minors must be accompanied by an adult
Linne Doran: Duvall, WA
9-5pm both days; No food provided
April 10th – 11th, 2021
Join us for a weekend of wild edible plant exploration that will begin a lifelong relationship between you and wild plants. During this weekend workshop we will introduce you to the basics of edible plants.
You will learn:
- How to confidently identify plants
- Ethical and safe harvesting techniques
- How to avoid poisonous plants
- Creating a Wild Meal
- How to process and store edible plants
- And more!
We will practice deep connection to the forest and individual plants – with the purpose of sending you on a connection journey that will last a lifetime. Our approach is both intellectual and intuitive. This will help you create a multifaceted relationship with native and local plants to support your specific health needs on many levels.
Class takes place on our 40-acre property outside of Duvall, WA. It will go from 9-4pm Saturday and Sunday. No food provided. Participants will need to bring a lunch, snacks, and water for each day.
Please note that all classes at Wilderness Awareness School will require staff and participants to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and have a health check at the start of each day. With all of this, we’re still confident that these workshops will remain potent experiences that deliver new skills, enrich perspectives, and deepen a connection to the natural world around us.
Over many years of hiking, or even walking in my neighborhood, I’ve wondered which of the wild plants I came across were edible and which weren’t. After taking this class, I can confidently identify a number of plants to nibble on safely, and I have the resources to identify more. I can’t wait to get outside and see what I can find! – Kelli Estes: parent, author, nature lover
This course was a super fun introduction to eating wild plants – packed full of information and lots of guidance on next steps to take! – Amanda, program participant
Meet Your Instructors
Lindsay loves plants of the Pacific Northwest. She brings over 15 years of experience with native plants, organic gardening, ethnobotany, permaculture, arboriculture, plant science and more. She carries a deep respect and love for the natural world. Her primary passion is connecting humans to wilderness through the use of primitive skills as a vehicle to inner awareness and enlightenment.
This inspired Lindsay to complete a degree at WWU in Ethnobotany Stewardship Education. Other passions include leading wilderness survival, writing and playing music, wilderness medicine, rites of passage and initiation work. She also has a background in landscaping, horse packing, and whitewater rafting. Lindsay has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and is an LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) with a specialization in grief, trauma and anxiety/panic disorders. She combines her experience as a wilderness guide with transformational practices to support self realization and growth. Lindsay is a former Anake Outdoor School instructor.
Rachael is a community herbalist, gardener, educator, and land steward. She is passionate about the traditional ways in which people have connected with plants. She incorporates ancestral skills and ancient technology into her plant-based practice. She has a degree in Ecology and Evolution Biology with an emphasis in Plant Ecology. Prior to living in the PNW she studied ethnobotany, horticulture and ecology in Ghana, Puerto Rico, Colombia and various places throughout the U.S. Rachael has accumulated her botanical experiences abroad into a niche practice of teaching people how to connect with place and their well-being through gardening, harvesting and producing food and medicine.
She is a Professional Herbalist at the East West School of Planetary Herbology and in route to becoming a Registered Herbalist through the American Herbalist Guild. Her path as a healer is weaving together the sacred and profane, hands on Earth connection, seasonal awareness, beauty, and the art of simple living. She lives and stewards the Highlands Homestead in Duvall, WA.