The Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine

PO Box 15021  Portland, OR  97293

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Willamette Valley Spring Plant Walk: Mary S. Young Park

Date and Times: Saturday February 29, 10:00am - 4:00pm 


Location: Mary S. Young Park, West Linn


Our exploration of this 128-acre park gives many opportunities to study mature native trees like Redcedars, Firs, Oaks and Cottonwoods, and dozens of understory plants both native and naturalized. We get to spend a day of easy hiking learning the medicines of the forests all the way down to the banks of the Willamette river. 


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.


Refund policy: Full refund for tuition up to 1 week before start of class, partial refund with less than one week. Less than 24 hours before the start of class no refunds are possible.


When you purchase the class you will be given a link to download the pdf which has directions and other instrictions needed for the class.