In Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2020, join us to explore the world of edible and medicinal plants and fungi, prepare food and medicine, and draw closer to the natural world.
Each 10-week course meets weekly for 3 hours of hands-on learning in the field, forest, and kitchen. (See dates below).
We will meet over 100 edibles through the seasons and cover topics including:
- sustainable harvesting
- preservation and preparation
- history and folklore of wild foods
- natives vs. invasives
- fungal-plant connections
- wild food nutrition
- stocking your wild medicine cabinet
- and more!
Classes will meet at Earthaven Ecovillage in Black Mountain, Hawk & Hawthorne Farm in Barnardsville, and various other natural locations within 45 minutes of Asheville.
Each session is season-specific and 10 weeks long. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 1:30-4:30pm.
Spring Session: March 26th – May 28th
Summer Session: June 4th – August 6th
Fall Session: August 13th – October 15th
$475/10-week session, or $400 each if you sign up for all three seasons.
Cost includes 30 hours instruction; all materials needed for foraging, cooking and medicine-making; and a beautiful wild food t-shirt.
At No Taste Like Home, we believe that everyone deserves to be able to feed themselves healthy, real food, and our mission is to share this important knowledge with as many as we can, to bring us all a little closer to the world we share. We are able to offer limited scholarship funding for each session of our immersion series. If you require financial assistance to attend, please contact us to apply for a scholarship.
Registration limited to 15 participants per session.
Participants completing all three sessions will be eligible to apply for a paid wild foods internship with No Taste Like Home.
Who is this class for?
If you are ready to go deeper with wild foods, this series offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the abundance around us as it fruits and changes through the seasons. Like learning a language, we find that the practice of spending time in nature week after week is the best way to really build safe foraging skills and to learn how to incorporate wild food into your everyday life.
Maybe you are a hiker or gardener, interested in getting to know some of the wild plants and fungi you encounter every day; or a chef looking to incorporate unique and truly local ingredients into your cuisine; or maybe a homesteader ready to dive into crafting your own food and medicine from the wild abundance that surrounds us here in the richly biodiverse southern Appalachians.
Wherever you are starting from, these courses will help you go deeper with wild foods as we reconnect with the land that feeds us.