Join wild food expert John Kallas to learn about trees, shrubs, and herbs of the Pacific Northwest that are found at Oxbow Regional Park, off the Sandy River Gorge. Find a diversity of edible wild plants including fiddlehead fern, elderberries, Solomon's seal, fairly bells, nettles, red huckleberries, salmonberry, and more. Explore one of the more beautiful habitats just east of Gresham. This workshop has about a 85% content overlap with the Forest Park workshop. For information or to register visit the Wild Food Adventures workshops page. Enrollment Limited! - Advanced registration reserves you a place in the workshop.
Join wild food expert John Kallas to explore edible and poisonous plants in one of Portland's most diverse and unique landscapes. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday and others you'll find regularly. Most of these plants can be found in your own neighborhoods, fields, and local woodlands. Learn identification, use, and processing of fennel, chicory, black mustard, knotweed, wild sweet pea, bull thistle and many others. See poison oak and poison hemlock. For information or to register visit the Wild Food Adventures workshops page. Enrollment Limited! - Advanced registration reserves you a place in the workshop.
Join wild food expert John Kallas to bushwhack through Portland's urban neighborhoods to find some of spring's best and diverse delectables. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday. You will later find most of this abundance in your own neighborhood. For information or to register visit the Wild Food Adventures workshops page. Enrollment Limited! - Advanced registration reserves you a place in the workshop.
Join wild food expert John Kallas to learn about the edible plants found in Pacific Northwest forests. Spring is when with wildflowers are blooming and wild greens are ripe for picking. See plants like wild violet, Solomon's seal, fairly bells, licorice fern, various fiddleheads, wild ginger and more. Learn the many ways they can be used as food. Explore one of the more beautiful forests in Portland's own back yard. This workshop has about a 85% content overlap with the Oxbow workshop - Consider Oxbow if this one is full. For information or to register visit the Wild Food Adventures workshops page. Enrollment Limited! - Advanced registration reserves you a place in the workshop.
Join wild food expert John Kallas to explore several habitats on Sauvie Island. See this spring's early green delectables. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday. The earlier you start in the spring, the more foods you can harvest in the year. It also pays to see plants at different stages of growth. Many plants will have emerged, others we will identify where they are going to grow. For information or to register visit the Wild Food Adventures workshops page. Enrollment Limited! - Advanced registration reserves you a place in the workshop.
Join wild food expert John Kallas in a walk through several habitats within Mt Tabor Park, learn essentials of wild food use and study, the best books, resources, and field guides. Be a successful forager early on, sample plants, get expert advice. This core workshop provides a deeper understanding for all other workshops. Anyone genuinely serious about wild foods will benefit from this event. For information or to register visit the Wild Food Adventures workshops page. Enrollment Limited! - Advanced registration reserves you a place in the workshop.
Spring Plankhouse Opening Event April 13th,
Sewing seeds of the past and planting for the future;
A camas planting and First Food presentation
Several species of camas, Camassia quamash andCamassia leichtlinii are key parts of the Gary Oak ecosystems that span the west side of the Cascade Range from British Columbia down to Northern California. Today widely regarded as a beautiful wildflower, camas plays a crucial part in the traditional lifeways and cultures of many Indigenous peoples in the Northwest. Before colonization by euro-American settlers, Chinookan Peoples, Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce), Kalapuya, and many other Tribes tended, dug, traded, and ate camas corms since time immemorial. Camas is still regarded as a special First Food for many Tribes in our and is still tended and dug with care. For our spring opening we will honor and celebrate this beautiful lily with a special presentation about the cultural significances of camas, learn how to restore the camas prairies that have painted the hills and valleys of our region blue for generations, and begin a camas meadow restoration project next to the Cathlapotle Plankhouse.
12pm-4pm : Children's activities, Plankhouse tours, and Garry Oak Ecosystem restoration information.
1pm : Presentation on Cultural and Historical significance of Camassia spp.
2pm :Camas Blessing and Restoration Work Party
Think Globally, Rewild Locally:
An Earth Day Benefit for Rewild Portland!
COME CELEBRATE with us on Tuesday, April 22nd @ Mississippi Studios, Rewild Portland will be hosting an Earth Day Party. Presale Tickets are $10 and available at www.mississippistudios.com. General admission is sliding scale $10-25. Doors open at 5:30pm. Event begins at 6:00pm. This event is 21 and over. All proceeds go to fund Rewild Portland's diverse educational programs. (www.rewildportland.com)
Ancestral Skills Demonstrations
Have a cocktail while witnessing ancestral skills demonstrations. These will be on-going throughout the night, including fire by friction, basket weaving, simple stone knives, and more!
Silent auction from 6pm-8:30pm
A diverse selection of Silent Auction items such as amazing art by local artists, healing sessions, overnight getaways, permaculture and other specialized skill classes, Next Adventure gift cards, movie tickets and much more! Come check out all the goodies we are auctioning off. Auction opens at 6:00pm and closes at 8:30pm.
Guest Speaker from 7pm-8pm
The highly renowned Dr. Nicole Apelian (researcher, expeditionary leader, safari guide, Southern Africa specialist, mother, scientist, and educator) will be presenting a slide show of images from her incredible experiences working with and learning from the Naro Bushmen in Botswana, covering the kinds of technology they use in everyday lives and their efforts to preserve their way of life. This will be her first live appearance in Portland!
Live Music from 9pm - Close
* Peter Rainbeau - Acid Folk/ Sentimental Crooning/ Campfire
* Jordan Harris - Singer Songwriter/ Alternative/ Soul Rock
* Medallion - Classic Country/Folk
Rewild Portland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to create cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth-based arts, technology, and traditions. This mission comes to life in the form of educational workshops and programs, community-building events, and ecological restoration. Rewild Portland is funded through fundraising events, individual donations, grants, and program fees.
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COME CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH US!!
The Cathlapotle Plankhouse is looking for new volunteers for the 2014 season!
Are you curious about...
Local Native American Culture? Traditional Columbia River Art?Pacific Northwest History? Ancestral Skills? Archeology?Wildlife? Nature?
Do you love to...
Learn about other cultures? Share your experiences and knowledge with others? Meet new people? Tell stories?
Get involved at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge!
We are looking for new people to join our team of amazing volunteer docents that staff the Plankhouse during the weekends or help us teach school groups during the week. Open to everyone, there is no special experience needed, just a desire to learn and share the natural and cultural history of the Refuge with others. By the end of the orientation you will understand what our docents do, learn more about Chinookan lifeways and Refuge archaeology, and be ready to take the next steps to become a part of the team. For more info or to RSVP please contact Sarah Hill , Plankhouse Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 887-4106 .
New Volunteer Orientation/Training April 5, 10AM-3PM
Meet at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge : Carty Unit lower parking lot: 28908 NW Main Ave, Ridgefield WA 98624
If you are interested in getting involved, but can't make the training, contact Sarah Hill at email@example.com to arrange alternate training plans.
National Park Service archaeologist Doug Wilson will discuss how the 1800s fur trade affected local waterways in a presentation at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Old Liberty Theater, 113 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield.
Wilson, archaeologist at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, will explore the relationship between the Hudson's Bay Company and the waterways in and around what's now the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
He will discuss how the Columbia River system was used to continue established trade routes of indigenous peoples; how the fur trade altered relationships among people in the region; and how the Hudson's Bay Company's introduction of logging, agriculture, shipping and other aspects of the industrial age forever changed the landscape of the Pacific Northwest.
The program is part of the 2014 natural history series presented by Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Cost is $10 for Friends members, and $15 for nonmembers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.