Upcoming Workshops:

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. Register here. 

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.  Register here. 


Wild Walks

Come learn the edible and useful plants of New Mexico's high desert!  

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 skin care and botanical perfumery. Private Wild Walks can be arranged in or around Santa Fe or Albuquerque, and focused on wilderness or urban foraging. Come learn the wilds with us!

Private groups of 5-15 students are $25/per student for a 2-hour class, geared toward desired ecozone and foraging knowledge.  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!

2018 Wild Walk Schedule

5/12 10am - 12pm Santa Fe Intensive two hour class for beginner through intermediate foragers focusing on edible and useful plants in the Juniper Piñon zone.  We will meet at the Dale Ball trail in Santa Fe. Pre-registration required.  Register here. $25 for adults, $10 children 5-18, under 5 free.

6/2 9:30am - 11:30am Albuquerque Introduction to the identification and preparation of bosque plants for food and botanical skin care, focusing on use of non-native plants.  We will meet on the Paseo del Bosque Trail, specifics TBA. Pre-registration required.  Register here. $25 for adults, $10 children 5-18, under 5 free.

6/16 El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe Short foraging walk through the bosque and Juniper-Piñon zone, focusing on edible and useful plants of these high desert eco zones.  Sponsored by Las Golondrinas.  Time TBA. FREE with cost of admission to Las Golondrinas. 

6/17 El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe  Short foraging walk through the bosque and Juniper-Piñon zone, focusing on edible and useful plants of these high desert eco zones.  Sponsored by Las Golondrinas.  Time TBA. FREE with cost of admission to Las Golondrinas. 

6/23 The Gutierrez-Hubbell House, Albuquerque Short foraging walk focusing on edible common and invasive plants of the high desert.  Sponsored by Fermentation Festival.  FREE

7/14 9:30am - 11:30am Santa Fe Intensive two hour class for beginner through intermediate foragers focusing on edible and useful plants of the high desert. Pre-registration required.  $25 for adults, $10 children 5-18, under 5 free. Location TBA

8/4 El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe Short foraging walk through the bosque and Juniper-Piñon zone, focusing on edible and useful plants of these high desert eco zones.  Sponsored by Las Golondrinas.  Time TBA. FREE with cost of admission to Las Golondrinsa. 

8/5 El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe Short foraging walk through the bosque and Juniper-Piñon zone, focusing on edible and useful plants of these high desert eco zones.  Sponsored by Las Golondrinas.  Time TBA. FREE with cost of admission to Las Golondrinas. 

8/26 Albuquerque 1pm Short urban foraging walk starting at Spur Line Supply Co. Sponsored by Spur Line Supply Co.  FREE

9/30 Albuquerque Intensive two hour class for beginner through intermediate foragers focusing on edible and useful plants of the high desert. Pre-registration required.  $25/person. Location TBA

10/6 El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe Short foraging walk through the bosque and Juniper-Piñon zone, focusing on edible and useful plants of these high desert eco zones.  Sponsored by Las Golondrinas.  Time TBA. FREE with cost of admission to Las Golondrinas.

10/7 El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe Short foraging walk through the bosque and Juniper-Piñon zone, focusing on edible and useful plants of these high desert eco zones.  Sponsored by Las Golondrinas.  Time TBA. FREE with cost of admission to Las Golondrinas. 

Hope to see you there!  Feel free to contact us with any questions.