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Columbines School of Botanical Studies
2009 Academic Calendar

First Year Field Program

Purple Bullet April to June: Apprenticeship Field Program, Spring Term, 10 field trips, 1 overnight field trip, and 20 lectures. No pre-requisite required. Instructors: Brounstein, Yeager.

Purple Bullet July to September: Apprenticeship Field Program, Summer Term, 4 overnight field trips and 6 lectures. Successful completion of Spring Term required. Instructors: Brounstein, Yeager.

Purple BulletSeptember to October: Fall Field Elective, Fall Term, 3 field trips. Not required for successful completion of the first year Apprenticeship Field Program. Successful completion of Summer Term required. Instructor: Yeager.

First Year Lecture Programs

Purple Bullet April to June: Herbal Concepts and Northwest Materia Medica, Spring Term, 10 lectures, 25 hours. No pre-requisite required. Instructors: Brounstein, Yeager.

Purple Bullet July to September: Herbal Concepts and Northwest Materia Medica, Summer Term, 6 lectures, 18 hours. Completion of spring term required. Instructors: Brounstein, Yeager.

Purple Bullet October to November: Physiology for the Herbalist, Fall Term, 18 lectures, 36 hours. Completion of Herbal Concepts or one-year of herbal study required. Instructor: Brounstein.

Second Year Programs

Purple Bullet March to August: Second Year Apprenticeship Field Program, 8 one day field trips, 1 overnight field trip, 1 three day field trip, 18 lectures. Successful completion of the first year Apprenticeship Field Program is required. Instructors: Brounstein, Yeager.

Purple Bullet April to October: Second Year Lecture Series, 18 lectures, 54 hours. Completion of Herbal Concepts or one-year of herbal study required. Instructors: Brounstein.

Purple Bullet September to October: Physical Assessment Skills. 6 lectures. 18 hours. Enrollment or completion of the Second Year Lecture Series required. Instructors: Brounstein.

Purple Bullet March: Springtime in the Sonoran Desert, 1 week field trip consisting of 5 teaching days in Arizona and Mexico. Successful completion of the first year Apprenticeship Field Program is required. Instructors: Brounstein, Keaton.

Purple Bullet March: Southern California Botanical Adventure, 1 week field trip consisting of 5 teaching days. Successful completion of the first year Apprenticeship Field Program is required. Instructors: Brounstein, Keaton.

Purple Bullet March: Chasing Spring Option, Both March trips back to back, 2 week field trip consisting of 10 teaching days. Successful completion of the first year Apprenticeship Field Program is required. Instructors: Brounstein, Keaton.

Third Year Programs

Purple Bullet One on one Clinical Internship hours available to qualified students. Instructors: Brounstein.

Other Workshops and Events

Purple Bullet Second weekend in July means you'll find me at the Oregon Country Fair. Friends, family, fun, food, music, and many folks who have knowledge in both the botanical and herbal fields. We're at booth #84, come by and get a free taste of your favorite herb!

Purple BulletOn July 25 - 26, 2009, you'll find me leading plant walks at the NW Herbfest in Pleasant Hill, Oregon. Dr. Sharol Tilgner's excellent herb conference lets you meet the teachers and hear them speak at an affordable price. Hope to see you there!

Purple Bullet I no longer teach physiology and wildcrafting at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine because it has closed its Residency Program. Check out Michael Moore's Distance Learning Program which includes my Physiology Class as it is taught at that school.


Feel free to write Howie Brounstein if you have any questions or complaints.

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