|April 18 - 19th, 2020|
Important Note: We are facing an unprecedented health crisis with the growing presence of COVID-19 in our area. For the safety of all of our students and staff, Wilderness Awareness School will be closing all programs, gatherings, and events for six weeks, starting Friday, March 13th. As it stands, we will resume programming on Saturday, April 25th, and may re-evaluate this as time progresses. This includes the unfortunate cancelation of this event.
Join us for a weekend of wild edible plant exploration that will begin a lifelong relationship between you and wild plants. During this weekend workshop we will introduce you to the basics of edible plants.
You will learn:
- How to confidently identify plants
- Ethical and safe harvesting techniques
- How to avoid poisonous plants
- Creating a Wild Meal
- How to process and store edible plants
- And more!
We will practice deep connection to the forest and individual plants - with the purpose of sending you on a connection journey that will last a lifetime. Our approach is both intellectual and intuitive. This will help you create a multifaceted relationship with native and local plants to support your specific health needs on many levels.
Class takes place on our 40-acre property outside of Duvall, WA. It will go from 9-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Rustic camping available on Saturday evening. No food provided. Participants will need to bring a lunch, snacks, and water for each day.
Over many years of hiking, or even walking in my neighborhood, I've wondered which of the wild plants I came across were edible and which weren't. After taking this class, I can confidently identify a number of plants to nibble on safely, and I have the resources to identify more. I can't wait to get outside and see what I can find! - Kelli Estes: parent, author, nature lover
This course was a super fun introduction to eating wild plants - packed full of information and lots of guidance on next steps to take! - Amanda, program participant
Meet Your Instructors
Lindsay loves plants of the Pacific Northwest. She brings over 15 years of experience with native plants, organic gardening, ethnobotany, permaculture, arboriculture, plant science and more. She carries a deep respect and love for the natural world. Her primary passion is connecting humans to wilderness through the use of primitive skills as a vehicle to inner awareness and enlightenment.
This inspired Lindsay to complete a degree at WWU in Ethnobotany Stewardship Education. Other passions include leading wilderness survival, writing and playing music, wilderness medicine, rites of passage and initiation work. She also has a background in landscaping, horse packing, and whitewater rafting. Lindsay has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and is an LMHCA (Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate) with a specialization in grief, trauma and anxiety/panic disorders. She combines her experience as a wilderness guide with transformational practices to support self realization and growth. Lindsay is a former Anake Outdoor School instructor.