the land knows you, even when you are lost

ROBIN WALL KIMMERER

Upcoming Events

  • Wild Edibles Walking Tour (SOLD OUT)
    Thu, Jul 29
    Eastern Promenade - Cleeves Memorial
    Jul 29, 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!
  • Wild Bird Identification (FREE!)
    Sat, Jul 31
    Eastern Promenade - Midslope Trailhead
    Jul 31, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Eastern Promenade - Midslope Trailhead, Eastern Promenade Midslope Trail, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Learn basic techniques to help you find and identify wild birds! Bring your binoculars, or borrow ours.
  • Wild Edibles Walking Tour
    Sun, Aug 01
    Eastern Promenade - Cleeves Memorial
    Aug 01, 10:00 AM – 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!
  • Making Sauerkraut and Kimchi
    Mon, Aug 16
    Root Wild Kombucha
    Aug 16, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Root Wild Kombucha, 135 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Learn to make lacto-fermented sauerkraut and kimchi. We'll follow some time-tested recipes to craft these delicious and healthy fermented foods.
  • Plaited Birch Bark Baskets
    Wed, Aug 18
    Root Wild Kombucha
    Aug 18, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    Root Wild Kombucha, 135 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Learn the basics of diagonal plaiting to make a beautiful birch bark basket. We'll cover identification, ethical gathering, processing and weaving techniques.
  • Wild Edibles Walking Tour
    Thu, Aug 19
    Eastern Promenade - Cleeves Memorial
    Aug 19, 5:00 PM – 7:00 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!
  • Pine Pitch Glue Collage
    Sat, Aug 28
    Portland
    Aug 28, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Portland, 111 Sheridan St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Learn to make pitch glue: a versatile, water-resistant adhesive made from the resin of coniferous trees. Use your glue to make a beautiful natural collage!
  • Matchless Firestarting (FREE!)
    Sat, Aug 28
    Deering Oaks Amphitheater
    Aug 28, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Deering Oaks Amphitheater, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Learn to make a roaring campfire by rubbing a few sticks together - no matches required. Everyone will carve a fire kit to take home.
  • Pine Needle Baskets
    Mon, Aug 30
    Root Wild Kombucha
    Aug 30, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    Root Wild Kombucha, 135 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101, 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.
  • Japanese Knotweed Flutes
    Tue, Sep 07
    Root Wild Kombucha
    Sep 07, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Root Wild Kombucha, 135 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Learn to use Japanese knotweed stalks to make a working flute! We'll cover identification, best gathering practices, materials storage and processing, and creation.
  • Bittersweet Removal & Weaving (FREE!)
    Sun, Sep 19
    East End Beach
    Sep 19, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    East End Beach, 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, and then learn to weave a basket!
  • How To Eat Acorns (REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN)
    Wed, Sep 29
    Biddeford Adult Education
    Sep 29, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Biddeford Adult Education, 189 Alfred St 2nd floor, Biddeford, ME 04005, USA
    Learn how to safely consume oak nuts, also known as acorns - a delicious, versatile, ancient, worldwide food staple!
  • Acorns Introduction (FREE!)
    Sat, Oct 30
    Deering Oaks Park (Amphitheatre)
    Oct 30, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    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!
  • Winter Tree I.D. (FREE!)
    Sun, Dec 19
    Loring Memorial Park
    Dec 19, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    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.