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Wild Rice Harvesting


with LynnAnne Vesper

Calendar Sep 5, 2019 at 8 am

Thursday, September 5, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $80  Materials: $35

This class is also offered on Wednesday, September 4th.

We will spend a day harvesting wild rice from a local lake. Identification of the native plant, tips on how to recognize when it is ripe to harvest, and harvest methods will all be covered.  Participants will receive a proportional share of the wild rice harvested by the class, and you will gain enough knowledge to be able to continue harvesting wild rice on your own. 

Materials fee includes canoes, paddles, life vests, and harvesting tools, which will be provided by the instructor, as well as wild rice processing.  Participants will need to purchase a DNR wild rice harvesting license, which is available wherever fishing licenses are sold.  

About the instructor: LynnAnne Vesper has guided canoe and dogsled trips for over two decades, teaching all the skills needed to participants. She has taught with Elderhostel programs, the Swedish and French Voyageur summer youth programs, Corcordia Language Villages and Vermilion Community College.


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