The Complete Spring Half Day Hike Series

Join us for all six of our half day hikes this spring and enjoy a discount off the total price. This package will give newcomers to the Portland area a chance to explore a wide variety of nearby wild areas to study the plants of the Willamette Valley.


Powell Butte in February

Friday, February 25, 2022, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn dozens of local plants and how they can play a role in human health and healing! We will discuss plant identification, ecology, harvesting, medicinal uses and medicine making for many of the trees and understory plants in this wonderful East side gem.


Elk Rock Island

Friday, March 11, 2022, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This island of extraordinary plants and rock formations is not far away in a remote ocean… it’s a close-in treasure, hidden in plain sight in the middle of the Willamette River! Incredible mature forest and riverbank herbs make this a favorite place for studying plants. Willows, giant Cottonwoods, Oak, Maple, Dogwood, and the mysterious Madrone all make up a diverse forest canopy.


Noble Woods Park

Friday, April 8, 2022, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This small forested park is home to a surprisingly diverse ecosystem. Enormous Douglas firs tower over the lovely trails. The riverside areas along Rock Creek are full of wildlife. This is a perfect place for the study of native trees… magnificent Redcedars, Maple, Ash, Yew, Alders, Oak, Hawthorn, Red Osier, Douglas fir and true firs… The trees and understory plants in this amazing park are healthy and thriving, and we get to hang out with them while we explore their medicine. Learn botanical identification, ecology, harvesting and medicine preparation.


Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Friday, April 29, 2022, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come enjoy one of Portland’s easiest and most accessible wildlife areas. We will take an easy hike through forest habitat and along waterways to discuss local plants, both native and introduced. We will visit many tree species and understory forest plants in flower. This is an excellent beginner plant medicine hike for families with children.


Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Along the paths of Beaverton Creek and Cedar Mills Creek, we get to explore this fantastic wildlife area and wetlands. There are ponds, trails and areas of very old foret with giant trees… Oaks, Douglas Firs, Western Redcedars, Ashes, Maples, and many more. We will get to observe and identify dozens of native trees, understory shrubs, herbs and wildflowers… and talk about their edible and medicinal properties… all while walking on well-maintained easy trails that still feel wild and secluded. Besides the plants, we may spot numerous birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals that make their homes in the park.


Powell Butte in May

Friday, May 27, 2022, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Revisit the forests and fields of Powell Butte as the flowers and fruits of summer appear. Practice plant identification and learn more about the ecology of the area. Discuss seasonal harvesting and learn the medicinal uses and medicine making processes for dozens of plants.


Important: When you purchase the class you will be emailed a link to download a PDF file containing details about the class location and other necessary instructions. This link will be active for 30 days. If the link expires you may email us for a new link. However, as we prefer to spend our time in the woods rather than on the computer, we recommend downloading the file immediately.


Refund policy: Full refund for tuition (minus $15 admin fee) up to 1 week before the day of the hike. Less than 7 days before the day of the hike 50% of tuition can be refunded. No refunds are possible less than 24 hours before the start of the hike or after the hike has begun.

The Complete Spring Half Day Hike Series

$210.00 Regular Price
$170.00Sale Price