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.
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.
Matsutake Mushroom Forage!
Friday October 27, 2017
We're on the hunt for late fall mushrooms, including the prized MATSUTAKE!