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Level 2 Foragers: Advanced Land Stewardship & Reciprocity

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Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center

3630 Poffenberger Rd.

Jefferson, MD 21755

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Put your knowledge into practice by helping to design a Foragers Patch that will help us understand the responsibility of land stewardship

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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, welcome guest teachers and go 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 Sunday of the month from 9am-1 pm February through November. We will also have three Zoom conversation classes throughout the season. Those dates will be February 24th, May 26th and October 29th from 7:30-8:30 pm.

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

Intermediate and Advanced Botany and Ecosystem Study

Population Dynamics and Indicators

Phenologic Journaling and Harvest Mapping

Medicinal Root Processing and Preserving

Canning, Freezing, Fermenting 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, 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 remediation and eating.

$400 - Limit to 15 people for the year.

$20 OFF Early Bird Discount ends December 15th

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.

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