At both workshops we will do hands-on wildcrafting of a number of medicinal plants. Devil’s club root and rootbark, oregon-grape root, cottonwood buds, usnea lichen, lungwort lichen, teasel root, dandelion root and licorice-fern are some of the things we will be looking for. We will discuss other medicinal and useful plants we come across. Both sites have meadows, riparian zones and forests to explore.
The information is applicable to western Washington in general, particularly the wet forests on the west side of the North Cascades. We will do wildcrafting and processing, as well as talk about sustainability, ecology, ethics, etc. Mostly we will work and learn out in the wild.
Come prepared for the weather. Bring warm gear, raingear, work gloves, collecting bags and hand pruners.
Michael is a farmer, wildcrafter, author & educator practicing in northwest and north-central Washington for nearly 15 years. He is one of Washington’s most knowledgeable people on the topic of sustainable wildrafting.
$75 per student
Pre Registration is Required.
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