These offerings are reoccurring throughout the year in various locations in the WNC area.
Current available dates of classes do not line up with your schedule? Have a predetermined companion, group or family? A private booking of these offerings are also available by request.
I offer unique learning opportunities by private appointment for wilderness education.
Examples of locations include school classrooms or gardens, earth-skill infused gatherings & family homesteads/farms.
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Full descriptions below
Upon booking registration you will receive a welcome email with further details such as location, terrain, recommended materials & more.
TREES & MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED
All Levels - 3.5 Hr
This class includes guided walk through nature where we will be exploring tree based ecosystems in Appalachia. Deepening knowledge of tree identification covering tree habits, disturbances & the interdependence on other species for pollination or seed dispersal. Furthermore, we will discuss & experience the synergy between trees & mushrooms operating together in symbiotic ways. A magnificent aspect of nature all while creating space for other organisms of endless possibilities to exist! We will place names to select mushrooms & learn about distinguishing characteristics in addition to how to spot mushrooms based on tree species & insights on the role of decomposition in the mycelial development.
FORAGE TO FEAST
Private Group Booking
This program is for anyone interested in hosting a foraging themed event. Examples of locations include school classrooms & gardens, earth-skill infused events, family homesteads/farms or even gatherings at the local park. Together we can choose the best location for our forage & feast!
Together we gather edibles & learn about diverse aspects of foraging for 3 hours, followed with a team collaboration diving into the preparation of a meal composed of what we gathered as well as learning methods & tips along the way of how wild edibles can become incorporated into our lives, well being & plates.
PLANTS & MUSHROOMS SIMPLIFIED
All Levels - 2.5 Hr
On this tour, we will be immersed in nature surrounded by plants, mushrooms & animals with the intention of learning about them, how they live & grow & what they offer the greater community; including but not limited to habit & preferred surroundings, identification, role in ecosystem, edibility, medicinality, what they offer our experience & how we can contribute to theirs.
There is no mandatory guidebook for this tour, however as you begin your journey in befriending the plants & mushrooms we will meet, you may want to consider acquiring a reliable guidebook.