Looking for something completely new this weekend? If you’re interested in native plants and how they can be used to promote health, you may want to check out the Herbalism and Wildcrafting Class happening March 26, 2016 at the Straub Environmental Center in Salem! This half day class is part of the 2016 Straub Naturalist Series.
Jody Beckwith, a Traditional Western Herbalist, will demonstrate how to create tinctures from native and naturalized plants while providing information on the historic, folkloric and contemporary uses of plants for wellness. This class will include a presentation at the Straub Environmental Center (SEC) followed by a field outing to wildcraft (harvest) native and introduced plants in Salem’s urban and natural areas. Bring a sack lunch, sturdy walking shoes and rain gear.
SEC’s Naturalist Series provides a gateway of understanding to an array of nature topics important for appreciating life in the Pacific Northwest. Learn how native pollinators shape our landscape and food supply; get out on the Willamette River and discover the natural and cultural history of our region; or enjoy a star party under summer constellations. And these are just a few of our Northwest Naturalist offerings! Classes are open to everyone—no previous knowledge required.
Straub Naturalist classes take place monthly from March through October and are integrated with field outings in the mid-Willamette Valley. Cost is $15 per person; pre-registration is recommended. To register, call 503-391-4145, email Info@StraubEnvironmentalCenter.org, or visit straubenvironmentalcenter.org.
Facts at a Glance
Event Title: Herbalism and Wildcrafting
Presenter: Jody Beckwith
Day/Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm (with a second optional field trip after lunch)
Location: Straub Environmental Center
Address: 1320 A Street NE Salem OR 97301 (next to Olinger Pool)
About the Presenter
Jody Beckwith studied at the School for Traditional Western Herbalism in Portland, Oregon and is a certified clinical herbalist. In 2014, she founded Wildcraft Herbarium, a company that offers a variety of salves, tinctures, infused oils, lotions, soaps and medicinal extracts.
About the Straub Environmental Center
The Straub Environmental Center (SEC) creates awareness and understanding of our relationship to the environment, working in partnership with our community. Our environmental education programs teach and motivate people to become active stewards of our environment.
SEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes diversity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national/ethnic origin race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran/uniform status, and all other classifications protected by law. SEC is not owned or operated by any government agency and is supported solely through grant funding, donations, sponsorships, and its programs. To learn more, visit StraubEnvironmentalCenter.org or call 503-391-4145.