Summer is the perfect time to get out into the fields and forests to learn about herbs and wild foods! We’ve invite noted wildcrafter, Cara-Lee Langston of Wildcraft Kitchen to host a series of plant walks this summer here in Rabun County.

If these look good to you, register right away! We’re keeping group sizes small for a personalized introduction to local plants…

Family Friendly Foraging 

Saturday May 25, 2019, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Kids of all ages will love spending the morning exploring the wonders of wild edibles with Cara-Lee Langston as you taste, touch and smell the abundance all around us.

The setting for our foraging expedition is beautiful Timpson Creek Farm, located just a few miles outside of Clayton city limits. Here we’ll see what’s growing along the creeks, hills and fields as Cara-Lee shows you how to identify safe, delicious wild edibles.

Other highlights include a wild food scavenger hunt and meeting three expert foragers, the three Nigerian dwarf goats that live on the farm. You’ll never look at weeds the same way again!

Location: Timpson Creek Farm, Clayton, Georgia

Cost: $20 per adult (includes one free ticket for kids under 12), $5 for additional kids

Preregistration is required. Register here.

 

Early Summer Herbs and Wild Foods Walk 

Saturday June 22, 2019, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

The Southern Appalachian Mountains are home to an incredible array of plants, both native and naturalized. Join Cara-Lee Langston for a leisurely plant walk to learn about the herbs and wild foods so abundant this time of year. You’ll learn the basic of plant identification, how to ethically collect wild plants and how to use safely use them as foods and medicines.

Location: To be decided, but somewhere in Rabun County, Georgia.

Cost: $50 per person

Preregistration is required. Register here.

Urban Herb Walk 

Saturday July 13, 2019, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

From dogwood to kudzu, herbs and wild edibles are everywhere in urban areas! This will be an easy stroll around downtown Clayton, where you’ll learn to recognize the many plants that thrive at the edges of urban landscapes. And while we can’t safely harvest plants from this landscape, this is a great way to learn about lots of useful plants, both native and invasive, that live nearby.

Location: Downtown Clayton, Georgia

Cost: $20 per person

Preregistration is required. Register here. 

 

Mid Summer Herbs and Wild Foods Walk

Saturday July 27, 2019, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

The Southern Appalachian Mountains are home to an incredible array of plants, both native and naturalized. Join Cara-Lee Langston for a leisurely plant walk to learn about the herbs and wild foods so abundant this time of year. You’ll learn the basic of plant identification, how to ethically collect wild plants and how to use safely use them as foods and medicines.

Location: To be decided, but somewhere in Rabun County, Georgia.

Cost: $50 per person

Preregistration is required. Register here.