Foraging Tours and Classes in North Carolina


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Foraging Tours, Walks, Classes, and Groups (Updated for 2021)

The list below has been curated to include only those groups and foragers that schedule regular events and are currently active. Please email us about any broken links or incorrect links so we can keep the list updated. If you offer classes or scheduled foraging events feel free to contact us about being added to the list.- eattheplanet.org@gmail.com

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1. Abundance Healing Arts

Abundance Healing Arts were founded by Kim Calhoun, a North Carolinian girl. Located in Chatham County, North Carolina. She became immersed in healing arts and creating plant medicine at a young age and offers all-year-round walks, classes, and workshops.

2. Asheville Mushroom Club

Asheville Mushroom Club is dedicated to learning about fungi, located in Asheville, North Carolina. It offers forays, day trips, and adventure camping. Most of their foray activities were done in Western North Carolina.

3. No Taste Like Home

No Taste Like Home is a 25-year-old foraging ecotour company in Asheville, North Carolina. Its instructors are Becky Beyer, Dimitri Magiasis, Justin Holt, and Jillian Ras. They offer tours with at least 10 participants.

4. The WANDER School

Abby Artemisia is the founder of WANDER School. WANDER stands for Wild Artemisia, Nature, Discovery, Empowerment, and Reconnection. Located in Appalachian North Carolina. Her focus is on teaching Botany, wild edibles, medicinal plants, and DIY herbalism. North Carolina and other US territories are the places she went to.

5. Wild Abundance

Wild Abundance is a school of permaculture, building, and land-based living. They offer in-person and online classes throughout the year, taught by local experts. Wild plants are a part of several programs, and their Wildcrafting and Medicine Making Intensive takes a deep dive, twice a year. 

6. Wildcrafting

Wildcrafting was founded by Ila Hatter. Located in Whittier, North Carolina. Ila Hatter is an interpretive naturalist, artist, wildcrafter, and gourmet cook. She has experience in exploring the South. It includes Texas to the Smoky Mountains, the Caribbean, Spain, and Southern Appalachia. She conducts foraging for educational purposes.

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