Wild Medicinal Plant Ramble
- WHEN: July 8, 2023
- TIME: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
- FEE: $75.00 USD
- INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne Tabert
- SETTING: In-Person
- LOCATION: Sandpoint, ID
(details & directions provided after enrollment)
3-mile ramble around Round Lake in Sagle, introducing medicinal plants in North Idaho, including identification, medicinal uses and applications.
Meet the plants in their happy environment at Round Lake. In our wild medicinal plant ramble, we begin to solve the mystery of nature’s “green blur.” From the tallest tree to the deepest root, medicinal plants are all around us. We’ll explore flowering plants, deciduous trees, conifers, and ferns in varying ecosystems. Open your eyes to the medicine and food in nature and become part of their community!
How does one make sure to make 110% correct plant identification? Are there poisonous plants in the area? What are pioneer plants, and what is their role in the ecosystem? What are good rules to follow when harvesting plants in the wild? This plant ramble will solve these mysteries and help you, the student, make intelligent decisions regarding harvesting wild plants.
Learn medicinal and nutritional benefits, and some anatomy and physiology of the human body. It’s important to know *how and why* the plants work inside the body; their actions on a physiological level, in order to safely utilize them with family, friends, and clients. Included will be a discussion of where and when to legally harvest plants for optimum vitality, potency, and nutrition. Not only will you learn about the plants individually, but also you will begin your study to create effective formulas by paying attention to plants that grow in community.
We will meet at Round Lake and walk the 3 miles around it on an easy to traverse path. It’s a stunningly beautiful setting of many ecosystems. We will be both in the forest and out in the sun. It’s mostly level ground, but there is one small hill. Please prepare intelligently. Note: Each vehicle pays a $7 entrance fee to park at the lake.
What you’ll need:
- Good walking shoes
- Bug repellent
- Lunch and beverage
- Light, easy to carry chair
- Notebook and pen
NOTE: We will not harvest any plants at Round Lake. This is a plant identification workshop only. Thanks!