Chris Ousse is a wild plant enthusiast and active forager. He is full time staff at Crimson Pedal Plant Nursery in Knoxville MD, just down the rd from Fox Haven organic farm. Active Drum Circle promoter and facilitator, he works with assisted living residents to elementary school children, bringing the joy of group drumming music, dance and singing together in Frederick, MD. Enjoys cooking together and theatrically telling folk tales and cultural stories with puppets. Loves zero waste life style, and actively fights pollution.
Jared Urchek, L.Ac, M.Ac, CZB, is a practitioner of Chinese medicine, focusing in Five-Element acupuncture and the use of medicinal mushrooms. Both acupuncture and medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years as premier medicines for the body, mind, and spirit, and Jared is excited to share the medicine and knowledge that these traditions bring. Beginning his fungal studies through a basic permaculture course, he furthered his studies through Paul Stamets’ mushroom cultivation and myco-remediation courses. Building off from his acupuncture practice in College Park and Bethesda, MD, he is now offering an expanding line of mushroom products and classes in the DC/Maryland area.