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Get to Know Wild Plants: Wild Crafting For the Holidays

Update:  Sorry, this course is Cancelled!

This course is the third course in a three course series offered this fall on getting to know our wild plants. More information on the entire series on the Wild Plants Courses page.

Specifics for Course 3—Wild Crafting For the Holidays

In our last session of this season, we will focus entirely on craft projects for holiday gifts. Topics can include:

  • Sewing pine needle baskets
  • Weaving cedar bark and other bark baskets
  • Design and create dream catchers
  • Make herbal cooking oils and vinegars.

While each class will cover different information, every class will include:

  • Easy Plant Identification 101
  • Basic biological and chemical properties of plants for medicine
  • Ethically foraging and processing plants for food, medicine and materials for projects
  • Understanding the ecology of the plant world and our relationship to the “Harvesting Zodiac”
  • Becoming familiar with PNW native  species and how they are/were used by local tribes
  • Creating tools for connection: journaling, plant press and deep connection exercises.

Course Registration Details

Registration Closed When? December 21 - 22, 2013 @ Cancelled!
Where? Our land in the foothills of the Cascades near Duvall, WA
Who? Ages 18+ How much? $195
No food included. Free primitive camping. Class ends at 4:00pm on Sunday.

Meet Your Instructors

Lindsay Huettman

Lindsay Heuttman

Lindsay Huettman loves being a part of the Wilderness Awareness School team as an Anake Outdoor School Specialist. Her primary passion is connecting humans to wilderness through the use of primitive skills as a vehicle to inner awareness and enlightenment. This inspired her to complete a degree at WWU in Ethnobotany Stewardship Education. Lindsay love native plants of the Pacific Northwest. She can show you how to eat Hemlock cambium while discussing its nutritional benefits; as well as teach you how to make baskets out of Cedar roots and dye them with lichens! Other passions include leading wilderness survival, whitewater expeditions; writing and playing music, wilderness medicine, rites of passage and initiation work. She has a background in organic farming, landscaping, horse packing & training. Lindsay is pursuing a MA in psychology in the spring of 2013 to combine her experience as a wilderness guide with transformational practices to support self realization and growth. Watch Lindsay’s video bio