Basic Botany for Herbologists
Basic botany and plant identification
are absolutely essential skills in the repertoire of the herbologist.
This 4 week part time course provides a basic
introduction to the field of botany, plant naming (nomenclature), plant
classification (taxonomy) and external characteristics (morphology) from
a herbologists perspective.
This course is intended for people who have little or no botanical
background and who want to develop a working knowledge of herbs.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Explain the scope and importance of
- Name the different study fields
- Describe the classification of
- Identify the different growth habits
- Explain the life cycles of plants
- Identify plants using a simplified
The course is divided into 4 manageable units or topics which must be
completed within 4 weeks. You will need to devote a minimum of 8 hours
(2 hours per week) to this course.
Each unit has at least one assignment. Assignments for this course are
submitted online, by the end of each unit. Assignments must be completed
in the order they are set.
There are self-assessments as well as online quizzes to help you measure
On successful completion of the course a certificate of completion from
the SA Herb Academy is given. The point of all
this 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.
If you are reading this, you most probably have all that is necessary to
will need to confirm that you fulfill the prerequisites for this
learning program. These are:
computer and word processing skills to download documents and to send
in your assignments.
computer software: word processor, Adobe Acrobat Reader; to read
course documents and to type up your assignments.
Ability to print documents.
Internet access to download course documents and
participate in online course discussion forum.
access to communicate with your facilitator.
Ability to read and write proficiently in English.
A course facilitation fee of R695 (ZAR)
or US$80 is payable. View a
How To Enroll
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If you have any questions please call Di-Di
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