Private Plant Walks

Overview of our private Plant Walks

Immerse yourself in the plant world of the breathtakingly vibrant Southern Appalachians. We offer plant walks in the woods and urban areas to help you identify useful and edible plants and trees.

We also offer Foraging and Cooking classes during our normal school year.

Tree ID

Befriend the friendly pillars of the forest or city by learning their names and the relationship that humans have had with them throughout time. Learn which wood makes good bows, which have edible fruits, which bark can soothe a sore throat, and which can take away your headache.

Length: 2 hours to a whole day

Edible and Medicinal Plants

Learn to feed and heal yourself with the plants that grow all around you.

Length: flexible, 2 hrs up to a full day

Wild Salad Walk

We will find tasty greens, flowers and nuts and combine them with some garden-grown plants to create a gourmet salad that will make your tastebuds dance.

Length: half-day

Season: Spring or Fall

Edible Weeds of the City and Suburbs

A lot of the plants that we know as weeds are incredibly useful human allies. These plants thrive in the wake of Human Disturbance. Learn how to gather and eat them effectively and safely in the city and suburbs.

Length: 2 hours

All We Need

Finding materials for primitive building, fire, container making, medicine and food in the forest, field or city.

Length: flexible, 4 hours up to a full day

Winter Tree and Plant Walk

Focusing on useful materials found in nature in the cold season.

Length: flexible, 2 hours up to a full day

Generally our rates are $50-$75 an hour, depending on the length, location and material needs of the class.  Classes that are materials intensive, or which last  4 hours or less, are generally held at Wild Abundance.  Other classes can be at other locations, though instructors charge their regular rate for one way of travel. Please contact Natalie Bogwalker with specific details about who you are and what you would like to learn by emailing WildAbundanceNC@gmail.com.