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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.

Regional symposiums will occur in the following communities:

You can find more information by visiting the APFM website at

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