Helping Others Connect with Nature

Forager's Way Events

Programs for all ages

Programs


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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.

Vickie Presenting a Program

Vickie Presenting a Nature Program

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine - learning which herbs to keep in your medicine chest to treat simple ailments

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine - learning which herbs to keep in your medicine chest to treat simple ailments

Our Apothecary

Our Apothecary at Wild Woods Farm

Wild Woods Farm Schedule

Teas and Treats at Wild Woods Farm

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

January Events

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

February Events

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)

757-648-6063

www.alc.vbschools.com

March Events

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)

757-648-6063

www.alc.vbschools.com

April Events

Sunday, April 2, 1-3:00: Green Cuisine (ALC)

757-648-6063

www.alc.vbschools.com

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


black walnuts at Wild Woods Farm

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.

fall fruits at Wild Woods Farm

More Coming Soon!

live oak acorns at Wild Woods Farm


Coming Soon!

Medicine Making – Herbal Medicine Chest

Dates and Times to be announced

Classes at Wild Woods Farm

Indian pipe at Wild Woods Farm

fire cider ingredients at Wild Woods Farm


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.

foragers at Wild Woods Farm

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.


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