Foraging Wild Roots for Coffee and More

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Foraging is the act of finding and gathering wild foods. For the majority of our existence on this planet, human beings lived as hunter-gatherers. By engaging in this age-old practice, we can provide ourselves with healthy and FREE food and medicine, become more self-reliant, and connect on a much deeper level to the landscape in which we live. Join us each month as we see what the edges of the farm have to offer.    

Roots! Now is the time to begin digging roots - as the plants begin to drawn their energies into the ground to store them for winter, we can begin to take advantage of this and dig them up to be used as tasty root vegetables, process and dry them for coffee, tea, and medicine. We'll identify and discuss specifc root species and their benefits. We'll demonstrate the process for taking them from root to coffee, and sample a warm drink before we finish. Beginners and experienced foragers are welcome. Be prepared to walk, often at times on muddy or uneven surfaces. Dress for the weather and season! We meet at the pole barn. 

A note on Covid-19 procedures:

As York County has moved into the Green Phase, we are returning to in-person classes with some modifications to keep them as safe as possible. Classes will be held outside and are limited to 10 participants per class. If more than one class occurs on the same day, start times will be staggered to reduce the number of individuals arriving at the same time. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available. We will adjust as needed as time passes and things change. Participant expectations are as follows:

  • Participants are required to bring a mask and wear when proper physical distancing cannot be maintained.

  • Physicall distancing of 6 feet must be maintained except in case of family members.

  • Do not attend if sick or recovering. 



Class is led by Horn Farm Education Director, Jonathan Darby. 

October 10th, 2020 from  2:00 PM to  4:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Foraging Class Fee $20.00