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February 2018

Consciousness, Communication, and Change

February 3 @ 9:00 am - February 4 @ 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$125.00 - $395.00

The C3 Project brings together the best social, cognitive, neuroscience, and transformation science to boost the effectiveness of people who are working to make change in themselves and others, and to create a more just and sustainable world. This workshop will focus on two main things: how people can communicate their ideas in ways that foster openness to adoption rather than shutting people down (Saturday), and what behaviors and qualities change-makers can embody and express to be more effective in…

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Winter Study: Winter Herbal Learning Circle – Broths, Teas, and Spice Blends

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
$45.00 - $200.00

Winter Study: Winter Herbal Learning Circle  This winter we’ll delve into Fox Haven’s herbal stores and explore winter traditions and rituals that build phytonutrients into our lifestyle; whether you need restoration to recover from the year or stimulation to power you towards new goals. This hands-on collaborative study session will include winter plant ID and harvesting, kitchen experimentation and crafting, group research and formula making and many  opportunities to develop relationships with local plants. The group project topics serve as…

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March 2018

Food and Medicine Foragers (early bird)

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$240.00

Fermenting Black Walnuts, tincturing medicinal wild weeds, nibbling Autumn Olive, weaving Wild Grape, plucking ripe Paw Paw, frying up edible mushrooms and so much more will be explored this year! Join us for the third year of Fox Haven Foragers. We’ll visit some of our old favorites like Milkweed, Paw Paw, Goldenrod, Cattail, Jewelweed and Motherwort and we’ll introduce some new species to our forage like Witch Hazel, Japanese Barberry, Sassafras, and Blueberries. Each Foragers class will include plant ID,…

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Fire and Frost : March 6th – April 10th – Tuesday’s only

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$25.00 - $150.00

Fire and Frost will be held every Tuesday from March 6th to April 10th (6 total), and run from 10am-2pm. Each morning will take youth through a winter survival activity based around a specific skill and each afternoon will feature a different fire starting techniques to prepare a fire for our story. After making a fire, a real-life survival story will be told and youth will be encouraged to use the information and skills they learned from that morning to…

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Landscape for Life

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$120.00

Transform your home, school and public landscapes into healthy refuges that benefit birds, pollinators, wildlife, the community and waterways. Learn how nature provides “ecosystem services” and how you can foster, rather than impede, nature’s ability to do this by undertaking small changes in your landscaping practices. Transform your home and public landscapes into healthy refuges that benefit wildlife, pollinators, the community and waterways. This three week course will teach you how to build soil, harvest rainwater, encourage diverse and abundant…

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Youth Foraging Series: Black Locust Bean Shakers

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$30.00 - $240.00

Join us once a month for a youth exploration in crafting with seasonal materials found in nature. Youth will learn to make art, instruments, edible and medicinal preparations all while learning how to ID, harvest, steward and protect plant species. Each month will delve into the bounty of the season encouraging youth to experience nature as a continuous, wonderous cycle.   Fox Haven is thrilled to be hosting two amazing wilderness instructors. Elizabeth Remmers brings her love of chemistry, physics…

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Fox Haven Food and Medicine Foragers

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$280.00

Fermenting Black Walnuts, tincturing medicinal wild weeds, nibbling Autumn Olive, weaving Wild Grape, plucking ripe Paw Paw, frying up edible mushrooms and so much more will be explored this year! Join us for the third year of Fox Haven Foragers. We’ll visit some of our old favorites like Milkweed, Paw Paw, Goldenrod, Cattail, Jewelweed and Motherwort and we’ll introduce some new species to our forage like Witch Hazel, Japanese Barberry, Sassafras, and Blueberries. Each Foragers class will include plant ID,…

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Lozenges and Syrups and Apothecary Experimentation: Winter Herbal Series

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
$45.00

Lozenges and Syrups and Apothecary Experimentation - ‪March 17th 1-4pm‬ Elderberries, Spicebush Berries, Rose Hips and Cranberry lay tucked away in wait for when we need them most. We’ll explore lozenges - both sweet and bitter and syrups made from nutritive plants gathered on our farm and spend some time together tasting herbs and classifying them by their actions.   Next Class ! Winter Roots, Edibles and Tonics Foraging and Project Presentations - ‪March 31st 1-4pm‬ Fresh Pine and Spruce…

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Forager’s Ferments – Spring Equinox – March 20th 2018

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$45.00 - $160.00

  We’ll look to traditional recipes, our own creativity and whatever bounty nature provides us to bring together a ferment to mark the passage of time. Wild soda, vinegars, krauts and sauces! Each solstice or equinox will feature freshly harvested wild or cultivated herbs or edibles to capture the “spirit” of the day. Class fee includes all materials and ingredients, foraging instruction, plant identification and fermentation guidance. Lacey has been wild fermenting, foraging and leading courses at Fox Haven for…

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Amplify Your Story: Farm-Based Education & Non-Profit Development

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$20.00

What's your farm's story? How can Board members help share the story? Any anecdotes in your memory that need some refinement for full impact? Gather for a day of farm-based education story building at Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center! Engage in a farm lesson, observation, discussion, writing, and practice telling your farm's story to spread the word and build support. Professional storyteller, Fanny Crawford, will assist with coaching as you create something you can use immediately for fundraising, friend-raising,…

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