Learn about five ecosystems that Pacific Northwest regional tribes have cultivated since time immemorial including camas prairies, food forests, saltwater beaches, wetlands, and mountain huckleberry meadows. Many children grow up thinking that humans are harmful to the land. Through learning about cultural ecosystems, youth see how people can promote biodiversity and well-being through conscientious stewardship. On the first day we will explore the concept of cultural ecosystems and how to create micro-ecosystems in school and community gardens. Classes taught at GRuB in Olympia. To register visit goodgrub.org/events or call 360-753-5522. On the second day we will venture to the Mima Mounds to explore camas prairie and food forest ecosystems. Participants receive a curriculum that fits best with grades 6–12 learning levels but can be adapted for younger children and adults.
Sliding Scale: $175-250 + Register by May 6