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:

Expedition Old Growth: Climbing in the Gifford Pinchot Forest

Saturday August 31, 2019

Expedition Old Growth assists students on their guided ascent to the upper most canopies of these majestically ancient trees.

Coastal Mushroom Forage (Sept. 14)

Saturday September 14, 2019

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

Coastal Mushroom Forage (Sept 15)

Sunday September 15, 2019

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

Sunstones & Hot Springs: CO-ED ROCKHOUNDING CAMP & RAMBLE!

Saturday September 21, 2019 - Monday September 23, 2019

Join us for a CO-ED camping trip & rockhounding expedition in the remote borderlands of Oregon and Nevada!

Autumn Medicine Making

Saturday September 21, 2019

As the summer transitions to autumn and cooler winds blow in, we celebrate the abundance of the season's harvests.

Clay & Fire on the Oregon Coast: East Creek

Saturday October 05, 2019 - Sunday October 06, 2019

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

Mt. St. Helens Mushroom Forage (Oct. 6)

Sunday October 06, 2019

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

Intro to Metals I: Bangles & Bands

Sunday October 20, 2019

Curious about metalsmithing? Interested in designing and making your own jewelry? This workshop guides students through basic metalsmithing techniques.

Matsutake Mushroom Forage!

Friday October 25, 2019

We're on the hunt for late fall mushrooms, including the prized MATSUTAKE!

Mt. Adams Mushroom Forage

Sunday November 03, 2019

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

Intro to Metals 2: Earrings

Sunday November 03, 2019

Dive into jewelry-making with this 1-day workshop, focused on metalsmithing techniques and custom design.