From workshops to publications, outdoor guiding to technical advice and instruction, Wild Food Adventures provides expertise in wild edible plants and foraging in North America.

Upcoming Events and Workshops

  • Winter Count Earth Skills Conference

    February 14 - February 20

    Description Join a collection of earth skills (also known as stone-age skills) experts and students in a week long hands-on teach-in. Some of the skills taught typically include: fire making, cordage, stone, bone and wood tools, buckskin, tracking, trapping, local flora and fauna, wild edibles, shelter building, basket weaving, nature awareness, pottery, local Native culture,...

  • Razor Clam Adventure (NEW)

    March 6 @ 2:10 pm - 5:00 pm

    Description Learn how to find, dig, transport, clean and prepare razor clams during one of the lowest tides this year. Learn gathering regulations and limits. The times we meet are dictated by when the tides are low enough to for us to reach the clams. *End time is just an estimate. What to Bring Each...

  • Edible Wild Plants on the First Days of Spring

    March 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Description We’ll start at Sauvie Island, then explore several areas to inspect this spring’s early green delectables. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday. The earlier you start in the spring, the more foods you can harvest in the year. It also pays to see plants at different stages of growth. Many plants...

  • Introduction to Wild Foods

    March 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Description In a walk through several habitats within Mt Tabor Park, learn essentials of wild food use and study, the best books, resources, and field guides. Be a successful forager early on, sample plants, get expert advice. This core workshop provides a deeper understanding for all other workshops. Anyone genuinely serious about wild foods will...

  • Introduction to Plant Identification (NEW)

    April 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Description Come join us learn about plants and their parts. It’s one thing to have a field guide, it is another thing to understand the descriptions and interpret photographs within the books. Learn how to look and plants and identify differences and uniqueness that allows a more positive identification when in the field. Learn the...

  • Wild Foods of Oxbow’s Old Growth Forest

    April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Description Come join us to learn about trees, shrubs, and herbs of North America that are found at Oxbow Regional Park, Metro, off the Sandy River Gorge. Find a diversity of edible wild plants including fiddlehead fern, elderberries, Solomon’s seal, fairly bells, nettles, red huckleberries, salmonberry, and more. Explore one of the more beautiful habitats...

Multi-Day Events and Workshops

  • North Carolina Wild Food Weekend

    April 22 - April 24

    Description Join the second longest running annual wild food event in North America. Held every Spring since it’s inception in 1968, this event provides education and experience finding, processing, and feasting on edible wild plants and other foragables in a beautiful park like setting in the hills of North Carolina. This event was inspired by...

  • Native Shores Wild Food Rendezvous

    May 6 - May 9

    Description Rockaway, Oregon May 6-9, 2016 $350, Discounts for Early Registration (see below) A wild food conference and teach-in using the wisdom of the ancients in the context of current realities. The focus of this event is on the roles sea vegetables, shellfish, and coastal wild foods play in survival, primitive living, and simple living....

  • Wild Food Summit

    June 16 - June 19

    Description Learn about, gather and help prepare wild foods in an outdoor encampment with access to many diverse habitats. Foods and meals are prepared over propane burners, open fires, and in cooking pits done in the traditional ways. Eat a mix of wild and conventional foods in meals managed by the staff. The Wild Food...

  • Ginger Root Wild Food Rendezvous

    June 17 - June 20

    Description Silverton, Oregon June 17-20, 2016 $350, Discounts for Early Registration (see below) Join us for this, our Annual GingerRoot Wild Food Rendezvous and teach-in using the wisdom of the ancients in the context of current realities. We have access to forest wilderness, woodlands, swamps, grasslands, farmland, fallow fields, rivers, lakes, and more. We travel...

  • Midwest Wild Harvest Festival

    September 9 - September 11

    Description This wild food focused event provides education and experience finding, processing, and feasting on edible wild plants and other foragables in a beautiful camp setting. Founded by wild food author and teacher Sam Thayer and now run independently by his wife Melissa Price, this event employs a similar motif to the long running events:...

  • Nature Wonder Wild Food Weekend, Cairo, WV

    September 16 - September 18

    Description Join the longest running annual wild food event in North America. Held every Fall since it’s inception in 1968, this event provides education and experience finding, processing, and feasting on edible wild plants and other foragables in a beautiful park setting in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Founded by Edelene Wood, the long...