Clamming & Coastal Edibles (July 25th) with Henry Stanley
This class will introduce students to clamming as well as foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays. The group will gather clams in the mud flats of Nehalem Bay and take a short hike to identify and gather different species of edible or medicinal plants that thrive in the salty coastal environment. If time allows, the group will travel to another location to harvest a few other clam species and sand shrimp. This workshop will be structured around principles of ethical harvest, as Henry shares information about the coastal ecology, ethnobotany and history of the area. Students will also learn how to process and preserve the wild foods found during the workshop, with a bonus cooking session and group meal at the end of class. This workshop will be held in Nehalem, Oregon. An exact meeting location and further details will be emailed to participants one week prior to the class.
This workshop is open to all adults 16 yrs & over. This workshop requires a reasonable level of physical fitness as well as the ability to be outside in potentially inclement weather and on uneven terrain. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions that may be triggered by hiking, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions. Please leave dogs at home. No previous experience necessary. A detailed packing list is included in the confirmation email, and info about our location will be provided 5 days prior to the workshop date.
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