Winter Tree Identification2017-04-19 09.43.56

Whether you want to stake out your future mushroom hunting patches or cut firewood in the winter, knowing how to identify trees in the winter is a very practical skill. Come learn from local professional Arborist Jon Bratt as he teaches us how to look at branches, bark and buds. We will also be able to see some Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus ) currently growing on the property, and we’ll identify some other chaga look-alikes to be able to tell them apart. Dress in layers, be ready for the weather!
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: The Worrell home, south and east of Centuria. Directions will be given upon registration.
Cost: $20
To Register: Email

Introduction to Fermenting

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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.
Location: Lily Springs Farm, 1930 60th Ave, Osceola, Wisconsin
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost: $20
To register:  You *must* email, so that I will be sure to have enough materials for you.  🙂
Location: Simple Living, on Main Street in Osceola, WI.
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cost: $15 to Simple Living, $2 material fee to Tanna at classtime.
To register:  You *must* email, so that I will be sure to have enough materials for you.  🙂

Wild Food and Folk Medicine Through the Seasons

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.
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:  Call Christa Ross: 715-825-2101, ext 1560, or email:


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 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.

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: or call Jennifer Swenson:  715-349-7070
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 Dates:
Tuesdays, June 5, August 7, October 16, 2018.  6:30 – 8:30pm.
Cost: $19 per class, or $49 for all three, plus a small material fee.
To Register: call Sara at 715-243-7421, or email
Frederic Community Education Dates:
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
Osceola Community Education Dates:
Wednesdays, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug 22, Sept 26, 5:30 – 7:30pm.
Saturday October 13, 10:00am to Noon.
Cost: $20 per class, plus a small material fee.
To Register: Call Dani Pratt at 715-294-4601, or email

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:

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