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one-time plant + land learning opportunities

I also teach classes on specific topics throughout the year. See below for Spring 2024 classes. More details available in the ticket links at the bottom of the page.

INTRO TO FRUIT TREE PRUNING

date + time:

tues, feb 13 • 4-6pm

location:

songaia community garden • bothell, wa

more info:

Learn the basics of pruning your fruit trees to keep them healthy and improve your yield of home-grown fruit. We will cover basic pruning strategies for various kinds of fruit, tools + supplies, disease prevention, and a hands-on pruning demonstration in the established orchard at Songaia Cohousing Community.

INTRO TO ROSE PRUNING

date + time:

sun, feb 18 • 10am-1pm

location:

songaia community garden • bothell, wa

more info:

Learn how to prune your roses to keep them healthy and full of luscious blooms. We will cover basic pruning strategies for many different types of roses, and demonstrate on Songaia's remarkable collection of over 50 heirloom roses. This class will hold a lens of ecological rose care, and deep reverence for the many foods + medicines that roses provide cross-culturally.

INTRO TO FRUIT TREE PRUNING

date + time:

sun, feb 25 • 10-12:30pm

location:

dragonfly farms • duvall, wa

more info:

Learn the basics of pruning your fruit trees to keep them healthy and improve your yield of home-grown fruit.

 

We will cover basic pruning strategies for various kinds of fruit, tools + supplies, disease prevention, and a hands-on pruning demonstration in the new edible orchard gardens at Dragonfly Farms retreat center.

INTRO TO BERRY PRUNING

date + time:

sun, feb 25 • 2-4pm

location:

dragonfly farms • duvall, wa

more info:

Learn the how to prune berries to keep them healthy and improve your yield of home-grown fruit.

 

We will cover basic pruning strategies for various berries, the tools + supplies needed for the job, disease prevention, and a hands-on pruning demonstration in the edible orchard gardens at Dragonfly Farms retreat center.

WILD PLANT PROPAGATION: SERIES

date + time:

tuesdays

feb 27, mar 5, 12 • 4-6pm

location:

songaia + rite of passage journeys basecamp • bothell, wa

more info:

Join us for a 3-week deep dive into propagating wild plants of the Salish Sea bioregion. Each week, we will explore a different method of propagating PNW Native plants for local landscapes. We look at propagation from different cultural perspectives, and learn how to discern which method to use for our goals.

feb 27: cuttings

mar 5: seed-starting

mar 12: roots, rhizomes, tubers and bulbs

 

Each class will include plenty of time for hands-on practice.  Participants are invited to bring home their seedlings, cuttings and more to restore a landscape of their choice.

community dinner option: In the spirit of building community, participants are invited to stay after class to join the Songaia community dinner at 6:15pm. $5-15 suggested contribution. Let us know if you intend to join!

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TENDING THE HARVEST

dates:  

mar 23, apr 27, may 18, july 20, aug 17, oct 19, nov 16 (saturdays, not in june)

+ sept 22 (sunday)

time:

9:30am-12:30pm

more info:

Join us for a seasonal harvesting class. Once a month, we gather as a group to practice the ethical harvest of various wild, medicinal and cultivated plants. We will learn what is seasonally ripe, ask permission, harvest together, and begin to process or make food/medicine from what we gather. 

Participants take home a small harvest of seasonal medicinal, wild and/or edible plants—including at least one herbal medicine or food we have prepared together.

Who: This class is for adults and young people (ages 10+) with an adult. If this limits your enthusiastic interest to attend, please let me know. Participation is limited to 12.

Where: Various locations in the Snoqualmie Valley. Address and other details provided upon registration. Please note that some locations may require a Discover Pass—not covered in the cost of the plant walk.


Cost: $65-125/per class (sliding scale) or $460-780/all six (save $20) + ticket fees.

The ticket cost includes supplies for any plant medicines or foods we prepare together (i.e. vinegar, alcohol, honey, jars, labels, etc).

Contact me if you need financial assistance. No one turned away for lack of funds. No refunds are available, thanks for understanding. 

 

Access: Many harvesting locations will be on uneven ground, some with gravel or loose rocks. We will travel on pathways that range from one to seven feet wide. Nearly all sites are relatively flat. Weather conditions may make the ground slick or less sturdy. Some sites do not have a restroom near the parking area.  Please reach out with questions or concerns.

WILDTENDING

dates:  

mar 23, may 18, july 20, oct 19  (saturdays)

time:

2:30-5:30pm

more info:

Join us for a seasonal deep dive into all things wild plants. Once a season, we gather as a group to get curious about our local ecologies and how we can participate in a good way. Topics will be seasonally appropriate and include wild plant propagation, restoration, wildlife gardening, and the care/tending of PNW native plants. 

Who: This class is for adults and young people (ages 10+) with an adult. If this limits your enthusiastic interest to attend, please let me know. Participation is limited to 12.

 

Where: A location in the Snoqualmie Valley, near Duvall. Details provided upon registration. 


Cost: $60-100/per class (sliding scale) or $220-380/all four (save $20) + ticket fees.

Contact me if you need financial assistance. No one turned away for lack of funds. No refunds are available, thanks for understanding. 

 

Access: We will make our way through forests and open spaces that have uneven ground, some with slippery soil, holes, tree roots or loose rocks. Pathways may range from one to seven feet wide. Some small slopes, but mainly flat. Weather conditions may make the ground slick or less sturdy. This site has a restroom ~100-250 feet away from our teaching space. Please reach out with questions or concerns.

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