- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss how to handle your absence.
- Everyone is required to wear masks, inside and outside.
- 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.
- When we have tastings, we will spread out to the best of our ability. Maintaining at least 6 feet apart is required.
Introduction to Ethical Foraging [ONLINE]
March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
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 our immediate ecosystem and strengthens our sense of food security and wellness.
But it is a practice ripe for abuse. Lack of education and destructive, overzealous behavior can be potentially dangerous to the individual and devastating to the environment. However, keeping just a few things in mind and following some best practices, foraging can be a fun and rewarding experience without harming the environment or one’s self.
Lacey Walker is an educator whose passion for herbs led to becoming Fox Haven’s herb farmer, herbalist, forager, and plant educator. While teaching English to non-native speakers in DC, Lacey began facilitating peer to peer learning, a style of group learning. As Director of the Learning Center Farm, she created the Fresh Herbal CSA in 2017 and established Fox Haven’s Herbal Internship Program in 2018. A lifelong learner, Lacey studies with noted experts and has completed two years of apprenticeship at the Wild Ginger Herbal Center (formerly Centro Ashe), as well as two study trips to Costa Rica and training on the body, with Tammi Sweet of Heartstone Herbal School. In 2017, she completed coursework on fermentation with Sandor Katz in Tennessee, and in 2019, completed an apprenticeship with Susquehanna Apothecary, where she honed medicine making skills.
Taylor Roman grew up in Frederick, where his years exploring the woodlands around Lake Linganore established a lifelong passion for understanding nature and its complex systems. He studied environmental education and ecology in college, while working with community organizations in Baltimore to create and sustain gardens and green spaces in the city. He has worked throughout Maryland as a farmer, gardener, master naturalist, and environmental educator for the last 8 years, gaining diverse skills, from mechanical repair to beekeeping. Taylor’s passion for nature education is centered around experiential learning and he is passionate about Fox Haven as a place where people can connect to the natural world through direct, intimate experiences.