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Edible & Medicinal Plants Class (1791965331505)

Edible Plants

Intro, Welcome to the school, facilities, dos, and don’ts.

  1. How to identify individual plants/trees
  • ITEM - touch on toxicity and dangers
  • Woody vs. Herbaceous plants
  • Deciduous vs. Evergreen
  • Simple vs. Compound leaves
  • Perennial/Biennial/Annual
  • Using various plant guides.         
  1. Plant List (will tailor to what’s up at the time)

          Plantain                                      Cattail

          Red Clover                                  Nettles

          White Clover                               Wild Violet

          Wood Sorrell                               Chicory

          Blackberry                                  Honeysuckle

          Raspberry                                  Poke

          Burdock                                     Black Walnut

          Curly Dock                                 Dandelion

          Various Sumac                            Wild Garlic/Wild Onion

          Queen Annes Lace                       White Pine

          Other Nut/Fruit-bearing trees/Shrubs

  1. How To Harvest
  • Ethical Harvest vs. Emergency Harvest
  • Where to harvest.
  • Chemical contamination
  1. Short Plant Walk
  2. Send students to harvest
  3. Student's lunch supplemented with their harvest.
  4. Longer Plant Walk - Talk about edible vs. medicinal uses. (a primer for Day 2)

          Q&A During and after

 

Medicinal Plants

  1. Re-cap ITEM, Harvest and dangerous look alike.
  2. Plant List, Same as Day 1 and add the 5 trees.
  3. Medicinal Preps
  • Raw
  • Poultice
  • Fomentation
  • Infusion (Cold/Hot)
  •  Decoction
  • Salves/Lotions/Balms
  1. Making A Salve
  • Solids to Soft/Liquid Ratio
  • Step by Step
  1. Making the Infusion
  2. Wax Preparation
  3. Adding the Infusion
  4. Troubleshooting
  5. Send the students to harvest.
  6. Make the salve, re-cap the steps while they are cooking.
  7. Lessons Learned, goodbye!

 

Equipment List:

Standard camping equipment if they are camping, small camp stove and cooking gear to prepare harvested plants. Plant guides for the Eastern Woodlands, Notebook and pen/pencil. Food/snacks for the duration of the class.

Age Requirements: 
Must be at least 18 years old.

Disclaimer:
Please make sure you take all gear with you at the end of the class. If gear is left behind, we will not be able to ship it to you, and will be considered abandoned. 

Due to property insurance restrictions: There will be NO camping on the school property prior to the start of the class or after the class concludes.

Click Here for the Class Purchase Policy

Click Here for Ohio Class directions

Click Here for nearby Hotels

 

    Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you.  From there you will be lead to the school property.

    Nearby Hotels:

    Comfort Inn

    605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581

    Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.

    Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property

    Days Inn 

    972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464

    Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.

    Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

    Red Roof Inn

    1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200

    Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.

    Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

     

    Nearby Camp Grounds:

    Lake Alma State Park

    422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474

    Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.

    Jackson Lake State Park

    35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197

    Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.

    Cabins are NOW AVAILABLE for rent at The Pathfinder School for all Classes and Events located at the Pathfinder School! 

     

    The following options are:

    A. Opossum Hollow - 12x16 Bunkhouse

    1. 8 Bunks are available
    2. Each bunk can be rented individually at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-day class, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
    3. Bunks will be sold on a first come first served basis and paid for at the time the reservation is made. 
    4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
    5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved bunk must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
    6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).
    7. All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

     

    B. Fox Den - 10x14 cabin

    This cabin can be reserved in two ways.

    1. A family/group can reserve the cabin (up to 4 people) - $150 (total) for a 3-day class or $250 (total) for a 4-day class. To receive the family/group rate, the cabin must be reserved prior to the first day of class.
    2. Fox Den can only be reserved prior to the first day of class by a family or group.
    3. If the cabin is NOT reserved the first day of any course, the individual bunks may be rented at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-dayclass, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
    4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
    5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved cabin must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
    6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).

    All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

    NOTE:

    Please bring you own sleeping gear (all linens, pillows, blankets).

    Each cabin has a covered porch and private fire pit.

    There is an outhouse style latrine in close walking distance.

    Vehicles will be parked in the normal parking area and gear will need to be walked to the cabins - approximately 200 yards.

    All students must read, agree, and sign a Liability Waiver and Release form for the Pathfinder School LLC and the venue prior to attending the course. This can be signed brought to the course/event and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training/event without the complete form being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.

    Click here for the Pathfinder School Liability Waiver and Release. 

    If you need to cancel..

    Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

    Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.

    If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

    If a class gets canceled...

    We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

    Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.

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    Edible Plants

    Intro, Welcome to the school, facilities, dos, and don’ts.

    1. How to identify individual plants/trees
    • ITEM - touch on toxicity and dangers
    • Woody vs. Herbaceous plants
    • Deciduous vs. Evergreen
    • Simple vs. Compound leaves
    • Perennial/Biennial/Annual
    • Using various plant guides.         
    1. Plant List (will tailor to what’s up at the time)

              Plantain                                      Cattail

              Red Clover                                  Nettles

              White Clover                               Wild Violet

              Wood Sorrell                               Chicory

              Blackberry                                  Honeysuckle

              Raspberry                                  Poke

              Burdock                                     Black Walnut

              Curly Dock                                 Dandelion

              Various Sumac                            Wild Garlic/Wild Onion

              Queen Annes Lace                       White Pine

              Other Nut/Fruit-bearing trees/Shrubs

    1. How To Harvest
    • Ethical Harvest vs. Emergency Harvest
    • Where to harvest.
    • Chemical contamination
    1. Short Plant Walk
    2. Send students to harvest
    3. Student's lunch supplemented with their harvest.
    4. Longer Plant Walk - Talk about edible vs. medicinal uses. (a primer for Day 2)

              Q&A During and after

     

    Medicinal Plants

    1. Re-cap ITEM, Harvest and dangerous look alike.
    2. Plant List, Same as Day 1 and add the 5 trees.
    3. Medicinal Preps
    • Raw
    • Poultice
    • Fomentation
    • Infusion (Cold/Hot)
    •  Decoction
    • Salves/Lotions/Balms
    1. Making A Salve
    • Solids to Soft/Liquid Ratio
    • Step by Step
    1. Making the Infusion
    2. Wax Preparation
    3. Adding the Infusion
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. Send the students to harvest.
    6. Make the salve, re-cap the steps while they are cooking.
    7. Lessons Learned, goodbye!

     

    Equipment List:

    Standard camping equipment if they are camping, small camp stove and cooking gear to prepare harvested plants. Plant guides for the Eastern Woodlands, Notebook and pen/pencil. Food/snacks for the duration of the class.

    Age Requirements: 
    Must be at least 18 years old.

    Disclaimer:
    Please make sure you take all gear with you at the end of the class. If gear is left behind, we will not be able to ship it to you, and will be considered abandoned. 

    Due to property insurance restrictions: There will be NO camping on the school property prior to the start of the class or after the class concludes.

    Click Here for the Class Purchase Policy

    Click Here for Ohio Class directions

    Click Here for nearby Hotels

     

      Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you.  From there you will be lead to the school property.

      Nearby Hotels:

      Comfort Inn

      605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581

      Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.

      Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property

      Days Inn 

      972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464

      Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.

      Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

      Red Roof Inn

      1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200

      Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.

      Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

       

      Nearby Camp Grounds:

      Lake Alma State Park

      422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474

      Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.

      Jackson Lake State Park

      35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197

      Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.

      Cabins are NOW AVAILABLE for rent at The Pathfinder School for all Classes and Events located at the Pathfinder School! 

       

      The following options are:

      A. Opossum Hollow - 12x16 Bunkhouse

      1. 8 Bunks are available
      2. Each bunk can be rented individually at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-day class, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
      3. Bunks will be sold on a first come first served basis and paid for at the time the reservation is made. 
      4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
      5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved bunk must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
      6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).
      7. All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

       

      B. Fox Den - 10x14 cabin

      This cabin can be reserved in two ways.

      1. A family/group can reserve the cabin (up to 4 people) - $150 (total) for a 3-day class or $250 (total) for a 4-day class. To receive the family/group rate, the cabin must be reserved prior to the first day of class.
      2. Fox Den can only be reserved prior to the first day of class by a family or group.
      3. If the cabin is NOT reserved the first day of any course, the individual bunks may be rented at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-dayclass, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
      4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
      5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved cabin must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
      6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).

      All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

      NOTE:

      Please bring you own sleeping gear (all linens, pillows, blankets).

      Each cabin has a covered porch and private fire pit.

      There is an outhouse style latrine in close walking distance.

      Vehicles will be parked in the normal parking area and gear will need to be walked to the cabins - approximately 200 yards.

      All students must read, agree, and sign a Liability Waiver and Release form for the Pathfinder School LLC and the venue prior to attending the course. This can be signed brought to the course/event and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training/event without the complete form being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.

      Click here for the Pathfinder School Liability Waiver and Release. 

      If you need to cancel..

      Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

      Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.

      If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

      If a class gets canceled...

      We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

      Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.

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      David Fultz (Ohio, United States)
      ANOTHER great class at the Pathfinder School!

      I took the edible and Medicinal plant class last weekend at the Pathfinder School in Ohio.
      There were students from Nebraska, Pennsylvania, New York and Louisiana in attendance.
      The instructor’s ( Kevin Baxter ) knowledge is encyclopedic while his teaching style is an Everyman approach.
      Any season of the year is a good time to take this course since the plants are at different stages of growth.
      Check out Salty Dog Outdoors for more info on Kevin Baxter and plants😃

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      Richard Gummere
      Edible and Medicinal Plants class

      I really enjoyed this class. Very well presented with a lot of great information. I knew a little about some of the plants that were covered but I learned so much more. Learning about the medicinal aspects of the plants was something I've wanted to explore. Making a Salve and Tincture and how they are prepared was interesting and added to the hands-on learning. The instructor, Kevin Baxter, is a great instructor. He answered everyone's questions and passed along lots of great information. An added bonus was going on a hike with Dave where he showed us different mushrooms and where and how to locate them. I highly recommend this class, if you have the chance sign up!

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      Tim Hagen
      Adding plants go your skills

      I just finished the edible and medicinal plants class yesterday. Kevin Baxter does an excellent job of breaking the lessons in two so you can focus deeper to absorb more knowledge. He is very knowledgeable and excellent in explaining your questions in common man terms.
      We learned the different types of ways to make medicines and he made it easy to understand to the point you will actually want to do them on your own.
      Dave stopped in on day two for a couple mile walk through the woods to add some mushroom identification and environmental identifiers when looking for them.
      All in all well worth your investment in your plant skillsets.
      I highly recommend this class.

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