Sat, Sep 30|
Fall Foraging with Michelle- Class 2
Join professional herbalist Michelle Bouton for an outdoor plant ID walk and fall herbal tea tasting
Time & Location
Sep 30, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Erwin, 945 Tilson Mountain Rd, Erwin, TN 37650, USA
About the event
This is class 2 of 3 to explore the beautiful and useful plants of fall!
Each class will focus on different plants; join us for one or for all three dates: Sept 23, Sept 30, and Oct 15.
First half of the class will be a plant walk and identification, then we will retire to the farmhouse porch (bring a chair!) to discuss usage and have a tasting of some of the wild things we have found along with a tasty fall tea.
The Southern Appalachians region is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet and offers abundant medicinal and wild food plants.
Typical plants this time of year are goldenrod flower, amaranth seed, dock seed, autumn berry (autumn olive), elderberry, crabapple, persimmon, dandelion root, thistle root, chicory root, rose hips, sumac berries, and others.
When we align ourselves with the 'old ways', we learn to identify plants, know their uses, and act as steward for their continued survival with ethical harvesting practices.
Our location is the pristine 400+ acre conservation land at Tilson Mountain cove, an 1800's homestead now maintained by the Tilson family descendants. Class will be outdoors, with walks through the woods and creek, then classroom on the front porch of the historic farmhouse.
Please bring anything you need to be comfortable outdoors: backpack, water, jacket, camp chair, hat, journal for notes, and maybe cookies to share. :) Any hiking will be less than 1/4 mile, as our primary focus is on the plants.
Instructor Michelle Bouton is a practicing Herbalist and Doctor of Acupuncture in Erwin, TN and director of HERBalachia school. She finds great delight in helping preserve the traditional ways and medicines of her east TN mountain home.