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 Mushroom Foraging

Saturday April 29, 2017

Spend a day in the fresh, springtime forest and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms.

Spring Mushroom Foraging

Sunday April 30, 2017

Spend a day in the fresh, springtime forest and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms.

Spring Mushroom Foraging

Saturday May 06, 2017

Spend a day in the fresh, springtime forest and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms.

Machine Knitting: All Levels

Friday May 19, 2017 - Sunday May 21, 2017

In this weekend intensive, students will learn how to design and construct knitted fabrics with a manually operated Brother Knitting Machine.

Native Clay Dig

Saturday May 20, 2017

This workshop covers the basics of where to find and how to collect clay, along with the various uses of clay minerals in ceramics.

Botanical Drawing: Columbia Gorge Wildflowers

Sunday May 21, 2017

Soak in the glory of the Columbia Gorge wildflower season with a day of observing and drawing.

Edible Seaweed of the Oregon Coast

Sunday May 28, 2017

Learn about seaweed species, ethical harvesting techniques, seasonal timing, processing, simple recipes, and seaweed ethnobotany and ocean ecology.

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.

Flax to Linen: Fiber & Spinning

Saturday June 17, 2017 - Sunday June 18, 2017

Come experience the beauty of fiber flax fields in bloom and learn how to hand-process flax straw into linen yarn.

Women’s Rockhounding Camp & Ramble

Saturday June 24, 2017 - Sunday June 25, 2017

Join us as the summer kicks off for a women’s rockhounding retreat through the ancient geology of the Pacific Northwest.