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Fox Haven Foragers: Level 1 [Session 2] [SOLD OUT]
February 11, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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 1:30 to 4:30pm 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.
2/11: Ethics of Foraging and Elderberry Propagation with Taylor Roman & 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
Looking for more opportunities to learn about foraging? Check out Level 2 Foragers: Advanced Land Stewardship & Reciprocity
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
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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