The Gifts of Northwest Native 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. They also play a powerful role in our environment, shaping the weather and the plant communities beneath them.
In this workshop, we will investigate common native trees that contribute to the health and diversity of Northwest landscapes. Participants will gain skills in tree identification and explore their uses for food, medicine, and traditional technologies. We will make respiratory steams, forest bathing salts, tree lip balm, and more. Take home a curriculum that is adaptable for kindergartners through adults with lesson plans, an identification key, tree matching cards, Salish stories, and recipes.
Taught by members of the Tend, Gather & Grow Development Team
Refreshments provided. Attendees bring your own lunch.