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

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.

Herbs at Wild Woods Farm

Sunday, August 22 – Tea herbs are ready for harvesting in August, including anise hyssop, peppermint, spearmint, mugwort, and more.

black walnuts at Wild Woods Farm

Sunday, September 12 – It’s the harvest season for wild beans and wild greens are starting to emerge. Grapes are ready for harvesting and black walnuts are dropping.

fall fruits at Wild Woods Farm

Sunday, October 17 – Persimmons are starting to ripen and nuts are dropping. It’s also time to harvest fall fruits. Groundnuts are ready to be dug.

live oak acorns at Wild Woods Farm

Sunday, November 7 – Acorns are dropping, rose hips are starting to ripen, and wild greens are abundant.


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 & 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

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