Level 1 Foraging: July 23, 2022, Pole Green Park, Mechanicsville, VA



Come learn over 30 wild edible plants available in Virginia from experienced forager, Lauren Bishop.
Lauren Bishop grew up camping and hiking throughout Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.  She is a Virginia Master Naturalist, Riverine Chapter, as well as an herbal apprentice. Her herbal studies include The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, The Herbal Academy, and herbal workshops with Chestnut School of Herbs, Living Earth School, and Henricus. Lauren worked as an art studio teacher for over a decade in Baltimore and Richmond before pursuing herbal medicine. She holds a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and a MAAEd from Boston University. Her hobbies include hiking, gardening, open water, and re-naturalizing her property with native plants authentic to the indigenous people and space.
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: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23, 2022 
Kids 13 and up welcome to register with an adult attendee.
Lauren Bishop

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



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