Stinging Nettles: Our Spring Plant Ally

April 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Millersylvania State Park
12245 Tilley Rd SW
WA 98512
Wildkind Academy

Stinging Nettles: Our Spring Plant Ally
Forest Walk and Plant ID + Mindful Nature Engagement + Nettle Recipes
With Instructor Wildkind Jess

Saturday April 8, Olympia Washington | $65 | 10 am to 1 pm
18 and under are free with parent who enrolls. Wildkind Academy wants to support families who learn and play together in nature
Course requires purchase of Discover Pass ($11.50 for 1 day or $35/year)

Jess Caldwell founder of Wildkind Academy, is thrilled to welcome you to a beautiful forest trail in Olympia at Millersylvania State Park to explore our spring plant ally, Urtica Dioica (stinging nettle). You will receive a Field Notes Plant Ally sheet to take a deep dive into edibility, medicinal uses and utilitarian function. Bring a lunch to picnic in community with fellow foragers and enjoy homemade nettle cookies. Multiple recipes will be shared to use with your wild harvest.
Humans were meant to interact with the many gifts of nature. Our intimate connection to the wild begins with observation, direct interaction and an open mind and heart to welcome the opportunity to learn and engage. Jess will introduce the concept of a “Sit Spot” and we will activate the senses to engage nature in a more profound way.

Can’t make the live event? No problem! There is a virtual course being offered through Zoom on Thursday April 13. See Courses Page on the Wildkind Academy website for registration.

Meet fellow Rewilders
Learn Spring Edible Plants
Ethical Harvest
Medicinal Qualities
Plant Ally Info Sheet
Sit Spot Introduction
Using the Senses
Nettle Cookies
Resource List
Good Times!

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