Plant Discovery Class

There is nothing as cool as the ability to build your own reference library. This class help you do just that. You will build your own Materia Medica, and Herbarium journal while learning about your local plants. Each student will be supplied with a Materia Medica Journal, Herbarium Journal, and a Flower Press. 

Each class will last an hour and a half and will focus on a single plant. We will Identify the plant, draw the plant, take a sample to press next week, and pass out a work sheet to research and share what we learn the following week.

The Materia Medica will include basic botany information about the plant. Medicinal uses of the plant focus on Energetics and general properties of the plant, as well as there edibility. This Materia Medica is the first step in learning how to use plants medicinally and their edibility.  

The Herbarium Journal is where you will draw your plant on one page and place your pressed sample on the opposite side of the page. Just like the Materia Medica, the Herbarium has a rich history of exploration and discovery from the basics to a detailed Materia Medica.

This program is designed for schools, clubs, and groups. That participation is geared for the same participants over the course of 20 weeks. Allowing a easy flow of information in an outdoor class setting. 

Addional Information

Upon registering for the class you will receive an e-mail with additional information to include:

Where to meet

What to wear

Snack/Lunch to pack

What to bring

Point of Contact


It's also worth noting, if you are particular as to what you use to draw with you should bring your own supplies. SPS provide #2 pencils and color pencils. SPS suggest bring a camera to take reference photos for later. 

Family discounts available. Call or email for additional information.

"Sloppy" Floyed State Park

Twice a month SPS will be hosting this class at "Sloppy" Floyd State Park. On 561 acres with two lakes and 5 miles in hiking trails plus the Pinhoti trail that boarders the park. There is plenty of opportunity to explore, discover, and learn here.

Please join me and "Sloppy" Floyed State Park to learn about our nature resources and build that connection and understanding with nature. 

Desoto State Park

Alabama Forest Classroom will be done on the weekend to open the class up to school kids, park visitors, and homeschooler. Starting in April SPS will be hosting several outdoor educational classes from plant educations to Nature awareness.  

Contact Information

Contact Robert Wilson at if you have any questions.