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Plants of the forest floor with Gabe Garms

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Plants of the Forest Floor

Learn about the native plants that can be found on the floor of the old-growth forest at Rockport State Park. Gabe Garms of the Raven’s Roots Naturalist School will help us take a close (sometimes very close) look at the plants that are right under our feet, and share with us some of their medicinal and practical uses, as well as how they contribute to the complex ecosystem of the forest.  There will be a short talk at our Discovery Center followed by a .5 mile walk.  This is a walk where we will be encouraged to slow down and observe keenly.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 or 2 p.m.

Bring: Appropriate clothing for rainy weather. A hand lens if you have one. We will have some to lend.

Cost: Free. Discover Pass required

For More Information:  360-853-8461 or rockport@parks.wa.gov

About Gabe Garms:

Gabe teaches at Raven’s Roots Naturalist School in Sedro-Woolley.  He is the core instructor for the Ethnobotany Immersion Course as well as a co-instructor for the Wilderness Survival, Natural Medicine Making, Permaculture and Bird Language/Behavior short courses. His two greatest loves in the natural world are plants and birds, and he believes permaculture is one of the only ways that we can heal the damage that we’ve done to this planet. Garms has certifications in permaculture design, wildlife tracking and wilderness ecology and has co-taught four permaculture design courses.

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