Wildcrafting: How to Collect Wild Plants for Commercial and Home Use

Date(s): 

Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Plant Walk & Workshop with Michael Pilarski

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

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

Part of the time we will be walking the park’s trails and talking about the plants we meet. Part of the time will be indoors to talk about additional plants, power-point images 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 western Washington including 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: $30.

Bring a brown bag lunch. Come prepared for the weather.

To reserve a space contact:  Michael Pilarski

[email protected]    360-643-9178.  www.friendsofthetrees.net

Download the poster:
Poster (11x17, tabloid, PDF, 1MB)
Poster (8.5x11, letter, PDF, 920kb)

Event Type: 

Workshop