Foraging for Roots

Foraging is the act of finding and gathering wild foods. By engaging in this age-old practice, we can provide ourselves with healthy and abundant food and medicine, become more self-reliant, and connect on a much deeper level to the landscape in which we live.

As the autumn season winds down, it is the perfect time to begin foraging and digging roots. As the plants begin to draw 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 or process and dry them for coffee, tea, and medicine. 

We'll take an in depth look at some specific roots that we love to harvest this time of year and discuss ecology, history, recipes, and how to harvest and process. 

We'll walk through the process of making dandelion root coffee from start to finish and enjoy a sample to end the class. Participants will get hands-on experience digging and cleaning roots, learning what to look for and what to avoid, and demystify the process of turning roots into food and drink. 

Come dressed for the weather and prepared to leave dirtier than you arrived.

Beginners and experienced foragers are welcome. 

About the Instructor: Jonathan Darby

Jonathan is the owner/operator of the Wallicks Farm Project, Riverbend Foraging, and co-owner of Riverbend Comics. Jonathan is a farmer, wild foods enthusiast, and educator. He is a certified permaculture designer and teacher and serves on the Board of Directors for the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education.

Program Notes:

This class will take place outdoors. Please check the weather in advance and dress accordingly. Be prepared for walking on uneven terrain and potentially muddy conditions. 

All programs are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather. Participants will receive an email in the days preceding the program for any changes or cancellations. You can review our current Cancellation and Refund Policy here

Parking takes place in the field above the farmhouse. 

The cost for this program is $55/person.


October 5th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to  1:00 PM
4945 Horn Road
York, PA 17406
United States
Mobile: (717) 757-6441
Event Fee(s)
Class Fee $55.00