Plants & Mushrooms: Spring Immersion
Dates: Spring Course Starts April 2015 (Syllabus Coming Soon!)
Course Length: 10 weeks
Excited to learn more about our local Plants and Fungi? Ready to go deeper with Wild Foods, Medicinal Plants and Mountain Ecology? Spring is wonderful transitional time when our survival and observation skills naturally arise. Why not harness this learning energy to go deeper into the world around you? You will walk away from this course feeling more attuned to your natural surroundings, knowledgeable in herbal medicine, plants, wild foods, mycology, and more, and also feel empowered.
What You Will Learn:
This 10 week course will give you a strong foundation in Spring Plant, Tree and Mushroom ID, Ecology, Uses, Harvesting Ethics, Preparation Techniques, Plant Medicines, and Natural Dyes! Your main classroom will be an array of beautiful forest sites in the greater Asheville area.
We will also utilize the ASHH class rooms for plant processing, lectures, and in inclement weather.
Guest Instructors: Asia Suler -Medicine Making, Lindsy Warf -Natural Dyes
- Beginning and experienced herbal medicine and ecology students
- Ecology and mycology enthusiasts
- Beginning survival skills learners
- People new to the region who want to learn more about local plant diversity and wilderness
PLEASE NOTE: Average Hikes are 1 mile or less, two hikes are in the 2 to 3 mile range.
10 Wednesdays, 9am-4:30/5:00pm.
Tuition: $525, Payment Plans Available
“… I enjoyed the series immensely… learning about medicinal properties of Reishis… making spore prints to identify edible mushrooms…experiencing various ecosystems, from Appalachian coves to high elevation balds… sampling wild cranberries at Mount Mitchell…tasting wild raisins and Mountain Ash berries …viewing beaver dams at Pink Beds…so many memorable places that I will return to…thanks for sharing your knowledge!”
- Faith Butterfield