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Vermilionville ,  300 Fisher Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508

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Recurring: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday

Price: Yes

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Vermilionville is continuing to host monthly workshops that will allow you to learn crafts from our master artisans. On the first Saturday of every month, we will highlight a different craft from the old Acadian, Creole and Native American ways of life. Topics will range from woodcarving to textiles to foodways and many things in between.

Saturday, May 6, 2017-- Edible Wild Plants | 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Vermilionville welcomes guest artisan Mark Suter for his fourth year of teaching  an outdoor workshop on edible wild plants, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. Participants will be traveling along the Bayou Vermilion and through Vermilionville to find, discuss and eat the safe plants that grow wild in our area. The cost of the class is $30 per person, and you must be registered in advance to particpate. To register, click here. For more information, contact Brady McKellar at 337-233-4077 or by e-mailing him at vville@bayouvermiliondistrict.org.


Mark Suter grew up camping and hiking in a region known as the Callahan Divide of western Texas. It was here amid the juniper and pecan forests where his love of wild places and the skills to live in them first developed. For over 15 years now, he has been traveling to natural areas across the United States to learn, practice and live the lifeway that he so dearly loves, primitive wilderness living. Mark served proudly as a soldier in the US Army for four years and is an Infantry Combat Veteran (Iraq 2004). He is a long time student of Tom Brown, Jr., and has studied bow making under Jim Hamm. Mark also works with the Lipan Apache Indians in south Texas on survival programs and events. Mark believes that the primitive living skills are an art and science that give people not only a greater sense of security and the outdoors, but a connection to the Earth in a real way.


Saturday, June 3| Les Mains Guidées: Boudin Making | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The theme of June’s Les Mains Guidées (“Guided Hands”) workshop will be boudin making. In this class, which is limited to 15 participants, guests will learn about the history of boudin, blending recipes and how to stuff and tie off boudin. Cost is $25 per person. For more information and to register, visit Vermilionville.org.