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Wild Plant & Foraging Walks
- 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?
You are invited to participate in up to 6 hours of guided plant walks per month for THREE whole months! Imagine the learning that can happen during that time! Give yourself an even more enriching experience by registering for both series from April - October. Learn how to ID a wide variety of plants, forage and experience a host of "free" health benefits from nature for almost a full year! Drop-in Walks: $50 | 3-Month Series: $350
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.
The Schedule - Coordinated Post Registration
What is Included per Series?
Everything Below for $325! An Amazing Opportunity!
Due to the fact that Vince will be running this program on his own and coordinating dates, you will need to ask him what his policy is. He is fair-minded and wants people to learn plant wisdom. Often, he offered back-up dates for people who couldn't make the group walks. Have peace of mind that you're in great company! This experience is worth every second.