FOOD AND MEDICINE IN THE FIELD AND FOREST
The focus of 2017 programming will be on the 8 month Wild Food/Wild Medicine 8 month certificate program. For more information click here.
Join us for these fun sessions that will explore two very rich seasons in the plant world: Spring and Fall!
-Megan Kerkoff, Fall 2014 Wild Plant Series Participant
FALL FOCUS ON MUSHROOMS
October 2,3 and 4, 2015 (Friday evening 6pm-Sunday 4pm) The theme for this session will be foraging for edible mushrooms. Guest instructors for this session will be Sarah and Nick Jordan. You can see their biographies below
ABOUT THE GUEST INSTRUCTORS
Spring session guest instructor: Samuel Thayer grew up gathering and eating wild food in central and southern Wisconsin. He began teaching edible wild plant workshops in 1995, won the Hazel Wood Wild Food Cooking Contest held yearly at Cairo, West Virginia, in 2000, and was inducted into the National Wild Food Hall of Fame in 2002. Sam has written two award-winning books on edible wild plants, Nature’s Garden and The Forager’s Harvest. Sam‘s focus is on foraging as part of a healthy lifestyle in communion with Nature–foraging for fun, thrift, health, and spiritual fulfillment. He lives in northwestern Wisconsin with his wife, Melissa, and two children. Besides writing and teaching about plants, Sam owns an organic orchard raising apples and native berries, produces maple syrup, and harvests wild rice.
Fall session guest instructors: Sarah Foltz Jordan is a conservation biologist at the Xerces Society where she works to protect pollinators, snails, and other small (but hugely important) creatures. Nick Jordan believes that fungi are our allies and that their role on this planet is powerful and often underestimated. He splits his time between organic farming (including mushrooms) and software engineering. Both Nick and Sarah enjoy finding and eating all kinds of wild edibles, but are especially fond of fungi. Together, have been teaching mushroom ID workshops for almost a decade, and love this role of helping people expand their interest and knowledge of wild food. For more information, please visit Nick & Sarah’s wild edible mushroom website, www.mycomagnet.com