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Foragers Level 2: Deep Ecology & Reciprocal Living
February 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Taking Foragers Level 1 is not necessary! This level 2 foraging series is meant to help you tighten your skills and deepen your direct relationship with the ecosystem you are in. Monthly meetings will be on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 9 am-1 pm February through November. We will also have three Zoom conversation classes throughout the season. Dates listed below.
Level 2 Foragers will learn skills like:
Mycoremediation and Forest Inoculation
Pruning for Tree Health and Bark Harvest
Collecting and Processing Nuts and Seeds for Flour
Intermediate and Advanced Botany and Ecosystem Study
Population Dynamics and Indicators
Root Processing and Preserving
Canning, Freezing, Fermenting, and Drying Harvests
Uses and Awareness of ‘Invasive’ Plants
Diseases and Insects
Land Stewardship Design and Rewilding
Some new plants we might meet or go deeper with are: Japanese Knotweed, Barberry, Bloodroot, Spicebush, Japanese Honeysuckle, Sweetflag, Eastern Red Cedar, Oak, Chestnut, Yellow Dock, White Clover, Red Bud Tree, American Beech, Black Walnut, English Ivy, Watercress, Cattail, Willow, Wild Ginger, Wild Geranium, Sumac and various Mushroom species for remediation and eating.
Book for Year – The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell
Film – Tending the Wild
Essays – Where the Wild Things Aren’t, Voices of the Land
Podcasts etc – For the Wild
Class Dates & Zoom Meet-ups
2/12 Winter Tree and Shrub ID, Pruning for Plant Health and Harvesting
2/22 7:00 -8:30 pm Evening Digital Class – Introduction to Phenology
3/12 Pear Grafting and ‘Wild’ Planting, Sharpening Tools
4/8 Saturday Spring Ephemerals and Meeting Bloodroot
5/14 Plants for our Watershed and How Water Shapes our Land
5/24 7:00 – 8:30 Digital Check-In Book discussion, local history sharing
6/11 Grasses, Sedges and Rushes and Beginner Weaving
7/9 Canning, Drying and Freezing and Skill-Sharing
8/13 Field Trip to Forested
9/10 Mycoremediation and Forest Inoculating
9/27 7:30-8:30 pm Evening Digital Check-In – local history sharing and final project progress
10/8 Foraging Level 2 Processing Chestnuts & Hickory Nuts
11/11 9-12 Foraging Level 2 Teaching Level 1 about Seed Saving, Root Division and Land Stewardship
Whole Series Cost: $420 ($380 Early Bird Discount – use code Level2 at checkout)
Early Bird Deadline is December 3rd
“The Fox Haven Level II Foragers program exceeded my expectations and shifted my perspective as a forager, from human-centric to a broader view of the ecosystems and their complex relationships and changes over time. I loved how hands-on it was, and built both skills and knowledge in a fun and accessible way.” ~April Thompson
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The Piscataway Land Trust is a long-term Indigenous-led effort led by the 501(c)(3) Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians Inc. to restore and rematriate ancestral land and sovereignty in the Chesapeake region to Piscataway and other Chesapeake Indigenous people. To learn more or pay land tax, visit: https://www.piscatawayindians.com/projects
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About LandBack Tax
From 2022 onward, Fox Haven will donate $2 from each event ticket to the Kikeokan Foundation to pay LandBack tax, acknowledging our access to stolen Indigenous land. The Kikeokan Foundation is an Indigenous-led initiative working to restore ancestral land and sovereignty to the Piscataway and other Indigenous communities of the Chesapeake.
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