Did you know that willows contain salicin, nature’s aspirin? Cottonwood buds have long been used to make a healing salve, and while devil’s club may not
be a hiker’s friend, it has long been valued as a medicine. Naturalist Ute Olsson will introduce some common medicinal plants of Alaska, followed by
a demonstration making “Balm of Gilead” from cottonwood buds (take-home salves will be available for a donation).
About All Ages:
Walk-in program open to all ages. Appropriate for children with a special interest in the topic.