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Cultural Ecosystems: Food Forests and Urban Landscapes

07/11/2023 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM PT
2016 Elliott AVE NW Olympia, WA 98502
Cultural Ecosystems: Food Forests and Urban Landscapes

Learn about food forests that Pacific Northwest regional tribes have cultivated since time immemorial and modern urban landscapes as cultural ecosystems. We will explore how to identify, harvest, and prepare many wild berries and nutritious and medicinal “weeds.” Attendees will walk away with tangible ideas for diversifying their schoolyards and other public landscapes with useful native plants, as well as a curriculum that fits best with grades 6–12 learning levels but can be adapted for younger children and adults. We will provide light snacks, coffee and tea; bring your own lunch. Taught by members of the Tend, Gather and Grow team.

Limit 18 participants.

Registration closes July 7, 2023.

We are offering a sliding scale for this workshop. Pay what you can: $100 or $125. Proceeds will cover supply costs and support GRuB programs. We have a limited number of scholarships available for Indigenous educators, for inquiries email: Mariana at

If you are traveling from out of town, we suggest staying at the Squaxin Island Little Creek Casino Resort. They offer room discounts for tribal members.

This workshop is hosted at the GRuB farmhouse, there is one disability parking spot in front with a ramp on Elliott Ave and a ramp at the back entrance on Bing Ct. We will take a plant walk around GRuB, we can adapt to meet peoples need. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Yaya at