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:

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.

NW Mountain Series: Mt. Adams

Saturday August 19, 2017

Each mountain has a unique story to tell and an experience to give. Come journey into their land, inquire of their legends and tangibly observe their physical history.

Cascadia’s Cascades: A Waterfall Experience

Saturday August 26, 2017 - Sunday August 27, 2017

There’s something magical about the rush of a waterfall, maybe because it’s a perfect blend of beauty and power and when you visit one, you don’t just see it—you feel it.

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.