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Outdoor Adventures

– Programs for all ages

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.

Wild Food Foraging – identify, gather, and prepare wild edibles to supplement and enhance your diet;

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

Edible & Medicinal Plants – identify, gather and prepare wild plants to use for food and medicine.

Customized tours can be scheduled to accommodate groups or individuals. Rates vary depending on group size and needs. For information, contact Vickie Shufer at wildfood@cox.net.


 Medicines from Earth Symposium

June 2-5, 2017

at beautiful Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC

A variety of clinical topics, herb walks, medicine making classes and panel discussions for all levels of herbal knowledge. CE credits for health professionals including nurses, acupuncturists and naturopathic physicians. Early birds: $349 by April 12; $399 by June 1; $420 at the door.

Information: www.botanicalmedicine.org or call 541-482-3016


Coastal Adventures

at False Cape State Park

Exploring the Wilderness of Virginia Beach

June 23-25 • July 14-16 • August 11-13 • September 8-10

Join Herbalist and Wild Food Foraging expert Vickie Shufer and Evan Rhodes, Back Bay Fishing and Waterfowl expert, for a fun-filled weekend of exploring and experiencing this coastal environment.

Immerse yourself in a weekend exploring undeveloped beaches, maritime forests, swamps and marshes on this coastal barrier spit. There will be hikes from the bay to the ocean, identifying plants, exploring the fishes and wildlife of Back Bay, wild food preparation, medicine making and more.

Weekend Fee: $275/Adults; $125/children under 12

Click here for map and schedule and registration information. Registration fee includes lodging, 5 gourmet meals, foraging and fishing programs, program materials, bus transportation to and from the park and more.

For more information, contact Vickie Shufer at wildfood@cox.net or Evan Rhodes at n2dux@yahoo.com.