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Old Growth Native Herbs

Join Sanctuary Forest on Sunday, June 8th for the Native Herbs hike. The hike will begin in a small meadow in the old-growth redwood forest Ancestor Grove. From there participants will journey down into the spectacular Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, where hike leader and clinical nutrition consultant Nancy Peregrine will guide a discovery of the many edible and medicinal plants that grow wild in Southern Humboldt. From blackberry root to dandelion leaf, this hike will make you think twice before weeding your garden, and is an excellent opportunity to learn about the affordable, abundant medicines that grow right at our feet. We will meet at the Sanctuary Forest office in Whitethorn at 10 a.m. This hike has a moderate exertion rating and is on mostly even ground. Bring a lunch and water, wear sturdy shoes, and dress in layers. This hike is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted and help Sanctuary Forest to offer this program year after year. For questions or clarifications, contact Marisa at, or call 986-1087 x 1#. Hope to see you there!

Support from volunteers and local businesses have made this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local businesses that have made generous contributions are Blue Star Gas, Caffe Dolce, Charlotte’s Perennial Gardens, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Dazey’s Supply, First Fig Gallery, Hohstadt’s Garden Center, Humboldt Bar & Grill, James Holland, MSW Counseling Services, J. Angus Publishing Group, Madrone Realty, Mattole Meadows, Mattole River Studios, Monica Coyne Artist Blacksmith, Ned Harwood Construction, Pierson Building Center, Redwood Properties, Roy Baker, O.D., Southern Humboldt Fitness, Sylvandale Gardens, The Security Store, Vella Wood Flooring, Whitethorn Construction, Whitethorn Winery, Wildberries Marketplace and Wyckoff’s Plumbing.

Sanctuary Forest is a land trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual and intrinsic values, in cooperation with our diverse community.

— Marisa Formosa, Education Coordinator

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