Plant Knowledge Walk with Ryan Drum Join this outdoor workshop at Discovery Park with Ryan Drum, PhD, AHG, founder of Dominion Herbal College and adjunct faculty at Bastyr University since 1984. Ryan will lead a group into Discovery Park and share his extensive knowledge of plants including edible and medicinal uses.
This 4-hour, hands-on workshop will be held on Saturday, July 17th, from 10am - 2pm.
Anyone who has taken a class with Ryan knows that he is not only an expert wildcrafter but a great teacher of nature and ecology of the northwest. Classes are dynamic, interactive and full of humor. Please bring a sack lunch, fluids and dress appropriately for the weather.
The fee is $35. To register, visit www.dandelionbotanical.com or call 206.545.8892.
Ryan Drum, PhD, AHG, has a BSc in Chemical Technology and a PhD in Botany (Phycology) from Iowa State University. While a NATO Scholar, he did postdoctoral studies on Cell Biology using the Electron Microscope and Microcine at the Universities of Bonn, Germany and Leeds, England . For 10 years Dr. Drum taught Botany and related subjects at Universities (UMASS/Amherst,UCLA, WWU). He studied Herbal Medicine with Ella Birzneck, founder of Dominion Herbal College in British Columbia for 12 years, and taught at their summer seminars for 25 years. He has been an adjunct faculty at Bastyr University since 1984, and he lectures at major herbal conferences and herbal schools. He specializes in Seaweed Therapies, Thyroid issues, and Men's Health. Dr. Drum is the author of over 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, the author of Electron Microscopy of Diatom Cells 1966, Springer Verlag, a 100-Plate Atlas, in print for 20 years, and a contributing author of two chapters in Planting the Future (Gladstar and Hirsch 2001) and a chapter in Fundamentals of Naturopathic Endocrinology, M. Friedman 2005. The proud father of three wonderful children and two fantastic grandchildren, he lives in a rustic little hilltop cabin he built 30 years ago on a remote island, off the grid, without indoor plumbing or refrigeration. Dr. Drum believes in true patient autonomy: the freedom and right to choose one's caregivers independent of their official certification.