Helping Others Connect with Nature

Outdoor Adventures

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

Schedule


Wild Harvest with Vickie Shufer

Sunday, October 28, 2018 • 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Fall is the season when wild fruits ripen, nuts drop to the ground, and seeds mature. Discover which fruits are edible, how to prepare them, and sample the unique flavors of nature.

Suggested Donation: $20/person

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To register, email name, address, and phone number to wildfood@cox.net . Directions will be sent upon registration. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card upon arrival.

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Herbal Medicine Chest - Part 2

Fall Cleansing

Saturday, November 17, 2018 • 1-4:00 p.m.

Expand your herbal medicine chest by including herbs that can be used for detoxifying and cleansing the body. Participate in preparing a detox soup and developing an herb blend for your medicine chest.

Cost: $25/person; includes handouts, recipes, and a sample detox blend for soup.

Registration: To register, send name, address, and phone number to wildfood@cox.net . Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card upon arrival.

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Fall Foraging: Roots and Shoots

Down on the Farm, Blackwater Borough of Va. Beach, VA

Sunday, November 25, 2018 • 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Join Vickie Shufer as she leads you on a plant tour in the backyard, garden, fields, and swamps. identify and gather wild greens, dig for wild roots, and sample dishes made from roots and shoots.

Suggested Donation: $20/person

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To register, send name, address, and phone number to wildfood@cox.net . Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card upon arrival.

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