The list below has been curated to include only those groups and foragers that schedule regular events and are currently active.

1. Arthur Haines

Haines is skilled in various fields. He is an author, a public speaker, a recreational guide, and a forager himself. He offers foraging classes, wildcrafting herbal medicine, and classes on primitive living skills. Delta Institute of Natural History is managed by Arthur Haines.

More information: http://www.arthurhaines.com/professional-bio
Contact: arthurhaines@wildblue.net
Events schedule: http://www.arthurhaines.com/events-classes

2. Maine Local Living School

The school is located in Temple, Maine. It offers classes and firsthand experience in wild gathering, homestead agriculture, woodwork and food preservation, among other things.

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More information: https://www.mainelocalliving.org/
Contact: mainelocalliving@gmail.com
Events schedule: Maine Local Living School | Skills for Wise Living

3. Maine Herbal Gathering

Located in Camden, the gathering is where you learn about plants and herbal medicine. In this gathering, they offer classes and workshops about herbs while building community connections at the same time.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/maineherbalistgathering/about
Contact: herbalistgathering@gmail.com
Events schedule: https://www.facebook.com/pg/maineherbalistgathering/events

4. Maine Primitive Skills School

The school is located in Augusta. Its goal is to build a self-reliant, resilient, and nature-literate society. Maine Primitive Skills School offers classes on wild foraging, survival skills, tracking, shelter building, and bow making.

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More information: https://www.primitiveskills.com/
For inquiries: staff@primitiveskills.com
Events schedule: https://www.primitiveskills.com/courses/

5. Rewild Maine

A nonprofit organization, the group’s purpose is to reintroduce nature: the wild species and animals. It is in Portland, and they conduct classes and workshops about foraging and primitive skills.

More information: https://www.rewildmaine.org/
Events schedule: https://www.rewildmaine.org/upcoming

6. Russ Cohen

Cohen is a naturalist and food enthusiast. His love of wild edible plants started way back when he was in high school. Foraging walks and classes are being conducted by him in most parts of New England. He authored the book “Wild Plants I Have Known … and Eaten.”

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More information: http://users.rcn.com/eatwild/bio.htm
Contact: eatwild@rcn.com
Event schedule: http://users.rcn.com/eatwild/sched.htm

Source: earthplanet.org

7. Reading

Arthur Haines has written two books on foraging: “Ancestral Plants: A Primitive Skills Guide to Important Edible, Medicinal, and Useful Plants of the Northeast” volumes 1 and 2. They can be ordered through the website: arthurhaines. com.


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