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Environmental Studies Institute: The Wild Flavors of August — Foraging with Fox Paw School

Sunday, August 20, 2023,
9:00 am
to 4:00 pm

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A group of foragers circle together to examine something on the forest floor. (photo: Fox Paw School)

Join Jonathan Shapiro and Lucian Avery of Fox Paw School for a weekend of using our senses to explore our surroundings, ground ourselves in place, and discover August’s wild flavors. This class will offer a thorough introduction to eating wild plants from our local watershed — we’ll cover everything from field botany and plant identification to sustainable foraging, harvesting techniques, and food preparation. Most of our time will be spent in the field, with some short classroom segments.

This group meets Saturday, August 19 & Sunday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harris Center and local field sites.

Cost: $120 for Harris Center and Cornucopia Project supporters / $140 for all others.

Space is limited, and registration is required. For questions about registration, contact Audrey Dunn. For general information about Harris Center field trips, including questions about accessibility, see our Outings Information page. For questions about this particular outing, contact Susie Spikol.

Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and The Cornucopia Project.

Jonathan Shapiro believes that a deep and accurate understanding of the more-than-human world is necessary for us to be healthy, both as a culture and as individuals. The Fox Paw School is his small step toward reconnecting himself and others with the rest of our wild kin. When he’s not teaching, you’ll find him poking around beaver wetlands, watching the clouds, and listening to birds. His other interests include hunting, fishing, running, reading books by the woodstove, and making crafts.

Lucian Avery is a father, a blacksmith, and a backyard wanderer. He lives in Hardwick, Vermont, where he spends much of his time getting to know his wild neighbors. He walks the hills, watching birds, listening to frogs, feeling the wind, and tasting the weeds. Lately he has gotten caught up in cloud drama as they evolve through the day. He also likes to make things for everyday life, like baskets, bowls, and chicken soup.


Sunday, August 20, 2023
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Susie Spikol
(603) 525-3394
Audrey Dunn


Harris Center & local field sites
83 King's Highway
Hancock, 03449
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