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Fox Haven Foragers: Level 1 [Session 1]

February 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$450.00
This session is sold out. Session 2 is available here!

Join us for the eighth year of Fox Haven Foragers. In this Level 1 series, we’ll visit some common favorites like milkweed, goldenrod, cattail and elderberry. We’ll also introduce some seasonal species to our forage like witch hazel, Paw Paw and aronia. Natural dyeing with fresh florals, hunting for edible mushrooms, plucking ripe Paw Paw, cooking up cattail, propagating and stewarding wild species and so much more will be explored this year! Each Foragers class will include plant ID, foraging, and processing the season’s bounty with local guides from diverse backgrounds and skill sets.

Class runs from 9 am to 12 pm on the second Saturday of each month from February through November. The first 2 hours of class will be held in the field, gathering plants and learning botany skills. The last hour is spent processing and preparing the harvest into a tasty meal or a product to take-home.

SERIES SCHEDULE

2/11: Ethics of Foraging and Elderberry Propagation with Taylor Roman and Lacey Walker

3/11: Willow, Witch Hazel and Walnut with Taylor Roman

4/8: Spring Mushroom Foray with BaltiSpore (Field Trip)*

5/13: Friends and Foes Plants with Holly Poole Kavana

6/10: Cattail and Milkweed with Nick Spero

7/8: Natural Dye with Natalie Love

8/12: Herbal First Aid with Katelyn Jarkowiec

9/9: Paw Paw Haul with Taylor Roman

10/14: Fall Mushroom Foray with Sam Feld (Field Trip)*

11/11: Seed Saving & Propagation with Lacey Walker & Taylor Roman

*Some classes will be held at a location outside of Fox Haven

 

What people are saying about this program:
Foragers 1 class has been a bridge for me between my garden and the wild places. I’m also slowly adding new trees I recognize around my neighborhood and on hikes. I’ve made friends with a local Black Walnut and am getting to know it throughout the seasons. I’ve appreciated how each of our amazing instructors has not only rich knowledge, but also a deep relationship with the world around us. Their big-picture perspective of our ecosystems and our place within the larger world has inspired me to grow in the ways I practice reciprocity. I’m already planning for future classes at Fox Haven while also exploring and growing on my own. ~Charis Hans-Storms

Looking for more opportunities to learn about foraging? Check out Level 2 Foragers: Advanced Land Stewardship & Reciprocity

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foragers-level-2-advanced-land-stewardship-reciprocity-tickets-471623467487

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: https://www.piscatawayindians.com/projects

Details

Date:
February 11, 2023
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$450.00
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fox-haven-foragers-level-1-session-1-tickets-471606958107

Venue

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

Refund Policy

·   All class ticket sales are considered a donation to Fox Haven and help us to fulfill our mission. Full refunds (minus a 20% processing fee) will be given to any participant canceling at least 30 days prior to the scheduled class date. Due to the nature of full series commitments, no refunds will be processed once the series has started.

·   Enrollment cannot be transferred to another class. If you are within the 30-day cancellation period, it is best to request a refund and sign up for the desired replacement.

About LandBack Tax

Beginning in 2022, Fox Haven will 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: www.piscatawayindians.com/projects

Weather Policy

In the event that inclement weather is predicted ahead of an event, you will receive 48 hours’ notice of cancellation or rescheduling. Otherwise, the event is assumed to be rain or shine. An alternative location may be provided if shelter is needed. We do not offer refunds for postponed events or no-shows. However, if Fox Haven cancels, a full refund will be issued.

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