Classes & Appearances 2019
Lessons in Wild Foraging – 10 am – 2:30 pm, Saturday, April 20, Silt, CO – This affordable class at Silt Historical Park on the Western Slope includes a morning session with Trent and Kristen Blizzard of Modern Forager to learn to find choice edible mushrooms in Colorado’s high country, followed by a hands-on presentation by yours truly on yummy ways to prepare and eat the many edible parts of dandelions. A mushroom soup lunch is included. Limited space is available so RSVP at 970-319-3711 to reserve your spot. The full day of lessons and lunch is just $12, which supports the nonprofit’s activities.
Colorado Mountain College: Survival Plants in SPRING – Wednesdays May 22 & June 12; Sat/Sun June 1-2 & June 22-23; Breckenridge, CO – This will be my first time offering the Spring section of Survival Plants, a curriculum created by Cattail Bob Seebeck to which I add my own twist. It consists of 2 Wednesday PM sessions at CMC and 2 long (June) weekends in the field. Can be taken for college credit (all assignments required) or audited (you attend the classes you want and homework is optional). We do plant ID and usage in class, and students create a final project. Once registration opens, I will activate the link.
Wild Food Foraging at Bear Creek Nature Center – Saturday, May 25, 11 am-1 pm, Colorado Springs, CO – What edible wild plants grow at Bear Creek Nature Center? This will be a tour of wild edibles with an emphasis on practical food uses. If we’re lucky, we’ll find enough to forage, prepare, and sample. Ages 10 and up. $15 members/$20 non-members. Sign up/pre-pay at 719-520-6387.
Colorado Mountain College: Survival Plants in SPRING – Wed May 22 & June 12; Sat/Sun June 1-2 & June 22-23; Breckenridge, CO – This is a repeat listing. Most of the class is in June but it starts May 22. Please see full listing under May 2019.
Summer Foraging with Sam Thayer – July 19-21 22; Bailey, CO – CLASS IS FULL – Samuel Thayer, author of The Forager’s Harvest, Nature’s Garden, and Incredible Wild Edibles returns to Colorado to co-teach this weekend-long class with yours truly. The cost is $300 and includes camping or drive-in option, with limited lodging also available. Please click through for details and to submit an interest form. Because of high demand and small class size, this will likely fill up fast.
Edible Wild Plants: A Historical Perspective – 7 – 8:30 pm; August 6; Breckenridge, CO – This is a PowerPoint presentation on Colorado edible wild plants, both native and non-native, including how they were used by past peoples and how they can be used today. This admission-free talk is presented by Summit County Libraries and the Breckenridge Historical Alliance. Location: Hopefull/Discovery Rooms, South Branch Library, 103 S. Harris St., Breckenridge, CO.
Midwest Wild Harvest Festival – September 27-29, Prairie du Chien, WI – I am honored to once again be teaching at the 3-day Midwest Wild Harvest Festival in Wisconsin, alongside Sam Thayer, Ellen Zachos, Leda Meredith, Adam Haritan, and Nicholas WazeeGale, with meals by Forager Chef Alan Bergo. This year’s speaker is Stephen Barstow. Early bird pricing is $160/adult and $80/child through August 1; then it’s $185/adult and $105/child after that. Registration and details at the MWHF link above.
Other classes: I will be adding to this list of classes and appearances. If you would like to be alerted about other upcoming classes, please join my Colorado forager’s list by filling out the form below. I’ll email as new workshops/classes become available.