Friends of the Trees’ 2021 Schedule

Chimacum: Medicinal Herb Micro-farming Workshop
4-part series during the 2021 growing season
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Join us for a fun and informative in-person workshop on small-scale commercial herb production using regenerative agriculture and permaculture methods!

When we are meeting:
~ April 24th, Saturday
~ June 12th, Saturday
~ August 7th, Saturday
~ October 2nd, Saturday
— 10:00 am to 5:00 pm —
4 Sessions, come to one or all!
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We will be meeting at the Friends of the Trees Library at 10 am.

10644 Rhody Dr. (HWY 19). Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Then we will go on a field trip to our Medicinal Herb Farm patch located at Finnriver Farm/ Cidery in Chimacum (just 2 minutes away).ABOUT THE WORKSHOP-This hands-on workshop will show you how to get into small-scale medicinal herb production. This workshop will be geared towards small-scale, commercial production and will include hands-on activities and tool demonstrations. Useful for those already growing herbs as well as beginners. The main focus will be on what tasks need to be done at this time of year. Our systems are influenced by agroforestry & permaculture. This is the 4th year that we have offered this seasonal series of workshops.

Topics Include: Design, planting, species, harvesting, irrigation, weeding, marketing and so much more. We will look at examples of rhizomatous bed crops, annuals, biennials, 4-year root crops, long-term perennials, sub-shrubs, trees, etc. We will discuss how to start new plots using a tractor or hand tools. How to achieve good production starting in year one and every year thereafter.

Registration will open soon.

Please RSVP now to help us gauge interest. We will notify you once registration is open.

Interested in helping?

We are looking for Volunteers and Organizers to join our team!

Please fill out this form

The Northwest Herbal Fair is a grassroots, camping event with a ton of education and networking. This is an opportunity for the herbal community to compare notes and strengthen bonds.
After a 10-year hiatus, the Northwest Herbal Fair is back! The Northwest Herbal Fair (NWHF) has a long history. The first one was held in 1996 at the River Farm outside of Van Zandt, Washington near Bellingham. It was held annually at the River Farm for 9 years. In 2004 it moved to Leavenworth on the east side of the Cascades for one year. The last one was in 2011 at the Fire Mountain Scout Camp outside of Mount Vernon. The NWHF is one of the larger herb gatherings in the country with attendance running 800 to 1200 people a year.

Photo of drylands restored using permaculture

The Drylands Permaculture Course is in the works and will happen this September!

We will send updates once registration is open.

This 2 week course will survey dryland strategies and techniques from around the world, ancient to modern, with a particular focus on indigenous and traditional methods. This course will cover permaculture design principles and methodology. Permaculture is a design science informed by indigenous cultures from around the world. This is an in-person course. An on-line course will be offered at a later date.

Further Details


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