WildCraft offers a seasonal program of workshops that teach traditional practices of wild foods foraging and herbal medicine, with a focus on cultivating sustainable relationships with landscape through a richer understanding of ethnobotany, geology, and habitat.
These workshops utilize the rich and varied landscapes of the Pacific Northwest as sites of learning. Whether at the Oregon Coast harvesting edible seaweed, in the forests of Mt. Hood learning about medicinal herbs, or walking the streets of Portland exploring urban dye plants, WildCraft’s Land-Based workshops provide opportunities for people to understand the landscapes of our region through the lens of sustainable harvest, traditional, and medicinal uses of plants.
Herb Farming & Medicine of Yarrow
Sunday July 07, 2019
This is an ideal class for those who appreciate a deep-dive into the medicine of the yarrow plant. Students will create tinctures, and learn distillation.
Vibrant Valley Fresh Indigo Dye (July 13)
Saturday July 13, 2019
Harvest, process and dye, using fresh indigo, grown on-site at Vibrant Valley Farm on Sauvie Island
Traditional Sweetgrass Harvest (July)
Saturday July 20, 2019
Learn how to identify, traditionally gather and prepare Coastal Sweetgrass Sedge for weaving.