Alaskan Plants as Food & Medicine

Regional symposiums 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 supports trainings and regional symposiums to promote traditional plant knowledge, ethical harvesting and traditional ways of gathering and growing our own food. 

2020 Symposiums:

Local plant symposiums have recently been hosted in the Interior, Northwest Arctic, Norton Sound, Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral regions.  Stay tuned for announcements of 2020 plant symposiums, or contact your local tribal partners to find out if one is being offered in your area. 

If you have further questions or your region is interested in hosting a virtual or in-person, plant symposium in 2020, please contact ANTHC Health Promotion, Wellness & Prevention at 907-729-3634.

ANTHC’s Health Promotion, Wellness & Prevention wants to thank you for your time and shared interest in Alaskan Plants as Food & Medicine. Our combined efforts to promote traditional plant knowledge and ethical harvesting helps to ensure that our future generations are knowledgeable in regards to the nutritional and healing benefits of plants.