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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.

Wild Herb 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 orindividuals. Rates vary depending on group size and needs.


You are invited …

Summer Teas,

Tinctures, Cordials, & Elixirs

down on the farm

Sunday, June 25, 2017: 1-3:00 p.m.

Stroll through the gardens and fields in search of herbs and berries that can be made into cooling and refreshing drinks. Taste samples of wild herbal teas and learn the basics of making tinctures, cordials, and elixirs.

Suggested Donation: $15/person

For more information and to register:  wildfood@cox.net


Summer Sweets Tasting Tour

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Sunday, July 9, 2017 – 1-3:00 p.m.

Summer is the berry season. Join us on a walk around the lake to look for blackberries, cherries, and other wild edibles that can be used as a summer refreshing drink.

The cost is $12/person for members of Hoffler Creek; $18/person for nonmembers.

For more information call 757-686-8684 or email hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org.


Coastal Adventures

at False Cape State Park

Exploring the Wilderness of Virginia Beach

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. Discounts available for groups and children.

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