What we're about

Hey guys,

Im the new moderator of the group. I have been foraging edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms for 5+ years. The old moderator Erik Kelly was one of my teachers. Baltimore will miss him! And we wish him well on his future endeavors northward.

Id like to offer a walk myself in the future, but for now if anyone in the area would like to offer walks or related activities feel free to contact me and I will post here for all to see.

If its something youd like to offer w frequency, perhaps you would like to co-moderate.

Anyway, open to any ideas on how to run the group, just thought it was important we stick together. ;)

For nutritional values you can plug the plant in this website: http://nutritiondata.self.com/

One place to begin learning is:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcbf8wnyVJl631LAmAbo7nw

Another more in depth resource on youtube is: http://www.youtube.com/user/EatTheWeeds

Upcoming events (4)

Foraging Series at Fox Haven Farm

Fox Haven Farm and Learning Center

$380.00

*MUST SIGN UP ON WEBSITE TO PARTICIPATE: http://foxhavenfarm.org/events/fox-haven-foragers-level-1-whole-series-single-date-tickets-available-2/ Join us for the fifth year of Fox Haven Foragers. In this Level 1 series, we’ll visit some common favorites like milkweed, goldenrod, cattail and elderberry. We’ll also introduce some seasonal species to our forage like witch hazel, Paw Paw, sumac and aronia. Fermenting blackberry leaves for tea, hunting for edible mushrooms, plucking ripe Paw Paw, cooking up cattail, propagating and stewarding wild species and so much more will be explored this year!Each Foragers class will include plant ID, foraging and processing the season’s bounty with local guides from diverse backgrounds and skill-sets. Class runs from 9 am to 1 pm on the second Saturday of each month from February through November. The first 2-3 hours of class will be held in the field, gathering plants and learning botany skills. After a quick snack break, the last hour is spent processing and preparing the harvest into a tasty meal or a take-home medicinal. SERIES SCHEDULE 2/8: Ethics of Foraging and Elderberry Propagation with Lacey Walker 3/14: Willow, Witch Hazel and Walnut with Chris Ousse 4/11: Spring Mushroom Foray with Jared Urchek (Field Trip)* 5/9: Friends and Foes Plants with Holly Poole Kavana 6/13: Cattail and Milkweed with Nick Spero 7/11: Fermented Blackberry Tea Leaves & Botanical Soda with Lacey Walker 8/8: Herbal First Aid with Katelyn Jarkowiec 9/12: Paw Paw Haul with Taylor Roman 10/10: Fall Mushroom Foray with Sam Feld (Field Trip)* 11/14: Seed Saving & Propagation with Lacey *Some classes will be held at a location outside of Fox Haven Whole Series is $380.00 DROP-INS WELCOME. Each class is $40 which includes 4 hours of wild plant ID, forage techniques and skills, hands-on processing and take-homes

Level 2 Foragers: Advanced Land Stewardship & Reciprocity

Fox Haven Farm and Learning Center

$400.00

ATTENDEES MUST SIGN UP ON FOX HAVEN WEBSITE: http://foxhavenfarm.org/events/level-2-foragers-advanced-land-stewardship-reciprocity/ In Level 1, Foragers were exposed to a wide variety of plants and skills, and began to build the concept of reciprocity. In Level 2, we will take those lessons and put them into action by designing and stewarding a Foragers Patch that will ground us in our ecosystem and the complex relationships within it. Each month we will still continue to learn new skills and plants, welcoming guest teachers and going on field trips, while always coming back to our Patch to practice the responsibility of stewardship as a group. If you have at least 1 year of foraging experience, or if you have already taken Fox Haven Foragers Level 1– this level 2 foraging series is meant to help you tighten your skills and deepen your direct relationship with the ecosystem you are in. Monthly meetings will be on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 2-6pm, February through November 2020. We will also have monthly digital check-ins one weekday evening per month for discussing personal projects, group readings or viewings, and seasonal shifts in our different areas. Level 2 Foragers will learn skills like: Mycoremediation and Forest Inoculation Pruning for Tree Health and Bark Harvest Collecting and Processing Nuts, Flowers and Seeds for Flour Ecosystem Study and Bioblitz Intermediate and Advanced Botany Population Dynamics and Indicators Phenologic Journaling and Harvest Mapping Medicinal Root Processing and Preserving Dying Fabrics with Mushrooms and Plants Canning, Freezing and Drying Harvests Uses and Awareness of ‘Invasive’ Plants, Diseases and Insects Tapping Trees for Sap Harvesting Land Stewardship, Design and Rewilding Some new Plants we might meet or go deeper with are: Japanese Knotweed, Barberry, Bloodroot, Spicebush, Japanese Honeysuckle, Sweetflag, Arborbvitea, Eastern Red Cedar, Oak, Chestnut, Yellow Dock, White Clover, Red Bud Tree, American Beech, Black Walnut, English Ivy, Watercress, Cattail, Willow, Wild Ginger, Wild Geranium, Sumac and various Mushroom species for dying, remediation and eating. Limit to 15 people for the year. Scholarship available for 1 student who is willing to take photographs and blog for Fox Haven about the Foragers experience for the year. Half price ticket. In-Person Meeting Dates: February 8th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th, September 12th, October 10th, November 14th Proposed Digital Meetings – To be shifted to the needs of the group if necessary February 19th, March 25th, April 29th, May 27th, June 24th, July 29th, August 26th, September 30th, October 28th

Foraging Series at Fox Haven Farm

Fox Haven Farm and Learning Center

$380.00

*MUST SIGN UP ON WEBSITE TO PARTICIPATE: http://foxhavenfarm.org/events/fox-haven-foragers-level-1-whole-series-single-date-tickets-available-2/ Join us for the fifth year of Fox Haven Foragers. In this Level 1 series, we’ll visit some common favorites like milkweed, goldenrod, cattail and elderberry. We’ll also introduce some seasonal species to our forage like witch hazel, Paw Paw, sumac and aronia. Fermenting blackberry leaves for tea, hunting for edible mushrooms, plucking ripe Paw Paw, cooking up cattail, propagating and stewarding wild species and so much more will be explored this year!Each Foragers class will include plant ID, foraging and processing the season’s bounty with local guides from diverse backgrounds and skill-sets. Class runs from 9 am to 1 pm on the second Saturday of each month from February through November. The first 2-3 hours of class will be held in the field, gathering plants and learning botany skills. After a quick snack break, the last hour is spent processing and preparing the harvest into a tasty meal or a take-home medicinal. SERIES SCHEDULE 2/8: Ethics of Foraging and Elderberry Propagation with Lacey Walker 3/14: Willow, Witch Hazel and Walnut with Chris Ousse 4/11: Spring Mushroom Foray with Jared Urchek (Field Trip)* 5/9: Friends and Foes Plants with Holly Poole Kavana 6/13: Cattail and Milkweed with Nick Spero 7/11: Fermented Blackberry Tea Leaves & Botanical Soda with Lacey Walker 8/8: Herbal First Aid with Katelyn Jarkowiec 9/12: Paw Paw Haul with Taylor Roman 10/10: Fall Mushroom Foray with Sam Feld (Field Trip)* 11/14: Seed Saving & Propagation with Lacey *Some classes will be held at a location outside of Fox Haven Whole Series is $380.00 DROP-INS WELCOME. Each class is $40 which includes 4 hours of wild plant ID, forage techniques and skills, hands-on processing and take-homes

Level 2 Foragers: Advanced Land Stewardship & Reciprocity

Fox Haven Farm and Learning Center

$400.00

ATTENDEES MUST SIGN UP ON FOX HAVEN WEBSITE: http://foxhavenfarm.org/events/level-2-foragers-advanced-land-stewardship-reciprocity/ In Level 1, Foragers were exposed to a wide variety of plants and skills, and began to build the concept of reciprocity. In Level 2, we will take those lessons and put them into action by designing and stewarding a Foragers Patch that will ground us in our ecosystem and the complex relationships within it. Each month we will still continue to learn new skills and plants, welcoming guest teachers and going on field trips, while always coming back to our Patch to practice the responsibility of stewardship as a group. If you have at least 1 year of foraging experience, or if you have already taken Fox Haven Foragers Level 1– this level 2 foraging series is meant to help you tighten your skills and deepen your direct relationship with the ecosystem you are in. Monthly meetings will be on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 2-6pm, February through November 2020. We will also have monthly digital check-ins one weekday evening per month for discussing personal projects, group readings or viewings, and seasonal shifts in our different areas. Level 2 Foragers will learn skills like: Mycoremediation and Forest Inoculation Pruning for Tree Health and Bark Harvest Collecting and Processing Nuts, Flowers and Seeds for Flour Ecosystem Study and Bioblitz Intermediate and Advanced Botany Population Dynamics and Indicators Phenologic Journaling and Harvest Mapping Medicinal Root Processing and Preserving Dying Fabrics with Mushrooms and Plants Canning, Freezing and Drying Harvests Uses and Awareness of ‘Invasive’ Plants, Diseases and Insects Tapping Trees for Sap Harvesting Land Stewardship, Design and Rewilding Some new Plants we might meet or go deeper with are: Japanese Knotweed, Barberry, Bloodroot, Spicebush, Japanese Honeysuckle, Sweetflag, Arborbvitea, Eastern Red Cedar, Oak, Chestnut, Yellow Dock, White Clover, Red Bud Tree, American Beech, Black Walnut, English Ivy, Watercress, Cattail, Willow, Wild Ginger, Wild Geranium, Sumac and various Mushroom species for dying, remediation and eating. Limit to 15 people for the year. Scholarship available for 1 student who is willing to take photographs and blog for Fox Haven about the Foragers experience for the year. Half price ticket. In-Person Meeting Dates: February 8th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th, September 12th, October 10th, November 14th Proposed Digital Meetings – To be shifted to the needs of the group if necessary February 19th, March 25th, April 29th, May 27th, June 24th, July 29th, August 26th, September 30th, October 28th

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Level 2 Foragers: Advanced Land Stewardship & Reciprocity

Fox Haven Farm and Learning Center

$400.00

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