Schools, programs, apprenticeships, essays, and other ways to learn.
Links and videos on how to use plants for food, medicine, fiber and craft material.
Schools/ Hands on Learning
Astounding Earth- Luke Learningdeer's website. A naturalist for hire and guide for medicinal and ethnobotanical plant walks. Also yearly classes and workshops.
Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine - A wonderful school run by Juliet Blankenspoor focusing on growing herbs and making medicine. A new distance learning course will premier in December.
Frostburg Univeristy's Center for Appalachian Ethnobotanical Studies
Pine Mountain Settlement School - Since 1913, this has been a school for a variety of skills in KT.
Mountain Gardens- An excellent site for Joe Hollis' farm and learning center with apprenticeships, classes and fellowship opportunities in Appalachian and Chinese medicinal plants in Madison County NC.
Forest Floor Childrens Wilderness Camps - In the Asheville area.
The Permaculture School - A college accredited permaculture program offered in Asheville NC.
Wild Abundance - An Asheville NC Area school for herbalism, primitive skills, wild foods and homesteading skills.
Wild Roots - A primitive homestead an hour outside of Asheville NC with classes and apprenticeship opportunities.
Botanical Society of America Conferences
Firefly Gathering - A yearly gathering each June for primitive skills, herbalism, and many other useful skills.
Earth Skills Gatherings - A list of all the primitive skills gatherings in the United States with details and links.
Organic Growers School - A great conference with workshops and lectures about everything from organic farming to mushroom hunting.
Society for Economic Botany- A great resource for research and writing, as well as student opportunities, fellowships, academic opportunities and a yearly conference.
Economic Botany Journal and Research Applications
Tribal Tek - A web resource for how to make primitive objects from plants and earth materials.
Red Bay Farm - Essays and classes on growing food and a variety of other useful skills.
Botany Everyday - A free/ donation based botany learning source run by Marc Williams, an Appalachian State Graduate.
Foraging - A useful website with plenty of info about foraging a large variety of plants.
The Center for Appalachian Agroforestry and Research - A project started by friends and I three years ago with articles, consultation services and resources on forest farming, nut trees and much more.
Glorious Forest Farm - A Barnardsville NC farm focused on breeding climate resilient nut trees and animal breeds, like pigs and goats.
Eat the Weeds - Green Dean hosts videos and articles about foraging. I have taken workshops with him, based in FL and a wealth of knowledge.
Primitive Bulletin- A magazine, no longer in print, but many back issues available for purchase.