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Upcoming Events & Workshops



APRIL 11 - OCTOBER 24

THE WANDER SCHOOL 
WILD FORAGING & HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING APPRENTICESHIP

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:  Sacred Mountain Sanctuary
                   96 Rocky Cove Rd
                   Candler, NC
Cost: $480/season, $1240 for all 3 seasons (That's a $200 discount!), $960 for summer & fall ($100 discount!)
There are a limited number of spaces for each season to accommodate the hands-on nature of the program and create a close-knit learning community. 

There are a lot of herbal education programs out there, many more expensive than ours. So, what makes this one different? Our program is completely hands-on and almost completely outdoors, in the natural habitat of the plants! Every season, apprentices rave about what a unique experience this is, offering what they've always looked for, but never been able to find.

From a previous apprentice:
"[The apprenticeship] has been of the best and most rewarding experiences I have ever had. I have learned so much from Abby and plan to continue. I would highly recommend to anyone who has an opportunity to attend a class, workshop or her WANDER School, to DO IT!" - Lisa S 

Past apprentices have valued the gift of a day a week spent in nature. That simple time is
life changing. Throughout the seasons, we become a close community, connecting to the
earth, the plants, and each other, growing and learning together. This program is for all
levels of plant enthusiasts, removing the intimidation and fear of wild plant identification,
teaching basic to intermediate botany, demonstrating herbal formulating techniques,
and so much more through a mix of some of the following, but not limited to
(*season and weather dependent):


Hands-on Foraging/Wildcrafting (including instruction in safety, ethics, sustainability, and proper tools and foraging techniques)

Processing foraged/wildcrafted items (with information on preservation and storage)

Herbal Medicine Making (of a wide range of herbal formulas and products, with samples and recipes to take home)



Apprenticeship Dates (subject to change)

Spring:
4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30

Summer:
6/20, 6/27, no class July 4th, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15

Fall: 
8/29, 9/5, no class 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24




  

JUNE 29th, 2018

Wild Edible & Herbal Plant Walk 
Time: 11:00 aM - 1:00 PM
Location:  Botanical Gardens at Asheville
                   W. T. Weaver Street
                   Asheville, NC
Cost: $25   

This is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, with so much to offer in the way of wild food and medicine. Abby, a botanist, herbalist, and forager, will take you on an adventure into the forest and open spaces to see what free foods and herbs surround us, how we safely and ethically harvest them, and how to preserve them. Get an introduction to basic botany to demystify plant identification and use all of your senses, to learn more about these plants. Bring your questions, field guides, notebooks, and cameras, along with hiking boots, rain jackets, and water bottles. 

JULY 1st, 2018

Wild Edible & Herbal Appalachian Walkabout 
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:  Springmaid Mountain Resort
                   2171 Henredon Road
                   Spruce Pine, NC
Cost: $28   

This is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, with so much to offer in the way of food, medicine, and of course, beauty.  We will go on an adventure into the forest and open spaces to see what free foods and herbs surround us, how we safely and ethically harvest them, and how to preserve them.  We'll get to use all our senses, to identify, smell, touch, taste, and learn more about these plants.  Bring your questions, field guides, notebooks, and camerals, along with hiking books, rain jackets, and water bottles.  

Family friendly! Kids ages 5-10 are free!