Alaska Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants


  • AnamCara

This weekend workshop is an excellent foundation for hands-on wild crafted herbalism and our spiritual relationship with Nature. 

Friday night will set the stage with establishing the relationship of respect and gratitude with the land and plants that is the foundation to wild-crafting. You will learn the importance of intention setting and ethical gathering practices. We'll also introduce plant communication is a learnable skill that brings the entire landscape alive and will change your relationship with nature forever.

On Saturday and Sunday you will build knowledge of the exceptional nutritional and therapeutic value of wild edibles and medicines at your doorstep.  Students will learn to identify 12 local edible and medicinal plants, understand their therapeutic properties, and create tinctures, oils, and salves as herbal remedies to meet their individual and personal needs.

We will have great fun making wild edibles foods for a Saturday night potluck.   Handouts of plant properties, recipes and nutritional information will be provided.

Our retreat headquarters is a comfortable Diamond Ridge home with tent and camper parking space for those coming from out of town.  Campers are welcome to use our outdoor workshop kitchen for cooking. There are B & Bs and great restaurants within 10 minutes drive.

Please bring a notebook; an assortment of large and small glass jars with lids;  a minimum of a pint each of olive oil and brandy or vinegar if you are alcohol free (more if you think you will be prolific in gathering); rain and sun gear; something for the Sat night pot luck. Please let Nancy know if you have a Coleman stove that you can bring.

People love this workshop, so come prepared to have a really good time!

Directions: Take Sterling Highway to mile 167. Turn up Diamond Ridge Road for 1.3 miles. Take the first right after the cemetery on Fry Ct. Park in the upper or lower cul-de-sac and walk down the driveway to the red house. Follow the signs.

Cost $155