WILD EDIBLES & MEDICINAL PLANTS IMMERSION 2015
Sat, May 16, 1-4 pm (Outdoor Skills Weekend Getaway!)
Sat, June 13, 9:00 am-12:00 pm (Lostproofing/The Art of Shelter follows)
Sun, July 12, 9:30 am-12:30 pm (The Art of Fire follows)
Sat, August 8 (medicinal) 4:30-7:30 (Berries, Baskets & Brook Trout Weekend!)
Sat, September 26, 1-4 pm (Wilderness Extravaganza Weekend!)
Sun, October 18, 9:30 am-12:30 pm (Animal Tracking follows)
Sat, November 14, 1:30 to 4:30 pm (WinterFire & Emergency Prep 9:30-12:30)
Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plants: Seeing through the Eyes of the Forager
Build your confidence and competence in identifying, gathering, and eating Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plants! Join our classes for a unique “how to,” hands-on immersion experience in WILD FOOD and allow it to complement your current culinary habits and lifestyle.
Our wild edibles classes are designed to teach how to:
- eat on the spot
The value of Frank’s knowledge and the wonder of this incredible subject make this an educational experience not to be missed!” Sara W., Earthwork participant
…the parts of the wild edibles in season, whether they be: buds, corms, flowers, leaves, pollen, rhizomes, seeds, shoots.
Our Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plant classes provide valuable knowledge!
Join us for this unique experience and come away with skills in correct identification of wild edibles and medicines you can find right outside your back door. You will learn how and when to harvest by season and in what habitat to seek out your favorite wild edibles. Additionally you will learn how to harvest with intention; keeping in mind the importance of the responsibility we have as foragers and earth stewards. A responsible, attentive forager always finds a meal!
Frank is a wonderful, caring guide who teaches with patience and deep wisdom. His teaching makes room for all levels of participants with an infectious excitement that encourages curiosity and honors the role of steward that we must all play toward the earth as we reap these seasonal bounties.
WHERE: Various Locations in the Hilltowns and Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts
WHEN: Monthly throughout the Spring, Summer & Fall
HOW MUCH: $45 PREPAID per Workshop (add $10 if pay day of)
BOOKS ARE GREAT RESOURCES BUT DIRECT EXPERIENCE WITH A KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON IS INVALUABLE.
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We plan on meeting with small groups only, so register now to ensure your participation!
“Thanks to Frank Grindrod and his Earthwork Wild Food Immersion Series, I learned—in my first afternoon excursion—that our Asparagus Valley yields so much more food than just what’s tended by our local farmers.
This introductory class is the first in an 8-part series because so many of these indigenous plants are edible for only a brief time; therefore, the opportunity for learning must be linked to the small windows of time making up their growing cycles.
“I have had the pleasure of attending two Wild Food Workshops with Frank Grindrod. It has been a fantastic experience. Frank is an excellent teacher. I have learned how to identify certain plants along with their uses. This class has awakened my childhood love of the woods and outdoors. It’s incredible what is outside! Foraging is a long lost art. I am thankful that Frank has preserved this information and is willing to share and teach it to others…I am looking forward to the next class!” Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plant Immersion Series participant