Medicinal Herb Growing & Wildcrafting Seminar, Port Townsend, WA


Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Olympic Peninsula
April 15‐16, 2017

Saturday $90 ‐ Sunday $70 ‐ Both days $140  >> You may pay using the on-line order forms on this page
or send checks along with your particulars to:

Friends of the Trees, Michael Pilarski
PO Box 1133
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Barter accepted. A few scholarships available.
Free to S’Klallam tribal members and other Northwest tribes.

Farming Medicinal Plants
Saturday ‐ 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Species, Fertilizing. Establishment. Agroforestry systems. Medicinal trees & shrubs. Weed management.
Harvesting tools & timing. Pricing. Marketing. Field trip to Michael Pilarski’s medicinal agroforestry
planting. Saturday evening is a networking session.

Wildcrafting Medicinal Plants
Sunday ‐ 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

How to harvest sustainably. What species are in demand. Natives and invasives. Tools of the trade, Timing
of harvests. Processing. Drying. Fresh shipping. Marketing.

Taught by Michael Pilarski

Michael Pilarski has been commercially farming and wildcrafting medicinal plants for 22 years in the Maritime and Interior Pacific Northwest. There will be a wide range of reference books and dried herbs on display as well as books, seeds and propagation material for sale. This is a sequel to the 2016 Medicinal Herb Growing and Marketing Conference held at Fort Worden on April 15?17. A great conference with 450 people. This workshop is the 2017 place?holder for what will be another large conference in 2018.

Fort Worden is located on the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula where the deep waters of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca meet. Fort Worden features conference facilities, seashore and forest, stunning views, a range of accommodations, camping and good food. Scrumptious meals will be available from the Fort Worden Servery (separate fee). Contact: Michael Pilarski, [email protected], 360-643-9178

Herb Seminar details:

At the seminar there will be networking between the participants. We will talk about marketing cooperation.
Show & Tell. We are renting a big room in one of the big classroom buildings. This will give us room to sprawl out. So bring show and tell - plants, herb products, books, seeds, tools, We encourage a little marketplace activity. I will bring show and tell of all of the above and expect to have plants for sale.
Accommodations. Camping sites were $15 a night last year. At the MHGMC we rented almost all of Fort Worden’s accommodations and I ended up being in charge of room assignments. Whew! If there are enough people interested we can rent one of the Officer’s Suites houses. Somewhere in the $70 a night range. You can register with Fort Worden directly but checking in for collaboration would be good.
Meals. The Fort Worden Servery produces gourmet food and they got lots of compliments at the MHGMC. The Servery is close to our classroom building and if we can get 15 people involved we can have the convenience and pleasure of taking meals there. Of course, everyone is welcome to bring their own food, eat at home, commute to local restaurants, etc.

Contact Michael Pilarski for info on accommodations or meals.

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