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June 2017

GingerRoot Wild Food Rendezvous

June 23 - June 26
Silverton Grange, 201 Division Street
Silverton, OR 97381 United States
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This 15th Annual GingerRoot Rendezvous is an intensive on the role and use of edible wild plants in everyday life, recreational foraging, re-connecting with nature, self-reliance, and survival. Silverton, Oregon. $360, See details for discounts. A multi-day, hands-on wild food adventure 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 to a variety of habitats learning about…

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July 2017

Wild Fruits of Northwest Forests

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hoyt Arboretum Visitors Center, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221 United States
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Portland, Oregon. $25 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Join us to learn about wild fruits and other edible plant parts found in northwest forests. Summer is when many wild fruits are ripe for picking. See and learn about plants like huckleberry, salmonberry, oregon grape, bunchberry, elderberry, gooseberry, wild current, hawthorne, salal, thimbleberry, fairybells, saskatoons, Indian plum, among others, as well as some poisonous berry producing plants. Explore one of the more beautiful forests in Portland's…

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Butter, Steamer and Gaper Clam Dig

July 9 @ 6:55 am - 10:20 am
Tillamook Safeway Parking Lot, Safeway, 1815 4th St.
Tillamook, OR 97141 United States
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Netarts Bay, Oregon. $30 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Learn how to find, dig, transport, clean, and prepare butter, steamer, and gaper 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 tides are low enough to for us to reach the clams. End time is just an estimate. What to Bring Each person…

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Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Organic Farm – Sauvie Island, 15005 NW Sauvie Island Rd
Portland, OR 97231 United States
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Portland, Oregon. $25 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. This workshop covers many of the plants seen in the book: Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate, by John Kallas. Visit an organic farm and make a delectable wild gourmet salad on the spot with other participants. We'll harvest traditional European edibles (growing as weeds) that the farmers would be pulling. Learn how to identify common, plentiful, nutritious, and flavorful wild vegetables in this…

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August 2017

Wapato Island Wild Food Expedition

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sauvie island, Sam's Cracker Barrel Grocery, 15005 NW Sauvie Island Rd
Portland, Or, OR 97231 United States
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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 blackberries should be ripe for picking while we are there, so bring some gathering containers if you wish to pick them after the workshop. What…

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September 2017

Rabbitstick Earth Skills Conference, Rexberg, ID

September 10 - September 16
Rexberg, Idaho, PO Box 905
Rexberg, ID United States
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Rexburg, Idaho. For Pricing and Registration Visit Web Site. 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, musical instruments, stone-age weaponry, fiber/textile arts, herbal medicine, storytelling, flintknapping, earthen ovens, and felting. Typically there one…

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Nature Wonder Wild Food Weekend

September 15 - September 17
North Bend State Park, 202 North Bend Park Road
Cairo, WV 26337 United States
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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, the long running president of the National Wild Foods Association, this event was inspired by followers of Euell Gibbons. Nature Wonder Weekend is open to…

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Acorn Pudding and Extracting Volatile Oils

September 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wild Food Adventures, 422 SE 49th Ave
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Portland, Oregon. $25 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Get hands-on experience on how some wild plants are processed for grain, flour, and essential oils. We'll see how to shell, grind, process and leach acorns so that they transform into wonderful additions to breads, muffins, pancakes, and pudding. By the end of the workshop we'll have gone from bitter acorns in the shell to a sweet acorn pudding that any normal human would enjoy. Also learn…

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Neighborhood Foraging – Fall Harvest of Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wild Food Adventures, 422 SE 49th Ave
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Portland, Oregon. $25 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. We'll bushwhack through typical urban neighborhoods to find some of Fall's best and diverse delectables - nuts, fruits, and greens. Wild as well as landscaped edibles will be covered. Some eating may occur. You will later find most of this abundance in your own neighborhood. Where to Meet Wild Food Adventures. 422 SE 49th Ave, Portland OR 97215. See Map. What to Bring Prepare for the weather,…

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Midwest Wild Harvest Festival

September 29 - October 1
The Wisconsin Badger Camp, 11815 Munz Ln
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 United States
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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 wife Melissa Price. The Midwest Wild Harvest Festival is open to anyone from beginning to advanced foragers. This event is designed to be a wild…

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October 2017

2018 Wild Food Adventures Upcoming Workshops

October 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Wild Food Adventures offers roughly 22 wild food workshops and Rendezvous each year in North Western Oregon. They are listed here once our schedule is solidified. Our events typically run from March through October. To get automatic notification of events join our wild food E-notification list. Or remember to check back here periodically to see what is upcoming. We also list certain wild food events sponsored by other institutions around North America.

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