Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk: Roslyn Community Forest (Morning session)

June 10, 2024

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About this Event

(NOTE: This walk is similar to the May 31 walk, but a different time of day to accomodate different schedules.)

The eastern slope of the Cascades is home to many special plants. We will be ambling through the Roslyn Community Forest to learn about some of the edible and medicinal plants that grow there. We will encounter beaked hazelnut, mullein, heart-leaved arnica, ponderosa pine, grand fir, black-cap raspberry, and many more. The part of the forest we’ll walk through is the site of one of the recent prescribed fires, so we will get to see what’s happening after the burn!

People who are new to herbal medicine are welcome! This class is a great opportunity to connect more with nature and learn something new.

LOGISTICS:

Meet us at 201 W Nevada Ave, Roslyn. There is plenty of street parking available. We will continue from there up into the forest. Please wear hiking shoes, and be ready to walk on a hiking trail uphill.

Note that dogs are not allowed on foraging walks. Children under the age of 1 and above the age of 13 are allowed at this walk.

Note that foraging is not allowed in most areas, so we will not be harvesting any more than samples from the plants we encounter.

PLEASE BRING:

– a pocket knife

– a notebook if that is your style

– weather appropriate clothing

– close-toed shoes (protects from brambles, needles and sticks)

– long pants preferred (protects from brambles and ticks)

COVID PROTOCOL: Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness: sore throat, fever, coughing. You will receive a refund! Masks are not required in class, but please do wear a mask in class if you feel the need.

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Natalie Hammerquist has been teaching classes in herbalism and local plants since 2016. She is a long time student of herbal medicine, wellness, weaving, naturalism and foraging. Her book, Medicinal Plants of the Pacific Northwest, was just released, and she wil have copies for sale at the walk and during the Mountain Wellness Adventure Fair on May 4th. Her business, The Adiantum School of Plant Medicine, is based in Roslyn and Seattle. She is an experienced, enthusiastic teacher with a love for hands on learning and community.

TIME:

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

LOCATION:

201 W Nevada Ave, 201 West Nevada Avenue, Roslyn, United States

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