plus at least one MANDATORY Saturday class.
Everything you need to be an Emergency Street Herbalist will be taught in high-energy, intensive lessons. This is the Special Forces or Black Ops course for the school. Students will be taught to make soup outdoors on a windy day, pick herbs from sidewalk cracks and driveways, liberate herbs from parks and other open areas, learn how to create secret urban gardens, how to use herbs to cope with water-borne diseases, how to create an herbal first-aid survival kit, how to avoid being 'seen' in bad or dangerous neighborhoods, the proper way to create a squat in an abandoned building, and some quick and nasty hand-to-hand fighting techniques, along with practical wound treatment.
This course is only for students who want a fast, intensive mental boot camp practicum to help themselves, their loved ones, and the disadvantaged. Be it earthquake, societal breakdown, or major terrorist attack, students will be able to fend for themselves and others for a long period of time.
Students will need to have a notebook available at all times, sketching tools or a camera (to record herbs and locations), a haversack (either 19th century replica or modern military version as shown on the website), a Sierra cup and spoon or spork, and a reliable pocket knife. Eventually the student will need to purchase a simple military chem stove (easily availabe at army surplus outlets or online), and a sheath knife that will be described in class.
There will be practical testing on making herbal medical supplies from available materials, including those carried on their person.
There is no prerequisite for this class. This course will be considered a prerequisite for Guerilla Herbalism.
Three student minimum. Maximum seven students.