Foraging is searching for wild food resources. Foraging for wild food is a great way to experience the natural world and connect with something ancient and primal within ourselves. And in many ways, it can be a healthier alternative to the assembly line foods we find at the grocery store. Not only is wild food much richer in essential vitamins and minerals, but foraging also provides much needed exercise. It's a combination of hiking and gardening and connects us with the natural world around us.
The weekend long workshop will intertwine the vast and extensive knowledge of Katrina Blair’s life work which has been dedicated to seeking and spreading information about the 13 most commonly found “weeds” that exist on the planet. This in depth, interactive workshop will teach how to identify both wild edible and medicinal plants and how to prepare them for consumption and medicine. This holistic approach is about healing ourselves both in body and spirit in an age where technology, commodity agriculture and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. Gaining a greater sense of connection and interconnection, a more balanced life, and in tune with nature and sensitive to our environment and its resources.
The workshop will incorporate the following topics through interactive demonstrations and talks…
Core Concepts: Wild Green Juice – A Life Tradition
Sustaining throughout the year
Re-Wilding Ourselves in mind, body and spirit
Harvesting in Gratitude and Awareness
The Wild Wisdom of Weeds
Integration Themes throughout the Workshop: Wild edible foods as part of the daily grocery list
Saving $100/month and gaining 1000 fold in optimal health
Connecting with our Sense of Place
Medicinal Applications of Wild Plants
Storing, Drying, Preserving and Culturing Wild Foods
Trusting Intuition and developing this skill
Additional Focus Topics: - Building Solar Dehydrators
- Sprouting and Growing Microgreens
A little about Katrina Blair
Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer with the intention of eating primarily wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College. In 1997 she completed a MA at John F Kennedy University in Orinda, CA in Holistic Health Education. She founded Turtle Lake Refuge in 1998, a non-profit, whose mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands. She teaches sustainable living practices and wild edible and medicinal plant classes regionally and internationally. In 2009, She published a book titled “Local Wild Life- Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep”, a book that focuses on the uses and recipes of the local wild abundance and has an upcoming book coming out this fall called "The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Plants for Human Survival" published by Chelsea Green Publishing.
A Little about Adam Klaus
Adam Klaus founded a Biodynmaic Farm, Bella Farms, in Western Colorado back in 2005. He is the author of "Dairy Farming: The Beautiful Way" -a 200 page how-to book on establishing and operating a grass-fed raw milk dairy. He is also the owner of Athena's Hand Harvested Herbs, a medicinal herb company dedicated to enhancing body care through traditional botanical medicine.
Cost $225 Includes:
-Workshop with “take home” knowledge of foraging and food preparation with recipes
-Take home tinctures/salves
-5 amazing meals
Costs do not include lodging which will be offered to participants at a 20% discount. Camping is also available.