Explore and learn the physical and psycho-spiritual properties
of 21 of the Northwest’s most important medicines
Medicinal plants are here in abundance awaiting our return. As physical manifestations of the spirit forces of the land, they have the potential of being our most profound teachers. When we open ourselves to receive these teachings, we not only heal ourselves, but we make these healing forces more available to the earth, our families, our community, our society, and all of humanity.
In this 8-week course we will meet and explore 21 of the most important medicinal plants of the Pacific Northwest. We will learn experientially by tasting and meditating with each plant followed by a group sharing and a materia medica presentation that includes photos, part(s) used, habitat/appearance, historical background, energetic qualities, profiles of the physical and psycho-spiritual properties, and contraindications.
The course will be open to practitioners of all kinds as well as those just wanting to get to know and work with the plants more deeply for personal growth and understanding.
Led by Scott Kloos
Plant Teachers of Cascadia—The Plants
Week 1: Western Redcedar and Intro
Week 2: Devil’s Club, Pacific Dogwood
Week 3: Yarrow, Saint John’s Wort, Blue Elder
Week 4: Western Peony, Kishwoof (Gray's Lovage), Red Root
Week 5: Silktassel, Western Aralia, Yerba Santa
Week 6: Hawthorn, Black Cottonwood, Sharptooth Angelica
Week 7: Western Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla), Red Alder, Cascara Sagrada
Week 8: Western Juniper, Quaking Aspen, Green Ephedra