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Sat, Oct 03


Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center

Fall Foraging at Foxfire

Join us for a wild foods foraging adventure at the Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center in Southern Appalachia - one of the most botanically diverse regions of the world! Build confidence identifying useful plants in the wild and gain valuable resources and recipes to advance your foraging skills.

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Fall Foraging at Foxfire
Fall Foraging at Foxfire

Time & Location

Oct 03, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln, Mountain City, GA 30562, USA

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 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.

For all inquiries, please email

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