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:

Waterfall Series: Clackamas River Expedition

Sunday March 18, 2018

This excursion will consist primarily of on-trail hiking, with minimal scrambling.

Foraging for Earth Pigments

Saturday April 14, 2018

Join us in exploring the mountains, rivers, and creeks around Mt Adams and the Columbia River Gorge in search for minerals that can be used as a pigment in making natural paints. 

Spring Mushroom Foraging

Saturday April 21, 2018

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

Waterfall Series: Deep Clackamas Expedition

Sunday April 22, 2018

Plan for a full day of hiking off-trail, bushwacking and traveling intermittently on game trails.

Vibrant Valley Fresh Indigo Dye

Saturday April 28, 2018

The ladies behind Vibrant Valley Farm have spent the past 2 years studying, testing and growing indigo, with the goal of bringing a piece of traditional Japanese...

Spring Mushroom Foraging

Saturday May 05, 2018

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

Women’s Rockhounding Camp & Ramble

Saturday May 05, 2018 - Sunday May 06, 2018

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most beautiful volcanic rocks and minerals on the continent, with a smattering of ancient tropical clays and fossil creatures from an ocean long gone.

Seaweed Harvesting

Saturday May 19, 2018

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

Spring Foods and Medicines of the Coast

Sunday May 20, 2018

This class will offer students an introduction to coastal forest plant foods and medicines by gaining identification and locating skills, ethical harvesting awareness, plant processing and storage, and medicine making abilities.

Waterfall Series: Gifford Pinchot Expedition

Sunday May 20, 2018

Looking for a real adventure to push you to your limits?

Seaweed Harvesting

Saturday June 02, 2018

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

Wild Sea Edibles

Sunday June 03, 2018

This class will introduce students to surf fishing, mussel and clam harvesting, and edible seaweeds.