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Wildcrafting: Rose Hip Syrup and Deep-Dish Wild Berry Pie Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Sunday, September 23rd come learn the art of wildcrafting with berries at the Volcan Mountain Foundation's Volcan Mountain Nature Center at the headwaters of Santa Ysabel Creek in Julian. REGISTER NOW!

In this workshop we will work in groups to create two delicious recipes using ripe Elderberries, Blackberries, and Rose Hips that grow on Volcan Mountain and in the San Diego backcountry. Rose Hips are bright red floral fruits of the Wild Rose and a valuable source of Vitamin C.  Elderberries are high in antioxidants and have delicious immune building properties.  Volcan Mountain has a diverse abundance of Blackberries, Elderberries, Wood Strawberries, Chokecherries, Coffee Berries, Manzanita berries, Sierra Gooseberries. We will take a short walk to identify the various types of berries growing in the area and discuss which ones are edible.

Participants will get hands-on experience processing the berries and Rose hips and work in groups to make Wild Rose Hip Syrup and Elderberry and Blackberry Pie. At the end of the workshop we will enjoy the fruits of our labor with a slice of hot pie and ice-cream!  Please bring a small glass jar to take home some Wild Rose Hip Syrup.

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 may 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.

When: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018, 10:00 am -1:00 pm

Cost: Activity Fee is $20 per person. Click Here to Register and Pay no later than Saturday, September 22nd. (Registration closes at 5:00 pm); Space is limited to 12 participants--REGISTER NOW!

Due to the gated entry for VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center (22850 Volcan Road/4002 Farmer Road, Julian, CA 92036), please plan to arrive between 9:45 and 9:55.

Wildcrafting workshops are generally held every other month on the 4th Sunday of the month, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Holidays may change the date of the workshops, so check for updates.  Class size is generally limited to 12 participants, but can change.

Other Scheduled Wildcrafting Workshops:

November 18, 2018 – Oak Acorn Holiday Cookies

January 27, 2019 – Winter Willow Dreamcatchers

March 24, 2019 – Spring Edible Forest Feast

May 27, 2019 – Wildcrafting Lip Balm and Wild Herbal Salve

You may contact the VMF office with questions or for more information at 760-765-2300 or info@volcanmt.org. (VMF office is open M-F)

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.