The incredible Camassia Natural Area managed by the Nature Conservancy includes very easy walking, a gorgeous array of native wildflowers, and a lot of opportunities to learn about important food and medicine plants including the oak savannah and astounding beds of camas flowers and a few surprise trees! Incredible diversity and multiple habitats in a small area make this close-in natural area a truly special place full of magnificent plants.
Hiking difficulty: Very Very Easy walking for a 1-mile loop.
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.
This is a full day of plant medicine exploration. Study in the field includes botanical identification, ecological awareness, discussion of harvesting techniques and considerations, medicinal uses both traditional and modern, and medicine making. Tincture tasting may be included, with the opportunity to purchase plant medicines if desired. We will take a mid-day lunch break.
Date and Times: Saturday April 16, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
End time is approximate and depends upon weather and other circumstances.
Location: Camassia Natural Area in West Linn, directions to meet up location in the PDF.
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 for no shows.