The Great Lakes Foragers Gathering met June 23-26, 2022 at Frog Holler Farm in Brooklyn Michigan.
I had the opportunity to lead several activities at this awesome gathering: STICK BUILDING with Youth, and COB SCULPTURE-MAKING with Youth & Adults.
I was pleased to attend a foraging group to gather some of the food for the weekend and attend a workshop on making cording. Another joy was getting to hang out with some old, dear friends as well as meet new folks. The food, mostly foraged, was great, along with all the other flow and programing!
The setting, a meadow, way back in the woods at Frog Hollar Farm, Brooklyn, MI was an enchanting space combining natural enclosure and spaciousness. A nest to BE in for several days, with about 100 folks including many families with children, and folks mostly tent-camping. A wholeness was created.
Great appreciation to Rachel Mifsud, who envisioned and held together the event, supported by so so many others.
Below is a Slideshow of the 2022 event, + more info and links. ~ Deanne
“The Great Lakes Foragers Gatheringis the largest annual gathering of wild food enthusiasts in the Great Lakes region. It hosted variety of classes and workshops covering foraging, cooking with wild foods, and other traditional skills. Plus an opportunity to sample amazing wild food dishes at every meal. And, of course, the tradition of creating great memories, making new friends, and building a strong community. “
There were edible and medicinal plant and mushroom walks, and classes on a wide range of topics including cooking with with foods, herbal medicine, plant and mushrooms ID, wilderness skills, and much more. And this year kids classes to the agenda! This event is much more than just walks and classes. This is a community.And we had group foraging, a barter, a potluck, a wild foods cooking contest, open mic, and group projects. Everyone was encouraged to participate in any or all of these. Some brought foraging baskets, stuff to trade, entered the cooking contest, and shared their talent at the open mic.