Level 1 Foraging: Sunday, April 30, 2023, Pole Green Park, Mechanicsville, VA
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Note: This course has been moved to Bryan Park in Richmond, VA.
Learn over 25 wild edible plants available in Virginia from experienced forager, Alison and/or David Meehan.
Alison has her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech and has been an avid naturalist, wilderness survivalist, and tracker for 20 years. She is passionate about all things nature and especially bringing people of all ages and backgrounds closer to their ancestry, themselves, and the natural world.
David has his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Crop and Soil Environmental Science from Virgimia Tech and has completed 2 years of graduate level ecology courses. He is an avid gardener, a hobby naturalist, and a wild edible plant and wild edible mushroom expert. He has 15 years of experience foraging and 30 years of working with plants and gardening. A trained martial artist and hobby war historian, he worked for the U.S. Army for 7 years as a military police officer.
This course is a beginner-friendly course and a required pre-requisite for foraging levels 2, 3, and 4.
Location: Pole Green Park, Mechanicsville, VA
When: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday April 30, 2023
Kids 13 and up welcome to register with an adult attendee.
Please be patient. Within a few days (I’m away from my computer in the woods a lot!), you will receive an e-mail with the course address, gear list, and other instructions!
Reviews “Alison (and staff) were knowledgeable and engaging. She showed us several edible and medicinal plants. She had lots of activities for the students including making a salve, fire starting and making acorn flour. it was a great hands on program.” – Alysia
“What a meaningful and FUN experience—Allison was so knowledgeable and both students and adults learned so much, from how to make homemade salves to foraging for wild plants such as plantain, yarrow, violet, and spice bush. We will be repeat attendees, for sure! Thanks.” – Sarah
“Thank you so much for teaching my son and I about the edible plants! We appreciate your knowledge about which plants are edible and which are poisonous, as well as which ones have look-a-likes. You are enjoyable to be around and easy to learn from!” – Jennifer and Cody
“I recently attended the ‘Wild edible plant course and was blown away by Alison’s and David’s knowledge. It was everything I was hoping for, and then more! I look forward to future courses!” – Tayler
“Thank you for doing this! We really enjoyed it. The kids are searching our yard collecting edibles.” – Sabrina
“I really enjoyed the class yesterday – it was informative and fun! I plan on going to Deep Run and attempting to identify some plants and trees!” – Liz