Classes for 2020

Foraging for real in 2020

Dried herbs, fruits and mushrooms can be used year-round

If you’ve wanted to feel more self-sufficient…….
If you have wished for more confidence in foraging….
If you’ve felt disappointed with conventionally-grown foods…..
If you desire to have Something Wild everyday….

This program was created for you!

Starting in the spring and finishing in early fall, there will be 9 two-hour sessions on Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm.  

All of the details about this adventurous opportunity are right here.

Cooking with wild foods

Are you looking for economic ways to feed yourself and your family healthy food that actually tastes good?  Come and learn how to use some common backyard “weeds” to make delicious and super-nutritious dishes for your family.  No hiking or mosquito spray required – Tanna will bring a nice selection of freshly harvested Wild Foods to work with. These fun, interactive classes will include some plant identification, group cooking/food preparation and a satisfying Wild Food dish to enjoy together. The locations listed below are all independent stand-alone classes with that organization, and you can sign up for as many as you would like. Don’t see a location or date that works for you? Contact me about setting up a class near you!

  • Friday, May 1 in Webster. (tentative, details coming soon)
  • Tuesday May 12 5:30-7:30pm at the Farm Table in Amery, WI: 110 Keller Ave N. $24. Register through Amery Community Education. 715-268-9771 ext. 220, commed@amerysd.k12.wi.us
  • Thursday, May 14 5:30-7:30pm, Room 304 at Osceola High School: 1111 Oak Ridge Drive Osceola, WI 54020. $24. Register through Osceola Community Education. 715-294-4601 prattd@osceolak12.org
  • Monday, May 18 5:30-7:30pm, Frederic High School FCE Room: 1437 Clam Falls Dr, Frederic, WI 54837. $24. Register through Frederic Community Education. 715-327-4868. beecrofts@frederic.k12.wi.us
  • Thursday, May 21 5:30-7:30pm, 3 Arrows Coffee Company: 510 S. Vincent Street, St Croix Falls, WI 54024. More details coming soon.
  • Tuesday, May 26 5:30-7:30pm, River Market Community Co-op: 221 Main St N, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082. (More details coming soon)
  • Saturday, May 30 9am to Noon, Marine Mills Folk School: 550 Pine Street (former Marine Elementary Building) Marine on St Croix, MN 55047. $60, plus $10 material fee. Registration will be available online soon at the Folk School website. info@marinemillsfolkschool.org
  • Saturday, June 27 9am to Noon, Marine Mills Folk School: 550 Pine Street (former Marine Elementary Building) Marine on St Croix, MN 55047. $60, plus $10 material fee. Registration will be available online soon at the Folk School website. info@marinemillsfolkschool.org
  • Saturday, July 18 9am to Noon, Marine Mills Folk School: 550 Pine Street (former Marine Elementary Building) Marine on St Croix, MN 55047. $60, plus $10 material fee. Registration will be available online soon at the Folk School website. info@marinemillsfolkschool.org
  • Saturday, September 19 9am to Noon, Marine Mills Folk School: 550 Pine Street (former Marine Elementary Building) Marine on St Croix, MN 55047. $60, plus $10 material fee. Registration will be available online soon at the Folk School website. info@marinemillsfolkschool.org

Wild Food rambles

These classes will be foraging hikes where we will be outside looking at, identifying, tasting and in some cases actually harvesting wild foods. Dress for the weather (rain or shine) and bring whatever you need to be comfortable: water, bug spray, boots, rain gear, etc.

  • Sunday, June 7, 10-11am at Wisconsin Interstate State Park. We’ll meet at the Ice Age Visitor Center. Free with Park Admission.
  • Saturday, July 4, 10-11am at Wisconsin Interstate State park. We’ll meet at the Ice Age Visitor Center. Free with Park Admission.
  • Saturday, August 15, 9am to Noon at my home near Centuria, WI. Directions will be given upon registrations. $60 plus $10 material fee. I am partnering with Marine Mills Folk School for this class, and Registration will be available online soon at the Marine Mills Folk School website. info@marinemillsfolkschool.org
  • Saturday, September 5, 10-11am at Wisconsin Interstate State park. We’ll meet at the Ice Age Visitor Center. Free with Park Admission.

Presentations

These are informational talks about foraging and related topics.

  • Tuesday, April 7 6:30-7:30, 3 Arrows Coffee Company: 510 S. Vincent Street, St Croix Falls, WI 54024. Powerpoint Presentation “Mushroom Wierdos”. It’s FREE! “Mushroom Weirdo” could very well be a term for those of us who obsess about hiking all over creation to pick strange-looking stuff off the forest floor and eat it. (You know who you are…..). But I think of “Mushroom Weirdos” as being the fungi that don’t look like the classic cap-and-stem mushrooms. They are my favorite kind to hunt and eat, because they tend to be so distinctive looking, and have few, if any, poisonous look-alikes.  We will tour several many of these mushrooms via PowerPoint Presentation, and you will learn when and where to look for these delicious, nutritious, strange-looking fungi.
  • Tuesday, April 21 6:30-7:30pm, 3 Arrows Coffee Company: 510 S. Vincent Street, St Croix Falls, WI 54024. Powerpoint Presentation “Eat Those Weeds”. It’s FREE! Many of the common ‘weeds’ we pull out of our garden are not only edible, but far more nutritious than the foods we are planting there!  It is possible to gather several pounds of food from your garden before you even plant any vegetables.  Learn what ‘weeds’ you might want to change your mind about, quit cursing, and start enjoying in your kitchen!