Wild Foods Workshop with Alan Muskat
Celebrated wild foods expert Alan Muskat of Asheville will lead a foraging workshop at Haywood Community College in Waynesville on Friday, September 28th, and again on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 1-4 pm. Participants will learn “find dining,” i.e., how to safely identify, harvest, and prepare wild foods. The workshops are being offered in conjunction with The Heritage Life Skills Fair, taking place at the Haywood County Fairgrounds nearby. The cost is $50 and pre-registration is required at www.NoTasteLikeHome.org .
The foraging walk will be short and easy and will provide a memorable experience “off the eaten path.” Participants will also learn about wild medicines, dyeing with mushrooms (that’s D-Y-E) and more, experiencing the life of a modern hunter-gather firsthand, all with Muskat’s trademark blend of poetry, story, and song. Alan’s introductory e-book is included so there is no need to take notes.
Muskat has been featured on The Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods , The History Channel, and in several national publications. His foraging programs, entitled “No Taste Like Home,” are offered April through October and are ranked one of Asheville’s Top Twelve Experiences for 2012. Muskat is also co-founder of The REAL Center , a school for natural living and relationship skills. “Wild foods,” says Muskat, “are a way of feeling at home in the world: that we’re continually provided for and we’re never alone.”
For more information, please visit www.NoTasteLikeHome.org or call 828-779-2121.