Wildcrafting in the Pacific Northwest: Online Webinar 

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Come join Don Ollsin and Forest Shomer for an online webinar on Wildcrafting in the PNW.

Learn about plant identification and uses, sustainable harvesting and the history of these practices in the Pacific Northwest region.

Gain confidence in wildcrafting and incorporating wild foods into your life, using ethical methods.


Forest Shomer began saving seeds in 1969, and has been a full-time independent professional seedman since 1973. He founded and directed the nonprofit Abundant Life Seed Foundation, producing and distributing up to 600 types of seeds of open-pollinated vegetables, herbs and flowers, along with Northwest native species. Since 1992, he has owned and operated Inside Passage Seeds, listing 200 seeds of tree, shrub, wildflower and grass species of the coastal Northwest from SE Alaska to northern California. Beginning in 1974, he has regularly given workshops on seed-saving, herbs, and related issues of genetic diversity, more than 200 presentations in all. He has been wildcrafting Northwest plants for nearly 50 years.

Forest has served his community in leadership roles in Sacred Agriculture, Parks Commission, County Noxious Weed Board, Native Plant Society, and other ecology-centered ways for more than 40 years.


Don Ollsin, RH (AHG), MA

Master Herbalist, Don Ollsin is one of 250 herbalists registered with the American Herbalists Guild and one of only 20 professional members who offers mentoring services. He has been studying, practicing and teaching herbalism for almost five decades. He is a pioneer in the field of herbal medicine and was honoured in 2015 as an Herbal Elder of Canada by the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations.

Over the years they have created many herbal programs and Don has taught at many colleges and universities including: The University of British Columbia, The University of Victoria, Bastyr University, Langara College and Royal Roads University. In 2013

Don completed his MA in Environmental Education and Communication at Royal Roads University. Don cares deeply about the environment and teaches ethical wildcrafting to all his students.

Don's teachings are about healing the environment and communities with sustainable medicine. He wishes to empower people with the knowledge to heal themselves and others, using herbs and holistic healing systems through Grassroots Herbalism.

Date: Thursday, Feb 15th, 2018

Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM (PST)

Cost: $30 US

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