Classes + Extras
Making authentic connections with nature.
Book a foraging class, a Make+ Take or check out our Forage + Feast option
Wild Plants and Medicinal Foraging Walk
Take a walk with Erica and learn about the abundance of wild plants and medicinals in the Agassiz Forest Area. This is a great class for anyone who wants to learn about picking protocol, the most common local wild foods, medicinal plants, and edible flowers. Depending on what nature provides, there’s also a good chance you’ll be able to forage and take some wild food home with you! Each class lasts about 2-3 hours and is suitable for novice and veteran foragers alike.
Put on your boots, long pants and bug protective clothing (maybe slap on some sunscreen too) Pick up a mesh bag and come out to explore a couple of different spaces in the area (to be announced closer to the class date) We will pick some items, go over identification and confirmations of plants/trees/fungi etc. This class is going to be all about our connection with the earth and how to use what is provided to us!
Make sure to bring any gear you may need. I always carry knives, bug spray, sunscreen.
Be sure to set aside a few hours for this so that you don't feel rushed! Each class also has a wild foraged treat & a cool or hot foraged drink.
Classes require a minimum of 4 people for 2024 due to time constraints.
Make + Take
A make + take that brings what we forage into our daily lives
There are some options for the make + take; I have added a list below to choose from.
Option #1 All the skincare bundle
1-3.5 oz skin cream
1-3.5 oz plantain salve
1-small Mason jar of foot soak with herbs
Option #2 Herbal bundle
1 small mason jar of an oxymel
1 small jar of herbal multivitamin
1 small jar of herbal candy
Option #3- Cold + Flu away bundle
1 large jar of fire cider
1 small container of honey + garlic
1 small container of onion + honey
Option #4 Tea's your game bundle
1 bag of Heart health tea
1 bag of wild woman tea
1 bag of Allergy Support tea
(comes with tea balls for each tea)
A beautiful bound recipe book of each bundle comes with the make + take that will also include the herbal information required to make it again.
A minimum of 3 students is required for the class
Forage + Feast
We are excited to offer a new culinary and nature experience for 2024 at Mossy Birch Homestead.
Located in the Agassiz forest in Eastern Manitoba, each session includes a foraging class + meal that Erica will create; the meal will showcase 6 plates of edible plants and more that she and her family has foraged off the land.
Learn how to identify some easy to find edible and medicinal plants, how to harvest them + discuss the ways to utilize them. While you are out on your mini foraging class with one of our guides, Erica will be cooking (and baking) up a 6 course meal made from all of the items that her family uses and forages.
We will start off with a smudge (or cleanse) and offering to the land before going for a 30-40 minute walk. When you come back from your foraging + forest bathing walk, your first plate will be waiting for you on a feasting table located outside on our homestead so that you can enjoy the outdoors while enjoying + learning about each plate that has been created. Erica will discuss the method of how it was cooked and the recipes for all of the courses will be included in a booklet for you to take home.
Each meal will include seasonal offerings, such as floral syrups or fermented drinks, mushrooms, herbs and more. A menu will be set up when the session times open up.
This session is about a 3 hour forage + feast; please be mindful to show up on time so that you can take in all that we have to offer. There is a max of 10 people per forage + feast; make sure you book early!
We will do our best to be conscience of food allergies or intolerances; if you are booking and you have one, it is important to notify immediately so that we can ensure a smooth meal for everyone.
We are excited to host you at our table; see you soon!
Wild Edibles + Medicinals Walk on Your property
Private classes require a non-refundable, pre-payment of 40$ and a minimum of 2 paid students for 2024
Take a walk with Erica and learn about the abundance of wild plants, mushrooms, and medicinals on your property. This is a great class for anyone who wants to learn about the most common, local wild foods, medicinal plants, and edible flowers around you and to better know your land. Each private class lasts about 2-3 hours and is suitable for novice and veteran foragers alike.
We will pick some items, go over identification and confirmations of plants/trees/fungi etc. This class is going to be all about our connection with the earth and how to use what is provided to us!
Be sure to set aside a few hours for this so that you don't feel rushed!
What Clients Say...
A foraging thank you
J + I just wanted to reach out and extend our thanks once again for such an excellent foraging experience. All of the knowledge you shared, the experience in the fresh air on beautiful property, and your kindness were incredible. We left practically feeling like a high from such a rewarding experience for both of us. The chanterelles were AMAZING in our fettuccine alfredo later that evening, and your plantain salve is incredible for J's psoriasis. We will definitely be purchasing that in the future. We are excited to come again next summer and will be using all the knowledge gained this summer from you to incorporate certain medicinal plants into our garden next summer. We just can't tell you enough how rewarding this was for us, and our many thanks goes out to you.
Kindest Regards, C+J