ADULT DAY CLASSES
*NEW Fall workshops! 2023*
Most classes have a limit of 12 participants. Purchase tickets by clicking the “book now” button and selecting the date, then the class you are attending.
Passionflower: Tropical Fruit in the Mountains
10/10 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – $35
Dig in to passiflora incarnata! We’ll discuss cultivation, tending, medicinal properties, harvest, processing and recipes. Leave with your own passionflower dried herb and taste maypops from our orchard. You will also be able to take home seeds. This is one of North Americas largest fruit and my personal favorite!
Mushroom Hike With Anne-Marie “The Forager Chick”
10/21 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – $40
THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT STORYBROOK ACRES IN MINERAL BLUFF, GA.
Lace up your hiking boots and join us at Storybrook Acres in Mineral Bluff, GA, for an enchanting adventure led by none other than Anne-Marie, “The Forager Chick,”. If you’ve ever been curious about the hidden wonders of the forest floor, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!
Anne Marie, is an expert mushroom enthusiast, known for her passion and knowledge in the world of foraging, herbs, and fungi. Whether you’re looking to deepen your knowledge of mycology or are a curious beginner, you will enjoy this class. By the end of this mushroom ID hike, you’ll leave not only with newfound knowledge but also a profound appreciation for the intricate and beautiful world of mushrooms.
Nuts about Nuts! Processing Fall Abundance
11/2 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – $35
Gets hands on with the area’s common nut producing trees! We’ll talk acorns, hickories, chestnuts, walnuts and more! Nuts are an essential food supply for anyone living on local diets. Learn these giant trees from the ground up, field to fork. We will focus on making acorn flower and a few other recipes.
Friction Fire: Hand Drill
11/11 – 12:30PM – 3:30PM – $55 per fire kit, $10 for additional guests
Humans have evolved with fire for quite some time and we are now dependent on it for our modern civilization. Certain plants are also dependent on fire for their survival. Let’s take things back several thousand years and re-learn how to create fire from entirely natural materials. We will also discuss and practice ways to keep a fire going, bank a fire, travel with fire and much more.
We will start out with a brief overview and history of fire making, and then we will walk around my mountain property to learn about and identify helpful plants for the fire making process. Afterwards we will craft our own hand drill kits from natural materials gathered locally. Finally, we will practice the art of hand drill and you will take home your very own fire kit! Never be stuck trying to start a fire again, learn the in’s and out’s of a proper pyre for starting a one match fire.
Some knife carving is required. Materials for your kit are hand gathered in north Georgia. Price is for each person taking a home a fire kit and tinder bundle. Family members may join the event as ‘additional guests’ but will not be supplied fire making materials.
Spring Foraging + Wild Soda Making
Search field and forest for delicious Spring edibles, then learn how we can use these herbs to form “wild soda’s” which are not only great tasting, but a wonderful way to get your daily dose of wild! This is a great introduction to using wild yeasts and natural fermentation.
APRIL 29th 12:30-3:30
$40 per person
Everything you need to make your drink is included in the cost. Each participant will take home an 8oz flip top bottle filled with natural sweeteners and herbs to ferment, to be consumed at a later date.
Summer Foraging + Plant Medicine Foundations
In this class, expect to traverse a southern Appalachian field and forest for summer edibles and other useful plants. Learn key points to identify common food plants, trees and mushrooms.
We will be covering plant medicine foundations which is essential for anyone consuming foraged plants. Has anyone ever said to you “a certain plant is good for ________” (fill in the blank)? This is not enough information! Lets move past such generalists statements and learn how to use plants for health by speaking on extraction methods, bio-chemistry, dosage and more. We will be sharing the most common plants used in our household and exactly how to get the most out of your plant medicine!
All experience levels will benefit from this class. Part the day will be spent out looking at plants in their natural habitats and part spent under the barn tasting and discussing herbal extractions.
$35 per person
Saturday – August 19th
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Special Guest Instructor:
We are joined by Frea Forager of Wild Earth Crafts!
Nothing can truly compare to an ethically sourced, lightweight, stylish cattail hat. During the hottest days of summer, it will shade your head and let the breezes in, too. Join us at Ever Wilder Farm in Ellijay, GA for a day of weaving and connection.
We’ll be crafting hats and discussing the basics of how to forage for, harvest, process, and prepare cattails for weaving with. This workshop is open to folks of all weaving skill levels. Cattails are an especially great material to practice and learn different weaving techniques with, even for a seasoned weaver. This is not a strenuous craft, but will require focused attention.
Snacks and tea will be provided at the workshop. Participants will need to bring their own lunch and water and will be required to sign a liability waiver. This workshop has a 4 participant minimum and an 8 participant capacity. A limited number of discounted early bird tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If the class fills up, there will be a waitlist in case of cancellations.
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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There is a scholarship available for BIPOC folks and people of the global majority. Send an email to [email protected] for details.
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