Wild Food Immersion
In Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2022, 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 three hours of hands-on learning in the field, forest, and kitchen. We will get to know over 100 edibles through the seasons and cover topics including:
- sustainable harvesting
- preservation and preparation
- history and folklore of wild foods
- fungal-plant connections
- wild food nutrition
- stocking your wild medicine cabinet
Classes will meet at various natural locations within 45 minutes of Asheville including Earthaven Ecovillage in Black Mountain and Hawk & Hawthorne Farm in Barnardsville.
Spring Session: March 24th – May 26th
Summer Session: June 2nd – August 4th
Fall Session: August 11th – October 13th
Classes will be held on Thursdays from 1:30-4:30pm.
$475/10-week session or $400 each if you sign up for all three sessions.
Cost includes 30 hours instruction, all materials needed for foraging, cooking and medicine-making, and a No Taste Like Home t-shirt featuring the top 40 edibles in our area.
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 12 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 you’re 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.