Here are a few links I recommend! Enjoy
DC Backpackers Meetup: A Meetup group is a great way to connect with fellow backpackers. This group is very dynamic simply because DC is such a melting pot of different cultures and professions. The group is comprised from college kids looking for weekend fun, to young professionals new to the area wanting to meet people, to retired workers just out for a weekend in the woods.
|Roaring Plains October, 2013 with DC Backpackers|
Earth Connection School of Wilderness Survival: Tim MacWelch offers a variety of classes geared toward survival and bushcrafting. Classes are held at his property in the Fredericksburg, VA area.
Nature Wonder Wild Food Weekend: This annual event is held at North Bend State Park in WV every September. Sample wild foods, attend lectures and a wild food walk, and meet more of "our people" :-)
Eat the Weeds Newsletter and Forum: Green Deane is a fabulous resource, and has a great newsletter that I highly recommend subscribing to, as well as a forum for foragers to connect. The plants are geared more for Florida/ Southeast U.S. but I often see Mid-Atlantic plants listed.
Wild Food Adventures by Dr John Kallas: The author of a foraging book I highly recommend (and available in Digital form, Dr Kallas holds classes in Oregon. I haven't attended his classes, but his lecture at the 2012 Nature Wonder Weekend was very informative.