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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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$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. Visit Portland's only fennel forest, complete with plenty of salsify, wild carrot, chicory, wild sweet pea, mint, Oregon grape, elderberry, black mustard and much more. See and sample plants you pass by everyday. Most of these plants can be found in your own neighborhoods, fields, and local woodlands. Learn identification, use, and processing. Learn poison oak and poison hemlock. What to Bring Prepare for the weather, comfortable…

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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. THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED due to high Domoic Acid levels. There is currently a Razor clamming closure along the whole Oregon coast. $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…

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Plant Identification Made Easy

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt Tabor Visitors Center, SE Salmon Way
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED, we are no longer taking registrations. 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…

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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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THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED, we are no longer taking registrations. 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…

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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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