Fall Foraging at Foxfire
Time & Location
About the Event
The multicolored autumn forest provide an abundance of wonderful wild food medicine including roots, leaves, flowers, bark, seeds, and nuts. Many herbaceous fall plants help to strengthen our respiratory and immune systems in preparation for winter. Learn to make kitchen medicine with wild and immune-boosting ingredients. We’ll also whip up a batch of goldenrod cornbread to celebrate this wonderful time to be outdoors in the North Georgia Mountains.
What you might expect to see: goldenrod, sassafras, sumac, oak, chestnut, persimmon, rosehips, spicebush, black walnut, wild grapes, wild asters, rabbit tobacco.
Participants should bring a bagged lunch, water bottle, and wear closed-toe shoes with socks. Long pants are preferable. Other suggested items include a backpack, journal and pen, bug spray, suncreen, hat, and anything else you need to be comfortable outdoors.
Please note: this workshop takes place in a wilderness setting. There will be access to restroom facilities. When walking on the well-maintained trails at Foxfire, we move at a slow pace that is comfortable for everyone. We are likely to see at least 30 different species of edible and medicinal plants including some insect-life.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Class size is limited to 6 participants.
We will adhere to proper handwashing and safe social distancing guidelines.
Disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be available for use. Masks are required for all participants whenever social distancing is not possible.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about sliding scale fees and private foraging workshops
ETHICAL HARVESTING DISCLAIMER: Harvesting wild plants at the Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center is typically NOT allowed. Special permission has been given for workshop participants to gather plants for educational purposes on the day of the event only. Please respect the Land and do not harvest plants in the wild without proper permitting and approval
We are able to cater to any dietary restrictions only if notified by 7 days prior to workshop date.
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