My husband and I live off-road, off-grid, near the foot of Mt. Susitna (in the Mat-Su Valley). I have a weak academic science background, so will need help with that! I have earned certificates as a Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, and Intermediate Herbalist (through an on-line program out of state) but regard myself as a weed farmer. However, I recommend these programs to fellow plant students. I love the "Boreal Herbal" book and have enjoyed testing various salves and other recipes that incorporate plants I harvested on my property. In this course, I hope to learn to identify additional resource plants and to process them effectively. I look forward to learning from fellow students as we share favorite books, resources, and experiences. (If anyone is interested in how we live remotely, my blog address is: alaskauu1.blogspot.com. Not a catchy name, but some "how to articles" about harvesting birch sap, fireweed, this and that, maybe twice a month.