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:

Coastal Color: Natural Dyes of the Oregon Coast (Friday Session)

Friday September 24, 2021

This workshop leads students on a tour of natural colors found in the plants of the Oregon Coast!

Intermediate Weaving: Juncus Basketry

Saturday September 25, 2021 - Sunday September 26, 2021

Students will learn traditional Native basket weaving techniques, including plaiting, single twine, triple strand twine, and embrocation for designs.

Coastal Mushroom Forage (Sept. 25)

Saturday September 25, 2021

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

Coastal Mushroom Forage (Sept. 26)

Sunday September 26, 2021

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

Columbia Gorge Mushroom Forage (Oct. 2)

Saturday October 02, 2021

Spend a day in the fall forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Coast Range, Clatsop Mushroom Forage (Oct 3)

Sunday October 03, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Clatsop Forest.

Seaweed & Intertidal Edibles- Friday Session

Friday October 08, 2021

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

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (Oct.)

Saturday October 09, 2021

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

Coast Range, Tillamook Mushroom Forage (Oct 9)

Saturday October 09, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Tillamook Forest.

Raku Firing

Saturday October 09, 2021

East Creek is pleased to host this special 1-day raku firing in collaboration with WildCraft Studio.

Columbia Gorge Mushroom Forage (Oct. 10)

Sunday October 10, 2021

Spend a day in the fall forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Mycology & Color: Mushroom Hunt & Dye

Saturday October 16, 2021 - Sunday October 17, 2021

Learn to use fungi to create beautiful, vibrant, and nontoxic dyes perfect for any natural fiber.

Mycology & Color: Mushroom Hunt & Dye

Saturday October 16, 2021 - Sunday October 17, 2021

Learn to use fungi to create beautiful, vibrant, and nontoxic dyes perfect for any natural fiber.

Coast Range, Tillamook Mushroom Forage (Oct 17)

Sunday October 17, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Tillamook Forest.

Columbia Gorge Mushroom Forage (Oct. 23)

Saturday October 23, 2021

Spend a day in the fall forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Coast Range, Clatsop Mushroom Forage (Oct 24)

Sunday October 24, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Clatsop Forest.

Mt. Hood Fall Mushroom Forage (Oct 30)

Saturday October 30, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Mt. Hood Fall Mushroom Forage (Oct 31)

Sunday October 31, 2021

Spend the day learning about mushrooms near the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Late Season, Columbia Gorge Mushroom Forage (Nov 6)

Saturday November 06, 2021

Spend a day in the fall forests and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!