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Weaving together our Collective Liberation with Blackberry

  • June 29, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Howell Territorial Park
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  • For low income earners. Those who can pay more please do.
This event is reserved for folks who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ Families. Must create a free Participant Account to sign up for this event.

Meeting Location: Wild Diversity HQ (2310 NE 82 Avenue, Portland, OR 97220)

Transportation: Optional carpool from Wild Diversity. Let your guide know where they can expect to meet you in your registration form.

About this Trip:  One of the most prolific plants we find in the Pacific Northwest is what some people call “Himalayan Blackberry”. Often labeled invasive, this little plant is often demonized as “invasive” despite bearing several gifts including abundant and scrumptious berries that sweeten our summer-time. Join us for a day of connecting with this plant that shares powerful teachings on anti-oppression and liberation. We will tend the blackberry patch on this land and harvest some of the stems to weave cordage and make paper with two land artists - Chlöe Hight and Jenn Woodward. We will have one of our hosts - Jessica Rojas, the stewardship lead at Metro talking to us about Invasive Plant Management (IPM) and “Integrated Pest Management” (IPM) and how vital it is to return to tending land in cultural ways. We will also have blackberry leaf (and possibly berry) lemonade so bring a cup!

Activity Level: Open to All Levels

What to Bring: Filled water bottle, snacks, walking/hiking shoes, rain layers or other layers needed for comfort, a small day pack (if desired), hand clippers, thick leather gloves, full sleeved shirts. More questions on What to Expect? We got ya.

Your Adventure Guides: Ridhi & Byron. Read their bios here!

Portland, Oregon
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