COVID Protocol

  1. Please do not come to class if you are feeling ill or have been exposed to people in your life who are sick. Please contact alecks@foxhavenfarm.org so we can discuss how to handle your absence.
  2. Everyone is required to wear masks, inside and outside.
  3. Before and after class, Fox Haven will sanitize any surfaces used. Hand Sanitizer will be available during class, and sanitizing/hand washing will be encouraged before class and after breaks, before preparing plants and tastings.
  4. When we have tastings, we will spread out to the best of our ability. Maintaining at least 6 feet apart is required.

 


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Introduction to Ethical Foraging [ONLINE]

.Foraging has become a rather popular topic and activity lately. It brings us great joy to know that more people are spending time outdoors, interacting with nature, perhaps even teaching their kids where our food and medicine comes from. The process of identification, harvest, and preparation of wild edibles and medicinals brings us closer to

Free

Hands-on Fruit Tree Grafting Tutorial with Taylor Roman

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.Practice using scion wood to train fruit trees to bear a tasty harvest. Bring a sharp knife if you have one (there will be some available). *Limited to 10 guests---At Fox Haven, we're dedicated to the preservation of botanical diversity and making our unique and extensive plant collection available to you! Our Orchard Scion Wood sale will help

$10.00 - $20.00

Foraging Level 1: Willow, Witch Hazel and Walnut with Taylor Roman SOLD OUT

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.February brings us into the season of sap. It is during these cold days that are just starting to tip into spring temperatures that we can ask for barks and saps from trees. Join Chris Ousse in this medicinal tree adventure. We will visit and harvest from 3 of our favorite trees in Maryland on

Permaculture Gardening in Small Spaces [ONLINE]

.Learn how to grow your own food - no matter the size of your growing space In this short webinar, you’ll learn: • How to grow an abundant garden in just 15 minutes a day • How to save money by growing your own food • What you can grow year-round • How to start

$15.00

Call for Herbal Garden Volunteers & Tour

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.Join us for a volunteer and intern info session to learn how you can get involved in our herbal gardens and orchards at Fox Haven. We’ll sip tea, tour some of the buildings we use and we’ll walk out to the orchard and gardens weather permitting. Volunteering Every season we accept volunteers to come to

Free

Nature’s Best Hope Lecture with Doug Tallemy

Recent headlines about global pollinator declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet

Foraging Level 1: Spring Mushroom Foray SOLD OUT

.Mycologist and herbalist Jared Urchek is no stranger to the forest and his expertise spans a wide range of taxa. Join Jared for this special forage to see what spring bounty lies along the trails of Frederick’s Municipal Forest.This beginner’s workshop will introduce you to the easy to identify, edible species of mushrooms that can

Forest Bathing with A Greener Mind

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.In this 2 1/2 hour session, Association of Nature and Forest Therapy trained guide and A Greener Mind founder, Josh Schwartz, will guide you through sensory invitations to help you slow down, awaken your senses, and reconnect with nature. About A Greener Mind A Greener Mind was founded to help people discover the restorative power

$25.00

Herbal Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to Herb Processing & Study

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.New to herbs? Join us for a beginner-level class for learners wanting to take it slow, and get to know specific herbs one at a time. We’ll cover 10 key herbs you’ll get to know through taste, touch, and smell. Through a monthly, 2-hour exploration we’ll practice building a core understanding of herbalism. You’ll learn

$150.00

Foraging Level 1: Friend and Foes with Lacey Walker SOLD OUT

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.Join Fox Haven's Herb Garden Manager, Lacey Walker, and delve into the complexity of what it means for something to be edible or toxic – and the much bigger in-between! We’ll draw on Lacey's herb knowledge to identify plant families and begin to parse out plants that are friends and plants that are foes. Then,

$40.00

Garden Tour & Tea Tasting with Ashley Hoffman

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.Tour the Garden and tea tasting with Fox Haven staff and learn about the plants that are ripe for medicine making. From the ferny plant that made Absinthe to the root that made the first marshmallow to the flower that stops bleeding – we’ll tour the stories and senses that fill our garden. Participants are

$10.00

Random Weave Baskets with Luke Baur

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.Organize your creative chaos in the art of the random weave basket. In this workshop you will learn how to identify wild plants in the local landscape and take them from the field and forest to a completed basket. Inspired by the structures of many a wild creature, this basket style can be one of

$30.00

Foraging Level 1: Cattail and Milkweed with Nick Spero

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.Early June may present the heat of the summer but it’s really the last few days of Spring we’ll be experiencing. Nick Spero joins us to introduce us to some of his favorite wild edibles in the late Spring – Cattail and Milkweed – for a foodie focused month of Foragers. Nick Spero is a

$40.00

Foraging Level 1: Fermented Blackberry Tea Leaves & Botanical Soda SOLD OUT

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.July is the month where we see our first real crop of wild berries. Making its debut in our area the first week of July, we’ll gather these sweet treats and the most luscious botanicals of the season to try our hand at brewing botanical beverages. Fox Haven's Herb Garden Manager, Lacey Walker, will bring

$40.00

Foraging Level 1: Herbal First Aid with Katelyn Jarkoweic SOLD OUT

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.Join Katelyn of Hey Thanks! Herbal Co. as she forages for her favorite spring Herbal First Aid Kit components. There will be lots of plant ID, harvesting, nibbling and creating. You’ll go home with ideas for your own First Aid Kit and a salve to go in it! Plants may include: chickweed, plantain, yarrow, comfrey,

$40.00

Foraging Level 1: Paw Paw Haul with Taylor Roman

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.September sees the ripening of Paw Paw, the blooming of Goldenrod and the fruiting of Autumn Olive. Another foodie adventure awaits as we comb through the Paw Paw trees in search of ripe fruit and harvest enough Autumn Olive for making ketchup. Taylor grew up in Frederick, where his years exploring the woodlands around Lake

$40.00

Foraging Level 1: Fall Mushroom Foray with Sam Feld SOLD OUT

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.This beginner’s workshop will introduce you to the easy to identify, edible species of mushrooms that can be found in the Maryland area during the autumn months. The class will begin with a talk about the ethics and safety of wild foraging mushrooms. We will also talk about how mushrooms grow, what their characteristics are,

$40.00

Foragers Level 1: Seed Saving & Propagation with Lacey & Taylor

Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson

.November brings our year of foraging to a close and just as we started we’ll end by contemplating how we, as humans, can give to the Earth. What have we practiced and learned this year that gives instead of takes? We’ll learn some skills to help divide plants that can be propagated by division and

$40.00