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The FINAL .. Voyage Botanica Field School Long Session - Summer of 2024 - 300 Hour Field Course - PAYMENT IN FULL DISCOUNTED PRICE - Pay In Full and Get An AMAZING Bonus!

$ 2,000.00

 * This listing is for FULL Tuition paid now .. with a slight discount. Tuition Paid In Full!!

The cost is $3000.00 but if you pay in full .. you get a spot for $2000.00


 One more time ...   

After much thought and evaluation of all things pertaining to these long format field teachings ... I have decided to offer this long program one more time.  The requests have been numerous and many people were sadden by the fact that I had chosen to retire these programs. I have had numerous set backs over the last two years and only now see the possibility of doing this program one more time. Let's say without a doubt it is spiritually guided and I feel excited to do this program one more time.


Voyage Botanica - Summer Field School - Teaching Dates 

The following Teaching Dates are designed to meet the needs of the majority of students, as well as my own needs. The majority of students seem to be travelling long distances and by consolidating teaching times with breaks in between, I hope this meets the needs of the majority.

Most of our time will be spent in the field with the plants. The time frames keep the field in mind. Every season is different and it can be hard to align teaching times to prime field time. There might be some adjustment as we proceed with our program.

JUNE 2024

June 4th through 8th


June 19th through 23rd

JULY 2024

July 9th through 14th


July 23rd through 27th


August 6th through 10th


August 21st through 25th


September 4th through 8th


September 18th through 22nd

I do not expect everyone to make all the classes all the time .. LIFE has its challenges for all, especially those who may be commuting long distances.

I encourage folks to make as many of these field times as possible. Also, during the breaks I may still hold some teaching times for those who are choosing to live locally for the field school.


  • Some of the field time will be away from Silver City, most likely a few camping or overnight sessions if the distance is a couple hours away. The camping trips will happen later in out time together late July and August. We will go over those trips and details when we are together and when I have a better idea of how the collecting season is shipping up.

We will refine our schedule during our first week together, but this current set of dates should give everyone a good idea and a good working schedule, so that you can make your plans accordingly.

* Ideally, moving to Silver City, New Mexico for the Summer of 2024 will allow you to attend the most class/field time. However, I know that will be difficult for some and for those who will be commuting from a longer distance, know that it is ok to miss some classes. If I have a lot of students coming from faraway for each session, I will adjust things some to everyone's advantage .. so that you get the most field time possible.

* Within 100 mile radius of Silver City, New Mexico, our base .. there are over 200 medicinal and edible plants to see, learn about, gather, and make medicine from. I will share with everyone my most special and sacred medicine plant gardens. 

*There is accelerated learning here ... because we spend most of our time in the field with the best teachers of all .. the plants.

* What do we learn about?

Wildcrafting ( well over 100 different medicine plants in this course). You essentially have the opportunity to build your own world class apothecary during our time together.

You learn ..

Medicine making -  including Salves, Essential Oils, Extracts, Baths, Tea Usage, Medicine Plants in Smoke, Flower Essence Making, Spiritual and Intuitive Herbal Medicine, Clinical Usage, and many more aspects ..

You learn preparedness ... you learn about what it means ... "When there is No Doctor" and how to become reliant on your knowledge to navigate these "what if moments", moments that we all experience eventually in our lives ..

You learn about how to take care of your health needs for you or your people, especially when the traditional healthcare system is gone or so broken that it really has nothing to offer you anymore. 

You will learn to effectively treat things like rattlesnake bites, poisonous creature bites of all kinds, serious viral and bacterial infections, asthmatic attacks, pandemic like situations, and other serious conditions.

My goal is to share and down load all that I can to my students, in order to get them prepared for the what appears to be very troubling times ahead ... to become a most valuable human being to the world around them .... no matter where they are in the world ...

I have been seriously doing Clinical Herbal Medicine for over 30 years. Working with well over one hundred thousand clients .. collecting thousands of pounds of medicine plants, representing over thousand different plant species, making my own medicines and making a living as a working Herbalist for over 30 years ... 

Even with all my Herbal Medicine experience .. the MOST important thing I offer is the immense amount of field time. There really is no other herbal program in the world that offers this much field time .. this is the most important thing to consider and understand ... field time like I offer is the crowning jewel of ones herbal medicine journey .. and all the other herbal "things" fall in their correct place at the correct time, once your herbal field time becomes your foundation. 

It takes a lot of energy on my part to run this program .. and I was fairly certain that I had retired form these long sessions ... but spirit has spoken differently, so I will do this one more time ... and share all that I have accumulated over these 30+ years of my Plant Medicine Journey ...

* Important - I have only 10 public spaces available.  New spaces that is ...

Past Students who had deposits from previous classes, have the opportunity to apply their tuition and down payments towards this class (Please Contact Me). Life Pass Holders, also have the opportunity to apply their cost towards this class (Again, please contact me) we will work out the details ... SPACES WILL BE IN SHORT SUPPLY, Overall!

The $2500.00 is the FULL price for the course... for the next 30 days. After May 5th, if there are any remaining spots available the price will be $3500.00. 

* This is THE LAST time I will be able to teach one of these long classes  ...  

***  SPECIAL NOTE!!!   Because Cannabis is legal in New Mexico. We will be bringing this plant into our Materia Medica for the very first time. Learning how to use this amazing plant medicine, for juicing ( to repair the human DNA and for various terminal conditions), we will make oils, salves, extracts and learn to combine Cannabis even more effectively with all the other wonderful plants we have to work with ...  I am excited about this aspect and I have waited nearly my whole life to be able to teach you about the Cannabis and other Plant Medicine combining ...

* More details will be forthcoming in the months to come ... but for the moment, if you have any questions .. you can send them to -  Michael Cottingham 

BONUS - ALL folks who purchase the payment in full tuition option currently being offered will get a the 3 day's in the field with me before class starts .. the complete listing can be viewed in my Voyage Botanica Class section - You get the following Bonus:

(3 DAYS) Private Medicine Plant Walk/Adventure for 2 People! 3 days of Exploring The World Of Plant Medicines. Can also be used as a private consultation time as well!


ALSO It includes this BOUNS:


Blessings To You All