Event: Wildcrafting: How to collect wild plants for commercial and home use

Wildcrafting: How to collect wild plants for commercial and home use

Plant Walk & Workshop with Michael “Skeeter” Pilarski

We are surrounded by useful plants wherever we go. Native and non-native plants.

Food, medicine, seeds, fibers, craft materials, building materials, etc.

Part of the time we will be walking the park’s trails and talking about the plants we meet. Part of the time will be

indoors to talk about additional plants, power-point images and questions & answers. The information will be

useful for wildcrafting for home use as well as commercially. We will introduce the main medicinal plants found in

western Washington including optimum timing of harvest, collecting techniques, tools, processing and drying.

Sustainable wildcrafting concerns and guidelines will be addressed.

Michael Pilarski is a naturalist, farmer and educator with 45 years of experience. Michael has been commercially

wildcrafting medicinal plants for 22 years in Washington State, north Idaho and Northwest Montana. He farms a

diversity of medicinal and food plants in complex, agroforestry systems and has expertise in seed collecting,

propagation and nursery stock of many native and non-native species. He is the author of “Ethnobotany and

Ethnoecology Resource Guide” and “Growing & Wildcrafting Medicinal Plants in the Pacific Northwest.”

Date: Sunday March 5, 2017 10:00am to 4:00pm

Price: $30 – Bring a brown bag lunch. Come prepared for the weather.

Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Railroad Bridge Park, 2099 W. Hendrickson Rd Sequim, WA 98382

To reserve a space contact Michael Pilarski: or 360-643-9178