Wild Woods Farm Schedule
Monthly programs are offered on identifying and harvesting wild edible and medicinal plants. Plants have cycles and follow the seasons. The foraging events will focus on what is in season and how to process and preserve them. Samples will be available for tasting.
January – April, 2023
Sunday, January 8, 1-3:00: Winter Foraging
Chickweed • Cress • Corn Salad • Heal-all • Plantain • Yarrow
Friday, January 13, 1-3:00: Medicine Making – Oils and Infusions
Sunday, January 22, 1-3:00: Building a Medicine Chest (part 1) – Colds, Flus, and Fevers
Friday, January 27, 1-3:00: Lotions and Potions
Sunday, February 5, 1-3:00: Survival Skills
Friday, February 10, 1-3:00: Tea Blending
Sunday, February 19, 1-3:00: Building a Medicine Chest (part 2) – Heart Health
Saturday, February 25, 1-3:00: Teas, Tinctures, and Vinegars (ALC)
Friday, March 3, 1-3:00: Medicine Making – Bitters
Friday, March 10, 1-3:00: Herbal Vinegars
Sunday, March 12, 1-3:00: Building a Medicine Chest (part 3) – Digestive Health
Sunday, March 19, 1-3:00: Spring Tonics (ALC)
Sunday, April 2, 1-3:00: Green Cuisine (ALC)
Friday, April 7, 1-3:00: Medicine Making – Processing Wild Foods
Sunday, April 9, 1-3:00: Building a Medicine Chest (part 4) – Pain and Inflammation
Saturday, April 22, 1-3:00: Spring Foraging – Edible Flowers
Friday, April 28, 1-3:00: Medicine Making – Oil Infusions
Sunday, April 30, 1-3:00: Botany Basics
Cost: $30/program except for the ALC programs (cost on their website)
Private Tours: $150/up to 5 persons; $200 for more than 5
Customized Plant Tours
for groups of 10 or more
Wild Woods Farm in the Blackwater section of Virginia Beach
Customized plant tours are available for groups of 10 more, either with a group you belong to or one you want to create.
Contact Vickie Shufer at Wild Woods Farm to schedule your personal group tour.
Cost: Sliding Scale, depending on group size, length of tour, and special needs.
More Coming Soon!
Medicine Making – Herbal Medicine Chest
Dates and Times to be announced
Health and Wellness Botanical Tours
Customized tours can be scheduled to accommodate groups or individuals. Rates vary depending on group size and needs.
Tour the gardens, fields, meadows, and forest edges at Wild Woods Farm and identify native edible and medicinal plants of southeast Virginia. Find out how these plants can contribute to your health and well-being. Taste samples of dishes prepared from wild plants.
Health and Wellness Consultations - now available
Vicki Ransom, RN, MS, Clinical Herbalist has teamed up with Vickie Shufer, MS, Therapeutic Herbalist to offer individuals an opportunity to improve their overall health and prevent illness before it happens. This may involve recommendations for changes in diet, lifestyle or herbal supplements for your diet.
Consultations are available by phone, email, or skype to assess the individual’s needs and preferences. There is no fee for the initial 10-minute consultation. After that, the fee is $80/hour.
Check Back Often, More Programs Coming