The Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine

PO Box 15021  Portland, OR  97293

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Willamette Valley Spring Medicine Plant Walk: Mt. Talbert

RESCHEDULED (due to snow):

New Date and Times: Saturday March 28, 10:00am - 5:00pm 



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

Therefore, 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.

Fortunately, Mt. Talbert is a site that typically gets very few visitors, so we should be able to avoid any random congregations of hikers... 


Location: Mt Talbert Nature Park in Clackamas, directions to meet-up location in pdf.


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. 


Our exploration of the Mt. Talbert includes easy hiking for a few miles with some elevation gain (elevation 740 feet). The largest of the extinct volcanos in the Portland area has an amazing variety of habitats, mature forests, and wonderful medicine plants for us to visit. This hidden gem is an extraordinary small mountain hardly anyone visits. 


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 virus-related adjustments, a full refund for tuition will be granted up to the day before the class for people who may develop cold or flu symptoms (and thus would be asked not to participate). No refunds available for no-shows on the day of the class.


When you purchase this class you will receive a link to download a pdf file that has additional information.