WORKSHOP: Growing and Using Medicinal Plants in Western Washington
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
AND now a second workshop (same topics) is going to be given on Sunday, April 2, due to great demand for the class
Location: Dragonfly Medicinals, Vashon Island
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00 pm for both workshops
WORKSHOP DETAILS: This workshop will introduce a wide variety of medicinal plants, trees, and shrubs you can grow right here on Vashon Island.
We will cover making products and wildcrafting, weed management, harvesting, tools and timing. During the workshop we will harvest some plants to dry and also to make tinctures from.
There will be handouts, and the following items you can purchase:
Books, plants, propagation material, seeds, and herbal products.
TEACHERS: Michael Pilarski and Michael Laurie
Michael Pilarski has been commercially farming and wildcrafting medicinal plants for 22 years in the Maritime and interior Pacific Northwest. He farms a diversity of medicinal and food plants in complex, agroforestry systems. He is the author of “Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology Resource Guide” and “Growing and Wildcrafting Medicinal Plants in the Pacific Northwest”.
Michael Laurie has been growing medicinal herbs and making tincture, teas, and medicinal oils for over 18 years on Vashon Island, and 13 years on his current property. He has been growing all organic. The property is certified as a medicinal herb botanical sanctuary by United Plant Savers. There are currently over 70 species of medicinal plants on the property. There are also many permaculture/sustainability features on the property.
Price: $50. Pay in advance to reserve your spot in the class. We are limiting registration to 30 attendees for each class. We expect to sell out for both classes, and have a waiting list. Doing it this way will help minimize the traffic congestion in our small neighborhood, so we will able to offer more classes in the future.
For further information and to register, contact Michael Laurie: [email protected]
Please note: The April 1 class is fully reserved, though not everyone has sent in their money to hold their place.
This is a list of medicinal herbs grown my Michael Laurie over many years - some outside, some inside, some in the greenhouse.
To make it easier to navigate, they have been organized alphabetically, and you can scroll down through the list.