August 17, 2010
BABCOCK, Wis. - People interested in learning about what types of wild plants can be consumed for food or medicine can join plant expert and survivalist Jason Faunce for a wild plants clinic at the the Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center on Saturday, September 11. Faunce will walk participants through the wild world of edible and medicinal vegetation. The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes for the outdoors and bring their own lunch and refreshments.
Registration is limited to 15 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by mailing in a registration fee of $20 per person by September 3.
Checks should be made out to DNR-Skills Center. Include the name of each participant, and the address and daytime phone number of one person in each party. Participants may stay in the center's dorm on the night after the course for a donation of $15 per person per night. Send your registration fee to: Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center, PO Box 156, Babcock, WI 54413. Inquiries on the status of registrations may be sent via e-mail to: Richard.Thiel@wisconsin.gov.
The Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center is located 20 miles west of Wisconsin Rapids on County Highway X, 1 mile north of Highway 80 near Babcock, Wisconsin on the 9,000 acre Department of Natural Resources Sandhill Wildlife Area.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandhill Skills Center at: (715) 884-6333 or (715) 884-2437