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Spring Foraging Workshop w/ Bill & Alice Howenstine

Bill and Alice Howenstine, the delightful and knowledgeable owners of Pioneer Tree Farm, are going to lead a workshop in spring foraging! Foraging is the art of finding and responsibly collecting wild things for food, medicine, and use. Bill and Alice have a profound knowledge of their land and of the natural world around them - and excel at sharing this information.

Between the two Howenstines you're sure to learn about our target plants: plant family, latin names, identification, what to look for, what part to use, how to gather, and how to use it. It's a good bet that Bill will ask tricky questions to see if we're listening and learning and that Alice will contribute some loving wisecracks.

Towards the end of class Alice is planning to cook up some of the spring treats we find on the wood-fired cookstove in the class building. Have your class and eat it, too! Does it get better than this?

Bill and Alice Howenstine are the owners of Pioneer Tree Farm, an organic cut your own holiday tree farm. The Howenstines have worked since 1978 to establish their own tree arboretum and now have over 40 kinds of trees living on their gorgeous farm. The Howenstines have contributed much to our group's learning and we are grateful to have them lead us again. Forage on!

Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities and bring your own water bottle with you. Consider sunscreen and bug repellant if you use them.

Please bring some food or drink to share with the group at the end of the meeting if you are so inclined (not mandatory). We'll provide paper plates, napkins, cups, and forks.

 

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  • Jeanette

    great!

    May 13, 2013

  • Lori I.

    My husband and I had a wonderful time! Everyone was so very kind and we especially loved the Howenstine families hospitality. Need I say we also learned so very much. Thank you!
    Vince and Lori Incandela

    May 5, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    It was great to get to know new plants that I'd previously only read about like trout lily. The Howenstines generously shared their knowledge and their plants, roots and onions and Ron did a great job showing edible plants and Chuck cooked them up for us to sample. The beautiful setting with gorgeous weather made for a memorable afternoon.

    May 4, 2013

  • Sadie

    Hello! I'm interested in signing up to be on the waiting list, but I don't see an option to do this. Would you be able to point me in the right direction?

    April 11, 2013

    • Cathy C.

      Sorry, my mistake in setting up the event - I think I fixed it. You 'should' be able to sign up for the waiting list by clicking 'yes' that you want to attend. LMK if you don't find it or it doesn't work. and sorry bout that!

      April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    please please let me kniw if you can squeeze me,in.

    April 11, 2013

    • Cathy C.

      Denise, sign up for the waiting list - if someone cancels then you can get in. Usually that happens.

      April 11, 2013

  • Isabel S.

    Hi Cathy, My 12 and 13 year old would love to attend the forgaing class on May 4th. Do I need to pay any additional fees for them to attend with me?

    April 1, 2013

    • Cathy C.

      Isabel, kids are welcome - and they need to pay for attendance, just like all the other learners. Thanks for asking!

      April 2, 2013

    • Isabel S.

      They have been paid for and registered an two guests. thanks!

      April 2, 2013

  • Lori I.

    Husband and I are so excited to attend! Looking forward to it!

    April 1, 2013

  • Howard C.

    Lynn and I are excited to attend you class on foraging.

    March 30, 2013

  • Hima

    Cathy, can I pay cash or send a check instead? Please let me know. Thanks.

    March 25, 2013

    • Cathy C.

      Hima, you can pay by cash the day of the event - or send me a check in advance. BUT - if the event sells out before you make payment then you would not get a place. Paying upfront saves your spot. I hope that makes sense. thanks, Cathy

      March 25, 2013

    • Hima

      Thanks Cathy. Meetup isn't letting me RSVP without paying upfront. Am I missing something?

      March 25, 2013

  • Hima

    Are kids allowed?

    March 24, 2013

    • Cathy C.

      Yes, kids under your supervision and responsibility are welcome.

      March 24, 2013

    • Hima

      Thanks Cathy.

      March 24, 2013

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