Wild Plant & Foraging Nature Series
Once the series is full, it will say "sold out." Email Moira to be put on the waiting list when you get that message. If there's enough interest, we may run another cohort. As of 4/5/21, registration for the spring series is closed.
- Have you ever wanted a nature expert to point out wild plants you are curious about?
- How about ones you can safely eat?
- Do you want to know more about preparing wild plants & why they are good for you?
- Do you want to learn how to identify poison ivy & other hazardous plants in all seasons?
- Does nature excite you? Do you find yourself drawn it, but don't know why?
If you answered yes to several of the questions above, then this nature series may be for you! Learning the answers to those questions is just a fraction of what you will gain from registering for the Wild Plant & Foraging Nature Series. Learn more details below!
What You'll Learn
Hi everyone! I am Vince Aiello, and am a wild food, herbalist instructor. I have a long and varied background in this area. It began in my youth when we moved out to the country. I had a grandpa that grew up in rural Wisconsin during the Great Depression. When I was young, he'd say things like... "do you see this plant? We used to use it for... We eat those weeds we picked from the garden." Dinner conversations were about the wild foods him and Grandma would harvest. He'd ask, "do you know what we used to eat as a kid?" I'd see Grandma roll her eyes with the 'not this conversation again' look. Everything was seasonal. First we'd tap the maple trees, then we collected cowslips, next were dandelions, and so on and so forth.
About a dozen years later, I went on a wild food walk guided by a young Sam Thayer. Sam is an internationally recognized wild edible plant and foraging expert who has written several award winning books. As we walked in the woods together, he showed me all of the foods I could eat. I was excited, curious and immediately hooked. From that day forward, I started learning to identify every plant I saw. Since that time I have attended herbalist classes, many wild food and herbal workshops, and two United Plant Savers workshops. I have guided walks for many individuals and groups over the years, and am excited to finally offer a series that will take a group on a plant identification and foraging journey through the seasons. I am passionate about nature, all it offers, and teaching ancestral skills to enhance human health. I look forward to meeting you safely in-person, to guide and grow alongside you with the plants.
Dates & Times
Spring Series | April - June
What is Included per Series?
Things to Consider:
Due to the fact this is a 3-9 month series, we cannot give refunds for random dates missed, if even for a COVID-related illness. If you register and decide you need to withdraw registration due to a high number of dates you may miss, see the stipulations below.
NOTICE OF ANY CANCELLATION NEEDS TO BE EMAILED. A text to your guide, if last minute, is greatly appreciated as well. It is our intention to be fair with everyone who must cancel their wellness program. However, limitations must be set as we incur pre-event expenses. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Here are cancellation limits:
We are hopeful to be able to offer this program with social distancing as our main COVID mitigation strategy. Breathing in fresh forest air is one of the greatest things we can do for our health, and wearing a mask creates a barrier to our bodies ability to receive those immune boosting gifts from the earth. With that being said, all decisions regarding our COVID-19 safety plan will adhere to CDC guidelines including: