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Wild Edible Plants Foraging & Herbal Medicine Making
See wolfcollege.com/classes-workshops/weekend/wild-edible-plants-foraging-and-herbal-medicine-making (http://www.wolfcollege.com/classes-workshops/weekend/wild-edible-plants-foraging-and-herbal-medicine-making/) or call Kim & Chris at 425-248-0253 for additional information and to register at this 20th Anniversary Discounted Price for members of our Outdoor Education meetup! Cost is all-inclusive of food, materials, etc. Broiling Cattail Rhizomes Over Coals Join instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm (http://www.wolfcollege.com/about/kim-and-chris-chisholm/) for great day together. We'll begin the morning by infusing healing herbs in warm oil as a precursor to salve-making near the end of the day. Then we'll discuss and practice honorable harvesting methods as we select the plant parts we need to store for later use. You'll learn when and where to look for the Top 10 Wild Food Plants of our region, and how to identify and prepare them. We'll also spend some time examining poisonous look-a-likes and we'll discuss safety in the forest We'll also learn key characteristics of common and important plant families and look for our Top 10 Medicinal Plants of the region, discussing when (time of day, season, etc.) to collect them and how to process them for optimal efficacy. Next, we'll head inside for an informative slide show, then experiment and make a variety of herbal remedies, including but not limited to: • Tincture • Glycerite • Salve • Decoction • Infusion We'll process the plants we've collected, and enjoy some tasty samples, but please pack a lunch and/or snacks to supplement what we collect. Click into our blog articles and videos to get a head-start on the knowledge we'll touch on during the workshop: • How to harvest, process and store the Top 10 Edible Plants (http://www.wolfcollege.com/top-10-most-important-wild-edible-food-plants/). • How to understand the meaning of herbal medicine (http://www.wolfcollege.com/top-10-most-important-native-plants-for-herbal-medicine/) plant characteristics (astringents, etc.) • How to honorably harvest and process plants (http://www.wolfcollege.com/the-tenets-of-herbal-medicine/) • Harvest and cook (http://www.wolfcollege.com/how-to-cook-for-backpacking-trips/) with cattails (http://www.wolfcollege.com/the-most-important-plant-cattails-video-of-finding-harvesting-transplanting-cooking-cattails/), hazelnuts (http://www.wolfcollege.com/filbert-hazelnut-milk-truffle-dessert-recipies/), and more. Hazelnuts at Blue Skye Farm - Home of Wolf Camp and the Conservation College Our weekend workshops are designed for adults, but youth are also welcome to register with an enrolled parent or guardian. This workshop is normally $95 per person, but in celebration of our 20th Anniversary Year we are offering it at the discounted price of: • $85 per person, including a couple take-home samples. Please note that we can only scrape the surface in a 7 hour workshop, so if you would like to learn to a more advanced level and have time to really practice your skills, please enroll in our 5 Day Summer Course: Wild Cooking, Ethnobotany & Herbal Medicine. (http://www.wolfcollege.com/expeditions/summer/herbal-medicine-wild-edible-plants/)

Blue Skye Farm at the Wolf College

1026 14th St SW · Puyallup, WA

$85.00

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Meet people practicing Earth Skills, which includes the study of nature, survival, wildlife tracking and birding, herbal medicine and wild edible foods, natural arts and music, traditional technologies and permaculture. This site is maintained to post our classes, camps and workshops taking place in your area.

Regular programs in your area include weekend workshops, summer camps and expeditions, plus homeschool family classes which run monthly during the academic year from 1-3 pm, and our adult classes from 6:30-9:00 pm which are designed to train beginners as well as guide advanced students.

Classes follow the Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses (http://www.wolfcamp.com/wolf-journey-earth-conservation-courses/index.html) written by program instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm (http://www.wolfcamp.com/about/staff.html). The courses consists of 8 books, including the Neighborhood Naturalist, Traditional Herbalist, Wildlife Tracker, Survival Scout, Ancient Artisan, Honorable Hunter, Sustainable Citizen, and Environmental Ed.

Chris founded Wolf Camp and the Wolf College in 1996 in Bellingham, and we have since relocated to Puyallup which is Kim's hometown, putting us closer to our students which range from Oregon to Central Washington to British Columbia. We also offer Weekend Workshops (http://www.wolfcamp.com/weekend-workshops/northwestindex.html) taking place throughout the northwest, plus week-long adult training camps and day/overnight youth camps (http://www.wolfcamp.com/calendar.html) during academic year breaks as well as all summer long. Our most in-depth courses include Part-Time Semester Conservation Apprenticeships and Summer Residential Teaching Apprenticeships.

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