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Cultural Ecosystems: Camas Prairies, Food Forests, Wetlands

GRuB- 2016 Elliott Way NW Olympia WA 98502

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cultural Ecosystems: Camas Prairies, Food Forests, Wetlands

Cultural Ecosystems: Camas Prairies, Food Forests, Wetlands

Friday, May 6th & Saturday May 7th 10:00-5:00pm, pay what you can: $150 or $175

Registration closes April 29, 2022.


Learn about five ecosystems that Pacific Northwest regional Tribes have cultivated since time immemorial including camas prairies, food forests, saltwater beaches, wetlands, and mountain huckleberry meadows. Many children grow up thinking that humans are harmful to the land. Through learning about cultural ecosystems, youth see how people can promote biodiversity and well-being through conscientious stewardship. We will start at GRuB both days. The first day will begin with an overview lesson and then will head to the Mima Mounds to explore camas prairie ecosystems. On the second day we will go on a field trip to visit a wetland, a food forest, and a saltwater beach. Participants receive a curriculum that fit best with grades 6–12 learning levels but can be adapted for younger children and adults. Taught by members of the Tend, Gather and Grow team.

We are offering a sliding scale for this workshop. Proceeds will cover supply costs and support GRuB programs.

Classes subject to change based on COVID safety protocols.

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