Classes

Cooking With Wild Foods

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Come learn how to use some very familiar “weeds” to make delicious and super-nutritious dishes for your family. This fun, interactive class will include some plant identification, a group cooking/food prep project, and a satisfying Wild Food dish to enjoy together.

Location: The Natural Alternative Food Co-op, 241 S Main St., Luck, Wisconsin 54853

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: $23
To register:  You *must* email tanna@TheFriendlyForager.com, so that I will be sure to have enough materials for you.  🙂
Simple Living Store, 103 Cascade Street, Osceola, WI
Date: Tuesdays, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 18, 2018
           Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Cost: $15 each class to Simple Living, plus $5 material fee
To register:  You *must* email tanna@TheFriendlyForager.com, so that I will be sure to have enough materials for you.  🙂

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, 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.
5:30-7:30pm
May 8, 22
June 12, 26
July 10, 24
August 14, 28
September 11, 25
October 9
Saturday October 20, 10-1pm
Cost:  $17/ one class, $46/ three classes, $87/ six classes, $123/ nine classes, $164/ twelve classes. Plus a $2 material fee for each class.
To register:  email tanna@TheFriendlyForager.com

 

Wild Food and Folk Medicine Rambles

 

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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

Frederic Community Education:
Thursdays, May 10, July 12, Sept 13, 2018.  5:30 – 7:30pm.
Cost: $18 per class or $48 for all 3, plus a small material fee.
To Register: call Mary Miller at 715-327-4868, ext 1117, or email millerm@frederic.k12.wi.us
Kinnickinnic State Park:
Friday, May 11, 6:00pm-7:30pm.
This class is free, and  no registration is required.  We will meet at the St. Croix Picnic Area.  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.
Willow River State Park:
Saturday, May 12, 2018. 10:00am-11:30am
This class is free, and  no registration is required.  We will meet at the Nature Center.  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.
Siren/Webster Community Education:
Fridays, May 18 (Webster), July 20 (Siren), September 28 (Siren), 2018.  5:30-7:30pm.
Cost: $19 for one class or $49 for all three.  Material fee: $2 per class.
To register online: http://www.CUEClass.com or call Jennifer Swenson:  715-349-7070
Osceola Community Education:
Wednesdays, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug 22, Sept 26, 2018. 5:30 – 7:30pm.
Saturday October 13, 10:00am to Noon.
Cost: $20 per single class,  $50 for 3 classes, $90 for 6 classes
To Register: Call Dani Pratt at 715-294-4601, or email prattd@osceolak12.org
Wednesdays, May 30 and June 20, 2018. 6pm -8pm
Cost $25.
To register: email tanna@TheFriendlyForager.com
Saturday June 2, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00pm.  Cost is $40 – $60, sliding fee scale.
To register, fill out this registration form, and mail your check  to: Savanna Moon, c/o Dr. C. Lane, N3729 McGrath Lane, Pepin, WI 54759
New Richmond Community Education:
Tuesdays, June 5, August 7, 2018.  6:30 – 8:30pm.  October 16, 2018 5pm – 7pm.
Cost: $19 per class, or $49 for all three, plus a small material fee.
To Register: call Sara at 715-243-7421, or email srogers@newrichmond.k12.wi.us
Harvey Stower Seven Lakes Trail, Deronda location:
Saturday, June 9, 9:00am-10:30am
This class is free, and  no registration is required.  We will meet in the parking lot just off of County Rd F on 65th Ave.  Though we won’t be harvesting wild foods from the Trail, we’ll talk about safe harvesting practices and how you can pick and prepare wild foods at home.
Wisconsin Interstate Park, St. Croix Falls:
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1:00pm-2:30pm
This class is free (park sticker needed), and  no registration is required.  We will meet at the Visitor Center.  Though we won’t be harvesting wild foods from the Trail, we’ll talk about safe harvesting practices and how you can pick and prepare wild foods at home.
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm AND 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $19.00 for each session.  Material Fee: $2
Pre-register by sending payment payable and contact information (including email) to Turtle Lake School District. Attention: Jody Ferguson. 205 Oak St N, Turtle Lake, WI 54889
Wisconsin Interstate Park, St. Croix Falls:
Friday, September 14, 2018, 10:00am-11:30am.
This class is free (park sticker needed), and  no registration is required.  We will meet at the Visitor Center.  Though we won’t be harvesting wild foods from the Trail, we’ll talk about safe harvesting practices and how you can pick and prepare wild foods at home.
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am
We will meet at the library, then head out to the Stower Seven Lakes Trail. Though we won’t be harvesting wild foods from the trail, we’ll talk about safe harvesting practices and how you can pick and prepare wild foods at home.
In case of inclement weather, we will be indoors, with some pre-picked wild foods to taste and talk about.
This program is free and space is limited so please contact the Amery Library to register. library@amerylibrary.org
Children 12 and under are welcome when accompanied by an adult
Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:00am to 11:00am
Cost is $30.
Location: 110 North Washington Street, St Croix Falls, WI  54024.  To register: Click here to register online.   Email: info@scvfolk.org   Phone: 715-557-1746.

Introduction to Fermentation

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Making Sauerkraut and various “Pickles” the “Old-Fashioned” way.  Learn the art of Lacto-fermenting vegetables for storage and healthy eating.  It is a really simple and very forgiving process.  There will be samples and you will go home with a jar of your own fermenting vegetables.  Please bring a sharp knife, cutting board, and two pint-sized jars with tight-fitting lids.

Cumberland
Date: Thursday, October 11, , 2018
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: Cumberland High School, 1000 8th Avenue, Cumberland WI  54829
Cost: $25 to Cumberland Community Education
To register: Please contact Susan Bridger at sbrid@csdmail.com or 715-822-5121, ext. 403.

 

 

Nourishing Teas/You Made Tea out of What?!

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Join local Foraging Guide Tanna Worrell and or Herbalist Heather Mashuga for this inspiring and taste-bud delighting class as we explore all kinds of interesting herbs and plants for tea-making.  Not only are these herbal teas delicious, you will learn that they have wonderful health and immune-boosting qualities, too.  You will leave with a new appreciation and enthusiasm for a Nice Cup of Tea.

New Richmond
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: New Richmond Middle School – FCE-Rm 171
Cost: $22 to New Richmond Community Education
To register: Click HERE for online registration, or email Sara Rogers:  srogers@newrichmond.k12.wi.us

Making Kombucha

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You’ve seen Kombucha in the stores, you’ve heard people rave about how good it is for you and how great it tastes. Maybe you’ve tried some, or maybe you’ve been too timid to try this weirdly fermented drink. Come get up close and personal with your own SCOBY (we’ll talk about what that means in class), and start brewing your own tasty, delicious, nutritious beverage!
Frederic High School
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:30-7:00pm
Fee: $18, plus $3 material fee.

Want to know more?
Call The Friendly Forager
Tanna Worrell   St. Croix Falls, WI    (715) 491-6422
tanna@TheFriendlyForager.com