FIFTH ANNUAL WILD FOODS AND GIFTS FROM THE FOREST
MAY 19th, 20th and 21st ~ 2017 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Location: Mavens’ Haven; Lucile, Idaho
Presented by Darcy Williamson, author of The
Rocky Mountain Wild Foods Cookbook, How to Prepare Common Wild Foods, Cooking
with Spirit, Native American Food and Fact (with co-author Lisa Railsback),
Wild Wines and Wild Foods of the Desert.
Back to our roots.
Spend three days living as our ancestors did harvesting wild foods,
making herbal medicines and soaps, and creating ceremonial items such as your
own personal courtship flute. We will
start each day with yoga with Rose Lochmann, then head into the forests to do
our harvesting against the backdrop of Idaho’s rugged Seven Devils mountain
range and Snake River drainage. Our
meals will include the wild foods gathered.
Our activities will include salve and soap making from the medicinal
plants we gathered. Evenings will be
occupied making personal courtship flutes from the sacred Elder. The group will be led by herbalist and
author, Darcy Williamson.50% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to The Yoga Difference, a volunteer organization committed to offering the service of yoga to make a difference in lives of individuals, communities and the world. http://www.theyogadifference.com
Those who arrived Thursday night will be served breakfast at 8:30.11:00 A.M.
Arrival. ~ You will be taken to your assigned quarters to get settled in before
lunch. Lunch will be at noon, so that we
will be well nourished before we head off into the forest to identify and
harvest foods for our evening meal.
1:00 P.M. to
5:30 P.M. ~ We will return at 5:30 to begin dinner preparation. Our harvested treasures will be carefully
sorted (by me, to make certain all is edible!) and we will determine how best
to prepare each for our meal. Elk or
Buffalo burgers will be grilled on the barbeque to supplement our meal.
6:00 P.M. ~ Our group will have
prepared our wild harvested feast. We
must now sit and dine, sip wine or herbal beer and talk about the adventures of
7:00 – 10:00 P.M. ~ We will make herbal soap from some of the medicinal plants harvested during the day. The sauna will
be hot for those who wish to relax and steam away the miles of the day. There
will also be time to relax and visit around the fire pit. Or perhaps one would
prefer a fast game of pickleball on our regulation-size court?
May 21st8:00 A.M. – 9:00
A.M. ~ Yoga with Rose (for those who wish to participate).9:00 A.M.
Breakfast at Mavens’ Haven kitchen.10:00 AM. ~ We head for the forest
for a day of gathering and sampling of wild cuisine. A field kitchen will be set up for our
wilderness lunch, so we’d better find something tasty! We will also be harvesting medicinal plants for salve and soap making later in the afternoon and Sunday morning.3:30 P.M. ~ We return to the Haven
with our bags of wild harvest. Again we
will work together making batches of herbal soaps.
6:00 P.M. ~ It
is time to enjoy our meal over wine or herbal beer and conversation. I am certain we will have much to talk
about. Wild Salmon will have been
grilled on the barbeque to supplement our meal.
7:00 – 10:00
P.M. ~ Those who wish to participate and take home a one-of-a-kind musical instrument, Elder flute making will begin. The sauna will be hot for those who wish to relax and steam away the
miles of the day. There will also be time to relax and visit around the fire
pit. Or perhaps one would prefer a fast
game of pickleball on our regulation-size court?
8:00 A.M. – 9:00
A.M. ~ Yoga with Rose (for those who wish to participate).
9:00 A. M. ~
Breakfast at Mavens’ Haven kitchen.
10:00 A.M. ~
After breakfast with will work together to make healing salves from our previous days' harvest. We will also cut our herbal soap and complete our flute making projects.
4:00 P.M. ~ We
will package up our gifts from the forest and say our farewells. Those
who will be staying Sunday night will be provided a light evening meal and breakfast Monday morning.
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