We have been receiving lots of friendly emails and PMs on instagram about our Wildcrafting Workshops so wanted to give everyone an idea of the pay structure, curriculum, and sneak peek at our plans for the upcoming 2016 spring season.
MUSEUMEATS 2016 SPRING WILDCRAFTING WORKSHOPS
Who: Camille Flanjak, director of MuseumEats Food Collections (@agaricusaugustus) is the wild foods consultant for the Acorn Restaurant and supplier to many more. She has certifications in theory, permaculture, wine, and wildcrafting. To learn more about her, check out her profile, listed under "Contributors" in the right hand scroll bar.
In 2016 we will be linking up with several other teachers so that we can expand our focus beyond wild food collection. We've got some truly inspiring and enthusiastic chefs, herbalists, permaculturists, weavers, and plant medicine-makers on board. Stay tuned for their bios and workshop dates.
What: Hands-on, all-day wildcraft training and forest stewardship workshops that happen rain or shine.* These workshops are especially tuned into foodies and service industry professionals who want the ultimate experience of local terroir: to see how native foods express the character of the land and how we can gain food security by learning about natural systems.
Where: Public workshops meet and drop off in East Van in the Safeway parking lot at Broadway Station unless otherwise scheduled.
When: Meet at 9:30 AM to carpool to our spots (driving time may be up to 90 mins). Potluck-style lunch around 1:30 with snacks in between. We aim to arrive back in East Van by 6pm.**
Cost: Wildcrafting Workshops are $50 per person.
MuseumEats does have a NOTAFLOF policy, so if cost is an issue, you can apply for our mentorship program by emailing Camille at email@example.com. We are also hoping to host pay-what-you-can classes that are supported by grants.
For private/group bookings, enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is only complete upon payment: this is to ensure that we can fill each of the seats available with committed people. For this reason we also cannot offer refunds. If you're registered and not able to attend, please contact us as soon as you know and we will try and fill your seat with folks on the waitlist and get you booked for another date. Because payments include a membership to MuseumEats, your place in a workshop will be valid for one full year until from the date of purchase.
Curriculum: Varies with the type of workshop. For service industry folks, training is geared toward the local food movement and 'terroir,' as well as sustainable harvest, integration of forest food systems in the consideration of menu planning, and how to process wild products into safe, edible foods.
Every workshop you'll be going home with wild knowledge, medicine, and/or food. Some days we'll provide a pocket knife and booklet, others we'll make tinctures on-site. There's always a surprise goodie or two that Mama Gaia throws in.
Payment options: Once workshop dates are released you may pay via EMT to Camille at email@example.com or through paypal.
As always, stay tuned to our blog for updates on workshop schedules, themes, and special events like our Annual Mushroom Dinner and secret brunches.
*Please come appropriately dressed- gumboots and parkas are encouraged on rainy days, and sunscreen is important on sunny days.
**If you aren't able to bring anything to share for the potluck don't worry. Also, we welcome all kinds of food so if you have any allergies please share this information with facilitators ahead of time.
***IF THERE IS A WAIT LIST for the workshop you'd like to join: In this day and age people do cancel, so the admin at ME will contact you if a space comes available and we promise to be honest and forthright if the list is excessively long or if we think you have a good shot of getting in.