Classes & Plant Walks
Join me, Mark Angelini, in the exploration of our abundantly available wild edible and medicinal plants.
Suggested Donations: All foraging courses are being hosted using a donation-based payment system. With my class participants, I am sharing years of accumulated knowledge and experience on wild plant identification, harvesting methods and techniques, and preparation and storage methods. You will leave my courses with all you need to go out and start to confidently identify and harvest the plants we talk about on our time together. I also share resources and extra-curricular sources for further knowledge and reference, to get you stuck into the excitement of harvesting the worlds most affordable and nutritious foods. I ask that all particpants pay a suggested donation of $25 per course. You can register online below to secure your spot, or send me an email to let me know you’ll be attending. All potential participants must register beforehand to secure their spot and receive information on where we’ll be meeting with directions on how to arrive there. I hope to see you at one of our walks!
What to Expect
Our foraging courses are educational walks through various sites, ecosystems, and locations across north Oakland County. You can expect us to cover the basics of meeting and identifying plants, learning about their qualities, uses, and ecological functions, and delicious ways to incorporate them into daily life. We will go over ethical foraging guidelines & principles, sustainability, and plant & ecosystem history and functions.
What You’ll Learn
Plant I.D. & Basic BotanyBasic EcologyHow to Harvest Wild FoodHow to Prepare Wild Food
Spring & Summer Classes & Walks
This year I am offering 5 spring & summer plant walks. Each class will offer an opportunity to explore what is ripe for the picking. Classes are offered on a rain or shine basis, so expect to dress appropriately and be prepared for all conditions.
A few developments in the pipeline… We are planning to run at least one forage & cook event where participants help harvest and prepare a wild food meal this season. We are also arranging to host at least one mushroom foraging class. Details will be posted as they become available. Stay posted!
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm • Location: North Oakland County
These Plant Walks are seasonally appropriate walks in various locations across North Oakland County. We will meet and greet with each seasons best wild edibles (and some medicinals)—I usually cover 5-10 plants each walk.
I will choose each walks’ location a week prior to the course and notify all participants at least 2 days before the class starts with directions to our foraging location. I do this to ensure that we are exploring an area with ripe and ready flora, with enough diversity to make our time together as worthwhile as possible. Expect classes to take place mainly in Independence and Springfield townships. I can only accommodate 15 people maximum, so please register early to secure your spot.
Registration & Payment Instructions
Everyone must complete the form below to register. To make your payment, please use the “Register Now” paypal button to the right, or contact me to arrange payment by cash or check.
(+$1.60 processing fee)
Available Spots per Walk: 15