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:

Spring Medicine Making

Saturday April 13, 2019

It’s time for new growth and a fresh start: and time to supporting the body’s transition from winter hibernation to the active season of spring!

Hike, Study, Collect: PNW Plant ID

Saturday April 27, 2019

Students will be given a notebook to be used as a plant press, and leave with their own individual “plant-guide” and notes collected from the day.

Spring Mushroom Foraging (April 28th)

Sunday April 28, 2019

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

Spring Mushroom Foraging (May 4th)

Saturday May 04, 2019

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

Spring Mushroom Foraging (May 5th)

Sunday May 05, 2019

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

Clamming & Wild Coastal Foods (May 11th)

Saturday May 11, 2019

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

Clamming & Wild Coastal Foods (May 12th)

Sunday May 12, 2019

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

Foraging for Earth Pigments

Saturday May 18, 2019

Join us in exploring the mountains, rivers, and creeks around Sandy, OR in search for minerals that can be used as a pigment in making natural paints.

Douglas Fir: Essence, Spirit & Medicine

Saturday May 18, 2019

In this class, students will make a lotion using Doug Fir essence, as well as essential oils gathered from other aromatic trees of the Pacific Northwest.

Farm-Grown, Seasonal Skincare

Sunday May 19, 2019

Students will create skincare based on conditions and skin-types, while also exploring plant ID, harvesting and processing techniques.

Spring King: Porcini Foraging (May 25th)

Saturday May 25, 2019

Join Rachel Zoller for a day of porcini hunting, high up in the forests surrounding Mt. Adams.

Women’s Rockhounding Camp & Ramble

Saturday May 25, 2019 - Sunday May 26, 2019

Join us as we examine some of the most beautiful volcanic rocks and minerals on the continent, and camp together under the open starry skies.

Spring King: Porcini Foraging (May 26th)

Sunday May 26, 2019

Join Rachel Zoller for a day of porcini hunting, high up in the forests surrounding Mt. Adams.

Beauty from the Sea: Seaweed Harvest for Skincare

Saturday June 01, 2019

Learn to identify seaweeds by texture, color, size and structure. Students will leave with a face mask, seaweed, & recipes to continue the process at home.

Mussels, Seaweed & Barnacles: Intertidal Edibles (June 8th)

Saturday June 08, 2019

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

Summer Medicine Making

Saturday June 08, 2019

Get hands-on farm education! This class offers the chance to slow down & learn about what’s happening internally and externally in this season.

Mussels, Seaweed & Barnacles: Intertidal Edibles (June 9th)

Sunday June 09, 2019

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

Vibrant Valley Fresh Indigo Dye

Saturday July 13, 2019

Harvest, process and dye, using fresh indigo, grown on-site at Vibrant Valley Farm on Sauvie Island

Herb Farming & Medicine of Yarrow

Saturday July 13, 2019

This is an ideal class for those who appreciate a deep-dive into the medicine of the yarrow plant. Students will create tinctures, and learn distillation.

Traditional Sweetgrass Harvest

Saturday July 20, 2019

Learn how to identify, traditionally gather and prepare Coastal Sweetgrass Sedge for weaving.

Vibrant Valley Fresh Indigo Dye (July 27)

Saturday July 27, 2019

Harvest, process and dye, using fresh indigo, grown on-site at Vibrant Valley Farm on Sauvie Island