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Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plants Classes


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2023 DATES

Sun, May 21, 1:30-4:30 pm Kick-off the wild edibles seasons with Earthwork Programs! (during Outdoor Adventure & Wilderness Skills Weekend GetAway!)
Sun, August 13, 1:30-4:30 pm (during Survival Skills Weekend of Workshops)
Sat, September 23, 1:30-4:30 pm (during Wilderness Extravaganza Weekend!)

Additional “pop-up” Workshops may be added as the seasons progress! Stay tuned!

ATTEND all Wild Edibles & Medicinals Workshops to learn all that Mother Nature has to offer! Or choose the dates that work for you!

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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 Frank Grindrod of Earthwork Programs for a unique “how to,” hands-on 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:

  • identify
  • process
  • prepare
  • cook
  • preserve
  • 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.

Wild Edibles

Our Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plant classes provide valuable knowledge!

Discover how to identify, ethically harvest and prepare edible wild plants as food and medicines. Learn the plant rhythm of each season as we visit different ecosystems when certain plants are ready to harvest. Many of the wild plants we explore usually can be found close to home where you can continue to view and harvest them.

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.

WHO: Adults

WHERE: Various Locations in the Hilltowns and Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and throughout New England!

WHEN: As scheduled throughout the Spring, Summer & Fall

HOW MUCH: $50/Workshop/adult Early-Bird pricing

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We plan on meeting with small groups only, so register now to ensure your participation!

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“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