Visit some common favorites like milkweed, goldenrod, cattail and elderberry, and learn about some seasonal species including witch hazel, pawpaw, sumac and aronia. See website for series schedule.

Fermenting blackberry leaves for tea, hunting for edible mushrooms, plucking ripe pawpaw, cooking up cattail, propagating and stewarding wild species and so much more will be explored this year!

Each Foragers class will include plant ID, foraging and processing the season’s bounty with local guides from diverse backgrounds and skill-sets.

Class runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month from February through November. The first 2-3 hours of class will be held in the field, gathering plants and learning botany skills. After a quick snack break, the last hour is spent processing and preparing the harvest into a tasty meal or a take-home medicinal.


2/8: Ethics of Foraging and Elderberry Propagation with Lacey Walker

3/14: Willow, Witch Hazel and Walnut with Chris Ousse

4/11: Spring Mushroom Foray with Jared Urchek (Field Trip)*

5/9: Friends and Foes Plants with Holly Poole Kavana

6/13: Cattail and Milkweed with Nick Spero

7/11: Fermented Blackberry Tea Leaves & Botanical Soda with Lacey Walker

8/8: Herbal First Aid with Katelyn Jarkowiec

9/12: Pawpaw Haul with Taylor Roman

10/10: Fall Mushroom Foray with Sam Feld (Field Trip)*

11/14: Seed Saving & Propagation with Lacey

*Some classes will be held at a location outside of Fox Haven

Whole Series is $380.00

DROP-INS WELCOME. Each class is $40 which includes 4 hours of wild plant ID, forage techniques and skills, hands on processing and take homes (includes a $7 materials fee).


  • Starting Saturday, February 8th, 2020, repeats every month on the 2nd Saturday until Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Fox Haven Farm & Retreat Center

3630 Poffenberger Road
Jefferson, MD 21755


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