What we're about

Want to reconnect with Earth, eat healthy, get exercise, learn new skills, and meet great people? This is a group for folks interested in sharing knowledge on living from the land. All skill levels and ages are welcome. We like to offer plenty of opportunities for members to come together and practice our skills. So we have free events at least once per month that focus on things like searching for wild foods, completing projects that would traditionally be done in large communities (such as processing a large harvest or building a shelter), swapping home made items with other members, or just sitting around a fire working on traditional crafts. We also hold a variety of classes for our members. The topics of these classes are chosen based on member interest and range from edible and medicinal plant walks to mushroom growing to cooking classes to tanning and primitive tool making. Fees for these classes will vary.

Some of our outdoor events are held in areas that are not accessible to those with limited mobility. This will be noted in the event description. On rare occasions you may need minimal equipment (such as waders or a hunting vest). We never want to exclude anyone from classes due to cost, so if you cannot afford the fee please contact the instructor to discuss barter or work study.

The East Chapter covers SE Michigan, Ann Arbor, Brighton, and up into the thumb.

Upcoming events (5)

Zoom Plant Walk

Online event

Zoom Walks take place in a variety of locations in central and southern Michigan. During the walk, I will show you around 15 plants and talk about ID, harvest, use, and preservation of those plants. To participate, you must have Zoom installed on your device. Then you simply copy/paste the link and password from the website below, and log on at 2:00pm that day. Please mute you microphone when you come on so that background noise is not distracting to other students. Zoom Walks are donation based. You are not required to pay to participate, but it is appreciated. Zoom log in info and donation information can be found at https://willforageforfood.square.site/product/zoom-walk-/101?cs=true

Plant Walk, Brighton

Needs a location

Plant walks are excellent learning opportunities for those with beginning to intermediate foraging skills, and for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge of the local flora. Our discussion will include information about identificiation, methods of harvest, preparation, and use. We will explore the area and chose around 15 edible, medicinal, or otherwise useful plants and mushrooms to focus on. Cost: $25 Class is limited to 8 participants so that social distance can be maintained while still allowing everyone to see and hear clearly. You must pre-register @ https://willforageforfood.square.site/product/plant-walk-brighton-6-14/102?cs=true Participants will be emailed with specific location information 24-48 hours before the walk.

Zoom Plant Walk

Online event

Zoom Walks take place in a variety of locations in central and southern Michigan. During the walk, I will show you around 15 plants and talk about ID, harvest, use, and preservation of those plants. To participate, you must have Zoom installed on your device. Then you simply copy/paste the link and password from the website below, and log on at 2:00pm that day. Please mute you microphone when you come on so that background noise is not distracting to other students. Zoom Walks are donation based. You are not required to pay to participate, but it is appreciated. Zoom log in info and donation information can be found at https://willforageforfood.square.site/product/zoom-walk-/101?cs=true

Zoom Plant Walk

Online event

Zoom Walks take place in a variety of locations in central and southern Michigan. During the walk, I will show you around 15 plants and talk about ID, harvest, use, and preservation of those plants. To participate, you must have Zoom installed on your device. Then you simply copy/paste the link and password from the website below, and log on at 2:00pm that day. Please mute you microphone when you come on so that background noise is not distracting to other students. Zoom Walks are donation based. You are not required to pay to participate, but it is appreciated. Zoom log in info and donation information can be found at https://willforageforfood.square.site/product/zoom-walk-/101?cs=true

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Survival 101

Needs a location

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