Ellyn Schmitz has studied extensively for over 20 years with Tom Brown Jr., a world-renowned tracker and wilderness survival expert, who was taught the ancient arts of living close to the earth by a Lipan Apache medicine man. She continuously studies with numerous edible and medicinal plant experts including, Karen Sherwood, Kathleen Wildwood, Richo Cech, Paul Bergner, Matthew Wood, Christopher Hobbs, 7Song, and others.She is a member of the Keepers of the Plant Wisdom Medicine Society, has served on the board of directors for Medicine Waters Conservancy since 2001, and actively participates in United Plant Savers herbal conferences. Ellyn holds certificates from the Resiliency Institute in Edible Wild Plants and Bioregional Herbalism.
Join Ellyn, The Resiliency Institute’s Bioregional Herbalism instructor, as she shares her journey and lessons learned restoring 2 acres of woodlands/wetland. Meet the many native high-value medicinal and edible plants she has introduced, several of these will be in bloom at this time.
Today you’ll discover and learn about the uses and growing requirements of many spring woodland plants including: wild leeks, bloodroot, toothwort, trillium, true Solomon’s seal, false Solomon’s seal, jack-in-the-pulpit, shooting star, wild geranium, may apples, Virginia waterleaf, woodland phlox, woodland poppy, wild columbine, jewelweed, nettle, chickweed, pokeweed and others!
Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for walking narrow trails that can include damp conditions and wild fruiting bushes (some with thorns).
Please park along the street and we’ll meet in the driveway
$20 Prepayment required. PayPal/credit/debit card only.