in the Blue Ridge Mountains
“Foraged foods provide the wildness in life”
The House on Water Street has teamed with a clinical herbalist to provide you with a unique getaway package. You will stay at The House on Water Street, a cozy, elegant four bedroom, fully furnished village farm house B&B in Sperryville, Virginia, offering privacy, all the comforts of home, a “Spring House” for sipping wine or reading outdoors, and a Vermont Casting stove for a cozy winter evening! Sperryville is an historic village in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Shenandoah National Park, about an hour and a half west of Washington DC. It is surrounded by small farms and wineries, offers unique shops, galleries, a wellness center, and is full of people interested in a healthy approach to life. www.TheHouseonWaterStreet.com
Teresa Boardwine is a clinical herbalist who offers a unique Wild Foraged Food Cooking Class in her yurt in the mountains each spring. A member of The American Herbalist Guild, Teresa offers a wide variety of classes and clinical consultations. www.greencomfortherbalapothecary.com
What will you do?
Arrive on Friday and relax in the comfort of your home away from home. You may wish to visit wineries and enjoy dinner at a nearby restaurant. Delight in your exciting four hour Wild Food Cooking Class on Saturday, April25, 2015, from 10 am -2 pm.
Wild foods contain an abundant supply of nutrients readily available and easily assimilated into the body. They also provide some of the wildness of life which connects us back to our roots. Plant identification will be the focus as we stroll the paths to gather flowers, leaves and roots. We will collect many of the wild medicinal and edible plants from the land. Some of the plants used to create an amazing meal of wild foods will be collected in advance to insure time to prepare and consume the meal.
Students will participate in the collection and preparation of the following:
Chickweed & Chive Butter
Poke & Dock Sauté
Roasted Dandelion Roots
Sweet Woodruff May Wine
Wild Greens Salad
Housing for four persons for two nights + workshop: $242 per person (bountiful continental breakfast included).
Price for 6 or 8 persons available on request