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Fox Haven Food and Medicine Foragers Series: Twisting Vines

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm




Caryl Henry is an artist and herbalist known for her affinity for using nature in her creations – from plant-based papers to giant woven wind chimes to wild grape potato baskets. Join Caryl for a hike with your eyes to the sky to discover which vines make beautiful structural materials and what plants can be harvested that serve a dual purpose of un-burdening trees and spaces. Each participant will weave a take-home garden fob.
Plants we may see: honeysuckle, virginia creeper, bittersweet, wild grape, phragmites

Caryl Henry Alexander
I’m an Artist with Purpose, an imagination advocate and a purveyor of creative action.
Herb Day 2016 Migratory Plants Weave In Project
We will identify and explore the healing energy of several migratory plants, perhaps medicinal or culinary, that are part of the local landscape. We will work with these plants as art materials for the project.
More info on Caryl Henry Alexander’s art life.


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, foraging and processing the season’s bounty with local guides from diverse backgrounds and skill-sets. Class runs from 11am to 3 pm. For the first 2-3 hours class will be held in the field, gathering plants and learning botany skills. After a quick picnic lunch the last hour is spent processing and cooking or preparing the harvest into a tasty meal or a take-home medicinal.

March 10th Tender Tinctures + Nibbles Holly Poole-Kavana
April 14th Foraged First Aid Kit Katelyn Jarkowiec
May 12th Twisting Vines Caryl Henry
June 9th Fermented Fruits Lacey Walker
July 14th* Forest Finds – Frederick Watershed Jared Urchek
August 11th Wild Solutions for Stress Katelyn Jarkowiec
September 8th Pawpaw Haul Lacey Walker
October 13th* Mountain Mushrooms – Catoctin Samantha Feld


*Please note that these classes will be held at the Frederick Municipal Watershed (with the permission of the City of Frederick and the Maryland Wildlife Department)

Pay in full by March 1st for the Early Bird price of $250

A $7 dollar materials fee is included in each class price. These skills, experiences and finished products are only $7 per hour.


May 12
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven
3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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