Discover edible and useful wild coastal plants. Join with your guide, Mark Wienert, as we discover the benefits and uses of Oregon's edible, medicinal, and useful coastal plants.
Edible and Useful Wild Coastal Plants - Oregon
Dates: April 24-25, 2021
Location: Florence, OR
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Useful Coastal Plants
Emphasis is on identifying and uses of wild edible and useful plants of the Oregon Coast. Includes lecture and field study.
Wild plants, we admire them, harvest them, use them, and eat them. Discover what common wild plants grow near you and how you can include them in your diet, medical kit, and material uses.
Foods and medicine
And it's easy to add wild plants to your seasonal menu. Coastal plants, trees, and yes even fungi give us a bounty of practical and utilitarian uses.
Traditional plants use
Native peoples have been using these plants for thousands of years. Wild plants like the Stinging Nettle in the photo are a crucial resource for fiber. Fishing line and rope were made from the strong inner fibers of this plant.
You will try your hand at string making. learn how and when to harvest, prepare, and twist string also called cordage from Nettle and several other useful plants.
Who can say no to a fresh berry pie made from ripe Oregon coast berries? But that's not all. Some berries can be made into syrup or dried for use as antiviral medicine.
Wild plants have so much to offer the outdoor forager. Book your spot today and begin your journey into the interesting and amazing world of edible and useful wild coastal plants of Oregon.
The Oregon coast is rich in edible and useful wild plants. The wild plants we gather also include fungi. Mushrooms of a dizzying variety and diversity.
Autumn's light and shorter days bring from the damp earth a scent of apricot and cinnamon. Our favorite mushrooms are bursting forth.
Forage for Mushrooms
Fall is the time of year we learn to identify, forage, and discover our favorite wild edible mushrooms. There is simply nothing as fun as a mushroom hunt in the forests of the Oregon coast.
Foraging for mushrooms has for us become an important ritual we look forward to each fall.
Mushroom Cooking and Recipes
Share the rich and delightful flavors unique to each edible mushroom. Chanterelle, Hogs, Yellow Foot, and more. Learn how to cook and savor these delicious and nutritional wild foods of the forest.
Useful Coastal Plants
Mark,Thank you for the great weekend learning about plants. It was an unforgettable weekend with my dad. I learned a ton and can’t stop talking about it with friends. Today I’m going on my third hike since to keep fresh what I learned and to continue identifying. I think what you do is invaluable and essential for people rekindling their relationship with nature. ~Joshua Fackrell
Courses are held south of Florence, OR. Florence is an hour's drive west of Eugene and three and a half - hours north of Medford. And a three and a half-hour drive south of Portland. For Bend and Central Oregon, however, expect 3 to 4 hours.
- Driving directions, gear list, course forms, specific to your class are provided upon registration
- Camping and meals are not provided
- First day start time 8:40 AM - end time 4:PM
- No smoking
- No dogs or pets of any kind allowed on camp premises or in vehicles
- Leave No Trace: pack it in and pack it out
Not available on site. See area accommodations for Camping, Honeyman Memorial State Park, Lagoon Campground, Darlings Marina & RV Resort are the closest. Motel accommodations in and around Florence OR. 97439, and Dune City.
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Oregon Survival School Courses
- emergency shelter
- the bow drill
- animal tracking
- winter outdoor survival training
- useful edible and medicinal native plants
- introduction to survival trapping