Foraged food in jars.

Intro to Foraging Class

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Join masterful forager Michele Harmeling on a 2-hour eye-opening walk through the woods. On your walk, you’ll be observing many of Alaska’s edible spring plants with other like-minded wannabe foragers. You’ll also be talking about sustainable foraging, the proper way to collect plants, books to carry with you, and where to forage locally. You’ll also pick up tips and tricks on drying and using your harvest.

Our Intro to Foraging Walk is a rain or shine event so be sure to dress for the weather! Please wear shoes or hiking boots you can get dirty, and bring a notebook and a camera to help you identify plants later on. Dogs are not the best foraging partners, so we ask you to leave your dog at home.


Did you know Alaska is home hundreds of edible, and medicinal plants? True story! On this walk, we’ll only scratch the surface of the useable wild plants growing near us. There’s just no way 2 hours will cover every useable plant in the Matanuska Vally.  If you’re interested in learning more, we plan to host a fall mushroom walk and a separate fall foraging class. If you have specific questions for Michele be sure to jot them down so you can chat with her during the walk.

The location for our Intro to Foraging Walk is TBD dependent on what’s available at the time; spring has come so early, we’re not quite sure where we’ll find the most species of plants to observe.