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Wild Plants Workshop, February 10, 2018, registration 12:15 workshop - 12:30 to 4:30pm at the Mansford Grange, 1265 Railroad Ave. Darrington WA 98241

Have you ever wondered as you walk along trails, forest or roadsides what all the plants around you are?  Perhaps you are just walking in your backyard and wonder what did the settlers and native Americans use to sustain their lives?  Welcome to a very remarkable garden all planted by nature and this is the workshop for you!  We'll start off learning basics for plant identification, how to research medicinal plant uses and preparation, building your reference library, understanding the seasons and what plants grow when and where.  Learn about plant collecting ethics and sustainable collecting.  Our last hour will be spent out on the field walking a railroad grade gaining hands on experience.

Oregon Grape in bloom, photo by Shari Brewer

Before starting our workshop please dress for walking outside, be prepared for all kinds of weather and bring a notebook.  You'll also need to add two books to your personal library and bring to the workshop.  Both of these books can be purchased at most bookstores and in Darrington at the Mountain Loop Books and Coffee.  The Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Pojar - Mackinnon is classic field guide featuring 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens.  The second book is Northwest Foraging by Doug Benoliel a renowned standard field guide for the region's wild foods suitable for novice foragers and seasoned botanists alike.

Siberian Miners Lettuce, photo by Martha Rasmussen

Learning edible and medicinal plants has been a lifelong journey, I'm excited to share this with you, Shari Brewer LPN - Forestry Consultant.

Cost for the workshop is
$30 for adults and $15 for youth 12 to 17 years old
Have a one on one with me discovering your own backyard.  It may change how you look at weeds forever...
I am also available to do group workshops of 5 for $60 each or a class for $300, limit of 10

Contact Shari at:
Phone: 360--436-1771
Email: shari3@frontier.com
or find me on Facebook