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February 2016

Winter Count Earth Skills Conference

February 14, 2016 - February 20, 2016
Winter Count Earth Skills Conference, Maricopa, AZ United States + Google Map

Maricopa, Arizona. 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 or two teachers with some wild food…

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March 2016
Free

Edible Wild Plants: Foraging the Pacific Northwest

March 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Portland, Oregon. FREE Wednesday Evening Event, No Registration Required. Join wild food educator and author, John Kallas to experience an entertaining and eye opening slide presentation about edible wild plants found in the Pacific Northwest. Learn wild foods from backyard to forest, swamp to hiking trail, natives and invasives. Gain tips on what to look for, when, and how to identify plants. See edibles at their prime for gathering and a few finished dishes. The talk will be followed by…

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April 2016

Introduction to Plant Identification (NEW)

April 2, 2016 @ 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. 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 2

April 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildwood NW 53rd Trailhead, NW 53rd Dr
Portland, 97210 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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June 2016
Free

Get Outdoors, Outdoor Festival, Fort Vancouver

June 11, 2016
Fort Vancouver, 1501 E Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98661 United States
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Vancouver, Washington. FREE Family Event, 10am - 3pm. John Kallas of Wild Food Adventures will have a booth and give a slide presentation at this National Get Outdoors Day & Brigade Encampment. "Get Outdoors Day" (GO Day) offers a mix of informational booths, activities, and presentations - including a rock climbing wall, fishing tank, "Find Your Park" challenge, log sawing, bird encounters, "Flame Game,' bicycle course, and much, much more! Schedules to specific activities at the Festival will be posted…

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Wild Food Summit

June 16, 2016 - June 19, 2016
Rediscovery Center, 29401 400 St
Waubun, MN 56589 United States
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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…

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Cockle Clamming Adventure

June 25, 2016 @ 10:10 am - 2:10 pm
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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July 2016

Wild Foods in Wilderness Survival

July 30, 2016
The Union Manors, 2020 NW Northrup St.
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Not Offered in 2016, possibly 2017. 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 survival situations and provides a deeper understanding of the real potential of today's use of wild foods. Anyone genuinely…

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August 2016

Cockle Clamming Adventure

August 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 Recreational Shellfish…

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The Incredible Cattail – From Survival to Pancakes

August 27, 2016
Wild Food Adventures, 422 SE 49th Ave
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Not offered in 2016, possibly 2017. If you have an abundant cattail patch (hundreds of plants) within a 20 minute drive of Portland, contact us. 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…

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Wild Foods of Native Americans

August 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wild Food Adventures, 422 SE 49th Ave
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Not Offered in 2016, possibly 2017. 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 nature. How was it possible, what they did and how they managed their foods to support a complete diet…

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September 2016

Wild Foods of Native Americans

September 24, 2016
Wild Food Adventures, 422 SE 49th Ave
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Not Offered in 2016, possibly 2017. Portland, Oregon. Not Offered in 2016. 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 nature. How was it possible, what they did and how they managed their foods to support a complete diet for many…

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October 2016

Falling Leaves Earth Skills Rendezvous

October 12, 2016 - October 16, 2016
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 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…

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March 2017

Wild Foods of the Pacific Northwest – Free Presentation

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mazamas, 527 SE 43rd Ave
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Portland, Oregon. FREE. Enjoy an entertaining and educational slide presentation and lecture about Wild Foods of the Pacific Northwest. This presentation covers some of the plants and animals you will come across while traversing different habitats of the Pacific Northwest. From valleys to mountains, oceans to swamps; there are lots of things to eat out there. There will be a question and answer period and John will sell and sign copies of his book at the end of the presentation. This auditorium-based presentation…

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Edible Wild Plants on the First Days of Spring

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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 explore several areas on Sauvie Island to inspect this spring's early green delectables. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday. The earlier you start in the spring, the more foods you can harvest in the year. It also pays to see plants at different stages of growth. Many plants will have emerged, others we will identify where they are going to grow. …

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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

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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