Foraging Wild Food & Medicines
An Afternoon Foraging Wild Food and Medicine
Are you interested in learning to use the wild plants around you as food and medicine to support good health? In this hands-on workshop, clinical herbalist Oren Hercz will teach you to identify, harvest, store, and eat some abundant local medicinals. You'll gain tools for foraging safely and ethically, while also learning about the plants' health benefits in a hands-on sensory way. This means we'll smell, touch, and taste the plants to intuitively grasp their healing properties. Along the way, we’ll harvest medicinals to make a nourishing wild salad and wild pesto. Afterwards, we'll enjoy lunch together supplemented with our new wild green friends!
About the Instructor
Oren Hercz RHP (HANS) has been in practice as a Clinical Herbalist since 2010, working in holistic health clinics, a family medicine office, and in private practice online. He helps people living with chronic health issues who want to feel a greater sense of ease and wellness in mind and body. Oren also teaches classes and workshops, empowering people to become their own home herbalists and be proactive about their health. He is a Registered Herbal Practitioner (RHP) with the Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia, where he currently sits on the board of directors. Oren is passionate about building healthy relationships between people and the earth. He cares deeply about bringing this traditional wisdom to today’s world, where we need it more than ever. You can learn more about Oren at www.orenhercz.ca.
Foraged Florals is happy to host this workshop with Oren Hercz on our 32 acre forest and permaculture flower farm. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for this forest walk. We will identify and collect at least 10 wild plants that will become an el fresco feast. Food from the forest to the fork! Want to broaden your foraging experience? You can stay on site at our tiny, off-grid cabin, available for rent through AirBnB.
July 9, 10 am - 2 pm
Cost $50 plus $7.50 HST
Total Cost $57.50
Please register by July 7th. Minimum of 10 participants required to run workshop.