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plantspeople hosts gatherings where people come together to learn and experiment with plants and to learn about natural dyes, plant making, harvesting herbs and preparing teas, cooking, natural building, and many more topics. our mission to promote the public understanding of ethnobotany. these circles are opportunities for garden stewardship and ethical use of natural resources.

gatherings run on a sliding scale. visit our blog for up to date information on current and upcoming gatherings.

we also provide educational workshops for schools, garden clubs and other organizations interested in learning about ethnobotany. current topics include:

  • papermaking with garden plants and papyrus
  • south indian cookery
  • chai making
  • beginning seed saving
  • permaculture basics
  • medicinal plants of india and east africa
  • california native uses of plants
  • traditional dye plants of the world
  • "weed walks"