Classes & Appearances 2022
Welcome foragers! The spring/early summer schedule is now posted. I am offering less classes in 2022 as I work on my book, but hopefully there is something of interest here to get you started, and I may add more as the season progresses. If you would like an alert when new classes are posted, please join the Colorado forager’s list by filling out the form near the bottom of the page.
I offer a limited number of private classes–either here in Fairplay, Colorado; on private property to which you have access; or in some cases, a rented private property for an added fee. I am not currently offering private classes on National Forest lands due to permitting restrictions. If you are interested in a private class, outing, property tour, speaker, or tour leader, please use the contact form. Thanks!
Wild Foods in Arvada – APRIL 30, Arvada, CO (9:00-11:30 am) – This 2.5 hour class include a backyard edible plant ID walk, hands-on foraging of one or more wild ingredients, and preparation of a simple wild food dish to taste. $50/person. Please click through for registration tickets and event details. Hosted by WFG. – SOLD OUT
Asparagus Hunt & Prairie – MAY 14, Ramah, CO (9:00 am-3:00 pm) – This 6-hour class takes place in the high plains east of Colorado Springs, where we will learn edible native and non-native plants of the prairie, and hunt wild asparagus! $100/person. Please click through for registration tickets and event details. Hosted by WFG. – SOLD OUT
Dandelion Camp – MAY 28 (AM), Fairplay, CO (9:00-11:30 am) – This 2.5 hour class is about all things dandelion! It includes hands-on foraging and the preparation of several different dishes with dandelions, and a plant walk looking at other edible plants. $50/person. Please click through for registration tickets and event details. Hosted by WFG. – 1 SPOT LEFT
Wild Roots & Other Foods – MAY 28 (PM), Fairplay, CO (1:00-3:30 pm) – Spring is a great time to dig wild roots! In this class we will learn, dig, cook, and taste several different wild root vegetables, and take a plant walk to learn other wild edibles growing in a high country town in spring. $50/person. Please click through for registration tickets and event details. Hosted by WFG. – SOLD OUT
Botany and Foraging Intensive – JUNE 5-18, Fairplay, Crestone, and Del Norte Colorado – I am honored this year to team with Thomas J. Elpel, author of Botany in a Day and Foraging the Mountain West, on part of this 2-week Botany and Foraging Intensive course. Participants travel and camp together, studying plants in Fairplay (with yours truly), Crestone (with Robin Blankenship of EarthKnack), and Del Norte. Please click-through for registration and event details. Hosted by Green University.
Wild Foods in Fairplay – JULY 9, Fairplay, CO (9:00 – 11:30 am) – This 2.5-hour class will introduce you to edible plants growing in a town setting in summer, from weedy non-natives and landscaping plants to local native species. We will start with a plant walk, discuss safe and sustainable foraging practices, and forage and prepare something wild to sample. $50/person. Please click through for registration tickets and event details. Hosted by WFG. – SOLD OUT