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

  • Wild Foods in Wilderness Survival

    July 30

    Portland, Oregon. Not Offered in 2016. Learn how to determine if and when wild foods are desirable to use, which plants to seek, what are your priorities in both recreational and unplanned survival situations. See major poisonous plants. This core workshop provides information you can use in anything from normal camping and hiking to real...

  • Wapato Island Wild Food Expedition

    August 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Portland, Oregon. $25 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. We’ll investigate wild foods from marshes, fields, and woods — including wapato or Indian potato, elderberry, wild cherry, and many other plants. This island was originally called Wapato Island by the Lewis and Clark expedition for its abundance of the plant. Wild...

  • Cockle Clamming Adventure

    August 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Netarts Bay, Oregon. $30 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Learn how to find, dig, transport, clean, and prepare cockle clams during one of the lowest tides this year. Learn gathering regulations and limits. Learn how Native Americans gathered these same clams. The times we meet are dictated by when the...

  • The Incredible Cattail – From Survival to Pancakes

    August 27

    Portland, Oregon. Not Offered in 2016 Get hands-on experience on how cattail rhizomes and other underground parts can be processed into flour for breads, ash cakes, muffins, and pancakes. We’ll see how to identify, gather, peel, process and cook cattail cores so that they transform into a flour-like food source. By the end of the...

  • Wild Foods of Native Americans

    August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Portland, Oregon. Not Offered in 2016. Portland, Oregon. Explore traditional foodways of Native North Americans. Discover foods that were used and how they were prepared and stored. Food caches, berry collecting techniques, pemmican, fruit leathers. The workshop is about how Native North Americans made a living off of the abundance of food they found in...

  • Midwest Wild Harvest Festival

    September 9 - September 11

    Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. $125 – $150 for Full Event. For Options Visit Web Site. This multi-day, hands-on wild food event provides education and experience finding, processing, and consuming 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...

Multi-Day Events and Workshops

  • Midwest Wild Harvest Festival

    September 9 - September 11

    Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. $125 – $150 for Full Event. For Options Visit Web Site. This multi-day, hands-on wild food event provides education and experience finding, processing, and consuming 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...

  • Nature Wonder Wild Food Weekend

    September 16 - September 18

    Cairo, West Virginia. 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 forageables in a beautiful park setting in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Founded by Edelene Wood,...