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:

Spring Wild Foods of the Coastal Forest (April)

Saturday April 17, 2021

Join us for a day of hiking, plant ID and guided foraging for wild spring edibles in the coastal forests with a focus on sustainable harvest!

Spring Mushroom Foray (April 18)

Sunday April 18, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Sustainable Floral Design

Saturday April 24, 2021

Join farmer and florist Chelsea Willis to learn hands-on how to use sustainable design techniques in floral design, harvesting, and growing.

Spring Mushroom Foray (April 24)

Saturday April 24, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Birding & Blooms

Sunday April 25, 2021

Grab your binoculars and join us to listen for the song of migratory and resident birds while learning how to identify wildflowers!

Spring Mushroom Forage (May 1)

Saturday May 01, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (May 2nd)

Sunday May 02, 2021

This class will introduce students to clamming, and foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays.

Spring Mushroom Foray (May 02)

Sunday May 02, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Spring Mushroom Foray (May 8)

Saturday May 08, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Mt. Hood Mushroom Foray (May 8)

Saturday May 08, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Columbia Gorge Natural Dyes

Saturday May 08, 2021

The Columbia Gorge is in full bloom this time of year, and with a bright array of plants at our finger-tips to use as natural dyes.

Spring Mushroom Forage (May 9)

Sunday May 09, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Spring Mushroom Forage (May 15)

Saturday May 15, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Spring Mushroom Forage (May 22)

Saturday May 22, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

WA Cascade Range Morel Forage

Saturday May 22, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for morel mushrooms!

Raku Firing

Saturday May 22, 2021 - Saturday May 22, 2021

East Creek is pleased to host this special 1-day rake firing in collaboration with WildCraft Studio.

Mt. Adams Mushroom Foray (May 23)

Sunday May 23, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near Mt. Adams.

Seaweed & Intertidal Edibles (May 29)

Saturday May 29, 2021

Join us for a day at the coast tasting fresh seaweed, preparing mussel dishes and pickling bull kelp.

Spring Mushroom Forage (May 29)

Saturday May 29, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

WA Cascade Range Porcini Forage

Saturday May 29, 2021

Spend a day in the spring forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for porcini mushrooms!

Mt. Hood Mushroom Foray (May 30)

Sunday May 30, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Plein Air Painting: Oil & Acrylic (June)

Sunday June 06, 2021 - Sunday June 06, 2021

Plein Air painting is the practice of painting outdoors, in nature, and it is a lovely way to expand your connection to your local environment.

Flower Farm Dyes at Sweet Delilah Farm -June

Sunday June 13, 2021

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

Clay & Fire: East Creek Ceramics Retreat

Saturday June 19, 2021 - Sunday June 20, 2021

East Creek is pleased to host this special 2-day ceramics retreat in collaboration with WildCraft Studio.

Flower Farm Watercolor Painting

Sunday June 20, 2021

Students will learn to plan compositions using thumbnail sketches, creating depth and dimension in your paintings to change the mood of your painting.

Mixed Media Landscapes

Saturday June 26, 2021

Spend the day immersed in the dramatic and vibrant landscape of the Columbia Gorge, in a mixed-media drawing/painting session guided by Carly Larsson.

Summer Wild Foods of the Coastal Forest (June)

Sunday June 27, 2021

Learn to identify and forage the wild foods found within the Oregon coastal rainforest and gather together to make a forest salad of fresh summer edibles.

Seaweed & Intertidal Edibles (June 27)

Sunday June 27, 2021

Join us for a day at the coast tasting fresh seaweed, preparing mussel dishes and pickling bull kelp.

Skin-on-Frame Kayak Building

Monday July 12, 2021 - Sunday July 18, 2021

Students will learn to build a kayak frame using only lashing, mortise and tenons, and wooden pegs: no metal or glue!

Summer Planting for Cool Season Flowers

Saturday July 17, 2021

Join Chelsea Willis to learn about cold hardy blooms, all of which can be planted in the fall to bring on earlier and stronger spring blooms.

Wildflower Identification on Mount Hood

Sunday July 25, 2021

Join us as we explore the wild colors and varieties of the late summer alpine wildflowers on Mount Hood!

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (July 25th)

Sunday July 25, 2021

This class will introduce students to clamming, and foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays.

Coastal Color: Natural Dyes of the Oregon Coast

Saturday July 31, 2021

This workshop leads students on a tour of natural colors found in the plants of the Oregon Coast!

Plein Air Painting: Oil & Acrylic (Aug)

Sunday August 01, 2021 - Sunday August 01, 2021

Plein Air painting is the practice of painting outdoors, in nature, and it is a lovely way to expand your connection to your local environment.

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (Aug 22nd)

Sunday August 22, 2021

This class will introduce students to clamming and foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays.

Flower Farm Dyes at Sweet Delilah Farm (Aug)

Saturday August 28, 2021

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