Wild Medicinal Plants

June 9th - 11th, 2017

Come enjoy a weekend of herbal medicine at Manitoba Cabin with Amy Seifert, a Fairbanks-based Herbalist! The course will include an introduction to the philosophy and practice of herbal medicine, simple botany and plant identification, and techniques for ethical harvesting and storage. All students will have the opportunity to make a tincture, herbal oil, salve, infusion and decoction, and there will be plenty of time spent finding, discussing, and gathering plants. 

Course Schedule

The course will kick off with a potluck at Manitoba Cabin at 6 PM on Friday, June 9th; bring a dish to share and get to know your fellow students for the weekend. All day Saturday will be spent learning about herbal medicine and putting your newfound knowledge into practice in the field. Sunday morning will bring more time spent looking at learning about plants before the course wraps up at 2 pm on Sunday, June 11th.

What to Bring

All students should bring a dish to share for the Friday Night Potluck. The rest of the meals for the weekend will be communal, with food provided by the instructor and students asked to help cook and clean. The instructor will supply materials for the weekend; students should bring paper shopping bags for drying herbs, pruners/scissors, gloves, small cutting board and knife, notebook, as well as any personal snacks. 

Instructor Bio

This is a fantastic opportunity to spend a weekend in the woods learning from an expert herbalist. Amy studied at the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine, the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, the Appalachian Center for Health Studies, and the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. She is a Registered Professional Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild (RH(AHG)).

Amy is passionate that all people should have access to quality healthcare and that this includes accessible education about disease, health, nutrition, and wellness. Herbalism is a folk medicine. We must share the knowledge and tradition and use it every day for the health of our families and communities.


Make reservations online here! Please contact us with any questions at mailbox@alaskahuts.org.