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Plant Foraging Series: Arrowleaf Balsamroot

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Monday, April 8, 2024
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division St. Leavenworth, WA

Join WRI for our Plant Foraging Series. Starting this spring, we will be hosting plant foraging workshops to introduce people to the abundance of local plants and their edible, medicinal, and functional uses. Each workshop will feature a new plant at its unique harvest time. Participants will learn hands-on how to identify, harvest, propagate, and make use of the plant. Our goal is to empower people to respectfully and reciprocally engage with the plants that live here.

Arrowleaf balsamroot is found across the hills of the Wenatchee Valley come springtime, shining brightly with their yellow flowers. They grow in a large bouquet with the arrow shaped leaves shooting out below the flowers. Nearly all the parts of the plant can be used as food or medicine.

Our first workshop will be with local herbalist Kyra Skaggs. The class is designed to instruct you on foraging and harvesting arrowleaf balsamroot along with a few ways to turn it into potent herbal medicines that can be used to heal the body, mind, and spirit. This will be a hands-on class to become more familiar with this plant.

Kyra owns and operates Balsamroot Botanicals, a small herbal medicine business focused on making high quality medicines and body care products using locally wildcrafted herbs. She grew up exploring the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest and has always had a special love for plants. Following this passion for plants and the outdoors, she received a BA in Environmental Education from Western Washington University in 2016 and completed a clinical herbalism program with Wildroot Botanicals in 2020. She started Balsamroot Botanicals in 2022 because she is passionate about using plant medicine to help others take ownership of their health and deepen their connection to the world around them.

Registration required.
Space is limited, so sign up fast! Class size: 15
Cost is Pay What You Can. Choose a price that is reasonable for you. WRI offers this in recognition that not everyone can afford to pay for classes. We hope that people who can, will pay to help those you cannot.

Details

Date:
April 8
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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