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Finders, Eaters


Ready to go WILD? Join us "off the eaten path" as we uncover the Garden of Eden all around us. On this woodland shopping spree, you'll gather edible wild plants, mushrooms, and other extreme cuisine. You'll meet anywhere from twelve to thirty wild foods, focusing on the most common edibles you might find in your own woods or backyard. Then you get to eat what you've found!

Together, we'll wander through field and forest, filling our baskets. After our wild gooseberry chase, we'll cook up a sampling for a wild foods pick-nic. You can take home the rest of your catch of the day or take it to one of Asheville's award-winning restaurants, where the chef will prepare whatever you bring in, on the spot, for free. You could call it "Survivor meets Iron Chef." We call it find dining.

Discover how easy it is to "take in the landscape." Outings are suitable for all ages and abilities. You'll learn about wild cooking, crafting, medicine, ecology, folklore, and more. Alan's introductory e-book is included and all equipment is provided. We'll even take photos so you don't have to.

For a taste of the wild life, experience the life of a modern hunter-gather firsthand. It's a unique experience in self-catering, a memorable lesson in high-class survival.