Intro to Foraging – with Dan Gardoqui

10/2, Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm

Are you curious about wild foods and foraging during this season of abundance? Does uncertainty and concern stop you from sampling healthy, wild foods? Come spend a morning at the Wells Reserve with forager and expert naturalist Dan Gardoqui of Lead with Nature. On Sunday morning, Oct 2nd, from 9 till noon, YCA is pleased to co-host this program with the Wells Reserve.

We’ll stroll the fields, forests and shorelines, all the while connecting with the wild plants, trees, fungi and more with all of our senses. Participants should be prepared to walk a few miles, dress for the weather, and bring along a water bottle. Please note that foraging is NOT permitted at the Wells Reserve outside of this program. We encourage you to find legal places to forage near your home.


Dan Gardoqui has been studying naturalist skills, wildlife tracking, bird language, and mentoring for nearly 30 years. Dan has a M.S. in Natural Resources, is a Certified Wildlife Tracker, Registered Maine Guide, and served as Science Faculty at Granite State College. Through wildlife tracking, Dan has contributed to wildlife studies and served as science editor for the bird language book What the Robin Knows. Dan co-founded and led the nature connection nonprofit, White Pine Programs for 20 years. He currently runs Lead with Nature, where he helps leaders find success and meaning through nature-based consulting services & adventures.

The cost for the workshop is $25 for members (of YCA or the Wells Reserve), or $30 for non-members.  Space is limited.  To reserve a spot, please email or call (207) 646-1555 x116.  Please note: Program fee does not include site admission fee. 

We hope you can join us!

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