Growing Medicinal Plants in the Pacific Northwest. Vashon Island.
A workshop by Michael Pilarski, Friends of the Trees Botanicals and Michael Laurie, Dragonfly Medicinals. $50.
Growing Medicinal Plants in the Pacific Northwest
Michael Pilarski, Friends of the Trees Botanicals
Michael Laurie, Dragonfly Medicinals
April 1, 2017
Saturday. 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
This workshop will introduce a wide range of medicinal plants, trees and shrubs you can grow in western Washington. 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.
For further information and to register contact: Michael Laurie, [email protected]