WILD FOODS WORKSHOP - PAONIA, CO
May 31 thru June 2, 2019
[Friday, Saturday, & Sunday]
ABOUT | A weekend of foraging, crafting, and connecting with your wildness! Join author Briana Wiles and Kat Mackinnon, director of CSCH’s Rocky Mountain Field Botany course and ancestral skills teacher for this spring-time workshop. Along with the recipes and methods for turning wild plants into the delicious fare, we’ll be going into the botany, stories, sustainable harvesting techniques, and ecology of the more common feral foods of the Western Slope. We’ll be making wild spice blends and meat rubs, ash cakes, savory salads, as well as creating containers for bringing home your springtime bounty!Our workshop begins Friday night with an opening circle, talk, and potluck that is free and open to the public! Come learn about the importance of connecting with our wild and naturalized foods. Bring your favorite dish to share (please label ingredients). We’ll also have a few wild foods available to taste!
On Saturday we’ll begin with exercises designed to drop you into the landscape and begin connecting with the plants. Throughout the day we’ll be foraging and preparing for the Saturday night wild foods feast, gathering together all the springtime wild treats (come prepared to get dirty-foraging). The feast itself will be hands-on, with participants learning how to cook ash cakes and cattail, how to make a foraged soup using the rock boil method, and of course, make fantastic wild salads! Music, stories, and tea around the fire for dessert.
Sunday morning we’ll explore preserving your wild harvest, including techniques for making storage and gathering containers.
Past Classes & Conferences 2018
Good Medicine Confluence - Durango, CO - May 16-20
Rooted Apothecary Apprenticeship has its first weekend - May 25-27 - along with 5 more over the summer - check here for more info: http://www.rooted-apothecary.com/new-products/rooted-apothecary-apprenticeship
Wild Foods Foraging @ Elderberry’s Farm in Paonia, CO- June 1-3
Medicinal and Edible Plant Hike in Avon, CO at Walking Mountain Science Center - June 25th
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival - July 6-15 - I am teaching an assortment of classes on Cocktailing into the Wild, Medicine Making at the Apothecary, and Medicinal Plant Walks, check out the program guide here: https://www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com/2018-program-guide/
Pairing Adventure: A Forager’s Amuse Bouche with the Crested Butte Wind & Food Festival: https://www.facebook.com/events/287129478542240/
And I finally get to go back to Michigan to teach!! September 7-9 at Great Lakes Herb Faire: https://www.greatlakesherbfaire.org