*CANCELLED* July 14, 2024 – Communities Pulling Together & Medicinal and Edible Invasive Plant Workshop

*Due to the Heatwave we have decided to CANCEL this event until the cooler weather comes around!*

Join CKISS and Tilia Botanicals for an engaging workshop in Creston, focusing on the fascinating world of medicinal and edible invasive plants. Discover how these plants, that pose significant threats to native ecosystems , can be transformed into valuable resources while helping to protect our local natural environment.

Event Details:

This FREE event will provide you with hands-on learning experiences about invasive plants, including:

  • Invasive Species 101: Understand what invasive species are, their impacts, and how they spread.
  • Best Management Practices: Learn effective methods for harvesting and disposing of invasive plants to prevent their spread.
  • Invasive Plant ID: Gain skills in identifying various invasive species in our area.

After an informative presentation from CKISS, we will head out to a nearby site to apply our knowledge by mechanically removing invasive plants. This practical session will be followed by a hands-on workshop led by Rachel Beck, a medical herbalist from Tilia Botanicals. Rachel will demonstrate how to repurpose invasive plants into teas, oils, salves, and tinctures, explaining their medicinal benefits along the way.

What to Bring

  • Gloves (provided if needed)
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Water and snacks
  • Favorite shovel or trowel (optional – CKISS can provide)

Light refreshments will be served, including our new Invasive-Iced Tea Harmony, crafted from locally harvested invasive species.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn, contribute to conservation efforts, and make delicious and beneficial products from invasive plants. Register now to secure your spot!