Flowers & Self-Care Crew: Feb 13 Class List




We have our first round of classes coming up, and y’all get first dibs! Remember, your experience pack includes two regular classes, regardless of price, and one cooking demo. You just have to e-mail us the date and class you’d like to attend, and we will register you. You have 24 hours from when this email is sent to pre-register for classes before we open them to the general public. After that, booking is not guaranteed.





CLASS OFFERINGS


Saturday March 20 - The City Ranch, Windsor Mill, MD

12pm - Nature Walk with Jared Urchek - 1.5 hour walk

1pm - Hot Honey - 2 hour virtual cooking class


Wednesday March 24 - York City, PA

4pm - Intro to Urban Foraging - York, PA - 1.5 hour walk


Saturday March 27 - Terra Farms & Field, Spring Grove, PA

10am - Intro to Foraging & Tender Greens - 1.5 hour walk


Saturday April 3 - Terra Farms & Field, Spring Grove, PA

12pm - Nature Walk - 1.5 hour walk w/ Jared Urchek


Saturday April 17 - Vital Traditions, Ellicott City, MD

12pm - Fungi Benefits: Supporting Mind & Body - 1.5 hour VIRTUAL class


Thursday April 22 - Baltimore, MD

3pm - Intro to Urban Foraging - Larder Baltimore - 1.5 hour walk


Friday April 23 - Terra Farms & Field, Spring Grove, PA

2pm - Intro to Foraging & Superfoods


Saturday April 24 - Terra Farms & Field, Spring Grove, PA

10am - Intro to Foraging & Tender Greens

12pm - U-Pick


Friday May 7 - Terra Farms & Field, Spring Grove, PA

4pm - Broccoli Relatives - 1.5 hour class

5:30 - U-Pick


Saturday May 8 - The City Ranch, Windsor Mill, MD

10am - Intro to Foraging & Tender Greens - 1.5 hour class

12pm - More than Mint - 1.5 hour class

2pm - U-Pick


Saturday May 22 - DeJon Vineyard, Hydes, MD

10am - Brambles, Berries & Roses - 1.5 hour class


Saturday May 29 - Terra Farms & Field, Spring Grove, PA

10am - Brambles, Berries & Roses - 1.5 hour class



CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


Nature Walk - $30

These walks are perfect for reinforcing your knowledge from other classes as well as introducing you to seasonal sightings of plants and fungi. By developing a working knowledge of the life cycle of nature you’ll hone your own foraging skills into a state of productivity instead of relying on luck. Casual in form, these are a great time to ask questions to high level professionals.


Intro to Foraging & Tender Greens - $20

The first few minutes will help you hone safety skills that are crucial to the success of any foraging. This is an identification-foused class where we will relate what you see to common grocery store items through sight, smell or taste. We encourage you to take the same class at multiple locations or different times of the year to improve retention & to provide a high personal success rate!


Intro to Foraging & Superfoods - $20

The first few minutes will help you hone safety skills that are crucial to the success of any foraging. This class will relate what you see to common grocery store items through sight, smell or taste, and we’ll briefly discuss nutritional benefits and history of the plants we see along with simple cooking ideas. We encourage you to take the same class at multiple locations or different times of the year to improve retention & to provide high success rates!


Intro to Urban Foraging - $20

This popular concept is a great way to appreciate nature in all its settings. Safety will be a large focus of this class in order to ensure students are prepared for the unique situation of urban foraging. You’ll be surprised what seasonal edibles you can find in the most unexpected places. The perfect accompaniment to any other foraging class!


Broccoli Relatives - $25

Broccoli and mustard, along with radish and arugula, all come from the same family. We’ll use some key ID features to discover several wild members of this delicious family of plants. By understanding the growing patterns of this family, you’ll be able to discover patches of your own favorite vegetables, greens, spices & roots.


More than Mint - $25

Did you know that lavender and oregano are part of the mint family? This highly dispersive, aromatic, and native family has key characteristics that make it a crowd & kitchen favorite. This class changes a bit each season, depending on what is available, and we guarantee you’ll enjoy the scratch and sniff theme!


Fungi Benefits: Supporting Mind & Body - Virtual - $30

Fungi are showing up everywhere, from coffee mixes to cakes, and their claims seem too good to be true. Learn what to look for, how to use these products, and, most importantly, what are the benefits for mind and body all from industry experts. We highly recommend consulting with a professional before undertaking any sort of serious self-care which is why we’ve partnered with several professionals in a range of disciplines from acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to nutrition and professional cooking. Each instructor will share a unique view on this fascinating topic.


Other classes that will appear on the schedule throughout the year in the Flowers & Self-Care Experience theme:

Flower Food - $25

Flowers are not always sweet. Sometimes they’re spicy. Sometimes they’re bitter. Just because someone put a beautiful flower on a cookie doesn’t mean the cookie tastes good! Learn about a handful of seasonal flowers, and some delicious ways to integrate them into your cooking. Terra Farms & Field will have several teaching gardens specifically for this class. Flowers will be seasonal and dependant on Mother Nature.

Bitters & Elixirs - $25

More flavorful than a tincture but just as good for you, learn the basics of making your own bitters & elixirs using alcohol, vinegar or glycerin as your base, and the ratios we recommend to start with. We’ll discuss a few of the precautions you need to take since some items can become toxic when processed in the wrong manner, and we’ll give you recipes for seasonal, supportive, and downright tasty options.



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