a taste of history: appalachian ethnobotany walk + lunch

a taste of history: appalachian ethnobotany walk + lunch


Saturday, August 10th


Join professional forager and ethnobotanist Rebecca Beyer of Blood and Spicebush for a plant walk through history. We'll meet and sample the plants and trees of the Southern Appalachians while learning their culinary, historical, medicinal, and other ethnobotanical uses. Following, we will learn some simple recipes for many of the delicious things we found on the Barn property! Following, we will sit down to a unique, wild food-filled lunch.

Rebecca Beyer is a farmer, folklorist, forager, herbalist, and craftswoman from Asheville, NC. She holds a B.S. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Vermont and has been learning and teaching in the Primitive Skills community for the last 8 years. She teaches foraging professionally as well as at the University level at UNCA, AB tech and at Appalachian State University where she is completed her Masters in Appalachian Studies. She also runs a folk herbal school, the Sassafras School of Appacahian Plantcraft with friend and fellow herbalist Abby Artemisia. Her passions include botanical illustration, the folklore of Appalachian plants and writing her blog: Blood and Spicebush. She is currently stewarding land at the Hawk & Hawthorne, a community of magical people growing food and teaching classes on foraging and esoteric arts in Western North Carolina.

You can read more about Rebecca and her work at  http://www.bloodandspicebush.com/.  

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cooking classes + creative workshops

+ Cooking classes and creative workshops are always small, hands-on, laid-back, focus on what’s in season, and culminate with a festive, shared meal.

+ Once purchased, your class or workshop tuition is non-refundable, but you may have someone attend in your place if you are unable to attend.

+ If the class or workshop must be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances on the part of the Barn, you will have the choice of scheduling a new class or workshop or receiving a complete refund.

+ The Barn is surrounded by hills, grassy areas, rocks, and changes in elevation. Please dress appropriately, comfortable footwear and an extra layer of warmth is recommended.

+ Not responsible for personal injury or accidents while on the Barn property.

+ Please inquire regarding booking a private class for yourself or your small group.