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Elk Rock Island in August 2022

This island of extraordinary plants and rock formations is not far away in remote oceans… it is a close-in gem, 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. 

Easy hiking, secret ancient trees, and lots of riverside habitat… come study plant medicines in this very special spot!


Hiking difficulty: Easy


Our half day plant walks take us to close-in, easy, accessible and family friendly locations in the Portland area. Children 12 and under are welcome free with a paying adult. Study in the field includes botanical identification, ecological awareness, discussion of harvesting techniques and considerations, medicinal uses both traditional and modern, and medicine making.


Date: Friday, August 19, 2022


Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Location: Elk Rock Island. Details about the exact meeting location are included in the PDF.


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 for cancellations less than 24 hours before the start of the hike or for no-shows.

Elk Rock Island in August 2022

  • 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.

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