Nature's Bounty: The Many Uses of Wild Plants

July 8, 2022

Schedule: 8:30-11:30 am Fri

Instructor: David Eagan

Registration Deadline: June 27

Purchase one Woodlanders Day Fee for each day you plan to participate in the Woodlanders Gathering.

Description

Join David, naturalist and ethnobotanist, for a ramble around the Shake Rag Alley campus to identify and explore plants for their uses and delights. Discover how wild plants can be used for food, fire, cordage, utilitarian objects, medicine, magic, and more. Everyone will make a natural fiber twine bracelet. Free.

Class size 12

Student Supply List
None

Instructor

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David Eagan

David Eagan honed his blacksmithing basics while working at the Winona County Historical Museum in Minnesota in the 1970s. Today, he is one of the blacksmithing instructors during festivals at Folklore Village near Dodgeville and has a keen interest in cultivating the metalworking instincts in students of all ages. He has demonstrated and taught beginner-level sessions at Shake Rag Alley since 2009.…Read More

David Eagan honed his blacksmithing basics while working at the Winona County Historical Museum in Minnesota in the 1970s. Today, he is one of the blacksmithing instructors during festivals at Folklore Village near Dodgeville and has a keen interest in cultivating the metalworking instincts in students of all ages. He has demonstrated and taught beginner-level sessions at Shake Rag Alley since 2009. David also teaches simple rustic wood projects, including tree branch wall hooks, door handles, picture frames and other useful creations using natural shapes and branchings of woody plants.

Workshops

Nature’s Bounty: The Many Uses of Wild Plants

Rustic Forked Branch Shelf

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

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Materials Fees
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Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

Woodlanders Friday

Did you remember to purchase your day fee?

Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Friday to your cart, then select as many Friday workshops as you wish, ensuring that your choices don’t overlap times. Materials fees listed at the end of each workshop description will be added to the shopping cart as you make your selections.

Day fees include: your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, beverages, and evening activities. Thursday and Sunday registrants are welcome to attend evening events on Friday or Saturday.

Friday, July 8, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30                 Registration check-in

8:30-11:30      B01     Leaf Stamp and Stitch Table Runner: Eva Thuli

8:30-11:30      B02     Nature’s Bounty: The Many Uses of Wild Plants: David Eagan

8:30-11:30      B03     Learn to Use a Pottery Wheel: Katie White & Joelle White

8:30-11:30      B04     Forging Leaf Hooks: Hal Aavang

8:30-10:30     B05    Monoprinting: David & JoEllen Wollangk

8:30-11:30     B06    Necktie Printed Scarves: Kathy Kitto

11:30-1:00                  Lunch on the Green

1:00-5:00      B07     Rustic Bathroom Ensemble: Jim Arendt

1:00-5:00      B08     Spirit of the Garden Willow Sculpture: Todd Kingery

1:00-5:00      B09    Forge a Calla Lilly: Hal Aavang

1:00-4:00      B10    Nature Imprints in Clay: Diana & Claire Johnston

1:00-5:00      B11    Faux Scrimshaw on Deer Bone: Jim Kostohrys

1:00-5:00      B12    Farmhouse Clock: Carole Spelić

5:00-6:30               Picnic on the Green

630-8:00               Friday Evening Fun Event

Workshop ID 22W189-B02 Catalog