This is a combination class with Tanna Worrell, the Friendly Forager, and Heather Mashuga, master herbalist. Participants will learn about how to ethically forage and how to identify plants for both eating and for medicinal and health benefits. At the end of class, the group will prepare a dish to eat and make a folk medicine salve, tincture or infused oil to take home.
Students should be prepared to walk an hour in the woods, or about 1 mile. Students will leave the class with a handout highlighting the season’s edible and medicinal plants and/or recipes. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a set of forager information cards with details and pictures about plants commonly found in the St. Croix Valley.
Foraging class is offered each month from May to September. Next classes:
- Saturday, August 17, 9am – 1pm (this class)
- Saturday, September 28, 1pm – 5pm
Herbal Remedies for Good Health will be repeated on September 21, 10am – 1pm
As the growing season progresses, students will experience how plants change through the seasons and learn how their food and medicine change, too. Note: Children 12 and under may attend for free, with a participating adult– one adult per child.
Students to bring:
- Bug spray
- Walking shoes
- Rain gear
- Bag to collect plants
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!