Upcoming Workshops:

Sunday, March 31st 2-4pm, Beginner INTRODUCTION TO DESERT BOTANICAL PERFUMERY at Spur Line Supply Co (800 20th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104)

Learn the basics of botanical perfumery and New Mexico’s high desert fragrance palette and create your own desert perfume!  Participants will explore fragrance families and introductory scent blending, bringing home a 5mL roller of their own oil based botanical fragrance. 

Register here.

Sunday, April 14th 12-3 pm, Intermediate INTRODUCTION TO DESERT BOTANICAL PERFUMERY at Dandelion Guild (1925 Rosina St. Unit H, Santa Fe, NM 87505)

Go deeper with the basics of botanical perfumery and New Mexico's high desert fragrance palette.  Participants will be instructed in the creation of some basic accords, explore bio-regional fragrances and go deeper with how to create a balanced scent, bringing home a 5mL roller of their own oil based botanical fragrance.  Requires previous completion of our beginner introduction to botanical perfumery workshop.

Class size limited to 8 students. 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 piñon and gather oak galls or foraging an abandoned lot for super-greens and wild berries. With respect for the land we are on, we only teach invasive and super common high desert plants. Come learn the wilds with us!

Private Wild Walks can also be arranged in or around Santa Fe or Albuquerque, and focused on wilderness or urban foraging. Private groups (5 student minimum) are $25/per student for a 2-hour class, and can be structured to class interest. Individual instruction is priced at $50/hr. Wheelchair accessible classes can be arranged. Please contact us to set up a private group or individual expedition. Also follow us on Instagram and Facebook to learn about upcoming wild walks in your area!

2019 SPRING Wild Walk Schedule

Sunday 3/31, 12:30-1:15pm, Free Urban Foraging Walk in Albuquerque

Come learn how to identify and harvest the edible and useful plants of our high desert!  This short introductory urban foraging class focuses on invasive and common plants that can be easily used for food, tea and skin care.  Meet at Spur Line Supply Co. (800 20th St NW, Albuquerque) for a 45 minute walking workshop. Wheelchair friendly.

Saturday 5/11, 10:00-12:30pm High Desert Foraging Walk in Santa Fe

Ever wanted to know which wild plants you can eat, steep for tea or use as an emergency bandaid?  Join us for an intensive foraging identification class focusing Santa Fe’s regional edible and useful wild plants and how to sustainably harvest, process and prepare them.  Our multi-sensory classes teach only invasive and super common plants, with respect for the land we are on.  Santa Fe location to be announced (will be in the juniper-piñon zone.) $25/pp Students + youth under 18 $10/pp. Kids 5 and under free. Register here.

Sunday 5/26, 2:00-2:45pm Free Urban Foraging Walk in Santa Fe

Come learn how to identify and harvest the edible and useful plants of our high desert!  This short introductory urban foraging class focuses on invasive and common plants that can be easily used for food, tea and skin care.  Meet at Cathedral Park entrance in Santa Fe for a 45 minute walking workshop. Wheelchair friendly.

Sunday 6/16 Free Foraging Walk at Las Golondrinas Lavender + Herb Festival (time TBA)

Come learn how to identify and harvest the edible and useful plants of our high desert!  This short introductory foraging class focuses on invasive and common plants that can be easily used for food, tea and skin care. Entrance to Lavender + Herb Festival required. Wheelchair friendly.

 Sunday 6/30 1:00-3:30 High Desert Foraging Walk in Albuquerque

Ever wanted to know which wild plants you can eat, steep for tea or use as an emergency bandaid?  Join us for an intensive foraging identification class focusing Santa Fe’s regional edible and useful wild plants and how to sustainably harvest, process and prepare them.  Our multi-sensory classes teach only invasive and super common plants, with respect for the land we are on.  Albuquerque location to be announced (will be in the cooler mountains). $25/pp Students + youth under 18 $10/pp. Kids 5 and under free. Register here.

Feel free to contact us with any questions. Work trades and sliding scale available as needed.