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Alaskan Plants as Food & Medicine

Annual symposium promoting traditional plant knowledge and ethical harvesting

As the reliance upon imported foods has increased over recent generations and as educational dynamics have shifted, a gap in the knowledge, skills and practice related to Alaskan plants as food and medicine has widened. To help bridge this gap, ANTHC’s Health Promotion program hosts trainings and symposiums to promote traditional plant knowledge, ethical harvesting and traditional ways of gathering and growing our own food.

In 2017, to honor the requests from rural Alaska communities, ANTHC will be supporting regional Alaskan Plants as Food and Medicine (APFM) symposiums rather than hosting an Anchorage-based, statewide symposium.

Regional symposiums will occur in the following communities:

  • Fairbanks: May 13-14: Register here
  • Kotzebue: September 6-8: Registration link coming soon
  • Kenai: September 15-17: Registration link coming soon

You can find more information by visiting the APFM website at

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