A Wild Food Forage with Marc Williams
Half Day, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Foraging is the process of gathering food from the wild. Join Marc Williams, ethnobiologist, for a wild walk adventure where you will meet, taste, and learn stories about the plethora of wild foods in our region. You will never look at the forest, meadow, or roadside the same way again. Ethonobiology is the study of where people, plants, culture, and food intersect and Western NC is a rich landscape of botanical, fungal, and microbal friends that can be used for food, beauty, medicine, and more. Begin to see these friends in the context of plant families, learn to identify the most important species in this area, discover invasive plants of this region and their uses, understand the appropriate stage for using and the proper preparation, and begin to get a passion for wild foods that will ignite your lifelong learning. Marc will provide handouts including recipes. Bring along your field guides.