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Wild Rice Harvesting

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Get Ready for Wild Rice Harvesting


with LynnAnne Vesper

Calendar Aug 14, 2021 at 6 pm

Saturday, August 14, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PMĀ 

Tuition: $25

Are you ready for this ricing season? If you're thinking about going out to harvest wild rice this year, don't miss this class!

This evening is designed for people who want to begin harvesting wild rice. We will learn about Ojibwe harvesting traditions, tools, and techniques. Students will be taught how to recognize when rice is ready for harvest and how to harvest in a sustainable manner without damaging plants. We will also go over current laws and regulations surrounding the wild rice harvest.

While this class is intended for first-time rice harvesters, people who simply have an interest in learning more about our iconic northern Minnesota grain are welcome to join.

About the Instructor: LynnAnne VesperĀ has guided canoe and dogsled trips for over two decades, teaching all the skills needed to participants. She has taken Ely Folk School participants out ricing for several years. 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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