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March 2017

Introduction to Wild Foods

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt Tabor at Lincoln St, Mt Tabor Park, SE 64th Ave and SE Lincoln St
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Portland, Oregon. $20 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. 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 benefit from this event. Location Mount Tabor off of Lincoln street. Here's a…

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Wild Foods of Oxbow’s Old Growth Forest

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oxbow Park, 3010 SE Oxbow Parkway
Gresham, OR 97080 United States
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Gresham, Oregon. $25 - $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. 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 just east of Gresham. This workshop has about a 85% content overlap with…

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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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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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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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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

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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$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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September 2017

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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$50

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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