You need to meet the plants before you do anything with them! From the tallest tree to the deepest root, medicinal plants are all around us. With miles of hiking trails, salt water of the bay, fresh water streams in the mountains and exquisite views, dozens of species of flowering plants, trees and ferns in varying ecosystems will delight and open your eyes to the bounty of nature.
Learn their medicinal and culinary benefits, ethnobotany and sustainable, ethical harvesting methods. Find out where to harvest herbs on your own and when to harvest each plant for optimum vitality, potency and nutrition.
Meet Grindelia, Saxifrage, Cedar, Nettle, Oregon Grape, Huckleberry, Skunk Cabbage and so many more! What plants are anti-inflammatory? Are there any poisonous plants in the area? Are there plants I can eat as I hike? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
Did you know that the scourges of your garden - Horsetail, Dandelion and Chickweed are edible and medicinal?! Gain hands-on herbal experience and confidence in harvesting herbs that may very well be growing in your own backyard!
Learn how the indigenous people of this region used the plants for medicine, food. You'll look at plants in a whole new way after these very informative plant walks and become more "at home in the woods" as we hike the trails on a Northwest experience!