• The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain (map)
  • 8519 Pickards Meadow Road
  • Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
  • United States

Wild Foods Forage & Feast with Marc Williams

April 16, 2:00-7:00pm

This is a two part class. The first part will include a plant walk and harvest of selected plants that may be used for food, medicine, or both. The second part will focus on the preparation of a meal from the plants that were harvested. This class will provide a holistic understanding of what it takes to bring sustenance from field to fork. Special attention will be given to how understanding patterns within the plant world can allow one to demystify the green wall and begin to have confidence in the usefulness and abundance of plant resources all around us.

Instructor Marc Williams is an ethnobotanist. He has studied the people plant connection intensively while learning to employ botanicals for food, medicine, and beauty. His training includes a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies concentrating in Sustainable Agriculture with a minor in Business from Warren Wilson College and a Master's degree in Appalachian Studies concentrating in Sustainable Development with a minor in Geography and Planning from Appalachian State University. He has spent over a decade working at a multitude of restaurants and various farms. His travels include adventures through 24 countries in North/Central America and Europe and all 50 of the United States. Marc has visited over 100 botanical gardens and research institutions during this process while taking thousands of pictures of representative plants. He is also Executive Director of Plants and Healers International www.plantsandhealers.org and on the Board of Directors of the Appalachian Institute for Mountain Studies. He has taught hundreds of classes about the marvelous world of plants, people and their interface while working with over 50 organizations in the last few years and online at the website here. Marc's greatest hope is that this information may help improve our current challenging global ecological situation.

*This class is not session 4 of the Permaculture Foundations Series. If you are looking to register for Food, Forage, and Feast with Marc Williams (needed for the Permaculture Foundations Certification), please go here

Pricing & Registration

This class is offered on a sliding scale of $40-$60