Most classes are located in Carnation, Washington at the historic Hjertoos House near Tolt McDonald Park. Core instructor is Heidi Bohan, author of ‘The People of Cascadia’, ‘Journey Plant Medicine Cards’, ‘Starflower Native Plant ID Cards’; learning and teaching Pacific Northwest traditional skills since 1993.
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2017-2018 Traditional Basketry & Weaving Apprenticeship Program
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2018 Ethnobotany & Traditional Skills Course
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Ethnobotany & Traditional Skills Weekend Series
June – July Summer 2017 (Dates below)
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Please check out my upcoming Basketry Apprenticeship and 2018 Ethnobotany Course
I am offering a series of three weekend experiences beginning late June through July, each with its own theme. This is a summer version of my ‘Ethnobotany & Traditional Skills Course’ and designed to work as a series or be taken individually. Each weekend theme will be centered around traditional plants of the Pacific Northwest used in a variety of cultural objects you will make and take home.
Fridays 1-7PM, Saturday & Sunday 10-4:30
June 23, 24, 25: Traditional Basketry
July 14, 15, 16: Plant Fibers & Natural Dyes
July 28, 29, 30: Carving, Woodworking & Natural Pigment
To learn more:
Traditional Herbal Wisdom & Plant Healing with Cowichan Elder- Della (Rice) Sylvester
June 3rd- Saturday 10-4:30
Hyamiciate/ Della Rice-Sylvester is a healer, cultural keeper, singer, ethnobotonist, & workshop trainer of the Cowichan peoples. Della has learned from her aunties and grandmothers and was trained in the ethical ways of uses and practices of plant relations. Gatherer to Gardener is honored to host Della to provide this culturally sensitive medicine-making workshop and nature walk. Della is well known as a dynamic presenter and engages participants with songs, stories, prayer, humor, and knowledge; skillfully infusing both traditional and western knowledge systems into her teachings. Join us for a special day of gaining a deeper understanding of plant relations, medicine-making, storytelling, ceremony and song. Della will be sharing her special wildcrafted herbal blends which you will take home. To Learn More
Journey Plant Medicines
June 4th- Sunday 1-4:30
We are surrounded by plants on our many journeys here in the Pacific Northwest which can help heal us from the common ailments we encounter on these journeys- from sunburn to colds, sore muscles to stomach upset. Learn about these plants, how we harvest them use them as fresh or dried plants to make ancient remedies as teas, poultices, compresses, syrups and more with simple methods. We will use the Journey Plant Medicine Cards as our reference which you will take home. To learn more
The Foraged Cocktail- Elderflower Liqueur Expedition
June 17, Saturday 9-5PM
We are excited to offer this unique foraged cocktail class. Join us as we travel to Eastern Washington to explore the beautiful gorges and harvest our own native blue elder flower to make our own herbal elderflower liqueur and more! For more details:
Foraged Cocktail- Summer Cocktails in the Herb Garden
August 5, Saturday 2-6PM
Take a walk in the herb garden to harvest and make our own foraged cocktail ingredients then use them to make our own craft cocktails to sample with light summer snacks. It’s an herbal garden party! Recipes and take homes to make your own! Bring a friend!
Ireland Ethnobotany Exploration
September 16-October 8
I am so excited to be bringing people back to explore Ireland along the same paths I followed to learn about my Irish ethnobotany history. We have a full group this year, and I’m looking forward to setting up another trip if all goes well! See details here
(Update 5/20: One space may still be available, please contact me if interested)
Spain Ethnobotanical Study Expedition- August 2017
I have set dates for a return to a remote village in Spain to begin an ethnobotanical study of the region. I am looking for one or two more people who have experience or strong interest in ethnobotanical studies to join me.
For the tribal community:
Snoqualmie Tribal Members: Gatherer to Gardener Programs have been approved by Tribal Council for funding under the ‘Education- Adult Enrichment Activities’ Application
I also offer stipends and discounts to tribal members from all local tribes based on current class enrollment numbers. Please contact me directly for more information : email@example.com or 425-549-0093
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Classes are based out of Carnation, Washington in the heart of the Snoqualmie Valley, 35-45 minute scenic drive from Seattle, 20-30 scenic minutes from Redmond, Issaquah, Woodinville; Located at the historic Hjertoos House on the Carnation Tree Farm, 31523 NE 40th St.
Classes are held in studio and outdoor classroom spaces, herb and cottage gardens, hedgerows, and lots of nearby trails, natural and cultural areas. There are camping and yurt options available at Tolt McDonald Park, and others at the farm by arrangement.