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Event: Czech Out foraged dinner!

Harvest season in Texas is quite a thing. We’re putting on a 4-course, gourmet dinner at the Czech Out Ranch this October, showcasing all the amazing wild flavors of the Autumn Texas harvest-time!

We’ll have a short plant walk, to talk about what wild foods are currently in season, and then we’ll enjoy a curated, 4-course seasonal wild feast handcrafted to showcase all the wonderful, native flavors of the Texas Hill Country.

These dishes will be one-of-a-kind unique; put together by the amazing Lacie Wall, and we’ll discuss the process of coming up with novel and wild recipes to work with wild ingredients. Detailed information about each dish will be available, as well as copies of my book, “The Cycle of Foraging”, for anyone interested.

–The cost of the dinner is $60/person, and will include wine pairings plus samples of foraged cocktails!

Tickets are available through PayPal @ paypal.me/anaturalplace. Please include a preferred contact method, as directions will be emailed out prior to the event.

This is a limited seating event! Spots will fill up fast so reserve your spot today.

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Event: Spring Foraging Campout 2019

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

This Spring, March 16th – 17th, Green Valley Gardens is holding a 2-day Wild Foods weekend on their organic, permacultural farm in North Texas.

Comprising over 100-acres, this family farm showcases a variety of sustainable land management practices and a diversity of natural resources. Come enjoy the weekend with us as we celebrate the return of Spring and explore all the amazing foods growing in this beautiful landscape!

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Green Valley Gardens was created as a start-up market garden, just North of Denton, Texas. They are active promoters of local farmers markets, and regularly work with other local growers to bring environmentally-conscious, quality food to North Texas. They also work hard educating and sharing their practices with others.

We’ll get to spend an entire day discussing (and harvesting!) edible species of native and wild plants, their implications for food security and sustainability, and how we can work with these resources to grow a healthier relationship with our Land.

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Day 2 we’ll turn to the culinary arts and explore all the amazing ways you can turn these Mange Sauvage into High Table fare! Spring is a beautiful time of year in the woods;  flowers are blooming, onions are budding and a smorgasbord of other wild foods are on offer. From learning to prepare soup and salad starters to delicious hors d’ouvres and wild entrees, we’ll share our secrets to celebrating and enjoying all the amazing flavors and foods here around us.

Come camp out with us, enjoy some excellent foods around the fire, and experience great fellowship while learning more about how we can work to craft a better way of living, together.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for kids 10 years and younger (kiddos 3 and under free!), includes entire 2-day event with meals, workshops and camp sites. PLEASE RSVP with the ages and numbere of people in your party. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon.

Items to bring:

  • Tent*
  • Camp chair or blanket for sitting
  • Clothes/footwear suitable for getting dirty!
  • Gardening gloves, if preferred
  • Collection bags
  • Light spade or digging tool
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Passion for learning…

*small campers or pop-up trailers may be approved upon request

->Check out our Facebook event page for Updates

Note: This event is the last weekend of Spring Break 2019, so bring the kids for a last burst of fun (with a little learning snuck in) before they have to head back to school!

Hope to see you this Spring, and Happy Harvesting!

Event: Kids’ Fall Foraging

I’m teaming up with the Calixto Project again to offer another Kids-focused foraging adventure! We’llexplore and gather the wild Autumn foods of the forest, then create some surprising (and delicious!) treats.

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This is a perfect outdoor activity for kids, with a little bit of learning and life experience snuck in (shhh!). The event will be held Sunday, October 21st, near Southeast Austin. You can read more about the oppurtunity at the Calixto Project, as well as find information on how to sign up!

The weather is sure to be cooler by then (or at least not lethal!) so come out and have some fun.

Event: The Cycle of Foraging release

It’s here!

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The Cycle of Foraging: a book of days is now available! Copies are available now on Amazon, and also directly through us, at a discount, via PayPal.

This book is a labor of love, detailing the yearly cycle of foraging our family enjoys, and the wonderful relationships we have formed with our world.

Included are over 50 species native throughout the Eastern US. For each edible plant, information is provided on preferred habitat, harvesting and preparation, benefits for wildlife and environmental impact, as well as how to grow them in your own “Neck of the Woods”! An introduction, covering the basic techniques and precautions of foraging, is also provided.

Supported with hundreds of full color photographs and dozens of original paintings and illustrations, this is a comprehensive guide, sure to be treasured by both the avid gardener wanting to work more with native and wild species, as well as Nature lovers seeking to learn more about their world.

Thank you to all who helped in the creation of this work, but especially thanks are due to all the interested parties who encouraged (and waited patiently for) its release.

Thanks again, and Happy Harvesting!

-Sean Wall