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Outdoor Adventures

Programs for all ages

There are a number of opportunities to explore backyards, swamps, marshes, and forests and become familiar with the plants and animals that live there. Programs promote getting outdoors and connecting with nature while developing skills for being outdoors.

Foraging – identify, gather and prepare wild plants to use for food and medicine.

Green Farmacy – Learn to make lotions, potions, oils, and salves for health and wellness.

Wilderness Survival Skills – develop basic survival skills for being outdoors, including food, water, shelter, firemaking, tracking, and more;

Wetland Wildlife – explore ocean and bay waters to discover the plants and animals that live there.

Customized tours can be scheduled to accommodate groups or individuals. Rates vary depending on group size and needs.

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Medicine Making: Herbal Oils, Salves, & Lotions

 Saturday, May 12, 2018  •  1-5:00 p.m.

A hands-on workshop learning how to infuse herbs in oil and using the oil as a base for making salves and lotions. We will make a green salve to use on the skin and an insect repellent for protection. You will have the opportunity to create your own salve or lotion to take home with you.

Cost: $50/person and includes all materials for medicine making. Space is limited to 10 people.

Registration: To register, send payment with name, address, and phone number to Eco Images, P.O. Box 61413, Virginia Beach, VA, 23466 or call (757) 421-3929 to pay by credit card.

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Herbal Class for kids

Sunday, May 20, 2018

1-3:00 p.m.

A day for kids to play outdoors, go on a plant scavenger hunt, and discover which herbs are safe to eat and which to leave for the animals. There will a hands-on experience in preparing a wild dish that can be tasted.

Suggested Donation: $10/child; $15 for a family of 2; $20 for a family of 3 or more.

Registration: To register, send name, address, and phone number to wildfood@cox.net. Directions will be sent upon registration. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card upon arrival.

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Wilderness Survival Weekend

False Cape State Park  •  June 22-24, 2018

Immerse yourself in a weekend developing survival skills while hiking and exploring the dunes, maritime forests, and marshes on this coastal barrier spit. Follow the tracks and trails of native wildlife and find out who lives here and what they eat. Identify coastal plants and learn how they can be used for survival. Participate in wild food preparation, medicine making and more.

The cost is $225 per person and includes:

Lodging at the Wash Woods Environmental Education Center, bus transportation into the park, the opportunity to participate in guided outdoor activities, equipment and materials for all activities,  gourmet meals and snacks to keep you nourished for a weekend of fun and adventure.

Registration: Payment is due upon registration and can be done by credit card by calling 757-421-3929 or by sending a check for $225 to P.O. Box 61413, Virginia Beach, VA 23466.

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Herbal Conference

Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

June 1-4, 2018 at Blue Ridge Assembly

The annual symposium takes place at the Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, just east of Asheville, NC. The theme of the symposium is integrating botanical medicine with latest medical research. There will be more than 30 clinical lectures, plus medicine making classes, herb walks, and panel discussions.

For more information, call (541) 482-3016 or visit https://www.botanicalmedicine.org/medicines-earth-herb-symposium-2018/