The Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine

PO Box 15021  Portland, OR  97293

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Willamette Valley Spring Medicine Plant Walk: Camassia

Date and Times: Saturday April 18, 10:00am - 4:00pm 



"Recreational gathering is prohibited ..... if a distance of at least six feet between individuals cannot be maintained." 

Therefore, for the time being our outdoor hikes are now limited to no more than six attendees, and strict rules of social distancing will be in effect for the entire duration of the hike.


Location: Camassia Natural Area in West Linn, directions to meet up location in the pdf.


Our exploration of the incredible Camassia Natural Area includes very easy walking, a gorgeous array of wildflowers, and a lot of stopping to talk about important food and medicine plants! Incredible diversity and multiple habitats in close proximity make this natural area into a truly special place full of magnificent plants. Due to the sensitivity of the area, it is essential that we stay on marked trails and there is a request that hikers not wear heavy-soled boots. 


Spring Plant Walks and Hikes are full-day explorations of different habitats of the Willamette Valley. Study in the field includes plant identification, ecological awareness, discussion of harvesting techniques and considerations, medicinal uses both traditional and modern, and medicine making. 


Willamette Valley Spring Hikes are family friendly! With the following rules: 

  • Children under 12 are free and need not register, and must be accompanied at all times by an enrolled adult. 
  • If a child’s needs must be attended to, their parent or guardian will agree to step away from the group to deal with them, including if they are complaining of cold or other discomfort.
  • Inquisitive and engaged older children may ask questions during the hike, but they may not completely dominate class discussions or be disruptive to the class experience for others in any way, or they and their adult may be asked to step away.


(NEW) Refund policy: In light of the fact that people may register and then come down with cold or flu symptoms and thus be asked to not attend, full refund for tuition up to the day before the start of class will be granted. 

(No-shows on the day of the event will not be refunded.)


When you purchase the class you will receive a link to download a pdf which will contain directions and other information needed about the class.