Foraging & Ethics in Southeastern WI

May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Foraging & Ethics in Southeastern WI

🌿 Embark on a Spring Foraging Adventure at Riveredge Nature Center! 🌸🌱 Join our knowledgeable educator for a deep dive into the art of ethical and sustainable foraging on a guided hike through the vibrant landscapes of Riveredge Wellspring Campus. 🍃 Learn the ins and outs of identifying different edible plants, unravel the secrets of wild edibles, and foster a profound connection with nature. 🌾 This immersive experience not only equips you with the skills to identify various plants but also shares the essential ‘rules’ of foraging, emphasizing ethical practices. Limited spots available – secure yours for a mindful journey through nature’s pantry! 🌿🌸

Ages 14+ | Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet at Wellspring Farm (address below).

Members*: $15 | Non-members: $20

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May 24 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

4382 Hickory Rd
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090 United States

Stroll with a Naturalist: Wild Edibles

Cancelled

Stroll with a Naturalist: Wild Edibles

CANCELED DUE TO HEAT. The September 28 Stroll with a Naturalist will also include wild edibles.

Join a naturalist for a casual walk on the trails of Riveredge. Each stroll will focus on a special aspect of nature but other things of interest will be explored as well. These educational programs will give you a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the nature center. You may even learn some of the history of the land too.

Ages 18+

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

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August 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

4382 Hickory Rd
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090 United States

Fungi Exploration Hike

June 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fungi Exploration Hike

Riveredge Environmental Educator Liv McClain will lead a fantastic fungi foray. We’ll learn about this fascinating kingdom through discussion and our senses. Whether you’re not sure what fungi are or you’re an amateur mycologist, all are welcome! Come ready for about 2 miles of hiking and time outdoors.

All ages welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-registration is required by June 5 at 11:59 pm.

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June 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

4382 Hickory Rd
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090 United States

Growing Green: Spring Herb Walk with Linda Conroy

May 7 @ 1:00 – 4:30 pm

Growing Green: Spring Herb Walk with Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs, LLC.

Join herbalist and forager Linda Conroy as we explore the plants that are emerging with the arrival of spring. This is such a celebratory time for foragers. Each season brings with it, new plants and plant stages to identify. During this walk, we will learn to identify the early spring plants, best practices for harvesting as well as how to prepare them for optimal nourishment and healing. We will make a wild salad for sampling and everyone will take home a remedy or condiment that they make themselves. Premade wild snacks and drinks will be shared at the end of the walk.

We’ll meet for this event at Wellspring, Inc.

Ages 16+

All Access Members: $35 | Trail Pass Members: $40 | Non-members: $45

Pre-registration required by May 6 at 11:59 pm

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May 7, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 4:30 pm

4382 Hickory Rd
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090 United States

Growing Green: Wild Food, Wild Medicine

September 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Growing Green: Wild Food, Wild Medicine with Linda Conroy

Join herbalist and forager Linda Conroy to explore the wild plants that grow around us and learn how they can be used for food and medicine. Identification techniques, as well as ways to prepare plants for optimal nutrition and healing, will be discussed. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. This class will be held at Wellspring Education Center. See below for address.

Ages 16+

Registration: $40

This program is currently full.

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September 3, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

4382 Hickory Rd
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090 United States

Stroll with a Naturalist: Focus on Foraging for Wild Edibles

August 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stroll with a Naturalist: Focus on Foraging for Wild Edibles

Join a naturalist for a casual walk on the trails of Riveredge. Each stroll will focus on a special aspect of nature but other things of interest will be explored as well. These educational programs will give you a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the nature center. You may even learn some of the history of the land too.

Ages 12+

All Access Members: Free | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-members: $7

Registration closes August 24 at 4:30 pm

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Be sure to sign in to your account in the upper right corner to activate your membership benefits. Membership discounts on programs will be applied to your cart at checkout. If you haven’t created an account with our new system, be sure to create one using the email address associated with your membership.

If you need to check your membership status or you aren’t sure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at rbuchholz@riveredge.us.

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August 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

4382 Hickory Rd
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090 United States

RESCHEDULED Foraging with Sam Thayer

August 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

CANCELED- LOOK FOR FUTURE DATES THIS SPRING Foraging with Sam Thayer

RESCHEDULED TO FALL 2022 – DATE TBD

At the workshop, you’ll join Sam Thayer for a hands-on day of botany, foraging, and feasting. We’ll be exploring the varied landscape of Riveredge to learn about the edible plants of prairies, forests, lawns, wetlands, and everything in between. Of course, you’ll learn to identify these plants, but we’ll also discuss their ecology—so you know how to find them, and how to use them responsibly. Read more about Sam Thayer below.

Ages 16+

All Access Members: $55 | Trail Pass Members: $60 | Non-members: $65

Sam is a Wisconsin native and author of The Forager’s Harvest and Nature’s Garden. Along with speaking and writing, he is a maple syrup producer, wild rice harvester, and owns a small organic orchard. Besides wild food foraging, Sam is an all-around naturalist with particular interest in reptiles, amphibians, bird watching, botany, and mammals. His passion for wild food extends to studying the origin of cultivated plants and the socioeconomic history of the human diet.

Members:

Be sure to sign in to your account in the upper right corner to activate your membership benefits. Membership discounts on programs will be applied to your cart at checkout. If you haven’t created an account with our new system, be sure to create one using the email address associated with your membership.

If you need to check your membership status or you aren’t sure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at rbuchholz@riveredge.us.

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August 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

4382 Hickory Rd
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090 United States

Restoration Field Day

August 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

CANCELED- LOOK FOR FUTURE DATES THIS SPRING Foraging with Sam Thayer

RESCHEDULED TO FALL 2022 – DATE TBD

At the workshop, you’ll join Sam Thayer for a hands-on day of botany, foraging, and feasting. We’ll be exploring the varied landscape of Riveredge to learn about the edible plants of prairies, forests, lawns, wetlands, and everything in between. Of course, you’ll learn to identify these plants, but we’ll also discuss their ecology—so you know how to find them, and how to use them responsibly. Read more about Sam Thayer below.

Ages 16+

All Access Members: $55 | Trail Pass Members: $60 | Non-members: $65

Members:

Be sure to sign in to your account in the upper right corner to activate your membership benefits. Membership discounts on programs will be applied to your cart at checkout. If you haven’t created an account with our new system, be sure to create one using the email address associated with your membership.

If you need to check your membership status or you aren’t sure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at rbuchholz@riveredge.us.

To become a member, click here

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August 20, 2022 @ 8:00 am 4:00 pm

4382 Hickory Rd
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090 United States

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