Summer Foraging with Sam Thayer & Wild Food Girl – July 19-21 – CLASS IS FULL
It’s happening again! Renowned foraging author Samuel Thayer is coming to Colorado to teach a weekend-long workshop with yours truly. This class, with two optional overnights, will explore edible greens, berries, roots, and hopefully mushrooms (!) in a variety of habitats—from riparian zones around the Platte River and mountain drainages, to spruce/fir and ponderosa pine forests, to disturbed, weedy areas that host plants you might find in our local urban areas.
- LOCATION: Glen Isle Resort—A recently re-opened, historic resort on 150 acres along the Platte River in Bailey, CO. Semi-primitive camping and (limited) lodging available to participants.
- DATES/TIMES: Friday, July 19 (6 – 8 pm); Saturday July 20 (8 am – 8 pm); & Sunday, July 21 (8 am – 2 pm)
- COST: $300/person (with semi-primitive camping or drive-in option)
CLASS DETAILS: We will spend about 50% of our time in the field learning edible wild plants and mushrooms—including field identification, safe and sustainable foraging practices, what parts to use, and hands-on foraging practice. About 30% of our time will be spent at the class cabin, cleaning and preparing wild food, and we’ll incorporate foraged food into our meals. This is an opportunity to practice working with wild food in the kitchen, but we will not be eating an exclusively wild food diet. The remainder of our time is dedicated to class discussions and presentations. Class size is limited to 9-12 participants to ensure a good student/teacher ratio and personalized experience.
ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATIONS: The class campsite is semi-primitive (meaning there is a portable toilet), so you can spend the 2 nights there or drive in each day. Please note this is a resort, so there will be other people on the grounds. Our campsite is in a picturesque spot on the river, but it is near enough to highway 285 that some traffic noise is to be expected. There is a full restroom up the hill in the class cabin. There are also two (2) bedrooms in the class cabin—1 queen (add $75) or 1 bedroom with 2 twins (add $75 for the room or $40/bed), and a futon in the common room (add $40)—available on a first-come, first-served basis. Or, contact Glen Isle directly to reserve a separate cabin while they’re still available.
UPDATE 3/2/19: Hi everyone, thanks so much for your interest in this class. I am happily overwhelmed by the response we’ve had after posting this for just a couple days, so I have disabled the “interest form” for now. Instead, if you would like to be alerted about other upcoming Colorado foraging classes, please fill out the new form below to join my email list of folks interested in local classes. I am working out the possibility of another weekend-long class to accommodate those who did not get into this one. I will email as new workshops/classes become available. Thanks so much! –Erica (WFG)