Clamming & Coastal Edibles with Henry Stanley
Teacher: 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 and medicinal plants that thrive in the salty coastal environment. This workshop will be structured around principles of ethical harvest, as Henry shares information about coastal ecology, ethnobotany and history of the area. Students will also learn how to process and preserve the wild foods found during the workshop. 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, who are prepared to hike all day (rain or shine) on uneven terrain, through variable landscapes, including mudflats. The group will be digging clams in mudflats, and should expect a great amount of resistance while walking, as well as muddy, wet clothing and footwear. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions or injuries that may be triggered by walking through thick mud, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions. Please leave dogs at home. Listed class locations are approximate and are subject to change depending on weather conditions and other seasonal factors. A packing list and exact location will be provided 5 days prior to the workshop date.
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