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Wild Food Summit

June 16, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Waubun, Minnesota.

$100, Application deadline is March 10th.
The Wild Food Summit is a multi-day, hands-on, wild food teach-in involving edible wild plant identification, harvesting and preparation. With the guidance of skilled practitioners, participants forage for food and prepare meals and learn all kinds of skills in the process.

Learn about, gather and help prepare wild foods in an outdoor encampment with access to many diverse habitats. Eat a mix of wild and conventional foods.

Native and modern traditions are shared. Also discussed are the role these foods can play in a healthy diet and lifestyle. There are many plants other than wild rice and maple syrup that were once integral to native peoples’ diets. Learn about many important plants, how they were traditionally processed, and how they can be used today.

This is an all outdoor event where participants stay in tents or trailers for three nights and four days. Wild foods are gathered from the local surroundings or are brought in by wild harvesters and hunters. Foods are prepared on site over open fires, using propane stoves, or in cooking pits.

Application Process

All potential participants must go through an application process. Applications are reviewed by a committee and will be evaluated based on their potential contribution to the event and what they want to learn. Everyone is expected to share their knowledge, help facilitate the event, and, of course, learn. To submit an application for 2016, go here.

What is Provided

Training, hands-on experiences, field trips, meals, and camping space. The location offers primitive camping. Please bring your own drinking water; they have tent sites and port-a-potties. RVs are welcome, but there is NO electricity or running water. Everyone polices their own areas and clean up after this shared events.

A “Past” Wild Food Summit Schedule

3:00 pm: Registration and Camp Set Up
6:00 pm: Wild Potluck Dinner


7:30 am: Breakfast
8:30 am: Morning Sessions
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:45 pm: Afternoon Sessions
5:00 pm: Dinner Prep
6:00 pm: Dinner


7:30 am: Breakfast
8:30 am: Morning Sessions
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:45 pm: Afternoon Sessions
5:00 pm: Dinner Prep
6:00 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Talent Show


7:30 am: Breakfast
8:30 am: Feedback Session
9:30 am: Camp Breakdown

Summit Information

The Wild Food Summit is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service of the White Earth Tribal and Community College. Costs: To be announced. Registration information can be found here:  218-935-0417 x 213 or 214  wetccextension.org


June 16, 2016
June 19, 2016
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White Earth Tribal and Community College
218-935-0417 x 213 or 214


Rediscovery Center
29401 400 St
Waubun, MN 56589 United States
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