PROGRAMS FOR PRIVATE BOOKINGS
These classes are unique learning opportunities offered by private appointment for anyone interested in various topics of wilderness education for specific dates or events.
Examples of locations include school classrooms or gardens, earth-skill infused gatherings & family homesteads/farms.
Prices are based on tiers dependent upon requests.
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 is also available by request.
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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.