Offsite

WildCraft offers a seasonal program of workshops that teach traditional practices of wild foods foraging and herbal medicine, with a focus on cultivating sustainable relationships with landscape through a richer understanding of ethnobotany, geology, and habitat.

These workshops utilize the rich and varied landscapes of the Pacific Northwest as sites of learning. Whether at the Oregon Coast harvesting edible seaweed, in the forests of Mt. Hood learning about medicinal herbs, or walking the streets of Portland exploring urban dye plants, WildCraft’s Land-Based workshops provide opportunities for people to understand the landscapes of our region through the lens of sustainable harvest, traditional, and medicinal uses of plants.

Offsite Classes:

Medicine of the NW Coast

Saturday June 10, 2017 - Sunday June 11, 2017

Students will spend time in the forest learning about plant ecology and botany, wild harvesting and medicine-making.

Women’s Rockhounding Camp & Ramble Desert Edition

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Sunday June 25, 2017

A rockhounding & camping expedition in the wilds of Eastern Oregon.

Coastal Dye Plants & Campout

Saturday July 15, 2017 - Sunday July 16, 2017

Students will learn to extract dye from plants, trees, flowers and weeds found along the roadsides, edges of beaches and nature preserves around Tillamook and Netarts Bay.

Coastal Dye Plants & Campout

Saturday July 15, 2017 - Sunday July 16, 2017

Students will learn to extract dye from plants, trees, flowers and weeds found along the roadsides, edges of beaches and nature preserves around Tillamook and Netarts Bay.

Collecting Colors of Place: Mineral Harvest for Painters & Potters

Saturday July 22, 2017 - Sunday July 23, 2017

An expedition into Central Oregon, focusing on identifying and harvesting materials that can be used as pigments for making paint or as clay sand glaze for pottery.

Collecting Colors of Place: Mineral Harvest for Painters & Potters

Saturday July 22, 2017 - Sunday July 23, 2017

An expedition into Central Oregon, focusing on identifying and harvesting materials that can be used as pigments for making paint or as clay sand glaze for pottery.

Huckleberry, Cedar & Sweetgrass: Weave & Harvest

Saturday August 05, 2017 - Sunday August 06, 2017

A weekend exploring Native basketry, ethnobotany and sustainable wild foods harvest, led by Grand Ronde Tribal Member, Steph Wood.

Huckleberry, Cedar & Sweetgrass: Weave & Harvest

Saturday August 05, 2017 - Sunday August 06, 2017

A weekend exploring Native basketry, ethnobotany and sustainable wild foods harvest, led by Grand Ronde Tribal Member, Steph Wood.

Women’s Rockhounding Camp & Ramble Coastal Edition

Saturday August 12, 2017 - Sunday August 13, 2017

A rockhounding & camping expedition along the Northern Oregon Coast.

Hot Spring Rockhounding Ramble: Yosemite to Death Valley

Friday September 08, 2017 - Monday September 11, 2017

A 4-day rockhounding & camping expedition in the wild outback of the Eastern Sierra Nevada

Coastal Mushroom Forage

Saturday September 23, 2017

Spend a day in the coastal forests of the Cascade Range, learning to ID & forage for edible mushrooms.

Flower Farm Dyes: Natural Dyeing on Sauvie Island

Saturday September 30, 2017

For plant-dye enthusiasts! Students will be working on-site at Vibrant Valley Farm to harvest, process and dye with flowers on cotton, wool and silk fiber

Snow Peak Fiber Mill & Arm Knitting

Saturday September 30, 2017 - Sunday October 01, 2017

See the inner-workings of Snow Peak Fiber Mill on a custom tour, followed by a studio day working with luxurious merino wool to arm-knit a rug or throw

Fall Mushroom Forage

Saturday October 14, 2017

Spend a day in the autumn forests of the Columbia Gorge and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms.