Wildcrafting Trips

Playful harvest with skill and respect

The Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies offers group wildcrafting excursions to a variety of beautiful locations around B.C. and beyond.

These excursions are open only to present and past students of Wild Seed School, and their companions

Participants can expect to meet new medicinal plants, learn about their uses and, in many cases, gather some of them. We teach folks to treat plant communities with respect and to harvest sustainably, and we also impart to students the best way to prepare each of these herbs as medicine. Small groups ensure plenty of access to the teaching staff for questions and comments.

Trips generally run for 3 to 5 days and include wholesome vegetarian meals. Lodging is basic: camping and occasionally cabins are to be expected. We will do our best to accommodate those with special needs: please contact us for more details.

Days are full and fun! As well as class time there is the processing of the gathered plant material to complete. You will leave with a new or renewed understanding of wildcrafting, and dirty fingernails.

Trip details:

Costs vary by trip, and are by sliding scale. Past trips have cost about $350 to $650.

Price includes: Food, camping, instruction in plant identification, wildcrafting and ethics, medicine making and Materia Medica, as well as some supplies. Supplies we provide are honey, oil, isopropyl alcohol; the plants we make medicine with. Participants provide their own alcohol and Jars.

We will updated this page with info about the upcoming trips.

We look forward to having you be a part of the Wild Seed School for Herbal Studies Wildcrafting Trips!

Wildcrafting Trip prerequisites:

To be eligible you must have completed at least one other course with us (with the exception of companions accompanying past students). Trips are aimed at those with some prior herbal experience.

If you are uncertain whether your herbal experience qualifies you, please inquire for more details through our contact page.

Upcoming Trips:

Most years, there are 3 annual wildcrafting trips offered by the Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies.

Shorts & Shoots

Details & Registration

This takes place in 100 Mile House in July. Plants met here in the wild include Scutellaria galericulata, Nuphar, Menyanthes, Petasites, and Balsamorhiza. As this trip takes place on a huge beautiful third-generation farm we also harvest familiar garden plants such as Leonorus and Valeriana officinalis.

Registration opens soon – stay tuned…

Desert Herbal Adventure

Next Trip: Spring 2019, Registration deadline: Feb 1st, 2019

Details & Registration

Extraordinary Spring journey into the mighty desert sun. Make potent medicines while soaking in epic private and historic hot springs in Arizona. Herbs we delight in include Anemopsis and Fouqueria, harvested with the guidance of a diverse group of teachers. Click to view PDF for full course outline and important details

Contact us to register

Note, this course is for Wild Seed School alumni. You must have completed at least one course with us prior to registering.

Roots & Toques

Details & Registration

On this trip we wend our way into the British Columbia interior in the Fall. The stunning valley location offers Ceanothus velutinus, Lomatium dissectum and Juniperus.

Registration opens soon – stay tuned…

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Praise for these trips

“The best weekend of my life”

R.B., Saltspring Island
Student, Wildcrafting trip

Photos from past Wildcrafting trips