G.A.L.A. and Jack Mountain Bushcraft School are excited to announce the next feature in their 2016 monthly NH Re-skill-ience Workshop Series, hands-on workshops focusing on homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional bushcraft skills. The next workshop, Foraging Walk and Edible Wild Plants with Tim Smith of Jack Mountain Bushcraft School takes place on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 5:30-7:30pm in Alton, NH.
Interested in learning more about the edible and medicinal plants found in the woods of New Hampshire? During the walk, Tim will point out common plants and discuss their various uses, as well as how to process them. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of edible plants they can find in their own backyards, like cattails, Indian cucumber, plantain, wood sorrel, and more. Tim is a registered Master Maine Guide and spends about six months of the year living off the grid. He has been studying edible and medicinal plants for over 25 years.
Knowledge of identification, harvesting, processing and use of edible, medicinal and otherwise useful plants makes up a vast amount of practical and intellectual knowledge that was highly valued by cultures living off the bounty of the land. In our modern culture, such knowledge has become almost non-existent, or at least increasingly rare. Workshops such as this one are designed to give participants more intimate and practical knowledge of the land.
Participants should bring anything they need to stay comfortable in the outdoors – such as sturdy shoes, a sweater, and bug repellant.
The workshop will take place at Knight’s Pond in Alton, NH. Knight’s Pond is a property of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT). You can find directions to Knight’s Pond below, or on the LRCT website –http://lrct.org/
The cost to participate in the workshop is $15.00. Pre-registration is requested online, or by calling 603-539-6460.
Directions from Alton:
• From the traffic circle junction of NH-28 & 11, go 7.5 miles north on NH-28 and turn right onto Rines Road.
Directions from Wolfeboro:
• From the blinker at the corner in South Wolfeboro, go
south for 1.6 miles and turn left onto Rines Road.
Directions from NH-28:
• Follow Rines Road for 1.1 miles. Bear left at a fork and continue for 0.5 miles, then turn left again onto the road to Knights Pond (sign and gate).