Plant Identification and Field Botanicals Making - 101

This is a full and fun day outdoors with the plants in their natural setting at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. Spend the morning on a local trail exploring the botanical diversity of the Front Range to review and practice plant identification skills learned earlier in the program. Review basic botanical terminology, plant families and ecology, and introduce the concept and practice of ethical wild crafting and stewardship. Spend the afternoon at the beautiful and bountiful Denver Botanic Garden's Chatfield Farms. Discuss the edible and medicinal properties of the plants we encounter as well as botanical first aid applications. As we wander through the gardens, practice identification and observation skills, nibble herbs and make simple remedies.


Special Instructions: Bring a lunch, hat, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, and water


Price: $94, $88 member


Instructor: Cat Pantaleo and Amberle Suski


Cat is a Holistic Health Practitioner with over 22 years of experience as a Consultant, Educator and Nature Guide. Weaving together her skills as an Herbalist, Ecopsychologist, Nutritionist and practitioner of Nonviolent Communication, she creates opportunities to cultivate resilience, restoration, deep nourishment and a reconnection to ones authentic, wild self. Her work is ultimately guided by Nature Beings and an impassioned desire to restore respect and reciprocity between humans and the natural world, re-awakening our innate human capacity for caring and cooperation in order to re-establish an Earth-honoring way of being so that all life may flourish.


Amberle has been working as a holistic healthcare practitioner and plant fanatic in the Denver community for almost a decade. She is trained in community herbalism, permaculture design, organic low-till farming, reflexology, reiki, wellness coaching and is a Colorado Master Gardener. Amberle endeavors to connect with people in search of support to enable them to mindfully, skillfully and confidently care for themselves, others and their environment. She believes that people flourish as they take ownership of their health and quality of life through tapping into resources like education, intuition, empowerment, community, ritual, nature, spirit and sharing the highs and lows of life. She can usually be found farming, gardening, and regaling anyone who will listen with tales about nature while experimenting with them in an unending variety of inspired ways. Borage & Berry Apothecary is Amberles ongoing passion project, offering unique herbal remedies, integrative healing sessions, educational opportunities and therapeutic gardening services that are thoughtfully tailored to each person and project.


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