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No Taste Like Home is a twenty-year-old, internationally-known wild food foraging tour company and educational organization. We lead 2-4 tours a week from mid-March through October and 2-4 tours a month in the off season. We also lead 1-4 youth programs a month, mostly for Asheville City Schools. Our mission is to reclaim the loving relationship with the natural world, each other, and ourselves that is universal to hunter-gatherer society. We uncover our true nature by fostering a sense of home.
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  • Specialized in wild food education through tours, private events, dinners, and youth programming

About participating in classes at No Taste Like Home...

“No Taste Like Home is not just a brilliant idea at it's core, but it's executed by a collection of knowledgeable, creative and well trained guides. There's a great deal of concern around enhancing the experience of every individual participant and there seems to be a constant state of refinement and growth within the organization. Over the last three months of my participation with the group, my knowledge and confidence of wild edibles has swiftly grown. As a result, it has not just changed my dinner plate but indeed my family's life. Yes, my pantry is slowly filling with preserved wild harvests and certain plants are being used for medicine daily, but perhaps more significantly, my sense of relationship to nature is stirring up a revolution within. I'm excited for the upcoming year and feel a sense of belonging to the organization. Their generosity and commitment to the purpose (as opposed to the dollar) makes me want to give back.”

- Wesley, 2016 class participant

Our work schedule…

We are looking for apprentice to assist guides on wild food tours twice a week (usually Wednesdays and Saturdays), from 9am-1pm March thru October. Tours generally begin the first Wednesday or Saturday of March, and end the last Wednesday or Saturday of October, but this is subject to tour requests, and we are open to flexible start and end dates with the right applicant. Apprentices help organize and direct participants, assist in cooking wild edibles, and may have opportunities to contribute to teaching with gained experience.

Compensation offered...

$20/tour stipend, or credit for tours (transferable to friends and family) at $12/hr. Opportunity to learn wild foods from a range of professionals in the area, and practice knowledge throughout the foraging season.

Our location...

With over 300 wild edibles, our area of the southern Appalachians is the richest temperate ecosystem on Earth. Asheville is a world-renowned destination, and offers endless opportunities to enjoy both nature and culture.

What we're looking for...

Our tours are generally no more than 1/4 mile walk over flat terrain, but apprentices should be in fair physical condition, able to be on their feet for 4+ hours at a time, and lift up to 40 lbs. Reliable transportation is required, as our walks take place at a variety of locations up to 45 minutes from downtown Asheville.

To inquire about employment opportunities, please contact us by email.

This farm has reported that they are no longer hiring for the 2017 growing season. Please check back winter 2017 for next years' opportunities.

About working for No Taste Like Home...

“[No Taste Like Home] is incredible and definitely providing an amazing breadth of services. I am very grateful and impressed with the whole operation.”

- Rosiland, former apprentice

“No Taste Like Home offers exposure to extremely knowledgeable wild foods teachers with vast backgrounds and experiences. All of the teachers are open to helping and providing support during active teaching and on their own time as well.”

- Nick, former apprentice

We hold wild food walks for all ages every Wednesday and Saturday, April-October, from 9:30am-12:30pm, as well as 2-4 tours a month in the off season. We also lead 1-4 youth programs a month, mostly for Asheville City Schools. Book a wild food walk on our tours page.

About participating in classes at No Taste Like Home...

“No Taste Like Home is not just a brilliant idea at it's core, but it's executed by a collection of knowledgeable, creative and well trained guides. There's a great deal of concern around enhancing the experience of every individual participant and there seems to be a constant state of refinement and growth within the organization. Over the last three months of my participation with the group, my knowledge and confidence of wild edibles has swiftly grown. As a result, it has not just changed my dinner plate but indeed my family's life. Yes, my pantry is slowly filling with preserved wild harvests and certain plants are being used for medicine daily, but perhaps more significantly, my sense of relationship to nature is stirring up a revolution within. I'm excited for the upcoming year and feel a sense of belonging to the organization. Their generosity and commitment to the purpose (as opposed to the dollar) makes me want to give back.”

- Wesley, 2016 class participant

“[No Taste Like Home] is incredible and definitely providing an amazing breadth of services. I am very grateful and impressed with the whole operation.”

- Rosiland, former apprentice

“No Taste Like Home offers exposure to extremely knowledgeable wild foods teachers with vast backgrounds and experiences. All of the teachers are open to helping and providing support during active teaching and on their own time as well.”

- Nick, former apprentice

About participating in classes at No Taste Like Home...

“No Taste Like Home is not just a brilliant idea at it's core, but it's executed by a collection of knowledgeable, creative and well trained guides. There's a great deal of concern around enhancing the experience of every individual participant and there seems to be a constant state of refinement and growth within the organization. Over the last three months of my participation with the group, my knowledge and confidence of wild edibles has swiftly grown. As a result, it has not just changed my dinner plate but indeed my family's life. Yes, my pantry is slowly filling with preserved wild harvests and certain plants are being used for medicine daily, but perhaps more significantly, my sense of relationship to nature is stirring up a revolution within. I'm excited for the upcoming year and feel a sense of belonging to the organization. Their generosity and commitment to the purpose (as opposed to the dollar) makes me want to give back.”

- Wesley, 2016 class participant

About working for No Taste Like Home...

“[No Taste Like Home] is incredible and definitely providing an amazing breadth of services. I am very grateful and impressed with the whole operation.”

- Rosiland, former apprentice

“No Taste Like Home offers exposure to extremely knowledgeable wild foods teachers with vast backgrounds and experiences. All of the teachers are open to helping and providing support during active teaching and on their own time as well.”

- Nick, former apprentice


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