Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011 At 08:00 AM
Presented by Mountain Rose Herbs
Join us for a unique experience in the majestic old growth forests of Salem, Oregon. Wander the emerald woods by day to learn wilderness skills, plant identification, home herbalism, urban farming, DIY sustainability, and more from the country’s most dynamic teachers and experts. Then as the moon glows, enjoy herbal brew under the towering trees or stomp your feet to strumming banjos, singing fiddles, and ecstatic rhythms drumming into the starry night sky.
Rootstalk is an extraordinary celebration of skill sharing, plant folklore, artistic expression, scientific wonder, and spirited community.
This year’s event is being held in honor of Cascadia Wildlands, a small but fierce organization of planet guardians who educate, agitate, and work to inspire a movement to protect and restore Cascadia's wild ecosystems. This amazing group fights to preserve and rebuild a Pacific Northwest with vast old-growth forests, rivers full of wild salmon, wolves howling in the backcountry, and vibrant communities sustained by the thriving temperate forest zones found from central Alaska to northern California. These unique landscapes of the Cascadian bioregion are crucial to the health of our world and to the abundant natural splendor we hold so dear in our lives.
Your attendance at Rootstalk will directly support Cascadia Wildlands. All of the profits raised by ticket sales, merchandise sales, and donations will be gifted to this much needed non-profit organization on behalf of all of the festival goers and participants who make Rootstalk an exceptionally beautiful and powerful event.