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:

Clay & Fire: East Creek Ceramics Retreat

Saturday July 18, 2020 - Sunday July 19, 2020

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

Summer Planting for Cool Season Flowers

Saturday July 25, 2020

Join Chelsea Willis to learn about cold hardy blooms, all of which can be planted in the fall to bring on earlier and stronger spring blooms.

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.

Silver & Brass Earrings

Sunday July 26, 2020

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

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!

Flower Farm Dyes at Sweet Delilah Farm

Saturday August 01, 2020

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

Coastal Color: Natural Dyes of the Oregon Coast

Saturday August 08, 2020


Fall Wild Foods of the Coastal Forest (Aug)

Sunday August 09, 2020

Join us for a day of hiking, plant ID and guided foraging for wild fall edibles in the coastal forests with a focus on sustainable harvest!

Sustainable Flower Design

Saturday August 15, 2020

Join farmer and florist Chelsea Willis to learn hands-on how to use sustainable design techniques in floral design, harvesting, and growing.

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.

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

Saturday September 12, 2020 - Monday September 14, 2020

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

Marrowstone Island, WA Mushroom Hunt (Sept 13)

Sunday September 13, 2020

Spend a day in the spring forests of Marrowstone Island, WA and participate in Mother Nature’s treasure hunt, looking for mushrooms!

Mussels & Seaweed Harvest (Sept 20)

Sunday September 20, 2020

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

Coastal Mushroom Forage (Sept 20)

Sunday September 20, 2020

Students can expect to learn about other native plants and trees to help you spot these tasty fall mushrooms.

Sequim, WA Mushroom Hunt

Sunday September 20, 2020

On this guided hunt, you’ll learn about the role fungi play in our ecosystem and how to read the signs so you can find your own “secret mushroom spot.”

Hood Canal, WA Mushroom Hunt

Sunday September 27, 2020

On this guided hunt, you’ll learn about the role fungi play in our ecosystem and how to read the signs of nature to find mushrooms of your own.

Coastal Mushroom Forage (Sept 27)

Sunday September 27, 2020

Students can expect to learn about other native plants and trees to help you spot these tasty fall mushrooms.

Mycology & Color: Mushroom Hunt and Dye

Saturday October 03, 2020 - Sunday October 04, 2020

Join Rachel Zoller and Julie Beeler as we learn to use fungi to create beautiful, vibrant, and nontoxic dyes perfect for any natural fiber.

Mt. Hood Fall Mushroom Forage (Oct 4)

Sunday October 04, 2020

We will cover the basics of mushroom identification, proper foraging technique, and how to prepare and preserve your mushrooms.

Marrowstone Island, WA Mushroom Hunt (Oct 4)

Sunday October 04, 2020

Join us for a fall mushroom hunt, as fall is the most fruitful time of year for mushrooms in western Washington!

Clamming & Coastal Edibles (Oct 10)

Saturday October 10, 2020

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

Mt. Hood Fall Mushroom Forage (Oct 10)

Saturday October 10, 2020

We will cover the basics of mushroom identification, proper foraging technique, and how to prepare and preserve your mushrooms.

Botanical Gouache Watercolor Painting

Saturday October 10, 2020

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

Fall Mushroom Forage (Oct 11)

Sunday October 11, 2020

Join outdoor enthusiast and Gorge local, Krista Cushman on an exploration of the magic and mystery fall fungi have to offer.

Fall Mushroom Forage (Oct 17)

Saturday October 17, 2020

Join outdoor enthusiast and Gorge local, Krista Cushman on an exploration of the magic and mystery fall fungi have to offer.

Skin-on-Frame Kayak Building

Saturday October 17, 2020 - Saturday October 24, 2020

Students will learn to build a kayak frame using only lashing, mortise and tenons, and wooden pegs: no metal or glue!

Late Season Coastal Mushroom Hunt (Oct 18)

Sunday October 18, 2020

Students can expect to learn about other native plants and trees to help you spot these tasty fall mushrooms.

Fall Mushroom Forage (Oct 25)

Sunday October 25, 2020

Join outdoor enthusiast and Gorge local, Krista Cushman on an exploration of the magic and mystery fall fungi have to offer.