Wild Alaska: Edible & Medicinal Plants          

 June 17-23, 2019 

Reserve your spot.

Dive into the Alaskan Wilderness while learning about food and medicine that the landscape provides. Hike to different habitats, taking on identification and uses of found plants. Wildcraft plant material, bring it back to the homestead and utilize as food and create medicinal preparations. Includes a Summer Solstice celebration! Topics covered: Ethical wildcrafting, identification, methods of processing.

Food, Lodging, Lectures & Instruction, Materials, Guided hikes, and Transportation to and from the homestead Included.

Views en route to the homestead.
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Selktas

June 17:  Fly into the homestead. Settle into your cozy wall tent, your accommodations during your stay. Meet the animals, take a welcome tour of the facilities, garden, and property. Review the basics of wild plant harvesting.  Enjoy a welcome dinner around the campfire

June 18: Eat a hearty breakfast made over the campfire garnished with epic mountain views. Prepare for a morning hike creekside taking in the wild wonders it offers. Learn about and harvest wild plants, and eat a picnic creekside.

Return to the homestead to review uses of plants, make medicinal preparations, and include any plants harvested in the evening meal. Dinner around the campfire.

June 19: After breakfast, prepare to explore medicinal plants of meadows and woodland. Hike into the boreal forest, with rich smells of Labrador tea and spruce.

Wildcrafting in the Meadow. Rhodiola, Burnet, and Fireweed. Photo Credit: Margaret Stern

After lunch at the homestead, choose to work on medicinal preparations, relax, or take a rigorous off trail hike to the nearby bog for medicinal plant identification. A fantastic opportunity for birding.

Menyanthes trifoliatum Photo Credit: Margaret Stern

June 20: Eat brunch under views of the Alaska range. As a group, choose activities for the day. Hike, horseback ride, or explore a new habitat for edible and wild medicinal. Or, enjoy relaxation around the homestead reading, writing, cat napping.

Wildcrafted Bedstraw. Photo Credit: Margaret Stern

Dinner around the campfire.

June 21: After breakfast, prepare for a Solstice Camp-Out Celebration at our very own natural Stonehenge. Hike our trail up to the foothills of the Alaska Range. After dropping camp 1.5 miles from home, explore the plants of the surrounding area. Birdwatch, take in the sights. Eat a special picnic dinner, and fall asleep nestled in the tundra under the gaze of the midnight sun.

Watching the sun against the Alaska Range
Photo Credit: Katie Harris

June 22: Wake up from your camp out, and eat a quick breakfast out on the tundra. Take your time hiking back to the homestead, refreshed from this time out in the wild. Spend the day finishing up any plant preparations, hiking creekside, or taking in the garden. Farewell Dinner around the campfire.

Taking in the views of the morning. Photo Credit: Makiko Yoshida

June 23: Farewell Breakfast. Fly back to Anchorage. Continue your Alaskan vacation, or head home with new knowledge and friends.

Contact us to book! We look forward to meeting you.

$3000/person, $500 deposit

Subject to cancellation if inadequate sign up, so encourage your friends!

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