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:

Wild Foods of the Coastal Forest

Sunday April 12, 2020

Learn to identify and forage the wild foods found within the Oregon coastal rainforest and gather together to make a forest salad of fresh spring edibles.

Bangle Bracelets & Stacking Rings

Sunday April 19, 2020

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

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (April 25)

Saturday April 25, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (April 26)

Sunday April 26, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Plant Identification in Tryon Creek State Park

Sunday April 26, 2020

This hike is an introduction to native plants found in our local forests such as Oregon Grape, Oso Berry, Douglas Fir, and Pacific Waterleaf.

Silver & Brass Earrings

Sunday April 26, 2020

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

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (May 2)

Saturday May 02, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Clay & Fire: East Creek Ceramics Retreat

Saturday May 02, 2020 - Sunday May 03, 2020

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

Spring Mushroom Foray (May 3)

Sunday May 03, 2020

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

Mussels & Seaweed Harvest (May 9)

Saturday May 09, 2020

Join us for a day at the coast tasting fresh seaweed, preparing mussel dishes and pickling bull kelp.

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (May 9)

Saturday May 09, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Spring Mushroom Challenge: Morels (May 10)

Sunday May 10, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging for the evasive morel mushroom, and learn about forest indicators that let you know morels might be nearby!

Mussels & Seaweed Harvest (May 10)

Sunday May 10, 2020

Join us for a day at the coast tasting fresh seaweed, preparing mussel dishes and pickling bull kelp.

Spring Herbal Preparations

Saturday May 16, 2020

This workshop will create herbal preparations, such as cottonwood, nettles, and hawthorn to aid body and mind in the process of waking up and drying out.

Mt. Hood Mushroom Hunt (May 16)

Saturday May 16, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification on Mt. Hood for morel and porcini mushrooms and their forest plant friends!

Mt. Hood Mushroom Hunt (May 17)

Sunday May 17, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification on Mt. Hood for morel and porcini mushrooms and their forest plant friends!

Mountain Mushroom Forage (May 23)

Saturday May 23, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification near Trout Lake, WA as we follow the mushroom's retreat to higher elevations!

Mountain Mushroom Forage (May 24)

Sunday May 24, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification near Trout Lake, WA as we follow the mushroom's retreat to higher elevations!

Mountain Mushroom Forage (May 30)

Saturday May 30, 2020

Spend a spring day foraging and learning plant identification near Trout Lake, WA as we follow the mushroom's retreat to higher elevations!

Slow Fashion: Overdyeing Your Closet

Saturday May 30, 2020

Learn basic knowledge of common fibers used in apparel, plus a few hand simple sewing techniques you can use to “refresh” pieces in your closet.

Spring Mushroom Foray (May 31)

Sunday May 31, 2020

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

Old Growth Forest Plant Identification & Ecology

Saturday June 06, 2020

The class will focus on the characteristics and ecology of an old growth forest as compared to newer forests.

Forests After Fires: Plant Identification, Ecology & History

Sunday June 07, 2020

Join us as we explore the remnants and regrowth after the 2017 Eagle Creek fire, and the unique state of the forest ecosystems.

Doug Fir Distillation & Lotion Making

Saturday June 13, 2020

Students will create an anti-inflammatory hydrosol from Doug Fir using a large-scale copper alembic still, and then use this essence to create a lotion!

Sunstones & Hot Springs: CO-ED Rockhounding Road Trip!

Saturday June 20, 2020 - Monday June 22, 2020

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

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (June 27th)

Saturday June 27, 2020

This class will introduce students to clamming, and foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays.

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (June 28th)

Sunday June 28, 2020

This class will introduce students to clamming, and foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays.

Surfperch Fishing (July 11)

Saturday July 11, 2020

Students will learn proper rigging, a range of baits, fishing regulations, and most importantly, what to do when you feel that tug on your line!

Botanical Watercolor at Sweet Delilah Flower Farm

Saturday July 11, 2020

Students will learn to plan compositions using thumbnail sketches, creating depth and dimension in your paintings to change the mood of your painting.

Surfperch Fishing (July 12)

Sunday July 12, 2020

Students will learn proper rigging, a range of baits, fishing regulations, and most importantly, what to do when you feel that tug on your line!

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (July 26th)

Sunday July 26, 2020

This class will introduce students to clamming, and foraging edible wild plants that grow close to the ocean and bays.

Wildflower Identification on Mount Hood

Saturday August 01, 2020

Join us as we explore the wild colors and varieties of the late summer alpine wildflowers on Mount Hood!

Surfperch Fishing (August 22)

Saturday August 22, 2020

Students will learn proper rigging, a range of baits, fishing regulations, and most importantly, what to do when you feel that tug on your line!

Surfperch Fishing (August 23)

Sunday August 23, 2020

Students will learn proper rigging, a range of baits, fishing regulations, and most importantly, what to do when you feel that tug on your line!

Coastal Wild Berry Jams

Sunday August 30, 2020

This workshop offers students the chance to learn how to preserve the wild summer bounty in the form of low-sugar jams.