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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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Herbal Food Farmacy

 Saturday, July 21, 2018  •  10:00 a.m.

Chuckatuck Library  •  Suffolk, Virginia

Get off the Grid! Sustainability Fair

Learn how to use wild plants that grow in southeastern Virginia for food and medicine. Taste samples of dishes that have been prepared from wild plants that contribute to your health and well-being.

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, July 22, 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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Summer Teas, Tinctures, & Cordials

Sunday, July 22, 2018

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

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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