Classes

Wild Food and Folk Medicine Through the Seasons

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This series of Foraging classes will bring us through most of the growing season for many of the plants we will be learning about. This will help you feel more confident in your identification skills, as plants can look very different as they grow from seedling to maturity.

Watch how these delicious, nutritious and medicinal plants change through the seasons, and learn how their food and medicine change, too.
Most classes will be held at my home near Centuria, Wisconsin, and for some classes we will ‘road-trip’ to nearby locations.
This is a hands-on class – each session will include time outside identifying and harvesting wild edible and medicinal plants, then we will head inside and prepare food and/or folk medicine.
All classes will be held Rain or Shine, except during severe weather. Dress for the conditions and bring drinking water, bug spray, and a basket for harvesting.

Register before April 1, 2019 and receive a free copy of my Friendly Forager Note Cards!

Classes are on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30pm, except for the very last class in October: 

April 30 
May 14, 28
June 11, 25
July 9, 23 
August 13, 27
September 10, 24

Saturday October 5, 10am to 12pm

To Register email Instructor, Tanna Worrell: tanna@TheFriendlyForager.com   To pay with a credit card through PayPal, you can use this link.  I will email you to confirm payment and class details. 

Cost:
1 Class=$22
3 classes=$59
6 classes=$106
9 classes=$148
12 classes=$185

Wild Food and Folk Medicine Rambles

These Rambles will be held in several many locations in this region.  Scroll down to find a place near you.  Discover a delightful variety of foods and folk medicine that can be gathered from the wild, and in your own backyard.  We’ll talk about safe harvesting practices, and some sessions will include hands on cooking or folk medicine preparation.  We will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc

Saturday, April 27: Outdoor Skills Expo at Wisconsin Interstate Park

This is a fun afternoon event for the whole family, and it’s free with a park sticker. From Noon to 4pm, you can explore things like How to Plan a River Trip, Art and Nature, Campfire Building and much more! I will be leading a Wild Food Identification Hike at 2pm. Here is a link with more details.

Saturday, May 4: Marine Mills Folk School, 1:00pm-5:00pm

There will be 5 dates in this series, you can come to a single class or all five. Saturdays, May 4 (1-5pm), June 15 (9am-1pm), July 13 (9am-1pm), August 17 (9am-1pm) and September 28 (1pm-5pm). 

Each session will include hands on cooking or folk medicine preparation. This class will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. We will meet at school, and then go to nearby foraging location.
To Register, click here and scroll toward the bottom of the page.
For more details:  info@marinemillsfolkschool.org
Course Fee: $80 for one class, $150 for two, $220 for three, $290 for 4, or $360 for all five sessions.

Children 12 and under may attend for free, with a participating adult.

Material Fee: $5 each class

Friday, May 17: Webster High School, 5:30-7:30pm

There will be 3 dates in this series, you can take just one, two, or all three. Fridays, May 17, July 19 and Sept 13, 2019
Each session will include hands on cooking or folk medicine preparation. This class will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. We will meet at school, and then go to nearby foraging location.
To Register, contact Jennifer Swenson
(715) 349-7070 | comed@siren.k12.wi.us
Course Fee: $25 for one session, or $55 for all three sessions

Saturday, May 25: 10am to 12pm, Near Centuria, WI

What happens when The Friendly Forager meets Friendly Fungi? Spontaneous Foraging for Friendly Fungi, that’s what! Come join us for a Morel Mushroom Adventure lead by Patrick Miller (Friendly Fungi) at Tanna Worrell’s (The Friendly Forager) house near Centuria on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 10am til Noon. Patrick will teach us everything about When, Where and How to look for Morels (did you know that when looking for Morels, it’s just as important to look UP?!). He will also talk about the difference between True and False Morels, and which False Morels are safe to eat.
Morels have been found on this property in the past, and we are very hopeful for a bountiful harvest. If we get super lucky, every participant will get to taste test Morels during class and leave with mushrooms to cook at home. If we get skunked you will at least be able to take home solid, usable knowledge to boost your confidence in finding them on your own.
Cost is $25 per person, children under 12 can come free when accompanied by an adult.
To register, contact Tanna Worrell via email, phone or text: tanna@TheFriendlyForager.com 715-491-6422. I’ll give you an address to mail a check to, or you can pay with a credit card via PayPal. Once I receive your payment, your registration will be complete. We are limiting the number of participants, so if you are interested, you’ll want to register soon. Cancellations before May 19 can be refunded.
We’ll be holding this foray rain or shine, (except for severe weather), so bring whatever you’ll need to be comfortable. We’ll be walking in the woods for an hour or more, so wear good walking shoes and bring mosquito spray, a bottle of water, sunscreen, rain gear, a basket for gathering, etc.

Saturday, May 25: Interstate Park, 1-2pm

This class is free and no pre-registration is required.  Bring the family! Though we won’t be harvesting wild foods from the park, we’ll talk about safe harvesting practices and how you can pick and prepare wild foods at home.  Meet at the Ice Age Center.

Saturday, June 15: Marine Mills Folk School, 1-5pm

There will be 5 dates in this series, you can come to a single class or all five. Saturdays, May 4 (1-5pm), June 15 (9am-1pm), July 13 (9am-1pm), August 17 (9am-1pm) and September 28 (1pm-5pm). 

Each session will include hands on cooking or folk medicine preparation. This class will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. We will meet at school, and then go to nearby foraging location.
To Register, click here and scroll toward the bottom of the page.
For more details:  info@marinemillsfolkschool.org
Course Fee: $80 for one class, $150 for two, $220 for three, $290 for 4, or $360 for all five sessions.

Children 12 and under may attend for free, with a participating adult.

Material Fee: $5 each class

Tuesday, June 18: Jewelltown Roastery, Star Prairie, WI 5-7p

There will be 5 dates in this series, you can come to a single class or all five. Tuesdays, 5-7pm: June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15

This class will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.

We’ll meet at the Jewelltown Roastery in the heart of Star Prairie, next to the Apple River.  We’ll talk about safe and sustainable harvesting practices, then we’ll walk out to our foraging location.  We’ll identify lots of wild edible and medicinal plants, harvesting some of them to take back to the Roastery to prepare delicious food for our group. 

Cost is $25 per person for a single class or $110 for all 5 classes. Children 12 and under can come free when accompanied by an adult.

To register:

1)  Contact Tanna Worrell via email, phone or text to receive an address to mail a check. tanna@TheFriendlyForager.com 715-491-6422

2)  Go to Jewelltown Roastery to sign up and pay with cash or check.

3)  Use PayPal to use a credit card or bank debit: PayPal.me/TheFriendlyForager

Sunday, June 23: River Market Co-op, Stillwater, MN, 2-3:30pm

We will meet at River Market classroom (located at 218 North Main Street, on the second floor above Images of the Past and Present, directly across Main St. from River Market) to cover some basic principles of foraging before we head out to the Fairy Falls trail and identify the edible and medicinal plants we find there. Though we will not be harvesting, we will talk about safe harvesting practices and how you can pick and prepare wild foods at home. We will meet rain or shine – unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning. Bring a bottle of water, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.

Cost: $20/$15 for co-op owner

Please pre-register in-store at River Market, phone (651) 439-0366 or email Ola Schmelig at education@rivermarket.coop. Sign up early to reserve a seat and help ensure the class is held.
Payment due at registration. We accept all major credit cards.

Thursday, June 27: St Croix Valley Folk School, 6pm to 8pm

There will be 4 dates in this series, you can come to a single class or all four. Thursdays, 6-8pm: June 27, July 25, Aug 29, Sept 26

We’ll meet at the Folk School in the heart of St Croix Falls, not far from the St Croix River (110 N. Washington St., St Croix Falls, Wi 54024).  We’ll talk about safe and sustainable harvesting practices, then we’ll walk out to our foraging location.  We’ll identify lots of wild edible and medicinal plants, harvesting some of them to take back to the Folk School to prepare delicious food for our group.  

This class will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.

Cost is $30 per person for a single class or $100 for all 4 classes. Children 12 and under can come free when accompanied by an adult.

To register:

  1. Contact Tanna Worrell via email, phone or text to receive an address to mail a check. tanna@TheFriendlyForager.com 715-491-6422
  2. Enroll online: https://www.stcroixvalleyfolkschool.org/book-online

Friday, July 5: Wisconsin Interstate Park, 10-11am

This class is free and no pre-registration is required.  Bring the family! Though we won’t be harvesting wild foods from the park, we’ll talk about safe harvesting practices and how you can pick and prepare wild foods at home.  Meet at the Ice Age Center.

Saturday, July 13: Marine Mills Folk School, 1-5pm (Postponed to August 17)

There will be 5 dates in this series, you can come to a single class or all five. Saturdays, May 4 (1-5pm), June 15 (9am-1pm), July 13 (9am-1pm), August 17 (9am-1pm) and September 28 (1pm-5pm). 

Each session will include hands on cooking or folk medicine preparation. This class will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. We will meet at school, and then go to nearby foraging location.
To Register, click here and scroll toward the bottom of the page.
For more details:  info@marinemillsfolkschool.org
Course Fee: $80 for one class, $150 for two, $220 for three, $290 for 4, or $360 for all five sessions.

Children 12 and under may attend for free, with a participating adult.

Material Fee: $5 each class

Tuesday, July 16: Jewelltown Roastery, Star Prairie, WI 5-7p (postponed to Aug 20)

There will be 5 dates in this series, you can come to a single class or all five. See description on June class. Tuesdays, 5-7pm: June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15

Friday, July 19: Webster High School, 5:30-7:30pm (postponed to Sept 13)

There will be 3 dates in this series, you can take just one, two, or all three. Fridays, May 17, July 19 and Sept 13, 2019
Each session will include hands on cooking or folk medicine preparation. This class will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. We will meet at school, and then go to nearby foraging location.
To Register, contact Jennifer Swenson
(715) 349-7070 | comed@siren.k12.wi.us
Course Fee: $25 for one session, or $55 for all three sessions

Thursday, July 25: St Croix Valley Folk School, 6pm to 8pm

There will be 4 dates in this series, you can come to a single class or all four. Thursdays, 6-8pm: June 27, July 25, Aug 29, Sept 26

We’ll meet at the Folk School in the heart of St Croix Falls, not far from the St Croix River (110 N. Washington St., St Croix Falls, Wi 54024).  We’ll talk about safe and sustainable harvesting practices, then we’ll walk out to our foraging location.  We’ll identify lots of wild edible and medicinal plants, harvesting some of them to take back to the Folk School to prepare delicious food for our group.  

This class will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.

Cost is $30 per person for a single class or $100 for all 4 classes. Children 12 and under can come free when accompanied by an adult.

  1. Contact Tanna Worrell via email, phone or text to receive an address to mail a check. tanna@TheFriendlyForager.com 715-491-6422
  2. Enroll online: https://www.stcroixvalleyfolkschool.org/book-online

Saturday, August 17: Marine Mills Folk School, 1-5pm

There will be 5 dates in this series, you can come to a single class or all five. Saturdays, May 4 (1-5pm), June 15 (9am-1pm), July 13 (9am-1pm), August 17 (9am-1pm) and September 28 (1pm-5pm). 

This is a combination class with Tanna Worrell, the Friendly Forager, and Heather Mashuga, master herbalist.   Participants will learn about how to ethically forage and how to identify plants for both eating and for medicinal and health benefits.  At the end of class, the group will prepare a dish to eat and make a folk medicine salve, tincture or infused oil to take home.

Students should be prepared to walk an hour in the woods, or about 1 mile.  Students will leave the class with a handout highlighting the season’s edible and medicinal plants and/or recipes.  Students will have the opportunity to purchase a set of forager information cards with details and pictures about plants commonly found in the St. Croix Valley.

Note: Children 12 and under may attend for free, with a participating adult– one adult per child.

This class will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. We will meet at school, and then go to nearby foraging location.
To Register, click here and scroll toward the bottom of the page.
For more details:  info@marinemillsfolkschool.org
Course Fee: $80 for one class, $150 for two, $220 for three, $290 for 4, or $360 for all five sessions.

Children 12 and under may attend for free, with a participating adult. One child per adult.

Material Fee: $7 for this class

Tuesday, August 20: Jewelltown Roastery, Star Prairie, WI 5-7p

There will be 5 dates in this series, you can come to a single class or all five. See June class for description. Tuesdays, 5-7pm: June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15

Saturday, August 31: Wisconsin Interstate Park, 1-2pm

This class is free and no pre-registration is required.  Bring the family! Though we won’t be harvesting wild foods from the park, we’ll talk about safe harvesting practices and how you can pick and prepare wild foods at home.  Meet at the Ice Age Center.

Friday, September 13: Webster High School, 5:30-7:30pm

There will be 3 dates in this series, you can take just one, two, or all three. Fridays, May 17, July 19 and Sept 13, 2019
Each session will include hands on cooking or folk medicine preparation. This class will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. We will meet at school, and then go to nearby foraging location.
To Register, contact Jennifer Swenson
(715) 349-7070 | comed@siren.k12.wi.us
Course Fee: $25 for one session, or $55 for all three sessions

Tuesday, September 17: Jewelltown Roastery, Star Prairie, WI 5-7p

There will be 5 dates in this series, you can come to a single class or all five. See June class for description. Tuesdays, 5-7pm: June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15

Thursday, September 19: “Mushroom Weirdos” at Rivermarket Co-op in Stillwater, MN 5:30pm to 7pm

“Mushroom Weirdos” 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. It is also 
about fungi that come in all sorts of colors and shapes which makes 
them look like they come straight form a fairy tale. In this 
PowerPoint presentation you will learn when and where to look for 
these delicious, nutritious, strange-looking fungi and how to 
prepare them.

COST:$15/$10 FOR CO-OP OWNERS

We will meet at River Market classroom (located at 218 North Main Street, on the second floor above Images of the Past and Present, directly across Main St. from River Market)

Please pre-register in-store at River Market, phone (651) 439-0366 or email Ola Schmelig at education@rivermarket.coop. Sign up early to reserve a seat and help ensure the class is held.
Payment due at registration. We accept all major credit cards.

Saturday, September 28: Marine Mills Folk School, 9am to 1pm

There will be 5 dates in this series, you can come to a single class or all five. Saturdays, May 4 (1-5pm), June 15 (9am-1pm), July 13 (9am-1pm), August 17 (9am-1pm) and September 28 (1pm-5pm). 

Each session will include hands on cooking or folk medicine preparation. This class will meet rain or shine (unless there are considerable winds and/or lightning.) Bring a bottle of water, a basket for gathering, and dress for the weather – hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. We will meet at school, and then go to nearby foraging location.
To Register, click here and scroll toward the bottom of the page.
For more details:  info@marinemillsfolkschool.org
Course Fee: $80 for one class, $150 for two, $220 for three, $290 for 4, or $360 for all five sessions.

Children 12 and under may attend for free, with a participating adult.

Material Fee: $5 each class

Tuesday, October 15: Jewelltown Roastery, Star Prairie, WI 5-7p

There will be 5 dates in this series, you can come to a single class or all five. See June class for description. Tuesdays, 5-7pm: June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15

St. Croix Valley Folk School: More info coming soon!