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.
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.