I love teaching! I have a diverse range of offerings that utilize my skills, but am happy to try to accommodate your group and your ideas. Just ask! Prices vary and there are various tiers to suit your needs and budget. It's important to me to offer a fair price and good value. Just let me know what you're thinking and we'll design something to fit. Contact me for more information; I'd love to talk to you!
Botanical Property Survey
Want to know more about what's growing on your land? Want to find out what you can safely eat or work with as an herb? I offer botanical property surveys just for you. You'll get to come out with me for a botanical walkabout of your property.
The walk takes at least a couple of hours, and you will get to ask burning questions you've been dying to have answered. Afterward, I will provide you with a spreadsheet of the edible, medicinal, and poisonous plants on your land. The price is $250 for the first two hours and the spreadsheet (+ transportation fees), and $50 for each additional hour. If you have a large property, want something more detailed, or are interested in learning what is growing through each seasonal change, we can discuss how to make that happen. Invite your friends, family, or neighbors, and make it a party! Email me now for more info, and to schedule.
Testimonials "We recently had Abby out to our property in Marshall, NC for a spring time botanical survey and we found over 83 species in under 3 hours! Abby was extremely knowledgable and made learning about the plants fun and tasty! She also offered up a wide variety of uses as well as recipes for many of the edibles we discovered. We are already planning visits with Abby for each of the seasons to see what other treasures are just waiting to reveal themselves. If you are looking to learn more about the bounty that awaits you right outside your door and have a spirit for adventure, we highly recommend you give Abby a call, we’re sure glad we did!" - Tracey and Peter, Magical Mountain Farm
"Abby is amazing!!! She surpassed all my exceptions for my land survey! We can now use our property to its full potential since Abby has identified our edible and medicinal plants! She is an expert and was able to answer all of our questions thoroughly. I would recommend this for every house hold and also makes a great fathers day gift!" - Rachel E.
"Spending time with Abby is a gift. She is of-the-Earth. She helped us get to know a property that was new to us. Our survey piqed our senses and helped us to plan how we would move forward with loving on the land. So thankful for Abby bringing people and nature closer together." - Virginia R.
MISSING CONFERENCES & BOTANICAL EDUCATION? BUMMED ABOUT THE LACK OF CLASSES! ALWAYS WANTED TO STUDY WITH ABBY? WE GOT YOU!
When you’re walking around outside, and you think, dang I wish I knew more about these plants! It could help me survive, if it all came to that...
Your wish is granted. Even if you don’t need it to survive, it can help you thrive, save money, and feel empowered with the knowledge that you can provide the most vitality rich food and medicine for yourself and your family.
What is A Virtual Botanical Discovery Session, You Wonder? Join botanist, herbalist and professional forager, Abby Artemisia, for a private plant walk via videochat. A virtual Botanical Discovery Session is a program presented by The WANDER School in these uncertain times.
Follow the instructions on how to set up your phone with a program called ZOOM. If you don’t have data reception where you live, or you’d rather do it inside on your computer, just bring the plants you most want to know about (or several pictures of each one) and we can Zoom inside. You do a test call with a friend to make sure your network connection doesn’t get lost.
We get on ZOOM and start our discovery session. During our time together, we focus on a few plants, and helping you understand your connection to them better through some practical tips on identification and benefits as food and medicine.
If you already know a lot, there is still something in it for you… Botany and herbalism are careers and disciplines characterized by lifelong learning and shared experience with others on the path. Some of The WANDER School’s biggest supporters are those already in the community of wild food enthusiasts, and we love it that way!
But what if I don’t know diddlysquat about plants? Beginners are so welcome. It’s such a gift to be able to get to know and recognize the plants around you. Abby has SO MUCH experience teaching beginners and advanced students alike that we think you are really going to like this.
Email Abby to schedule YOUR virtual botanical discovery session today. Sessions are accessibly priced at $50 per hour.
Looking for something more in-depth designed about everything botanical you want to know?
Abby’s now offering short term Apprenticeships!
Just let us know what you want to learn:
Always wanted to know botany to help with your plant ID, but felt intimidated? Get an Intro to Botany at your own pace.
Want to go deeper into Botany? Let’s go to the woods and practice!
Always dreamed of incorporating more wild foods into your diet, but don’t know where to start? Come on! We can even forage, cook, and eat together!
Always wanted to make herbal medicines to empower yourself, your family/community, and your home first aid kit? Just tell us what you want to learn and Abby will design a personal class just for you.
Want a combination of these? It’s all about you, the sky’s the limit!
How does it work? Email Abby with your request for 1 to 3 days of hands-on education. Come to the gorgeous mountains and rivers of western North Carolina. Or Abby can come to you, if you provide transportation fees (the government mileage rate, plus food and lodging). Apprenticeships are $50 per hour per person, up to 7 hours per day, plus materials fees for medicine making and cooking classes. Discounts available for multiple days and groups. Just ask!
Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk
My favorite thing is to take groups of people out in the woods and teach about the plants growing all around us, usually right outside our back doors. I offer frequent public group walks around the region. For more information on those, check the events page. If you'd like to bring together your own group for a private walk, it can be held in the local (currently either the greater Asheville (NC) or greater Cincinnati (OH) area, though I do travel by request) park of your choice or I can offer some suggestions. This is great for school or scout groups, foodie groups, wilderness survivalists or outdoor adventurers, you name it!
Private Botany or Herbalism Classes
I teach a range of topics or can design something around your interests. This can be in your home or I can make a space available for you that fits your needs. This includes presentations for school or community groups, too. I'll help you identify native, edible, and/or medicinal plants in your own backyard or your organization's property. I can also help you design your garden or plant map to include these plants. Check out my existing class schedule.
Gift Certificates Now Available!
Gift certificates can be used for just about anything I offer, including Botanical Property Surveys, workshops, the Wild Apprenticeship Program, plant walks, or herbal products. They're a great way to treat someone you love or say thanks! Just get in touch to let me know the details.