Notes from The Outside Institute: The Outside Institute was founded in 2017 in the Upper Delaware Valley to foster a greater connection to the natural world. By nurturing humanity's powers of observation and innate affinity for the wild, we hope to inspire joyful awareness and an essential reciprocity between all beings. Our year-round program includes guided nature walks, forest immersion, sustainable foraging education, wildcrafting workshops and botanical mixology. We often collaborate with experts in botany, herbalism, plant dyes, natural cosmetics and more.
Food is also an important component of The Outside Institute. Our gatherings typically include a celebration of nature’s bounty through lovingly prepared locally farmed and wild-foraged ingredients that are native to place.