Wild Food of the Southern Appalachians

2019 Seasonal Foraging Course
with UNC Asheville’s Healthy Campus Initiative

This introductory course will cover identification and use of wild food edible plants and fungi utilizing experiential teaching methods rather than textbooks. Topics include sustainable harvesting, preservation and preparation, and history and folklore of wild foods. Register for one, two, or all three season-specific sessions. Registration limited to 15 participants per session.

Complete all three sessions of this non-credit course and receive a Wild Foods of the Southern Appalachians Course Certificate of Completion. Participants who attend all three sessions will also be eligible to apply for a paid wild foods internship with No Taste Like Home.

Becky Beyer
Dimitri Magiasis
Justin Holt

Classes meet at UNCA as well as Earthaven Ecovillage in Black Mountain, Hawk & Hawthorne Farm in Barnardsville, and various other natural locations within 45 minutes of Asheville. 

UNC Asheville students, faculty, staff, and OLLI members: $200 per session 
General public: $300 per session

Each session is season-specific and 10 weeks long. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 1:30-4:30pm.

  • Spring Session – March 21st through May 30th
  • Summer Session – June 6th through August 8th
  • Fall Session – August 15th through October 17th

Information and Registration
For more information or to register, contact Jordan Perry, Healthy Campus Liaison, at [email protected] or 828-250-3991.