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Botanical Field Study: Southern California Desert and Coastal Range


  • Anza Borrego Desert State Park 200 Palm Canyon Drive Borrego Springs, CA, 92004 United States (map)

We’re very excited to offer a field study of the Southern California desert early this Spring, as we only offer these classes every two or three years and they are very fun and inspiring!

We strategically aim to offer this class during the peak desert bloom so that a feast for the eyes can complement the practical applications of the medicines we will be studying. This class aims to be intellectually engaging for practitioners of all backgrounds and practically suitable for herbal enthusiasts of any level of experience.

The aims of this two day course will include the following:

  • Identification of over twenty useful medicinal plants

  • Ethical wild harvesting

  • Traditional and modern applications of desert plants

  • Application of native plants within the context of Chinese medicine and Chinese formulas

  • Infectious disease, respiratory health, dermatology

  • Topical and first aid applications

  • Culinary uses of common plants


Schedule: Begins Friday March 22 at 5 p.m. near Anza Borrego and concludes Sunday March 24 until 2:00 p.m. The class will be approximately 2 hrs from San Diego and 2.5 hrs from the Los Angeles area. Other details TBA.

THESE TRIPS FILL UP TO CAPACITY SO SIGN UP SOON!

12 hrs class time total. 12 CEUs pending for California acupuncturists.
Practitioner Cost: $240 / General public & students: $185 (Cost covers campsite fees.)

Dr. Ingrid Bauer, MD is an integrative physician and founder of Five Flavors Herbs

Brian Kie Weissbuch, L.Ac. is the founder and CEO of KW Botanicals and has been practicing a mix of Western and Chinese herbal medicine for over 40 years

Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac. is the founder and CEO of Five Flavors Herbs and has been practicing a mix of Western and Chinese herbal medicine for over 20 years

TO REGISTER SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/botanical-field-study-southern-california-desert-tickets-54953478333