Wild foraging is 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.

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  • Hands on skills include: plant identification, responsible harvesting, preparing teas, tinctures, and poltices
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Weekend option: Friday - Sunday
  • Five day intensive: Wednesday - Sunday

8 Responses

  1. Helen J Moore
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    Really want to learn. 72 is still young enough to learn more about life.

  2. Jason Durham
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    Hi Michael,

    Great site! Saw some videos on youtube and it led me to your site. I live in Okinawa, Japan. If I ever visit Maine, I’d like to visit your business.

    Jason Durham
    Sales Director
    GLBB Japan

  3. Garrett glidden
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    I was wondering if you could identify a clunker that on the inside resembles chaga but spongy in the orange center. The part that gets me is the bottom is a smooth grey cap like the top of a lot of mushrooms I have pictures of you need them.

  4. Brock Napert
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    any classes Lome this scheduled for 2016?

    • Mike Douglas
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      Brock, Our next foraging class is coming up in May http://www.primitiveskills.com/course/spring-foraging-2/
      Also, we offer a summer intensive foraging class, and a weekend medicinal and edibles class in August. There will be a Fall foraging in October. Check out our Schedule and Calendar for all of our upcoming classes.


  5. Robert Gonzalez
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    Im interested in an intense foraging course. What dates are available and could you send me some info regarding the material covered. Thx

    • Mike Douglas
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      Thank you for your interest Robert! Our “go to” for course information is the calendar under the “schedual” button. We have foraging course during all four seasons. Our next will be April 12-14 “Spring Foraging Weekend”. The cost is $210.00 with up to fifty percent tuition available for work-study or trade.

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