Welcome to Bellingham. I like the spirit with which you open this discussion on the Transition Ning site. In terms of Transition work, I see that knowledge and use of plants as food and medicine to be very important to replace or at least supplement our dependence on the modern medical system. I also see a big need for knowledge about preserving habitat and using sustainable harvest practices for the wild plant allies.
This line in your opening post is what I really resonate with:"Aside from listening and feeling into the plants with my heart, I find the best way to learn about plant medicine is to connect with other people that work with them in a really deep heartfelt and experiential way.
I have a strong interest in plants for their medicine, wisdom and nutrition and solace. I don't have formal training in herbal medicine. I study on my own from the plants themselves and a little from friends, some on line sources and books, and an occasional workshop.
There are some knowledgable local herbal teachers. If you haven't been there already, I suggest you check out Wonderland Tea and Herbs on Railroad Ave. downtown, and there's another herb shop in the Public Market on Cornwall Ave. Also I believe some herb folks set up tables at the Saturday Farmers Market. The Community Food Co-op has a class series that you might be able to offer a class through. Ask for Kevin Murphy at the Co-op, he's in charge of that.
If you don't know this area well I would be open to showing you some places, trails to connect with the wild plants. I've lived here for over 35 years and walked a lot. You can leave a message on my member page at this site.