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Foraging Texas: Classes with Merriwether

All Classes are Sold Out.  Please watch our social media and email list for future foraging classes at Vista. 

Join Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen of Foraging Texas has he roams the land of Vista Brewing, revealing the hidden foods and medicines growing there.

11:00 a.m. Hands-on Herbal Medicine Workshop: 3 hours, 10 students, $90

The history of medicine is intertwined with the fascinating chemistry of plants and for many issues, medicinal plants can still offer relief. There’s something empowering in creating your own medicines and under the guidance of Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen you’ll get hands-on experiences in making tinctures, elixirs, salves, and more from easy-to-find wild plants and store-bought herbs. This workshop will lay the foundation needed to understand all the other herbal medicine books, videos, and websites bombarding you with true and false information. Being a scientist himself, the medicines you’ll create and take home have been proven by Western science to have strong, beneficial effects on the human body. At the same time, historical traditional uses of the plants will also be discussed.  Please note, this class will involve sharp knives, fire, alcohols, hot wax & oils, and lots of glass jars. Safe actions and forethought are a must. All materials are included.


Two sessions! 3:00 -4:30 p.m. and 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Plant Walk: 90 minutes, 18 students, $15

Spend an hour rediscovering what your ancestors knew, that there’s food everywhere, not just on store shelves and farmer’s markets. This adventure will use all of your senses and involves experiencing these useful plants in their normal, wild settings so that you’ll be able to properly identify (and eat!) them on your own later on. Merriwether will also detail the numerous ways he incorporates the plants into his family’s day-to-day diet and medicine chest. Come and release your inner caveman, foodie, survivalist, or hippie!  Only 20 spots available!


Please wear long pants and sturdy walking shoes.

This is a rain or shine event. Sorry, no refunds on tickets.


October 13, 2018
$15 – $90
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Vista Brewing
13551 FM 150
Driftwood, TX 78619 United States
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