Class Itinerary for 3 Northwest Locations in March:
• Seattle & Kirkland afternoon classes in Kirkland, and evening classes at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle’s UW-Wallingford district.
• Tacoma & Puyallup afternoon classes at the Wolf Campus in Puyallup, and evening classes at The Mountaineers building in Old Town Tacoma.
• Portland & Vancouver afternoon classes at the Columbia Springs Environmental Center in Vancouver, and evening classes at the Sierra Club building in Portland.
15 Minutes: Making Herbal Remedies – We will spend the first several minutes of class preparing an herbal salve. While the herbs are infusing in heated organic olive oil, you’ll learn about honorable harvesting methods, and we’ll discuss how to make decoctions, infusions, tinctures, essences and other kinds of home-made medicine.
30 Minutes: Plant Walk – We will walk the area around our class location and identify wild edible and medicinal plants by family. If harvesting rules permit, we’ll bring some back to use later in class. Please remember to dress for the weather!
30-45 Minutes: Top 10 Local Wild Edible Food Plants – It can be challenging to find wild edibles that are available during the winter, or anytime in the backcountry, but spring is at hand, so depending on class location, we hope to find some of these plants near-by, and take one of our Top 10 Wild Edible Food Plants inside to sample as part of a nourishing dish. We’ll bring something along in case local rules deter us from harvesting.
15 Minutes: Wolf College Tenets of Herbal Medicine – Evening classes will receive a powerpoint, while youth classes will learn the tenets of herbal medicine through hands-on examples.
15-30 Minutes: Top 15 Wild Medicinal Plants of the Backcountry – This class isn’t about theory; we’re only going to introduce wild native plants that have been proven to heal. Check out our blog entry on our Top 15 Proven Medicinal Plants for more information.
15 Minutes: Finishing Our Herbal Remedy – We’ll put the finishing touches on our salve by straining it and melting beeswax into the infused oil. We’ll finish with a quick note about allergies and how to use and store your salve.
PS: You can take home a salve for an additional $1 donation, and we will also have recommended field guides and other items available for sale.
1:00-3:00 Afternoon Class Tuition: First Family Member $15.00; Additional Family Members $10.00 if paid at least a day prior, otherwise $15.00 per person at the door. $5.00 for toddlers too young to benefit from instruction. Although designed for homeschool families, all are welcome, and ages 7 and above may attend without parent. Tuition rates do apply to all attending family members including parents and children, no matter how young.
6:30-9:00 Evening Class Tuition: $15.00 per person if paid at least the day prior. $20 at the door. Evening classes are designed for adults, but teens are welcome, as well as focused youth with enrolled parent.
Other Class Topics During the Academic Year:
Call 253-604-4681 with a credit card or click locations above to register for any of these semi-monthly classes. Start anytime. No prerequisites for any class. If you are unsure as to your final balance, just make a deposit of any amount to guarantee your spot, then contact us with the names/ages of those attending, and you can pay your balance at class. Thanks!