Wild foraging is much more than eating plants in your backyard. The in-depth exploration of nutrition, botany, historical plant use, and modern research blended together is fascinating. Foraging classes explore each tree, shrub, plant, vine, and liana, for its food value, medicinal effects, and utilitarian uses throughout all of the seasons. We also emphasize the responsible harvest, propagation, and control, of important plants to increase the biodiversity and the carrying capacity of the landscape as a direct result of our harvesting practices. Our culture is steeped in sicknesses stemming from malnutrition and excessive caloric intake. Learn how wild foraged foods can address these issues and how nutrition is your primary defense against illness as we prepare delicious wild crafted meals and herbal preparations. Our staff includes experienced botanists and practicing herbalists with decades of real world experience. Many are also medically trained in both homeopathic and allopathic medicine.
- Winter Foraging Weekend
March 6, 2015 - March 8, 2015
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Event Phone: 207.623.7298
Enjoy winter outdoors discovering the hidden edible, medicinal, and utilitarian plants on the winter landscape. We’ll be foraging for sunscreen, snow goggles, food, medicine, and useable cordage. Bring a bag lunch and appropriate cold weather gear. We’ll be outside and walking through the woods. Limit: 12 Enthusiastic Adventurers. Light to moderate physical exertion (Light Hiking).
- Maple Sap, Syrup, and Sugar
March 21, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Learn the process of sap collection and processing from start to finish using both modern and natural/traditional tools and procedures.
- Early Spring Roots and Tubers
March 28, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sustainable harvests start as soon as the ground begins to thaw. Check out how delicious Burdock Root, Evening Primrose, and wild carrot can be after a long winter sweetening.