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Permaculture Ecosystems Stewardship

Creating Medicinal Food Forests: Fundamentals Workshop

Sunday, June 2 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Beacon Food Forest
S Dakota St
Seattle, WA 98108 United States
Single Session
Sunday, June 2
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beacon Food Forest
S Dakota St
Seattle, WA 98108 United States


Are you curious to learn about how you can combine ecosystem restoration and medicinal plant growing? Join us for a beginner-friendly workshop with Michael “Skeeter” Pilarski to learn about stewarding medicinal food forests! You’ll be introduced to agroforestry concepts and design ideas that can help support functioning ecosystems and provide both food and medicine.

In this workshop, topics will include:

  • Plant selection for diversity, food and medicine
  • Basic design principles
  • Maintenance practices for year-to-year yields

For centuries and still today, indigenous peoples world-wide have created social ecosystems with their favorite medicinal plants. In this workshop, we’ll lead with reverence and respect for these communities and teachings, as we explore social ecosystem ideas for the Pacific Northwest.

This workshop will include a conversational lecture and time exploring the Beacon Food Forest. Class will take place outdoors – please come prepared for the weather and for a walking tour. Class size is limited to about 15 people and we will be following current public health recommendations.

*This class is part of an ongoing partnership in educational offerings with Tilth Alliance and Beacon Food Forest. The goal of these sessions is to explore climate solutions, permaculture-themed ideas, and growing practices that are creative and relevant in our urban communities.


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