Want to reconnect with Earth, eat healthy, get exercise, and meet great people? This is a group for folks interested in sharing knowledge on wild foods identification and foraging, processing, cooking, and preserving. All skill levels and age levels are welcome. We have several types of events:

Group Forage: A Group Forage is an opportunity for members to come together and practice our skills. These events focus on harvesting wild foods and sharing what we find. All skill levels are welcome and we all learn from each other, but these are not intended to be intense learning experiences. A Group Forage doesn’t have a specified teacher or leader, and is free to members and their guests. Any group member can suggest a time and place for a Group Forage.

Walk and Talk: A Walk and Talk is a class led by one of our experienced members and dedicated to a specific topic. During the class, we explore an area and discuss the topic opportunistically. Walk and Talks are excellent learning opportunities for members with beginning and intermediate skill levels and for those wishing to increase their knowledge in particular areas. We appreciate the time and knowledge that our experienced members share, therefore we ask our members to pay the instructor when you attend a Walk and Talk. We do not want to exclude anyone from these classes, so if you cannot afford the fee please contact the instructor to make other arrangements. To lead a Walk and Talk, a group member must have demonstrated their abilities at previous events. If you would like to lead a class, you please contact the group organizer for more information.

Workshop: Workshops focus on skills other than foraging such as shelter building, food preservation, or permaculture. Some workshops are intended to bring members together for large or labor intensive projects, such as nut processing or maple sugaring. Other workshops are intended to educate our members. When you attend a Workshop you may be asked to contribute materials or pay a materials fee. Workshops that focus on education will also have an instructor fee. Any group member can suggest a free Workshop, but only those with demonstrated skills may teach a paid Workshop class.

Forage and Feast: Learning to forage is only half the battle. You also need to know what to do with your harvest when you get home. A Forage and Feast gives members an opportunity to learn what to do from the field to the plate. In these classes we focus on just a few plants- learning to identify, harvest, clean, and prepare them. A Forage and Feast culminates in a shared meal using the plants we harvest along with items supplied by the instructor. As with a Walk and Talk or paid Workshop, the instructor of a Forage and Feast must have previously demonstrated their skills and is paid for the event.

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