Sustainable NE Seattle

Connecting for a sustainable community

Sustainable harvesting from native and non-native plants. See schedule below.

All wild-crafting workshops are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. $50.

Pay On-line on the Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild website

The workshop will be largely held outside looking at between 60 - 100 plant species & will explore:

  • Common name(s), latin name & plant family relations;
  • If native, what is its status on the scale of common to endangered? If non-native, what is its invasive weed status?
  • Traditional and modern medicinal and other uses of the plants;
  • Time(s) to harvest;
  • Tools/techniques of harvesting and processing.

Michael Pilarski has wildcrafted medicinal plants commercially for 17 years and farms medicinal plants. He is familiar with both the Maritime and the Inland Northwest species. He makes herb tinctures and infused oils. He combines the science of herbs with the magic of herbs through his studies in plant spirit medicine. Michael has initiated and organized many herb gatherings including the Northwest Herbal Fair, the Montana Herb Gathering, and the Spokane Herbal Fair. He is the author of many books and articles including Growing & Wild-crafting Medicinal Plants in the Pacific Northwest and the Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology Resource Guide.


North Seattle, April 22WednesdayAt Discovery Park with special afternoon guest Arthur Lee Jacobson. Directions sent upon registration.

Lummi Island, April 10Friday. Contact Rachel Sefick, 360-510-8308sefickrj@yahoo.comDirections sent upon registration.

Algers, April 12Sunday. Workshop is full.

Upper Skagit/Rockport, April 13, Monday At Feral Farm with Matt Van Boven. Contact Matt Van Boven,

Whidbey Island, April 16, Thursday. At Pacific Rim Institute, 180 Parker Road, Coupeville, WA 98239. Contact Michael Seraphinoff,

Port Townsend, April 18Saturday. Fort Worden State Park, Meet at Park Office, Board Room. Contact Ashley Kehl,

South Seattle, April 23ThursdayAt Seward Park. Contact Laurie Horne, Directions sent upon registration.

Tacoma, April 24Friday. Swan Creek Park Food Forest. 2820 Pioneer Way, Tacoma, WA 98404. Contact Kelda Lorax,

Olympia/Oakville, April 26, Sunday. At Wild Thyme Farm, 72 Mattson Road, Oakville WA 98568.

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