Youth Wilderness Chefs & Herbal Medics Camp Description & Registration Info: http://www.wolfcollege.com/youth/summer-overnight-camps/wild-herbology/
Adult Wild Cooking, Ethnobotany & Herbal Expedition Description & Registration Info: http://www.wolfcollege.com/expeditions/summer/herbal-medicine-wild-edible-plants/
us for an amazing introduction to herbal medicine and wild edible plants, traditional fire-making, plant crafts and much more. We reserved the entire Hans Jensen Group Campground at Lake Sammamish for the week, and in addition to spending our days roaming those fields, forests, and shores, we will travel east to wildcraft the alpine meadows and sagebrush canyons of the North Cascades, plus go west to collect seaweeds and shore plants of the Salish Sea.
Your lead camp instructors Kim Chisholm and French Culinary School Graduate “Wild Chef” Charlie Borrowman will lead you in collecting some of the Top 10 Most Important Plants for health and survival. You will have the opportunity to roast fresh cattails over the fire; make tasty pesto from nettles and pine nuts; and bake pancakes made from acorn flour. Additionally, we will make teas, salves, oils, tinctures, syrups, and other concoctions for health and medicine all of which you will take home when you depart.
We will also spend time focusing on personal health and relaxation with a wonderful spa day. By the time this incredible week ends, you will be well on your way to becoming a knowledgeable herbalist and wild gourmet chef!
The goal of this camp week is to provide participants with hands-on learning about Wild Edible Foods & Herbal Medicine. Skills covered include:
How to harvest, process and store the Top 10 Edible Plants;
How to understand the meaning of plant characteristics (astringents, etc.);
How to harvest, process and administer the most important medicinal herbs of the northwest;
How to honorably harvest and process plants;
How to make fire, cook over an open fire, and “rock boil”;
How to make rope from stinging nettle, cattail; cedar bark, and fire weed;
How to harvest and cook with cattails, and hazelnuts;
How to make a medicine pouch to fill with your personal herbs;
How to dry and store herbs to take home, make herbal chocolates;
How to purify water naturally for cleansing wounds and making teas;
How to use a map and compass;
Practice wilderness medicine emergency response scenarios;
How to make and maintain fire in any weather, and witness traditional fire by friction;
Learn Easy Plant Drawing and complete Journal Entries on your healing plants, and on corresponding poisonous plants;
How to make a medicine pouch, dream catcher, and small collecting basket;
How to dry and store herbs to take home;
How to make salves, oils, tinctures and other medicines to take home;
Learn knife safety so you can carry a knife for harvesting.
For more information, or to register, please visit our website (http://www.wolfcollege.com/youth/summer-overnight-camps/wild-herbology/) or call us at 253-604-4681.