Forest Forage - A Wild Edible Journey

Charleston, United States

Experience hosted by Brian

90 mins, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Guests will be guided on a tour through a protected section of Lowcountry forest on a quest to locate, identify and sample wild edibles. Educator and Naturalist, Brian Wheat, will introduce seasonal wild edibles and teach tips and tricks for recognizing and remembering edibles from mushrooms to rattlesnake weed. There will be opportunities to share stories, learn together, make friends, and connect with the classic beauty of the Lowcountry and wonder of nature.

The foray will begin with an introduction and review of foraging mindset and best practices. Wheat will then lead guests on a meandering walk through one of the many trails at Woodlands Nature Reserve. The Woodlands Nature Reserve is a vast 6,000 acre privately protected nature reserve including 11 lakes, a blackwater swamp, and an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, situated just outside of Charleston.

Brian, who is a DHEC certified mushroom forager, will help point out identifying characteristics of edible mushrooms and plants, share preparation tips, and share general knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Lowcountry. Participants will leave with a deeper appreciation for nature, great facts to share at parties or in a survival situation, and a lifetime memory.
Guests will be guided on a tour through a protected section of Lowcountry forest on a quest to locate, identify and sample wild edibles. Educator and Naturalist, Brian Wheat, will introduce seasonal wild edibles and teach tips and tricks for recognizing and remembering edibles from mushrooms to rattlesnake weed. There will be opportunities to share stories, learn together, make friends, and connect with the classic beauty of the Lowcountry and…

Meet your Host, Brian

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Brian Wheat is a lifelong educator and naturalist with a penchant for connecting himself and members of the community to the land through plants, fungi, food, and agriculture. As a DHEC certified forager, he has led numerous forays and does so in a way that reflects his expertise as an educator and connection to the land.
Recognizing that nature is the greatest teacher of all, making the forest and field his home has been a natural inclination and constantly evolving passion. Brian is involved in a broad spectrum of agriculture-related efforts representing the sustainable agriculture and small farm community, and through those efforts, has committed to being an advocate for a more diverse and robust local food system that is rooted in place.
Brian Wheat is a lifelong educator and naturalist with a penchant for connecting himself and members of the community to the land through plants, fungi, food, and agriculture. As a DHEC certified forager, he has led numerous forays and does so in a way that reflects his expertise as an educator and connection to the land.
Recognizing that nature is the greatest teacher of all, making the forest and field his home has been a natural inclination and constantly evolving passion. Brian is…
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Where you'll be

The Woodlands Nature Reserve is a vast 6,000 acre nature reserve including 11 lakes, a blackwater swamp, and an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife. Situated just outside of Charleston, the privately owned property is one of the largest privately protected reserves in the area. The Woodlands Nature Reserve is a place meant to inspire and evoke a deep sense of enjoyment for the natural outdoors.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Montana
October 2021
Where to begin? This was one of the highlights of our trip to SC! Brian was thoughtful, knowledgeable, and personable. We got to learn ways to identify different types of fungi and plants. We even got to eat a few! Highly recommend bringing a notebook to take down all of the info you’re about to receive. If you want to go even further Brian has recommendations for books, documentaries, and other modalities to expand your quest for more opportunities to explore this underrated and exciting field of study.
Carrie
October 2021
Brian is awesome and super knowledgeable! It was a great trip learning about what nature has to offer and being outdoors. Would highly recommend for anyone who wants to learn more about mushrooms, plants, and trees!
Pat
September 2021
This experience was awesome! Could really tell how passionate Brian is about foraging and mushrooms. He was very knowledgeable and we got to taste some interesting things! Learned A LOT and this definitely sparked our journey of foraging! Highly recommend
Kiana
June 2021
Brian is a super cool guy who knows a lot about the wild edible plants in the area. He knows his biology and can also point you in the direction of other resources local to charleston for those interested further in the specifics of mushroom foraging and cultivation. It was a fun little forest adventure. Thank you!
Olivia
May 2021
Brian takes you on an amazing little adventure that helps you feel at home in the woods. The tour was wonderfully informative, and the land is gorgeous. Highly recommend to all who want an intro in mushroom and wild edible foraging. Thank you so much, Brian!
Sean
October 2021
Brian is incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing it.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Notebook

Pen