Field Intensive Offering

ABOUT THE COURSE | The Rocky Mountain Field Botany course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to field botany, positive plant identification, wild-crafting ethics, and sustainable harvesting and preservation techniques for the beginning to intermediate student. The main focus is on hands-on experience, along with a variety of lecture formats and labs. This year we will have an additional focus on wild edible plants.


  • Tuition $1,000 (for current CSCH students) $1,250 (graduates and general public)
  • With a deposit of $300 (for current CSCH students) $400 (graduates and the general public)
  • Books and materials $200 (subject to cost change and non-refundable)
  • Application Fee $50


High School diploma or equivalent.


  • Introduction to botany: terminology and plant anatomy, 3 hours
  • Introduction to the botanical keying method of plant I.D., 3 hours
  • Introduction to plant family characteristics
    and I.D., 3 hours
  • Botanical dissection lab, 3 hours
  • Keying lab I, 3 hours
  • Wild-crafting ethics and legal considerations, 3 hours
  • Harvesting and medicine-making techniques lab I, 3 hours
  • Keying lab II, 3 hours
  • Harvesting techniques and medicine-making lab II, 3 hours
  • Keying lab III, 3 hours
  • Harvesting techniques and medicine-making lab III, 3 hours
  • Keying lab IV, 3 hours
  • Harvesting techniques and medicine-making lab IV, 3 hours
  • Botanical ecology and plant communities, 3 hours
  • Advanced keying techniques, 3 hours
  • Advanced harvesting techniques, 3 hours
  • Advanced medicine-making methods and practice, 3 hours
  • Collaborative botany exercises, 3 hours
  • Independent study project (keying assignments), 14 hours

Total Certificate Hours: 68 Hours

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