Fundamentals of Foraging with Abby Artemisia

Monday May 21 // 5:30pm - 8:30pm // $30

Come to a beautiful and informative slideshow by Herbalist, Botanist, and Professional Forager, Abby Artemisia. As a plant-lover, Abby has a deep connection with the wild plants. She’ll show you pictures and tell stories of her year-round foraging adventures in the woods and fields. She will also talk about some basics of foraging safety and ethics and the logistics of foraging professionally or for your own food and medicine. There will be slides with in-depth information on local wild plants and when and where they like to grow. Bring your questions; there will be time for discussion at the end of the presentation.

This is a slideshow because it discusses the how-to's of foraging: safety, ethics, tools, etc, also case studies of a few different native plants that won't be fruiting yet. This is a wonderful class to come to as a precursor to plants walks Abby will be holding throughout the summer!

Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine
606 New Leicester Highway, Suite F
Asheville, NC 28806

About the Instructor: Abby Artemisia

​Abby Artemisia is a Botanist, Herbalist, and Professional Forager. She learned about plants playing in the woods, working on organic farms, an herbal apprenticeship, a bachelor’s degree in Botany from Miami University, and running her own tea business. She lives on the edge of Pisgah National Forest in the Black Mountains of North Carolina, where she founded the WANDER (Wild Artemisia Nature Discovery, Empowerment, and Reconnection) School. In the school, she teaches about plant identification, native plants, and working with plants for food and medicine in her Wild Apprenticeship Program and throughout the country. Her mission is to inspire reconnection with nature to empower a healthier world with many stewards.