Edible plants and flowers, fresh spring harvest on a wooden rustic background. Medicinal herbs and wild edible plants growing in early spring.

Wildcrafting Workshop (Medicinal Plants)

Are you ready to go foraging in your backyard to discover plants that may be able heal your aches and pains?

MALT welcomes guests to join Mary O’Brien, co-author of “Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Southern Rockies: Foothills to Alpine in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho” to learn about wildcrafting, which is the craft of harvesting medicinal plants from the wild. During this insightful session, guests will learn about the health benefits of native plants, how to identify plants in nature, and steps to harvest medicinal plants in Colorado’s great outdoors. You’ll even learn a new recipe or two. Please RSVP to malt@savetheland.org.

This session will be held Tuesday, January 30, 3:30 – 5 p.m. at MALT (908 Nob Hill Rd, Suite 200, Evergreen).

A special thank you to Gregory Penkowsky for underwriting this event.

About Mary O’Brien

Mary O’Brien was born and raised in Denver to a family that often spent time in the mountains camping, fishing and hiking. The family always had a large garden and preserved their food.  She has carried on that gardening fervor throughout her adult years. She has lived in Steamboat Springs for over 30 years following that yen to live in the mountains. There she teaches herbal medicine, leads medicinal plant walks for the local environmental education organization, Yampatika, wildcrafts, makes herbal products and maintains a medicinal garden for Yampa River Botanic Park. Mary has been studying and practicing herbal medicine since 1987. She studied with many renowned teachers like Rosemary Gladstar, Brigitte Mars, Stephen Buhner and Michael Moore and completed the Chartered Herbalist program with Dominion Herbal College.  Her journey has led her to also work as an emergency medical technician and massage therapist (retired from both now) and study the medicine wheel, sacred plant medicine, energy work and permaculture. She co-authored the book “Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Southern Rockies” and has taught throughout Colorado emphasizing the use of native and locally grown plants and weeds for plant-based self-care. Her business is Black Bear Botanicals and her products are available at Aspen Botanicals in Steamboat Springs. She is passionate about empowering others to re-create relationship with the plant world, make us of their wonderful gifts and become sustainable caretakers of Mother Earth.



Jan 30 2024


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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