Registration is open for two medicinal plant workshops offered by the Sawtooth Botanical Garden on June 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Darcy Williamson will provide in-depth instruction on the creation of salves and teas using medicinal plants.

Williamson has written books, including “Medicinal Plants of the Northwest,” and taught classes on identifying, sustainably harvesting, formulating and using medicinal plants.

On both mornings, participants will meet at the garden and proceed with an outing into surrounding forests for harvesting herbs, barks and roots. Upon returning to the garden, students will prepare plant material to make salves and balms on Saturday and teas on Sunday. 

Garden members pay $80 per student taking only the salve-making class and $60 for only the tea-making class or $120 for both classes. Nonmembers add $30 for each class. The fee includes a copy of “Medicinal Plants of the Northwest,” with 130 monographs (an 8 1/2 by 11 spiral-bound 287-page book with pen and ink illustrations), all materials to make the salves and teas and a Native American medicinal plant chart that details 15 plants and their uses.

For more information and to register, visit or call 208-726-9358.

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