Native American Ethnobotany of Western Oregon
Date: June 5, 2018
Time: 2:00 - 7:00pm
Place: Beazell Forest Education Center
37283 Kings Valley Hwy, Philomath
Come spend an afternoon at Beazell Forest Education Center and attend this free, open-format workshop! Drop in anytime between 2 and 7pm and learn about the history of, and the importance of our native plants to, the Tribes of our region! Presenter Greg Archuleta and other members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde will share their knowledge and demonstrate some hands-on techniques for cordage making, basic basketry, wood carving and dyeing using locally-sourced plant materials. Traditional foods gathered from local sites will be on display, as well as medicinal and culturally significant plants.
During this workshop, you will also have the opportunity to join one of two scheduled hour-long guided plant hikes along the trails at Beazell Forest Education Center. Hikes will start at 3pm and 5pm, and will be limited to 17 people each, so come early and get your name on the list!
Presenter Greg Archuleta is Clackamas Chinook, Santiam Kalapuya, and Shasta, and a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. As an artist and educator, he teaches about the culture and history of the Tribes of Western Oregon, including ethnobotany, carving, cedar hat making, Native art design, and basketry.
Beazell Forest Education Center
37283 Kings Valley Hwy
Philomath, OR 97370