Course Information

Foraging Immersion Weekend

This new class format combines our Wild Edible Plant class and our Medicinal Plant class into a hands-on weekend of wildcrafting and foraging.

Students are encouraged to camp on site and we'll be providing a wild food dinner (with your help) on Saturday night (or Monday night, for the September date). This revamped format will take you through all the steps! Identify it, pick it, cook it, eat it (or turn it into medicine, as is appropriate)

This class combination will take you through the complex and fascinating world of wild plants and the herbal medicines they provide. Join us as we travel the landscape identifying edible and medicinal plants. We'll focus on edibles during Saturday's class. We'll also be collecting plants to help us prepare a wild food feast for dinner Saturday night. Sunday we'll be harvesting plant materials to create poultices, salves, tinctures and oils that have been employed for healing since ancient times. You'll go home with a newfound appreciation for plants that you have all around you, very detailed wild plant booklets, and a wild medicine "first aid kit".

The 2024 dates are:

Saturday, April 13th at 9 am to Sunday, April 14th at 4 pm

Saturday, July 13th at 9 am to Sunday, July 14th at 4 pm

Monday, September 16th at 9 am to Tuesday September 17th at 4 pm (this date is part of our Foraging Week program - see the Foraging Week description for more details).

Course tuition is $267 per person.

Course Location: Near Stafford, Va. Detailed directions are emailed upon enrollment.

Required Equipment: Camping gear (if staying over), 2 bag lunches, breakfast and drinks for yourself for the weekend; appropriate clothing and wet weather gear for the expected weather; a pocket knife (any kind), and a pen to take notes.

Recommended Equipment: Some seating is available at camp, but please bring a camp chair if you have one. Sunscreen and bug repellent are recommended too.

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