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 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
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.
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
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.
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
Wildcrafting: How to Collect Wild Plants for Commercial and Home Use
Plant Walk & Workshop with
March 5, 2017
Sunday. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon
Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382
Growing Medicinal Plants in the Pacific Northwest.
A workshop by Michael Pilarski,
Friends of the Trees Botanicals and Michael Laurie,
$50/person. Limited to 30
people. Some worktrade is available.
information and to register contact: Michael Laurie,
Medicinal Herb Growing & Wildcrafting Seminar, Port Townsend, WA
Fort Worden, Port Townsend,
April 15‐16, 2017
Saturday $90 ‐
Sunday $70 ‐ Both days $140
Barter accepted. A few
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
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
Need video shooting, editing, crowd funding and more.
Friends of the Trees Botanicals 2017 Catalog - Fresh and Dry Herbs
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
* Our wildcrafted botanicals
are sustainably gathered to maintain healthy plant
You may download a
PDF version of this catalog.
For a table of current
availabilities and prices, go
FRIENDS OF THE TREES BOTANICALS 2017
Seeds of 19 kinds of Medicinal herbs and 3 vegetables
website for complete details.