Base Camp: Medicinal Plant Workshop with the Arctos School

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Gradey Proctor from the Arctos School as we explore forests to learn about how our work as plant people intersects with the important work of Bark. We will learn how forests create opportunities for us as herbalists and wildcrafters. Throughout our journey we will discuss botany, medicinal uses and wildcrafting basics.

This walk will leave from Bark's Summer Base Camp!

Photo by The Arctos SchoolGradey Proctor is a botanist who has spent years studying the flora and fungi of Oregon's forests.  Growing up in a place without intact ecosystems, Gradey fell hopelessly in love with the Northwest upon his arrival in the '90s.  His longing to develop a sense of place has driven his passion for wildcrafting medicinal and edible plants -- and he loves supporting his community by teaching others to do the same.  

Gradey studied at the Columbine’s School with Howie Brounstein to hone his botanical skills.  Working with Bark, a nonprofit that advocates for and protects the Mt. Hood National Forest, added depth and breadth to his knowledge.  Gradey’s insatiable love of plants has driven him to work and learn in nurseries, farms, and gardens.  His newest endeavor, the Medicine Garden, is an independent herbal nursery and plant medicine CSA.

Find a ride to Base Camp here!