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Level 2 Foragers: Advanced Land Stewardship & Reciprocity
  • June 13, 2020 - November 14, 2020
  • Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday
  • Fox Haven Farm & Retreat Center
  • 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson, MD 21755
  • 240-490-5484
  • 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • $380

    In Level 1, Foragers were exposed to a wide variety of plants and skills, and began to build the concept of reciprocity. In Level 2, we will take those lessons and put them into action by designing and stewarding a Foragers Patch that will ground us in our ecosystem and the complex relationships within it. Each month we will still continue to learn new skills and plants, welcoming guest teachers and going on field trips, while always coming back to our Patch to practice the responsibility of stewardship as a group.

    If you have at least 1 year of foraging experience, or if you have already taken Fox Haven Foragers Level 1– this level 2 foraging series is meant to help you tighten your skills and deepen your direct relationship with the ecosystem you are in.

    Monthly meetings will be on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 2-6pm, February through November 2020. We will also have monthly digital check-ins one weekday evening per month for discussing personal projects, group readings or viewings, and seasonal shifts in our different areas.

    Level 2 Foragers will learn skills like:

    Mycoremediation and Forest Inoculation

    Pruning for Tree Health and Bark Harvest

    Collecting and Processing Nuts, Flowers and Seeds for Flour

    Ecosystem Study and Bioblitz

    Intermediate and Advanced Botany

    Population Dynamics and Indicators

    Phenologic Journaling and Harvest Mapping

    Medicinal Root Processing and Preserving

    Dying Fabrics with Mushrooms and Plants

    Canning, Freezing and Drying Harvests

    Uses and Awareness of ‘Invasive’ Plants, Diseases and Insects

    Tapping Trees for Sap Harvesting

    Land Stewardship, Design and Rewilding

    Some new Plants we might meet or go deeper with are:

    Japanese Knotweed, Barberry, Bloodroot, Spicebush, Japanese Honeysuckle, Sweetflag, Arborbvitea, Eastern Red Cedar, Oak, Chestnut, Yellow Dock, White Clover, Red Bud Tree, American Beech, Black Walnut, English Ivy, Watercress, Cattail, Willow, Wild Ginger, Wild Geranium, Sumac and various Mushroom species for dying, remediation and eating.

    Limit to 15 people for the year.

    Scholarship available for 1 student who is willing to take photographs and blog for Fox Haven about the Foragers experience for the year. Half price ticket.

    In-Person Meeting Dates:

    February 8th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th, September 12th, October 10th, November 14th

    Proposed Digital Meetings – To be shifted to the needs of the group if necessary

    February 19th, March 25th, April 29th, May 27th, June 24th, July 29th, August 26th, September 30th, October 28th