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Friends of the Trees Society website!
If you would like to host Michael Pilarski for a plant walk, workshop or event please contact me. I generally do not travel outside the Pacific Northwest.
Friends of the Trees Society
PO Box 1133, Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Michael Pilarski. 360-643-9178. [email protected]
Help Make Our Agroforestry Documentary
We are looking for someone with experience to run a Go Fund Me drive (or other crowd funding) to raise funds to bring Michael Pilarski’s agroforestry experience to the world in a feature-length documentary-- "A synthesis of what I’ve learned in my 30 years of establishing agroforestry systems at 10 locations in Washington, Montana and Oregon."
How to Collect Wild Medicinal Plants for Commercial and Home Use
A Workshop with Michael Pilarski
THIS CLASS IS FULL. If you aren’t already on the list, we can’t fit new people in.
February 15, 2017
Wednesday Evening. 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Dandelion Botanical Company
5424 Ballard Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98107
How to Collect Wild Plants for Commercial and Home Use
Plant Walk & Workshop with Michael Pilarski
We have 22 people signed up so far and can take a few more. RSVP Michael.
March 5, 2017
Sunday. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center
Railroad Bridge Park
2099 W. Hendrickson Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382
Grow Your Own Medicine!
Growing & Using Medicinal Plants in Western Washington
This workshop will introduce a wide range of medicinal plants, trees and shrubs you can grow in western Washington.
This had a cap of 30 and we are well over that number already, so we are repeating the class at the same location on April 2.
That will also have a cap of 30 people and we expect it to sell out as well.
Weed management, harvesting tools & timing, making products and wildcrafting. During the workshop we will harvest some plants to dry and tincture as well as do some hands-on drying and tincture making.
Dragonfly Medicinals is located on 3.5 acres on Vashon Island. During this workshop we will tour their plantings and deliberate on the commercial possibilities as well as look at some of the wildcrafting possibilities.
There will be handouts of resources you can use; and plants, propagation material, seeds, herbal products and books will be available for sale.
Michael Pilarski has been commercially farming and wildcrafting medicinal plants for 22 years in the Maritime and Interior Pacific Northwest. He farms a diversity of medicinal and food plants in complex, agroforestry systems and is the author of “Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology Resource Guide” and “Growing & Wildcrafting Medicinal Plants in the Pacific Northwest”.
Michael Laurie has been growing medicinal herbs and making tinctures and medicinal oils for over 18 years on Vashon and 13 years on his current property. He has been growing all organic. The property is certified as a medicinal herb botanical sanctuary by United Plant Savers. There are currently over 70 species of medicinal plants on the property. There are also several other permaculture/sustainability features on the property.
$50/person. Limited to 30 people. Some worktrade is available.
April 1, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
at Dragonfly Medicinals
Vashon Island, WA
For further information and to register contact: Michael Laurie, [email protected]
Medicinal Herb Growing & Wildcrafting Seminar
With Michael Pilarski
April 15‐16, 2017
All day, both days.
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Olympic Peninsula
200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368
May, One-day Wildcrafting workshop in Seattle
We are looking for a venue.
Once we have a venue and a date the info will be posted on this website. If you want to get on the contact list for this, send Michael an email.
More info on the Montana PDC HERE.
Earth Repair - Restore the Planet and Create Paradise on Earth
The 9TH NORTHWEST PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE
was held October 7-9, 2016 at Fort Flagler on the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula. Michael Pilarski helped coordinate.
Information about the convergence can still be viewed at the NWPCC website, Facebook Page and Facebook Event
The Northwest Permaculture Convergence (NWPCC) is an inclusive annual weekend-long event that alternates between Oregon and Washington State. The Convergence brings together a remarkable diversity of people, all with creative approaches for designing living environments, and economic and culture systems that thrive within ecologically sustainable limits. Everyone who practices the ideals of Permaculture speaks a common language across the Northwest and all over the world.
NWPCC teams-up with local communities for 'Shoulder Events,' supporting our allies with tours, panel discussions, workshops, and classes. Every year, the organization offers a number of volunteer and work trade positions. Ride shares, home stays and food donations can be arranged using the website.
Long time enthusiasts and beginners alike pilgrimage from every corner of the Cascadian Bioregion which extends from coastal Alaskan Panhandle to the north, into Northern California in the south, and inland to include parts of the Yukon, Idaho, Wyoming and Western Montana.
Download a print-quality version of our 2016 poster. Print it out and put it up around your town. It helps a lot!
The 6th Annual Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence was held Sept. 9 - 11, 2016 at Heartsong in Tumtum, WA.
Heart-felt thanks to our 2016 Sponsors!!
Spokane Herbal Faire
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10 AM to 5 PM
Unity Spiritual Center
2900 S Bernard St, Spokane, Washington 99203
This annual event promotes the Culture of Herbalism to the Spokane Community, via education, vendors and a socially engaging platform.
For details keep an eye on:
Port Townsend, Fort Worden, Olympic Peninsula
April 15-17, 2016
A big Thank You! to everyone who attended. Over 450 people came through the event. All in all, the conference was a great success. Thank you to all the conference presenters, sponsors, Trade Show participants, coordinators, work-traders, herbal beverage companies and other attendees.
Read the post-conference report and tell us how we did and what we could do better HERE.
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