Way of the Gatherers

food, fiber, & medicine plants

 of the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont 

a 3-month mentorship

Spring 2020, Baltimore County, MD

Spring Ephemerals

Plant Walk

Sunday, April 5

12pm- 4pm

@ Hereford, MD

Spring Plant Walks

12pm- 4pm

Sunday, March 22 @Parkville MD

Sunday, Apr 5 @Hereford MD

Saturday, Apr 25 @Phoenix MD

Saturday, May 16 @Hunt Valley MD

Sunday, May 3 @Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center

Sunday, May 31 @TBA

Saturday, June 20 @ TBA

Yucca

wild fiber & soap

Sunday, April 12

12pm- 4:30pm

OHerbals Apothecary, Baltimore, MD

Botany 101

A 1-Day Immersion for Beginners

Sunday, April 19

9am- 4pm

OHerbals Apothecary, Baltimore MD

Wild Greens of Early Spring

Plant Walk

Sun, March 22

12pm- 4pm

@ Parkville, MD

As the ground warms a tiny explosion of green things emerges as the first harbingers of Spring. After a long Winter, these are the year's first tender edible greens and medicines. Looking to the ground and the swelling buds of trees, we'll pay special attention to greens like garlic pennycress, bittercress, violets, chickweed, dandelion, & garlic mustard, as well as redbud and maple flowers.

Each walk is $20 per person. 

To register email Victoria at StormsofDaylight@gmail.com

Bring: plenty of water, snacks, a notebook or camera for taking notes if desired, and please dress according to the weather.

Spring Ephemerals

Plant Walk

Sun, April 5

12pm- 4pm

@Hereford, MD

In April in the river bottoms of the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont, the realm of the fairies comes alive. We'll learn and celebrate the Spring ephemerals, fast blooming plants which emerge in early Spring and are quickly gone for another year of dormancy. Learn about why many of these are sensitive species for human harvest. We might see spring beauties, trout lily, toothwort, anemonies, sweet cicely, and perhaps the infamous false hellebore. 

Each walk is $20 per person. 

To register email Victoria at StormsofDaylight@gmail.com

Bring: plenty of water, snacks, a notebook or camera for taking notes if desired, and please dress according to the weather.

Spring Woodlands & Riverbottom

Plant Walk

Sat, April 25

12pm- 4pm

@ Phoenix, MD

We'll explore the woods of Spring, to delight in black haw flowers, stinging nettles, and the stalks or flowers of garlic mustard and other wild greens. We'll check to see if any early signs of shoots have begun amidst the bamboo, and hopefully also make it to the riverbottom to see what it stirring beneath the maples & willow.

Each walk is $20 per person. 

To register email Victoria at StormsofDaylight@gmail.com

Bring: plenty of water, snacks, a notebook or camera for taking notes if desired, and please dress according to the weather.

Spring Plant Walk

@Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center

Sunday, May 3

12pm- 4pm

@Jefferson, MD

Spring is an exciting time which heralds the emergence of tender wild edible shoots, like pokeweed and milkweed, an abundance of edible flowers, like black locust, violets, dandelion, and wild rose, and edible and medicinal wild greens and herbs. The edges, meadows, fields, and even forests are alive with color and greenery.

 

We'll walk the mid-Spring landscape, learning to notice, smell, taste, and harvest some of these magical plants. We'll also practice some simple botany and plant taxonomy, and learn how to understand plants in their wider ecological contexts. Meaning, "why do certain plants grow where they do?", "what is the life cycle of these plants?", and "how can we harvest and tend them in a way that is harmonious to their life cycles?". Bring a basket if you might like to gather some edible flowers or shoots to bring home. 

Registration for this walk is through Fox Haven Farm (click link to redirect to Fox Haven's website)

Bring: plenty of water, snacks, a notebook or camera for taking notes if desired, and please dress according to the weather.

Photo by John Kelbel. 

Shoots & Flowers

Spring Plant Walk

Sat, May 16

12pm- 4pm

@Hunt Valley, MD

Mid May in the Piedmont, tender edible shoots, like milkweed and pokeweed, are on the rise. Edible flowers like black locust and wild roses cascade from the trees and shrub layers. And low growing herbs like yarrow, chicory, & wild carrot are starting to transition to their tall Summertime forms. We'll take a look at everything that's in bloom, tender for eating, and alive with medicine and magic. 

Each walk is $20 per person. 

To register email Victoria at StormsofDaylight@gmail.com

Bring: plenty of water, snacks, a notebook or camera for taking notes if desired, and please dress according to the weather.

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© 2019 by Victoria Greba 

Marshall, NC