Escape Into the Mountains: Wild Food Foraging & Cooking Retreat with Abby Artemisia

Posted by Erdaviah Aruna Sa on September 18th 2018

2 Day Retreat

Two days of plant walks, foraging, wild food cooking, botany identification, plant dyeing education, and more!

This is a "retreat" in the true sense of the word. A chance to escape to the forest and mountains, a chance to disconnect and reconnect with our deeper needs, connection with nature and each other, nourishing food and herbs, and a chance to hear what our souls need, what we might not have time to hear in our daily lives. This is a true opportunity for immersion, giving ourselves a chance to absorb traditional skills by being fully in it.

We'll have two whole days to immerse ourselves in plant walks, also including foraging, wild food cooking, botany and plant identification and plant dyeing education, including hands-on dyeing of your own silk scarf and yarn (included in cost) to take home. All in a breathtakingly gorgeous rural setting in the Black Mountains at the base of Mount Mitchell, just minutes from a pristine river and backing up to Pisgah National Forest.

Tickets are $250 per person which includes simple breakfast and lunch both days, foraged dinner Saturday, all the herbal tea you can drink, and all materials (including silk card and yarn for dyeing).

Abby Artemisia

Founder of the WANDER (Wild Artemisia Nature Discovery, Empowerment, and Reconnection) School, Botanist, Herbalist, & Professional Forager, Abby, lives on the edge of Pisgah National Forest in the Black Mountains of North Carolina. She learned about plants playing in the Midwestern woods, working on organic farms, an herbal apprenticeship, a bachelor’s degree in Botany, and running her own tea business. She teaches about plant identification, native plants, and working with plants for food and medicine throughout the country. Her first book, about herbs for homesteaders, will be released this winter. Her mission is to offer nature and herbal education, creating healing through connection with the natural world and each other, to create local and global health and prosperity.

Kelly Gaskill

Kelly resides in western North Carolina, she has a background as a horticulturist, but more recently she spends her days gardening, crafting, exploring forest trails, and educating children in nature. Kelly brings her plant knowledge and love of the natural world together with her joy of crafting and creativity to the dye pot.

An exuberant experimenter, she has developed a vast knowledge of dye plants, mushrooms and lichens of the Appalachian mountains and beyond. She has been sharing and teaching natural dyes and eco-print design for the past 6 years.

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