Upcoming Workshops:

Basics of Desert Perfumery I (Thursday Feb. 8th, 4-6pm, Paradise Club, Albuquerque) Make your own desert botanical perfume!  Learn the history and basics of the ancient art of botanical perfumery- and blend your own scent using traditional and local extracts!  Perfect Valentines gift for your sweetie or yourself.  Each participant takes home a 5ml roll-on of their personal perfume oil.  $35/person.  Register here. 

Desert Herbal Infusions II (Saturday Feb. 24th, 2-3:30pm, Spur Line Supply Co., Albuquerque)  Learn how to preserve the essence of fresh plant material using various oils and locally wildcrafted fresh resins, bark, needles and berries. Participants learn the properties of various local plants, how to process and infuse them and take home their own infused body oil.  $25/person.  Register here. 

Desert Herbal Tincturing (Saturday March 17th 2-3:30pm, Spur Line Supply Co., Albuquerque)  Learn how to capture the fragrance and properties of roots, leaves and flowers using alcohol, witch hazel or glycerin.  Participants learn the properties and scent profiles of various local plants take home their own tincture for topical or perfumery use. $35/person. Register here. 

Basics of Desert Botanical Perfumery II (Sunday April 15th 2-4pm, Spur Line Supply Co., Albuquerque) Learn how to make a solid botanical perfume using classical essential oils and absolutes as well as our unique high desert essences.  Goes deeper into the how-tos of botanical perfumery.  Some prior experience with blending scents is helpful but not required.  Participants take home a slide tin of their own solid perfume.  $35/person.  Register here. 

Desert Enfleurage I (Saturday April 21st, 2-3:30pm, Albuquerque) Learn the rare classical art of capturing the perfume of fresh flowers.  Working with fresh common and invasive high desert wildflowers, learn how to correctly harvest flowers, pour, set up and maintain an enfleurage chassis.  Participants take home their in-process enfleurage chassis and pomade.  (This class is part of a two day series.  We recommend that you sign up for both, but you can only attend one if you can't make both dates.) Exact location to be announced – currently looking for ABQ Russian Olive trees to harvest from.  Class will be held outside at the location of the flower harvest. $35/person.  Registration to come. 

Desert Enfleurage II (Thursday April 26th, 4:30-6pm, Spur Line Supply Co., Albuquerque) Learn the rare classical art of capturing the perfume of fresh flowers.  Working with fresh common and invasive high desert wildflowers, learn how to process your enfleurage pomade into an extrait.  Participants take home their enfleurage pomade and extrait.  (This class is part of a two day series.  We recommend that you sign up for both, but you can attend only one if you can't make both dates). $40/person. Registration to come. 

Basics of Desert Botanical Perfumery I (Saturday May 26th 2-4pm, Spur Line Supply Co., Albuquerque)  Make your own desert botanical perfume!  Learn the history and basics of the ancient art of botanical perfumery- and blend your own scent using traditional and local extracts!  Each participant takes home a 5ml roll-on of their personal perfume oil.  $35/person.  Registration to come. 


Wild Walks

Our Wild Walks have ended for the season, but tune in come Spring for upcoming ones in your area!

In addition to crafting botanical products, Dryland Wilds also teaches local plant identification and foraging classes. We take groups of interested people for walks in northern New Mexico, teaching about dozens of edible and useful local plants and how to sustainably harvest and process them. The high desert has an incredible bounty of wild foods as well an amazing array of beautiful and useful aromatics. Learning these plants brings a whole new relationship and connection to wild spaces, whether you are hiking into the wilderness to prune sagebrush and gather oak galls or foraging an abandoned lot for super-greens and wild berries.

Depending on the group’s interest, we focus either on wild foods or plants for botanical perfumery and cosmetics. Wild Walks can be arranged in or around Santa Fe or Albuquerque, and focused on wilderness or urban foraging. Come learn the wild with us!

Groups of 5-15 students are $25/per student for a 2-hour class. Individual instruction is priced at $50/hr. Wheel chair accessible classes can be arranged. Please contact us to set up a Wild Walks group or individual expedition. Also follow us on Instagram and Facebook to learn about upcoming wild walks in your area!