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April 2017

Plant Identification Made Easy

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt Tabor Visitors Center, SE Salmon Way
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Portland, Oregon. $20 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. 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 at plants and identify differences and uniqueness that allows a more positive identification when in the field. Learn the best field guides and attributes you should look for in a guide. What…

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Wild Foods of Forest Park

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Forest Park, Germantown Road
Portland, OR 97223 United States
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Portland, Oregon. $25 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Learn about the edible plants found in a pacific northwest forest. Spring is when wildflowers are blooming and wild greens are ripe for picking. See plants like wild violet, Solomon's seal, fairly bells, licorice fern, various fiddleheads, wild ginger and more. Learn the many ways they can be used as food. Explore one of the more beautiful forests in Portland's own backyard. This workshop has about a…

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$300

Rivercane Earth Skills Rendezvous

April 17 - April 23
Earthskills Rendezvous, Lafayette, GA 30728 United States + Google Map

Lafayette, Georgia. $85 - $325, depending on what you register for, see their web site for details. 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 & 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,…

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North Carolina Wild Food Weekend

April 21 - April 23
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4H Center, 804 Cedar Ln
Reidsville, NC 27320 United States
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Reidsville, North Carolina. $100 - $160 for Full Event. For Options See Registration Form. 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 followers of Euell Gibbon. It is open to anyone from beginning to…

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Neighborhood Foraging of Spring Greens and Vegetables

April 23 @ 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 Portland's urban neighborhoods to find some of Spring's best and diverse delectables. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday. You will later find most of this abundance in your own neighborhood. What to Bring Prepare for the weather, comfortable walking shoes that can get dirty. Location 422 SE 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97215 Pricing Details Sliding Scale Economics Due to…

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Butter, Steamer and Gaper Clam Dig

April 29 @ 8:50 am - 12:20 pm
Tillamook Safeway Parking Lot, Safeway, 1815 4th St.
Tillamook, OR 97141 United States
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Netarts, Oregon. $30 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Netarts, Oregon. Learn how to find, dig, transport, clean, and prepare butter, steamer, and gaper clams during one of the lowest tides in 2017. 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. Quick Links What to…

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Buckeye Earth Skills Gathering

April 30 - May 16
Lake Concow Campground, 12976 Concow Rd
Oroville, CA 95965 United States
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Lake Concow, California. $360 - $480, More Options at Their 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 & wood tools, buckskin, tracking, trapping, local flora & 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.…

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Sea Vegetables and Other Seashore Edibles of the Pacific Coast

April 30 @ 9:35 am - 12:35 pm
Garibaldi Shell Station, 701 Garibaldi Ave
Garabaldi, OR 97118 United States
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Garibaldi, Oregon. $30 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Dr. Kallas will lead an expedition to the Pacific coast where participants will learn about, identify, and gather samples of wild sea vegetables and seashore edibles during low tide. Find sea vegetables including nori, kombu, sea lettuce, fucus, alaria, laminaria, stir fry seaweed and more. This event requires climbing up and down some large and potentially slippery rocks to get to the beach, so mobility is an…

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May 2017

Wild Foods of Jessup Bluff

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jessup Bluff, 3105 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97217 United States
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Portland, Oregon. $25 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Explore edible and poisonous plants in one of Portland's most diverse and unique landscapes. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday and others you'll find regularly. Most of these plants can be found in your own neighborhoods, fields, and local woodlands. Learn identification, use, and processing of fennel, chicory, black mustard, knotweed, wild sweet pea, bull thistle and many others. Learn poison oak and poison…

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Mussels, Seavegetables, and Coastal Wild Foods (New!)

May 13 @ 7:50 am - 11:00 am

Hug Point, Oregon. $30 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Hug Point, Arch Cape, Oregon. Learn how to find, harvest, transport, clean, and prepare Oregon mussels, barnacles, a few seavegetables, and other edible wild plants during one of the lowest tides in 2017. 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.…

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Razor Clam Adventure (NEW)

May 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
McMenamins Gearhart Hotel Parking Lot, North Marion Ave
Gearhart, OR 97138 United States
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Gerhart, Oregon. $30 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. 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 person should bring a 2017 Oregon Recreational Shellfish License – Read about licenses…

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$360

Native Shores Wild Food Rendezvous

May 26 - May 29
Basecamp, 882 N Miller St.
Rockaway, OR 97136 United States
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This 15th Annual Native Shores Rendezvous is an intensive on the role and use of wild harvested seavegetables, shellfish, and coastal edible wild plants in everyday life, recreational foraging, re-connecting with nature, self-reliance and survival. Click here to see video. Rockaway, 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. The focus of this event is on the roles sea…

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June 2017

Pacific Coast Clam Dig

June 10 @ 7:20 am - 10:50 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 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 tides are low enough to for us to reach the clams. *End time is just an estimate. What to Bring A current Oregon Shellfish Collecting…

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Sea Vegetables and Other Seashore Edibles of the Pacific Coast

June 11 @ 7:45 am - 10:45 am
Garibaldi Shell Station, 701 Garibaldi Ave
Garabaldi, OR 97118 United States
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Garibaldi, Oregon. $30 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Dr. Kallas will lead an expedition to the Pacific coast where participants will learn about, identify, and gather samples of wild sea vegetables and seashore edibles during low tide. Find sea vegetables including nori, kombu, sea lettuce, fucus, alaria, laminaria, stir fry seaweed and more. This event requires climbing up and down some large and potentially slippery rocks to get to the beach, so mobility is an…

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Neighborhood Foraging – Summer Harvest of Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables (New!)

June 18 @ 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 Summer's best and diverse delectables - flowers, 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. What to Bring Prepare for the weather, comfortable walking shoes that can get dirty. Pricing Details Sliding Scale Economics Due…

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$360

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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