the land knows you, even when you are lost

ROBIN WALL KIMMERER

Upcoming Events

  • Introduction to Wild Mushrooms
    Tue, Aug 16
    Evergreen Cemetery (Duck Pond Parking)
    Aug 16, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Evergreen Cemetery (Duck Pond Parking), Evergreen Cemetery Trail, Portland, ME, USA
    For beginners! We'll cover the bare-bones basics of wild mushroom identification, and then venture on a short foray to see what's available.
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  • Wild Edibles Walking Tour
    Sun, Aug 21
    Eastern Promenade - Cleeves Memorial
    Aug 21, 10:00 AM – Aug 22, 12:00 PM
    Eastern Promenade - Cleeves Memorial, Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    We'll walk a short loop around the Eastern Prom to learn how to identify and eat various wild plants. Bring a notebook, or basket, to collect a few samples!
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  • Making Sumac Wine
    Wed, Aug 24
    Root Wild Kombucha
    Aug 24, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    Root Wild Kombucha, 135 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101
    The end of summer is neigh! But that means the beginning of fall harvests is on its way. Learn how to make sumac wine. We'll cover identification, best gathering practices, processing, and fermentation. There will be a few bottles available for tasting
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  • Bittersweet Removal / Intro to Basketry (Volunteer Opportunity!)
    Aug 27, 9:00 AM – Aug 28, 12:30 PM
    East End Beach (Parking Lot), Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Join us in our efforts to contain invasive bittersweet along the bike path by the East End Beach in Portland!
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  • Tree Identification (FREE!)
    Sat, Aug 27
    Loring Memorial Park
    Aug 27, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Loring Memorial Park, 449-455 Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Learn to identify several native and invasive species of trees using defining characteristics such as bark, buds, leaves, and silhouettes.
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  • Wild Edibles Walking Tour
    Wed, Sep 07
    Eastern Promenade - Cleeves Memorial
    Sep 07, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Eastern Promenade - Cleeves Memorial, Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    We'll walk a short loop around the Eastern Prom to learn how to identify and eat various wild plants. Bring a notebook, or basket, to collect a few samples!
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  • How To Eat Acorns
    Tue, Sep 13
    Merrymeeting Adult Education
    Sep 13, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Merrymeeting Adult Education , 35 Republic Ave, Topsham, ME 04086, USA
    Learn how to safely consume oak nuts, also known as acorns - a delicious, versatile, ancient, worldwide food staple!
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  • Introduction to Wild Mushrooms
    Tue, Sep 20
    Evergreen Cemetery (Duck Pond Parking)
    Sep 20, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Evergreen Cemetery (Duck Pond Parking), Evergreen Cemetery Trail, Portland, ME, USA
    For beginners! We'll cover the bare-bones basics of wild mushroom identification, and then venture on a short foray to see what's available.
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  • Matchless Firestarting and Campfire Safety (FREE!)
    Sep 25, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Sharing Den, 111 Sheridan St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Learn to make a roaring campfire by rubbing a few sticks together - no matches required.
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  • Knife and Tool Sharpening
    Tue, Oct 04
    Merrymeeting Adult Education
    Oct 04, 5:00 PM – Oct 05, 7:00 PM
    Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave, Topsham, ME 04086, USA
    Learn how to sharpen knives, axes, pruners, scissors, and other blade tools. Bring your own dull tools that need to be touched up, or come to practice sharpening some of our tools.
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  • Acorns Introduction (FREE!)
    Sat, Oct 08
    Deering Oaks Park (Amphitheatre)
    Oct 08, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Deering Oaks Park (Amphitheatre), Park Ave, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Learn how to safely consume oak nuts, also known as acorns - a delicious, versatile, ancient, worldwide food staple!
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  • Darning and Mending Clothing
    Mon, Oct 24
    Merrymeeting Adult Education
    Oct 24, 5:00 PM – Oct 25, 7:00 PM
    Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave, Topsham, ME 04086, USA
    Learn to fix your holy socks, sweaters, gloves, hats and more! Bring a garment, or don't.
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  • Pine Needle Baskets
    Sat, Nov 12
    Merrymeeting Adult Education
    Nov 12, 10:00 AM – Nov 13, 12:30 PM
    Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave, Topsham, ME 04086, USA
    We'll cover the basics of coiled basketry, which is a global, ancient human skill, and create a wonderful pine-needle basket. Every participant will make a basket to take home.
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  • Making Leather / Hide Tanning (FREE!)
    Nov 26, 9:00 AM – Nov 27, 5:00 PM
    Sharing Den, 111 Sheridan St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Learn how to turn raw animal skins into soft, supple leather! We'll be starting from scratch and working all the way through: scraping, fleshing, softening and smoking.
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  • Invasive Bittersweet: Window Feeder
    Sat, Dec 10
    Merrymeeting Adult Education
    Dec 10, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave, Topsham, ME 04086, USA
    Learn to identify, gather/remove invasive bittersweet, and weave a woven window feeder for very cute birds.
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  • Winter Tree I.D. (FREE! Kid Friendly!)
    Sun, Dec 18
    Loring Memorial Park
    Dec 18, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
    Loring Memorial Park, 449-455 Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Learn basic techniques to identify leafless trees in winter. This workshop is totally free to attend! If you still feel impelled to donate, you may.
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  • Pine Needle Baskets
    Sat, Jan 21
    Merrymeeting Adult Education
    Jan 21, 2023, 10:00 AM – Jan 22, 2023, 12:30 PM
    Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave, Topsham, ME 04086, USA
    We'll cover the basics of coiled basketry, which is a global, ancient human skill, and create a wonderful pine-needle basket. Every participant will make a basket to take home.
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  • Winter Shelter (FREE! Kid Friendly!)
    Jan 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Carter Field, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Learn the basics of winter shelter building: how to make an improvised effective snow shelter. Also: pine needle tea!
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