WILD PLANT RAMBLE BY DONATION

Saturday, September 1st, 9am-12pm
Town Lake Park, Pittsboro

Have fun learning to appreciate, identify, and prepare some of the edible and medicinal plants of late summer/early autumn! We’ll ramble fields and woods meeting new flora friends and sampling tasty wild creations. Go home inspired to bring nature’s free superfood and medicine into your family’s daily life. RSVP welcomed but not required. Suggested donation is $15-$45 which can be made online (below) or bring cash or check to the walk. No one turned away for lack of funds. Ages 10 and up. We’ll meet rain or shine

so come prepared for the elements and uneven walking surface. Bring your water bottle and a notebook if you wish.

Wild Walk Suggested Donation $15-$45 (thanks for paying the most you can afford)

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GENTLE EVENING YOGA

Wednesdays, 6pm-7:15pm
Joy of Movement, Chatham Mills, Pittsboro

Drop ins welcome!
Next session: September 5 – October 24

These gentle classes support our transition into a peaceful evening and nourish our connection of mind body and spirit. Together we’ll stretch, balance, build strength, and relax in a beautiful setting. Kim facilitates a playful and mindful exploration of movement and breath, sharing stress-relieving tools that can be integrated into everyday life.

Folks of all shapes, colors, orientations, and levels of experience are welcome! Register for the entire series for $12/class or drop in for $10 your first time, $14 after. Payment plans available for students in financial need. Props provided.

Gentle Evening Yoga 8-week session: $96* (plus $4 online fee)
Gentle Evening Yoga drop-in: first time student: $10*; returning student: $14* (plus $1 online fee)
*Also possible to pay in person in class via cash or check

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SAXAPAHAW PLANT RAMBLE

Sunday, September 9th, 3-6pm
in collaboration with Haw River Mushrooms

Join “Planty” Kim Calhoun as we meet the edible and medicinal plants growing wild along the Haw River in Saxapahaw! Kim brings a deep knowledge of local plants and trees, and a wonderful combination of fun and reverence to these wild rambles. We’ll smell, touch, and taste the end of summer including samples of Kim’s yummy foraged creations like sodas, teas, tinctures, and more! Once you’ve made acquaintance of these plant friends you’ll be amazed to find them in your own back yard and everywhere you go! Size of group is limited so register soon to save your space. Ages 14 and up welcome and participants need to be able to stroll comfortably over uneven trails in a wide range of weather. Cost is $40/person.  Sign up at www.hawrivermushrooms.com.


FALL EDIBLE & MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSES

Thursdays, 4-7 pm, September 13 – October 10
all over Chatham County
DROP INS WELCOME with space!
earlybird special ends September 1st

Spend five fun weeks meeting, eating, and drinking some of the abundant edible and medicinal plants growing wild in the NC Piedmont. In this popular hands-on field study, we’ll cover identification, ethical gathering, preparation, and usage of foraged food and plant medicine. Learn how to incorporate the healing and nourishment of wild plants into your everyday life through teas, sodas, tinctures, delicious food, and more!

We’ll celebrate the arrival of fall as we explore a variety of local environments and conclude with a wild foods inspired potluck at our last class. Space is limited so register early! Payment plans and partial scholarships available. Earlybird discount of $165 through September 1st; $195 after. Drop in for the day with space for $45. Handouts, recipes, and supplies included. Ages 14 years old and up are welcome. Participants need to be able to walk on uneven surfaces and inclines over several miles and we will meet outside in a wide range of weather. Enjoy pictures from past season’s classes.

Fall Plants Session earlybird through September 1: $165
Fall Plants Session after September 1: $195
Fall Plants Drop-in for the day: $45

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AUTUMN EQUINOX TREE FOOD & MEDICINE RAMBLE

Sunday, September 23rd, 1-5pm
Directions with registration
earlybird special ends September 9th

Get to know our edible and medicinal trees as we celebrate the transition from summer to fall, rambling in wonder through the beautiful woods and fields of Chatham county. In a fun, reverent, and accessible way, we’ll explore tree identification, safe and sustainable harvesting, as well as food and medicine preparations and uses. Get inspired to add to your home apothecary and pantry as we sample some of Planty Kim’s tree creations like sodas, tinctures, teas, and delicious wild edible treats.

 Group size limited and walk fills! Save your space and receive a discount now: earlybird special through September 9th is $55; after it will be $65. Handout and recipes included. Payment plans and some partial scholarships available. Ages 14 years old and up are welcome. Participants need to be able to walk on uneven surfaces and we will meet rain or shine.

Fall Equinox Tree Ramble earlybird through September 9th: $55
Fall Equinox Tree Ramble after September 9th: $65

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FANTASTIC FALL TREE EXPLORATIONS

October 6 & 27, November 17, December 8
Saturdays, 1-5pm
DROP INS WELCOME with space!
earlybird special ends september 9th

Get to know our edible and medicinal trees from leaves and fruit to bare branches and buds! These four explorations span the cool of Autumn while we wander in wonder through the beautiful woods and fields of Chatham and Orange counties. In a fun, reverent, and accessible way, we’ll explore tree identification (ending with no leaves), safe and sustainable harvesting, as well as food and medicine preparations and uses. Add to your home apothecary as we create tree-inspired tinctures, teas, infused oils, and delicious wild edible treats, like hickory nut milk, wild cherry bark syrup, or sweet gum ball tincture.

Botany, plant meditation, cultural history, detailed handouts & recipes, spontaneous song and movement, and story-telling will enliven our experience and help us retain what we’ve learned as we practice really seeing and appreciating the beautiful and fascinating details of trees.

I was blessed to grew up learning about trees on walks with my grandparents in the woods of Chatham County and look forward to sharing this arboreal adventure with you. Group size is limited so reserve your space now. Enjoy the earlybird discount of $176 through September 9th; $208 after. Drop in for the day with space and advanced registration for $55. Payment plans and some scholarship funding available. Ages 14 years old and up are welcome. Participants need to be able to walk on uneven surfaces and inclines over several miles and we will meet outside in a wide range of weather. There will be one make up date on December 15th in the unlikely event we need to reschedule due to dramatic weather.

All 4 Fall Tree Explorations EARLYBIRD through September 9th: $176
All 4 Fall Tree Explorations after September 9th: $208
Fall Tree Drop-in for one day: $55

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EAT WILD NUTS

Saturday, October 13th, 1-5pm
earlybird special ends September 9th

Hickory nuts, black walnuts, pecans, beechnuts, hazelnuts, acorns, and more! Learn to identify, appreciate, and eat these often abundant autumn gifts from our tree friends. Long a staple of many cultures’ diets, let’s remember how to bring delicious and nourishing fall tree harvests back to our mugs, muffins, and more! Workshop limited to 15 folks. Save your space and receive a discount now: earlybird special through September 9th is $55; after it will be $65. Tasty treats, handout, and recipes included. Payment plans and some partial scholarships available. Ages 14 years old and up are welcome. Participants need to be able to walk on uneven surfaces and we will meet rain or shine.

Eat Wild Nuts EARLYBIRD through September 9th: $55
Eat Wild Nuts after September 9th: $65

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CREATING HERBAL HOLIDAY DELIGHTS

Saturday, November 10th, 2-5pm
earlybird special ends October 20th 

Learn how to make delicious herbal holiday gifts that feed the spirit and boost the immune system! We’ll create (and consume) two different yummy herbal preparations from local plants, sure to please taste buds of all ages: divine elderberry syrup and glorious garlic elixir!  Participants will go home with their own herbal goodies, detailed recipes for healthy holiday gift preparations, and information on how to grow these medicinal plants (free elderberry starts available to those interested). 

Cost includes a 4 oz jar of garlic elixir, a 1 ounce jar of elderberry syrup, and hand-outs. $60 before October 20th; $65 after. One partial work trade available. Size of group limited so register soon!

Herbal Delights EARLYBIRD through October 20th: $60
Herbal Delights after October 20th: $65

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PERSONALIZED WILD PLANT EXPLORATIONS

In your backyard, woods, neighborhood, schoolyard…

Meet (and eat and drink) some of the abundant medicinal and edible plant friends growing all around you. Inspiring personalized plant explorations with “Planty” Kim are available for individuals and small groups of all ages. Great for home school groups, families, garden clubs, college classes, and more!

Creating yummy herbal tea, snacks, and other hands-on activities are optional. Contact Kim for rates and scheduling: 919.636.2545 or kimcalhoun@gmail.com. Available as unique gift certificates for holidays, Mother & Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, or other celebrations! Online gift certificate for 2-hour residential wild plant ramble available here.

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