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.
Sunday, August 22 – Tea herbs are ready for harvesting in August, including anise hyssop, peppermint, spearmint, mugwort, and more.
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.
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.
Sunday, November 7 – Acorns are dropping, rose hips are starting to ripen, and wild greens are abundant.
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 & 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