all our online learning programs. Whenever we do that you’ll get an email alert.