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Northwest Tree Communities: Deciduous Trees

2016 Elliott AVE NW Olympia, WA 98502

02/25/2023 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM PT

Northwest Tree Communities: Deciduous Trees

Skokomish elder Bruce Miller once said, “The trees were our first teachers.” Trees are models of adaptability, resourcefulness, and collaboration. They live in one place their entire lives, building the structures and relationships they need to thrive. In this workshop we will investigate common deciduous trees that contribute to the health and diversity of Northwest landscapes, especially in wetlands and riparian zones. We will make medicine from bark and buds and create rooting water for stimulating plant starts. Participants will receive a curriculum with the ecological, medicinal, and technological significance of these wondrous trees. 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 February 20, 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 tree walk around GRuB farm, which can be modified for those that need adaption. 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

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