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Herb Events, Herb Price Lists &  Medicinal Agroforestry

Hello Friends and associates,

May the 2017 growing season be a good one for you and for the Earth.

This newsletter has an herbal theme. In this issue:

  • Info on 4 herb workshops I am offering around Puget Sound.

    February 15, Seattle.
    March 5, Sequim.
    April 1, Vashon Island.
    April 15-16, Port Townsend.

  • Proposal for a documentary on my medicinal agroforestry systems.

  • My seed catalog and herb price list.


Medicinal Herb Growing and Marketing Conference

Group photo of MHGMC attendees

The first Medicinal Herb Growing and Marketing Conference was held at Fort Worden on April 15-17, 2016. It was a great conference with 450 people. A lot of people have been wondering if we’re going to do a conference in 2017. MHGMC was conceived and coordinated by Michael Pilarski and took a 5-month effort to pull off. As a result I have decided to do the conference every two years. So April 2018 will be the next full conference. 

April 15-16, 2017, I will be offering a Medicinal Herb Growing & Wildcrafting Seminar (one day of each). This seminar is the 2017 place-holder for the larger conference in 2018. At the seminar there will be networking between the participants. We will talk about marketing cooperation. See more below.

Our next Friends of the Trees newsletter will have info on the Barter Faire Summit, our new Earth Repair Information Hub, the Fairy & Human Relations Congress and some workshops in the Inland Northwest.

Towards a greener & happier world,

Michael Skeeter Pilarski

PS. I could use some research assistance if anyone has time and expertise to offer. 


Feb 15 Workshop poster

Wildcrafting: How to Collect Wild Medicinal Plants for Commercial and Home Use

February 15, 2017
Wednesday Evening.  7:00 to 9:00 pm

Dandelion Botanical Company
5424 Ballard Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98107

Admission: $20


Mar 5 poster

Wildcrafting: How to Collect Wild Plants for Commercial and Home Use

Plant Walk & Workshop with Michael Pilarski

March 5, 2017
Sunday.  10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Dungeness River Audubon Center
Railroad Bridge Park
2099 W. Hendrickson Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382

Admission: $30


Apr 1 poster

Growing Medicinal Plants in the Pacific Northwest. Vashon Island.
A workshop by Michael Pilarski, Friends of the Trees Botanicals and Michael Laurie, Dragonfly Medicinals

$50/person. Limited to 30 people. Some worktrade is available.

For further information and to register contact: Michael Laurie,


Apr 15-16 poster

Medicinal Herb Growing & Wildcrafting Seminar, Port Townsend, WA

Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Olympic Peninsula
April 15‐16, 2017

Saturday $90 ‐ Sunday $70 ‐ Both days $140
Barter accepted. A few scholarships available.
Free to S’Klallam tribal members and other Northwest tribes.

Farming Medicinal Plants
Saturday ‐ 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Wildcrafting Medicinal Plants
Sunday ‐ 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Photo of Skeeter in a videoA Synopsis of Michael Pilarski’s 30 years of Planting and Tending Agroforestry Systems, a documentary

10 Agroforestry/span> Plantings in 30 Years,
Pacific Northwest Temperate Zone 
17 Youtube videos currently.
Over 5 hours total.
409,710 views combined.

Hey! Who would like to help get this documentary done in 2017?
Need video shooting, editing, crowd funding and more.
Please contact Michael Pilarski.



Friends of the Trees Botanicals 2017 Catalog - Fresh and Dry Herbs

Skeeter displaying his wares

This catalog offers 107 botanicals from 95 species. We grow or wildcraft all of them personally. 57 of the botanicals are wildcrafted.

50 are cultivated, and 6 species we both grow and wildcraft.

Origins: 36 species are Pacific Northwest natives. 17 are weedy non-natives naturalized in Washington State that we wildcraft.

We cultivate 51 species from Europe, Asia and the US.

* 2017 is our 22nd year as a commercial botanicals business.

* Our wildcrafting is done in the northern counties of Washington, Idaho and Northwest Montana.

* Our wildcrafted botanicals are sustainably gathered to maintain healthy plant populations.

You may download a PDF version of this catalog.

For a table of current availabilities and prices, go HERE.


Seeds of 19 kinds of Medicinal herbs and 3 vegetables

Visit the website for complete details.

Permaculture Apprentice Opportunity at Heartsong
(recent location of two permaculture convergences and a PDC)

Application deadline: Feb. 15
For more details and to fill out an application, please go to:

Contact Info:

Michael Pilarski
Friends of the Trees Society
PO Box 1133
Port Hadlock, WA 98339 
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