I will be offering two classes at the Birmingham Audubon Society, Audubon Mountain Workshop in Mentone, Alabama this year.  

38th Birmingham Audubon Mountain Workshop 
May 7-10, 2015
Alpine Camp, Mentone, AL


Foraging from the Wild:  A beginner’s guide to the identification and preparation of Edible Wild Plants 

This is a introduction to Edible Wild Plants.  Participants will be guided through the identification and use of many of the common edible wild plants found in the US.

What to bring: Optional:  Field Guide to Edible Plants, small shovel, zip lock bag
What to expect: Classroom, Field Experience with Moderate Hiking, and lots of eating of Wild Foods!

Preserving Wild Foods:  A Foragers guide to Curing, Canning, Smoking, Drying, Pickling & Fermenting


Participants will learn some basic principles of preserving wild food.  Expect a hands on experience with lots of tasty items!  

What to expect: This will be a hands on indoor workshop.  Each participant will learn some basic techniques to get them started at home.