Foraging & Herbs

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.

Forager’s Training Program:

This 8-week session will provide foundational knowledge for those interested in beginning (or deepening) their path towards building a relationship with the land, incorporating wild plants into their everyday life, and gaining the knowledge to confidently share with others.

Forager’s Training Program – Thursday Evenings -May 2 through June 20, 2024

Foraging Class Offerings:

Our monthly foraging walks are held at the Horn Farm Center on Sundays each month from 10am – 12pm.

Mid-Winter Foraging Walk – January 28, 2024

Late Winter Foraging Walk – March 10, 2024

Shoots & Leaves: Early Spring Foraging Walk – April 7, 2024

Greens Galore: Mid-Spring Foraging Walk – May 5, 2024

Berries & Blooms: Late Spring Foraging Walk – June 2, 2024

Bountiful Berries: Early Summer Foraging Walk – July 7, 2024

Wild Abundance: Mid-Summer Foraging Walk – August 4, 2024

Wild Abundance: Late Summer Foraging Walk – September 1, 2024

Teas & Trees: Early Fall Foraging Walk – October 6, 2024

Foraging – Special Topics:

Artisanal Herbal Tinctures at Home – January 27th, 2024

Foraging Focus – Stinging Nettles – April 9th, 2024

Women’s Intro to Foraging – May 21st, 2024

Historic Wild Foods of the Lower Susquehanna (part of Riverfest Weekend) – June 30th, 2024

Making Natural Cordage – July 14th, 2024

Foraging First Aid – July 14th, 2024

Elderberry: From Harvest to Syrup – July 20th, 2024

Foraging for Roots – October 5th, 2024

Fall Foraging Foundations: Weekend Intensive – November 9th & 10th, 2024

Special Topic: Fungi & Mycology

Unearth the fascinating world of fungi! Over three three-hour classes, we’ll explore basic mycology, culinary and medicinal uses of fungi, and mushroom cultivation. Classes will include hands-on learning and forays at the Horn Farm Center.

Fungal Foundations: Spring Mycology Series – Saturdays in June beginning June 8