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Foragers Level 2: Deep Ecology & Reciprocal Living

February 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

In Level 1, Foragers were exposed to a wide variety of plants and skills and began to build the concept of reciprocity. In Level 2 we will take those lessons and put them into action by designing and stewarding a Foragers Patch that will ground us in our ecosystem and the complex relationships within it. Each month we will still continue to learn new skills and plants, welcome guest teachers and go on field trips, while always coming back to our Patch to practice the responsibility of stewardship as a group.

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.


Fox Haven Foragers Level 2Level 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

Phenologic Journaling

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.

Series Materials 

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



In 2023, Fox Haven will continue to pay $2 from every ticket sale to the Piscataway Land Trust as a LandBack tax for the land Fox Haven inhabits. Land taxes to indigenous nations function similarly to paying rent or a home mortgage. Payments such as a mortgage provide access to living space, whereas LandBack taxes recognize our access to stolen Indigenous land.

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:


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Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center
3630 Poffenberger Rd.
Jefferson, MD 21755 United States

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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