Dates/Times: June 3 & 4, 2023; Saturday 9:30-4:30, Sunday 9:30-3:30
Join us for a weekend of identification and wildcrafting in the beautiful Methow Valley, located just east of the Cascade Mountains in WA state. This pristine valley is an exciting place for herbalists to visit because it is home to many powerful herbal medicines that are not available on the west side of the Cascades. It is also a quiet and peaceful place to relax and unwind. This class is suited for all people interested in learning about herbal medicine from beginner to experienced students.
We will be identifying, harvesting and processing plants and making medicines on site as well as bringing plants back to process when you return home. Students will be able to medicines for their own apothecaries.
The plants we will most likely be working with include the ones listed below. (Due to the unpredictability of the weather and plants growth patterns this may change.)
Arnica, Yarrow, Arrow Leaved Balsam root, False Solomon’s Seal, Morel Mushrooms (hopefully), and much more!
Due to the nature of plants growing patterns, we will announce exact locations and meeting places to registered students within a week of class dates.
Structure of the Class
There will be a morning section and an afternoon section with an hour break for lunch. Sunday will end a little earlier so students have plenty of time to drive home.
Course will be taught by Leslie Lekos who has been visiting the Methow since she was a child. See more about Leslie in the bio page.
Course Fee $275.
Early Bird Pricing $250 if by May 14.
Participants are responsible for providing your own transportation, food, lodging, accommodations, and bringing harvesting baskets and tools.
There are ample camping options in the Methow, but it is done on a first-come first-served basis. We recommend airbnb for finding cabins but there are also many other lodging options.
A full list of suggested supplies will be sent to registered students. Some main items we recommend are a backpack, hori hori, a shovel if you are able to bring one, hand pruners, 5-10 paper and plastic bags, harvesting basket, several pint mason jars, 1/2 – 1 gallon of inexpensive 40-50% vodka.