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Wildcrafting: Forest Feast - Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 10:00am

Sunday, March 29 - Spring provides us with a bounty of wild edible plants with tender leaves, flowers, and nutritious roots and tubers. Native people used wild plants for food. 

VMF Education Coordinator, Janice Smith, will lead you on a short hike to identify and forage some of the easy to find edible wild plants growing around the nature center. Then, we will roll up our sleeves and work together to create a wild edible feast of fresh and savory food from nature that we will enjoy together.  The menu might include a wild herbal soup and salad, stinging nettle pesto pizzas, manzanita bark tea, and a dessert!


Wildcrafting is the age-old practice of collecting or harvesting plants from their natural habitat, or “wild” habitat, for food, medicine or craft.  It applies to uncultivated plants wherever they might be found and is not necessarily limited to wilderness areas.  Ethical considerations and sustainable behaviors are practiced, such as protecting endangered species and avoiding potential depletion of commonly held resources. The practice of sustainable wildcrafting requires making a commitment to develop your knowledge and connection to the natural landscape, deepen your local sense of place, and take responsibility for its regeneration for future generations.

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Location:  Due to the gated entry for VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center (22850 Volcan Road, Julian, CA), please plan to arrive between 9:45 and 9:55.

Activity Fee: $25 per person.


Space is limited to 12 participants. Click Here to Register and Pay no later than 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 28. 

Wildcrafting workshops are generally held every other month on the 4th Sunday of the month from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Holidays might change the date of the workshops, so check for updates.  


Please contact the VMF office with questions or for more information at 760-765-2300 or info@volcanmt.org. The VMF office is open Monday - Friday.

Visit the Volcan Mountain Foundation's website at www.VolcanMt.org for ongoing updates of events and activities on and around the Volcan Mountain Range.