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April 2017

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 hard economic…

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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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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 to hard…

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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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