Wildcrafting Workshop

by Ken | 27th March 2017


Wildcrafting & Foraging
Collecting Wild Foods and Medicines
for home use & right livelihood
Plant Walk & Workshop with Michael Pilarski
In Clark Fork, Idaho
Cascadia Permaculture Center / Bountiful Productions
Friday, May 12, 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

We are surrounded by useful plants wherever we go.
Native and non-native plants.
Food, medicine, seeds, fibers, craft materials, building materials, more,

Part of the time we will be walking trails and talking about the plants we meet. Part of the time will be indoors to talk about additional plants, and questions & answers. The information will be useful for wildcrafting for home use as well as commercially. We will introduce the main medicinal plants found in Eastern Washington with optimum timing of harvest, collecting techniques, tools, processing and drying. Sustainable wildcrafting concerns and guidelines will be addressed.

Michael Pilarski is a naturalist, farmer and educator with 45 years of experience. Michael has been commercially wildcrafting medicinal plants for 22 years in Washington State, north Idaho and Northwest Montana. He farms a diversity of medicinal and food plants in complex, agroforestry systems and has expertise in seed collecting, propagation and nursery stock of many native and non-native species. He is the author of “Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology Resource Guide” and “Growing & Wildcrafting Medicinal Plants in the Pacific Northwest”.

Admission: $60.
Some partial scholarships are available.
Bring a brown bag lunch. Come prepared for the weather.
To reserve a space contact: Ken Casler kennycasler@gmail.com Michael Pilarski friendsofthetrees@yahoo.com

 

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