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3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755

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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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March 2018

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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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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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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Fire and Frost : Special Weekend Edition – 3/24

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$25.00

This special weekend edition of Fire and Frost will have youth learning skills like orienteering and navigation, shelter building, cold weather hiking and fire building. Along the way Taylor and Chris will be telling real-life survival stories, encouraging nature exploration, plant ID and leading the group through the early spring landscape. This program is designed for youth ages 7 to 12. For youth outside of this age range please email lacey@foxhavenfarm.org Chris Ousse, 2001 Eagle Scout and active Boy Scout…

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Low Tech Mushrooms with Sam Feld: March 24th

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$35.00

Low Tech Mushroom Growing at Home   Anytime is a perfect time to start an indoor mushroom growing project, and it’s way less complicated than you think! In this class we will learn how to grow delicious and nutritious mushrooms at home with very little specialized equipment. This class starts with a basic understanding of the fungi life cycle. From there we will talk about growing mediums, effective low tech pasteurization methods, spawn sourcing, and how to get your mushrooms…

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April 2018

Youth Foraging Series: Teas and Infused Honey – April 14th 2018

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$30.00

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 Foraging Series: Foraged First Aid

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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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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May 2018

Youth Foraging Series: Papermaking with Embedded Flowers – May 12th 2018

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$30.00

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 and…

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Fox Haven Food and Medicine Foragers Series: Twisting Vines

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$40.00 - $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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June 2018

Youth Foraging Series: Pressed Flowers and Leaves – June 9th 2018

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$30.00

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 and…

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Fox Haven Food and Medicine Forage Series: Fermented Fruit – June 9th

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$40.00 - $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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Forager’s Ferments: Summer Solstice – 6/21

June 21 @ 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 many…

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July 2018

Youth Foraging Series: July 14th Natural Paint and Ink

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$30.00

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 and…

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Fox Haven Food and Medicine Foragers Series: Forest Finds – Frederick Watershed

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$40.00 - $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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August 2018

Fox Haven Food and Medicine Foraging Series: Wild Solutions for Stress

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$40.00 - $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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September 2018

Fox Haven Food and Medicine Foraging Series: Pawpaw Haul – 9/8

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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Free - $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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Foragers Ferments: Fall Equinox – 9/23

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$45.00 - $145.00

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 many…

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October 2018

Fox Haven Food and Medicine Foragers Series: Mountain Mushrooms – Field Trip Catoctin

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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$40.00 - $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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December 2018

Foragers Ferments – Winter Solstice – 12/21

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chestnut Farm at Fox Haven, 3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, 21755
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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 many…

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