Proposed: Studying the Peterson Guide "A FieldGuide to Edible Wild Plants" 4 X

  • Rabbit Hole Hollow

    5155 Drakes Branch Rd., Nashville, TN (map)

    36.239172 -86.850819

  • Ignore the date, it is used to set up this proposal and collect list of interested members. I am still dealing with the fact my house burned down without insurance... though we are still making progress)

    The more I look at the this book, the more impressed I am with it. It doesn't have EVERYTHING in it, but if you were to purchase just one book for foraging, this one would be it in my opinion. (I am probably prejudiced because I grew up with this guide!)

    In this class we will learn different plant habitats as well as the edibles and the toxic look alikes. The book has manners of food preparations and parts of the plants that can be used in what season...

    There will be 4 class meeting  timed to good diversity in what plants are growing at what stage. (Sept, March, May, July) Depending depending on enrollment, fee $20 - $30 per session ( $80 - $120 for series) plus cost of the text.

    Barter or cash/barter arrangements can be made.

    Please RSVP if interested. A free meeting will be set to work out details to accomodate people as well as possible.

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  • Todd m.

    meetup is one month away. i guess i had better try and find the peterson guide.

    June 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going & Looking forward to learning, signed up last year but due to fire was not able to connect... What js the cost. & future Class dates & Costs??!

    June 15

  • Lynda L.

    I am very much interested in attending if you can set a firm date.

    June 15

  • David

    I am new to this group, but I am so interested to hear that knowledge! I am sorry to hear about your house, sending you positive vibes

    June 15

  • Deborah G.

    I have signed myself and my son (guest) to attend all three of your proposed classes, as they are incredible opportunities to learn very useful (but rarely available) information. Obviously, we would not have the funds to pay up front for the classes' entire cost, so I am hoping that arrangements can be made to pay as each session comes onto the schedule. Can this be arranged, and can we pay when we arrive? We live in Memphis and will have to drive to Nashville for the class. Thanks!

    May 13

  • Eric

    I definitely want to learn new edible plants. I've gathered wild morels, polk, ginseng, berries, and dandelions since I was old enough to walk but I know there are many more great things I cannot identify. This class sounds perfect. I'll bring guests if I can.

    May 7

  • Randy R.

    I have to check and see what my schedule is like. I may be out of town that weekend, but if not I may try and make sounds awesome!

    April 6

  • Owen P.

    Yes, I am interested. Looking forward to it.

    March 20

  • Doug H.

    Sounds great! I'm looking forward to scheduled dates.

    March 18

  • BarbieQ

    Interested depending on schedule. I am new to the Nashville area (coming from the Chicago area) and therefore will have much to learn...

    March 6

  • Florene Carnicelli J.

    Very interested. Look forward to scheduled dates.

    September 29

  • Janice P.

    mostly confusion, first time here. I live in Chattanooga. Anyone from down here?

    May 22, 2014

    • Stephanie

      Hi Janice, I live about half way between Nashville and Chattanooga.

      July 7, 2014

  • Cindy

    When the time comes, there are so many people interested, there can be several schedules to accomodate folks. From here, looks like 2015. In throes of having to design, raise money, deal with aging parents, build a house, recovering from a house fire, no insurance! I have an architect who is donating his time, but I am having to act as contractor.. never done this before!

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Marie T.

    Interested depending on the dates.

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Snakeman

    Yes defiantly interested I have 53 Acers and would like to use my land to the fullest

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Pierre B.

    I'd really like to be at one of these classes. Do you have a date yet?

    May 23, 2014

  • rich

    Poke is coming up !! anyone having any luck finding Morrell mushrooms ??

    April 18, 2014

  • Mark S.

    Interested in the class.

    April 11, 2014

  • Sarah Annette M.

    Interested. Sounds fun and educational.

    April 4, 2014

  • Beth M.

    I am very interested in the class, my participation would only hinge on scheduling around family and business dates.

    March 11, 2014

  • Deborah R.

    I am excited to have a venue to learn about edible wild plants. I would also be interested in learning to identify edible mushrooms. We have several acres of that we have allowed to return to it's natural state. I'm hoping to be able to identify edibles in my own backyard (woods).

    February 13, 2014

  • Maria

    Looking forward to learn more about wild plants and edibles. Would also like to learn about identifying edible mushrooms.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be able to make it. :~(

    January 14, 2014

  • John B.

    I just want to be prepared for the apocalypse . . .
    Just kidding!
    I love the great outdoors, hiking, camping, fire making and making twine and rope from tree and other plant bark! Hibiscus "bark" is my preferred twine stock! Easy to do, but hard on the hands!
    Please keep me posted about meetups and hikes!
    : )
    John B.

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Lynda L.

    I got a copy of Peterson's 1977 edition off e-bay. I would like to join a group of foragers, etc. (All those things you list in your "we're about" section.)

    December 29, 2013

  • Cindy

    A Field Guide to Eastern Edible Wild Plants by Lee A. Peterson (1982, Paperback)

    Be sure it is for Eastern (it may say South East or Central and Eastern North America)
    Here is link to's page:

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Cynthia W.

    which edition and authors of the Peterson field guide to wild and edible plants do you like/recommend? I was checking out the book and find several different years and even authors for this title.

    November 14, 2013

  • Jeanne

    Still sounds good Cindy. Let me know when this actually happens. Thanks much.

    November 13, 2013

  • robert e.

    I'm ready!

    November 11, 2013

  • zada

    sounds good.

    November 9, 2013

  • Deborah W.

    Cindy, would you be willing to do consulting meanwhile - come out to our place near the Ellington Ag Center and show me a few tips? [masked]

    June 6, 2013

  • Jeanne

    Sounds like you're making good progress on the house Cindy. Since it's not a good place to sleep, are you sleeping at friends or relatives or something?

    April 28, 2013

    • Deborah W.

      You are a miracle woman. So glad to hear from you.

      June 1, 2013

    • Cindy

      Power pole up, internet hooked up. gave architect OK to draw up plans. Still some things to move out of house. Demo needs to be complete by end of June. Hopefully, it will happen next week! I want to have a funeral (memorial service) for the old house... so many memories. Settle the spirits...

      June 5, 2013

  • Cindy

    Had a house fire over night April 17/18. So plant classes are put off for a while.

    April 22, 2013

    • Stephanie

      oh my! are y'all ok? is house habitable? need anything we can help you with?

      April 23, 2013

    • Cindy

      No, house not good for sleeping in. Have filtered running water and phone and dry places to store belongs. Have wood burning stoves to heat. No electricity. Are jumping through metro codes dept hoops to get temperary power pole. Have a travel trailer and box van camper on property and port - toilet from porta potty type company. Finishing up sorting and salvaging papers, photos, art, clothing, etc. Then on to other household items that are all tossed around in boxes with ashes, grit, and bits of rock wool. Nice that it is mild spring weather.

      April 26, 2013

  • Jeanne

    Aha, perfect! Four times is more than doable and the Petersen Guide is a good place to start. Yes, yes, yes. Very interested.

    April 14, 2013

  • Deborah W.

    Yes, Please!

    April 5, 2013

  • Cori

    Yes, if we can work the dates out - I've always loved the Petersen guides, and edible wild plants are a thing of mine, and have been for years. ;-)

    April 4, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I'm interested in all the proposed classes; you are a wealth of info

    April 3, 2013

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