Juncus Harvest

Teacher: Stephanie Craig | Date: Saturday August 5, 10am-3pm | Location: Offsite
Tuition: $140 |

Juncus is a soft rush considered a sacred weaving material and used for centuries in basketry by numerous Native American tribes, including those throughout the Willamette Valley, Western OR and coastal California. More info...

Juncus has been used to create a variety of practical storage containers, from gathering baskets to European-style purses made for settlers. In this harvesting class, Grand Ronde Tribal member Stephanie Craig, will guide students in sustainable harvesting, cleaning and storage techniques. Students will see a patch of living juncus, tended to on private land, and will learn about the uses of basketry plants, gathering, and preparing techniques, along with relevant Tribal history and culture. This workshop will be held outside on private property in Dayton, OR. An exact location and further details will be emailed to participants one week prior to the outing. 

All Native Art classes are offered at 50% off tuition for all peoples of North American Indigenous descent. Please email info@wildcraftstudioschool.com for details.


This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over, who is prepared to hike all day (rain or shine) on uneven terrain, off-trail. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions that may be triggered or exacerbated by hiking, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions. All participants must meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Off-Site or Nature courses. Please leave dogs at home. Listed class locations are approximate and are subject to change at WildCraft’s sole discretion depending on weather conditions and other seasonal factors. A packing list and exact location will be provided 5 days prior to the workshop date.

All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in an outdoor adventure and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in an Off-Site or Nature course. PLEASE carefully review it!

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