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Wild Plant Intensive: Sept 2018 - Aug 2019

18 99 Linne Doran: Duvall, WA 2495.00 2495.00 s
September 7 - 9th, 2018
October 13 - 14th, 2018
November 10 - 11th, 2018
February 9 - 10th, 2019
March 16 - 17th, 2019
April 12 - 14th, 2019
May 18 - 19th, 2019
June 15 - 16th, 2019
July 20 - 21st, 2019
August 17 - 18th, 2019
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Living in the Pacific Northwest is a botanist's dream. We live in a diverse and varied landscape that provides an incredible canvas to learn about the edible, medicinal, and utilitarian qualities of wild plants.

About the Class

All of our ancestors had a deep connection with plants. As modern humans, the need to learn about the various qualities of local plants is not as strong. But many people today have a longing for re-connecting to wild plants. That's where the Wild Plant Intensive comes in...

The Wild Plant Intensive will give you a thorough, hands-on training in a well-rounded curriculum that includes:

  • Wild Plant Identification
  • Ethnobotany of the Pacific Northwest
  • Medicine Making and Holistic Living
  • Wild Plant Nutrition
  • Connection to Nature and Community
  • Plant Biology and Taxonomy
  • Ethical Foraging Techniques
  • Permaculture
  • Plants used for Ancestral Skills and Survival

Beyond these skills, you'll gain a deep sense of confidence, empowerment and connection with the plants that grow in your backyard, in local parks, and in the wilderness.

The Wild Plant Intensive runs 10 weekends from September through August. Each weekend has a primary focus:

  1. Sept - Ethical Harvesting & Foraging (Eastern WA)
  2. Oct - Fall Fiber & Edibles Harvest
  3. Nov - Plant Medicine 1 & Intro to Plant Projects
  4. Feb - Ethnobotany & the Wonders of Wood
  5. Mar - Western WA Edibles, Wild Plant First Aid 1, & Plant Medicine 2
  6. Apr - Wild Plant First Aid 2 & Plant Project 2 (Eastern WA)
  7. May - Advanced Plant Identification, Plant Project 3 & Foraging
  8. June - Seaweeds and Wild Plant Nutrition
  9. July - Subalpine Species, Permaculture, Organic Farming and Agroforestry
  10. Aug - Wild Plant Feast, Plant Intuition Training, and Community Celebration!

About Your Instructors

The core instructor of the program is Lindsay Huettman. She has over 20 years of training and experience with plants of the Pacific Northwest. Studying plants has been a crucial part of Lindsay's life. She has experience with native plant re-introductions, permaculture, organic gardening, wildcrafting, landscaping with native plants, ethnobotany, plant science and more. Lindsay holds a Bachelors degree in Botany, but her real training comes from thousands of hours of "dirt-time". As you will learn, the best education is spent getting your hands dirty and spending time in wild places with plants!

Throughout the course, guest instructors will also be coming into class. Previous instructors have included Heidi Bohan and Rachael Witt.

As you can see, the curriculum is a diverse, holistic training on how to identify, harvest, and connect with plants in a variety of ecosystems. The Pacific Northwest has a wealth of plants to learn from at different times of year and in different regions (Westside forests, Eastside arid forests/desert, mountains, and the ocean). By studying plants over an entire cycle of the year, you will gain a well-rounded understanding of wild plants!