Course Information

Seasonal Wild Edible Plants

Imagine seeing tasty, nutritious food everywhere you go! Forest, field and swamp still contain the same foods that sustained our ancestors. Learn what those things are, and gain the ultimate back-up food supply!

In this fun and surprising class, we will explore the different plants and plant uses of the current season. Each course is an easy, comfortable walk through a variety of different habitats.

These courses are available at each location, each season. In each course, you’ll go home with the knowledge to:

  • Safely identify about 40 wild edible plants, trees and shrubs of that season
  • Collect and sample wild plant foods, using nature as your classroom
  • Identify harmful plants to avoid
  • Find safe locations to collect and forage
  • Identify whether the plant is Native or Introduced
  • Employ conservation techniques to ensure that there is plenty for future generations

Each student gets a copy of our very detailed Advanced Survival Training plant manual with full color photos and written plant information, created specifically for each season’s class. This book is only available through taking these courses. And last but not least, tasty wild edible snacks are also a part of each course.     

Winter Wild Edibles - December 31st, 2019 and December 31st, 2020 - Stafford, Va - Course tuition $127

Sky Meadows Winter Wild Edibles - January 11th, 2020 - Delaplane, Va - Course tuition $127

Spring Wild Edibles - April 18th, 2020 - Stafford, Va - Course tuition $127

Sky Meadows Spring Wild Edibles - May 2nd, 2020 - Delaplane, Va - Course tuition $127

Sky Meadows Summer Wild Edibles - June 28th, 2020 - Delaplane, Va - Course tuition $127

Summer Wild Edibles - July 11th, 2020 - Stafford, Va - Course tuition $127

Fall Wild Edibles - October 11th, 2020 - Stafford, Va - Course tuition $127

Sky Meadows Fall Wild Edibles - November 1st, 2020 - Delaplane, Va - Course tuition $127

Course Locations: Near Stafford, Va. and at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, Va. Detailed directions are emailed upon enrollment. 

Required Equipment: Bag lunch and drinks for yourself, appropriate clothing and wet weather gear for the expected weather, a pocket knife (any kind) and a pen to take notes.

Recommended Equipment: Some seating is available at camp, but please bring a camp chair if you have one.

These courses may also be scheduled privately for individuals and small groups, Monday thru Friday. Contact us for more details.

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