Wild Herb Workshop

Create wild herb food from herbs you have been picked yourse



Forssa, Finland
Available in Finnish and English
25 hours
10 spots per experience
May - August


What are we going to do

The wild herb workshop throws for a day into the world of wild herbs and food-related well-being with like-minded people. The first day begins with an afternoon tea session, continuing with a wild herb walk and a gathering trip to the nearby nature, after which a wild dinner is prepared together from the herb catch and the evening is crowned with a sauna utilizing wild herbs and exchanging ideas. You can find reading in the Luppo library for those who need it in the evening. The night is slept in a cozy single or double room. The second day begins with breakfast, which will give you a boost for the morning wild herb collection trip in the nearby terrain. The herb catch is calmly prepared together for a tasty lunch, which is enjoyed with a conversation spiced up at a large table. In the afternoon, gather experiences and relax with another tea moment.

About Vihreät Tassut -Tarja Jaakkola - the Doer

“A green shirt flashes through the willow branches. I can hear the sounds of silent splashing and scuffle. I press myself lower in the underbrush, behind the willow tree. I move my foot; it slips down into an underwater dent and I suddenly have water up to my knee. A muskrat hole. The hem of my skirt gets soaked. Grandma thinks girls should wear skirts but this is why one shouldn’t wear shoes. One pair of wellies has already been lost in the muskrat’s clutches. The sedges and mud under bare feet feel cold. Suddenly someone smacks into me from behind. I fall face first into the water. I hear the taunts and ‘neener’ from behind me as I spit peat out of my mouth. Dammit. Next time I must be careful and move more quietly. My clothes are soaked but it doesn’t matter. We climb on top of the boulders on the shore which are spotted with seagull droppings to sit and dry our clothes. Chatting and planning the next make-believe games. The large spruce trees in the shoreline forests seem tempting. We decide to climb as high up as we can. Lets go! Bare toes are the best for climbing; the resin is easier to wash off from your heels than your shirt. The rough bark crunches nicely and feels warm after the cool lake water. The birds escape from the trees; a squirrel scuttles further away from us. Grandma treads the yard down below.

The branches create a green, leafy haven. A secret hideout. Here we are safe from everything; friends together. Blue sky glints beyond the foliage. Birds soar through the wide blue expanse; it calls to us too. We climb higher and not a single thought is spared for how we’re to climb back down. It’s not important. There’s always a way down; that much we’ve learned. Only the way up is what matters. The goal. The dream.”

This is probably where it all started, the summers spent at grandma’s, who knows? Studies, as well as common sense, tell us that the nature relationship one has as a child has positive effects also later in life. Nature gives a sense of importance, strength and wellbeing. Nature amazes, time after time, with its incredible diversity. I became a wilderness guide and nature teacher. I love this experience guide job i have now been doing eight years. I love to show others what nature can be and what it means to me and all of us.

Requirements

Interest and enthusiasm for wild herbs as well as a desire to spend time with like-minded people is a requirement for attending the workshop. Lupo's facilities are barrier-free. The terrain is not necessarily suitable for everyone, but is fairly easy to navigate. Ask more about accessibility by calling or emailing. Bring indoor and outdoor clothing, good shoes and sauna accessories.

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