An all day workshop aimed at bridging gaps between curiosity and confidence in the world of mushrooms, fungi and forest floor plants! This class is for all of you just getting interested in mycology and herbalism as well as those of you who have some experience and looking to dive even deeper.  Wes is an amazing teacher who finds a way to take the intimidation factor out of it all and allow the learning to take place with ease and enjoyment.  He also has been working in the world of mushrooms for over a decade and really knows his stuff!!!

We will be learning mushroom, fungi and plant identification, natural habitat, traditional edible and medicinal uses, ethical wildcrafting techniques and growing techniques. We will also make wild food and a MUSHROOM LOG FOR YOU TO TAKE HOME!

Instructor: Wes

When: Sunday April 22

Time: 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Location: Forest Source (Wes’ Home) 1075 Bloom Landing Rd Charlotte, TN 37036

Cost: $55 online through website or $50 cash at High Garden

What to bring: Lunch, note paper and pen, water bottle, appropriate clothing/gear for hiking through the woods (bug/tick repellant etc…)

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Demystify Fungi and the Forest Floor

Level 1 Herbal Intensive
Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6, 2018 
11-6pm both days.

Another class with same content is offered in June for you to be able to choose which date fits your schedule best.

Join me on our land in Joelton for a 2 day herbal immersion!
Perfect for anyone eager or interested in learning to be an herbalist. We will fill 2 days with concepts of herbalism and understanding accreditation, ethical foraging and wildcrafting, native and introduced species plant identification including medicinal and edible properties, herbal folk medicine making, ecological interdependence, plant speaking, and much more!
You will receive knowledge, a tincture you make, reference guide for future learning, wild foods, green friendship, new skills.. the list could go on forever. Through this time you can shake off the constraints of the city and modern expectations while reconnecting and remembering your wild self. Come and meet your plant family. They’ve been waiting. Much of what is taught will be based within Appalachian folk herbalism, but several modalities will be referenced.
This will be the Level One class and prerequisite to the Level Two 7 month program in 2019. You can definitely take this class even if you are not interested in Level 2 and simply want a 2 day immersion. However, you must take this class if you want to apply for Level 2 unless you feel comfortable testing out of Level 1 content.

Location: Joel and Leah’s home in Joelton, TN (about 23 minutes from Nashville toward Clarksville)
Cost: $100 cash or check at High Garden. $105 PayPal or credit card at High Garden
Prepay only
Primitive camping is included in price of class if you wish to camp. There is a wonderful meadow, woods and a creek. Bring any camping equipment you require.
Upon enrolling, I will email further information.
Cancellation: Please understand, this class is limited to only 15 participants and registration is closed upon filling those spots to keep the group small for optimal learning and ease walking in the forest as a group. If you cannot make it to the class, email as soon as you know. I will try to contact someone on a waiting list. If someone can fill your spot, you will be refunded. If no one is able to fill your space, your money will not be refunded.
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2 Day Herbal Intensive {May 5-6}


This is the foundational class in a series of woodcrafting classes that lead to carving functional and beautiful eating and serving spoons. In this first class we will learn safe and efficient sloyd knife techniques to craft a rustic and very usable butter spreader (or really an anything spreader if you’re not into butter). We will not be using any sand paper so all of our knife marks will be visible on our spreaders, telling the story of every cut that went into producing this piece of wooden treen, and further proving that it was made completely by hand! This is a beginner class and no experience is needed. We will however be using extremely sharp carving knives, so just know that going in…

Location: High Garden 935A Woodland St Nashville TN 37206

Instructor: Joel Larabell

Date: Thursday May 10

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost:  $20 Online and with credit card in High Garden. $18 cash in High Garden. All workshops are prepay to guarantee a space in class.

Class is limited to 7 participants.

All necessary tools and materials will be provided. Carving knives will be available for purchase if desired at a discounted student price of $25.

Bring a positive attitude and a desire to learn process and technique, not just a desire to leave with a (close to) finished product…even though you probably will (:

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Woodcrafting Foundations Class: Carving a butter spreader {May 11}

Level 1 Herbal Intensive
Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24
11-6pm

Same content as the May Level 1 intensive. Several dates are offered to assure that everyone that wants to can attend.

Join me on our land in Joelton for a 2 day herbal immersion!
Perfect for anyone eager or interested in learning to be an herbalist. We will fill 2 days with concepts of herbalism and understanding accreditation, ethical foraging and wildcrafting, native and introduced plant species identification including medicinal and edible properties, herbal folk medicine making, ecological interdependence, plant speaking, and much more!
You will receive knowledge, a tincture you make, reference guide for future learning, wild foods, green friendship, new skills.. the list could go on forever. Through this time you can shake off the constraints of the city and modern expectations while reconnecting and remembering your wild self. Come and meet your plant family. They’ve been waiting. Much of what is taught will be based within Appalachian folk herbalism, but several modalities will be referenced.
This will be the Level One class and prerequisite to the Level Two 7 month program in 2019. You can definitely take this class even if you are not interested in Level 2 and simply want a 2 day immersion. However, you must take this class if you want to apply for Level 2 unless you feel comfortable testing out of Level 1 content.

Location: Joel and Leah’s home in Joelton, TN (about 23 minutes from Nashville toward Clarksville)

Cost: $100 cash or check at High Garden. $105 PayPal or credit card at High Garden
Prepay only

Primitive camping is included in price of class if you wish to camp. There is a wonderful meadow, woods and a creek. Bring any camping equipment you require.
Upon enrolling, I will email further information.

Cancellation: Please understand, this class is limited to only 15 participants and registration is closed upon filling those spots to keep the group small for optimal learning and ease walking in the forest as a group. If you cannot make it to the class, email as soon as you know. I will try to contact someone on a waiting list. If someone can fill your spot, you will be refunded. If no one is able to fill your space, your money will not be refunded

Below is the direct link to the shop page for this event.

2 Day Herbal Intensive {June 23-24}


Level 1 Herbal Intensive
Saturday August 4 and Sunday August 5
11-6pm Both Days
Same content as the May & June Level 1 intensive. Several dates are offered to assure that everyone that wants to can attend.

Join me on our land in Joelton for a 2 day herbal immersion!
Perfect for anyone eager or interested in learning to be an herbalist. We will fill 2 days with concepts of herbalism and understanding accreditation, ethical foraging and wildcrafting, native and introduced plant species identification including medicinal and edible properties, herbal folk medicine making, ecological interdependence, plant speaking, and much more!
You will receive knowledge, a tincture you make, reference guide for future learning, wild foods, green friendship, new skills.. the list could go on forever. Through this time you can shake off the constraints of the city and modern expectations while reconnecting and remembering your wild self. Come and meet your plant family. They’ve been waiting. Much of what is taught will be based within Appalachian folk herbalism, but several modalities will be referenced.
This will be the Level One class and prerequisite to the Level Two 7 month program in 2019. You can definitely take this class even if you are not interested in Level 2 and simply want a 2 day immersion. However, you must take this class if you want to apply for Level 2 unless you feel comfortable testing out of Level 1 content.

Location: Joel and Leah’s home in Joelton, TN (about 23 minutes from Nashville toward Clarksville)

Cost: $100 cash or check at High Garden. $105 PayPal or credit card at High Garden
Prepay only

Primitive camping is included in price of class if you wish to camp. There is a wonderful meadow, woods and a creek. Bring any camping equipment you require.
Upon enrolling, I will email further information.

Cancellation: Please understand, this class is limited to only 15 participants and registration is closed upon filling those spots to keep the group small for optimal learning and ease walking in the forest as a group. If you cannot make it to the class, email as soon as you know. I will try to contact someone on a waiting list. If someone can fill your spot, you will be refunded. If no one is able to fill your space, your money will not be refunded

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August 4-5: 2 Day Herbal Intensive