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Botanical Field Study of the High Sierra

  • Markleeville, California (map)

Join Ingrid Bauer, MD and Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac. for a 3 day camping intensive studying the medicinal flora of the High Sierra Nevada moutains.

The class will survey 20 different highly useful medicinals and emphasize their inclusion within Western medical and Chinese diagnostic framework and modern and classic Chinese formulaic structures. We will also discuss folkloric applications of the common plants.

Participants will learn how to locate, identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare medicinals for use as teas, topical preparations, and tinctures.

Special attention will be paid to clinical specialties of first aid, mental health, infectious disease, women's health, pain management, and dermatology.

The class is open to all practitioners and students of herbal medicine.

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Approved for 12 Category 1 CEU's for California L.Ac's
CEP #538

Practitioner Cost: $300

Student/ General Public Cost: $225

Refund Policy: Refunds up to 30 days before event.
Space limited.

Notes on camping:

We'll be camping in stunning national forest land in a defined campsite at 8600 ft elevation w/ potable water and toilets in an area about 4 hrs from the Bay Area. We will coordinate camping for attendees. As we're often asked if family and friends can come on such events, our answer is that this is fine but we can not guarantee a camping spot for them. Adults who wish to attend classes must be registered. Participants are responsible for their own food. We do encourage food sharing. Registrants will receive an elaborate FAQ

A note on wild harvesting:

We will not allow wildcrafting in the areas we are camping. We will support participants in developing the skills to locate, identify, and harvest plants themselves!