Information for Attendees


This year, we’re offering a small selection of 1-day workshops taught by outstanding guest speakers. Each day-long workshop is independent. Take a workshop with any instructor on Friday and/or Saturday; receive a discount for registering for both days.

All events will be at Warren Wilson College, in Swannanoa, NC on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7 2019. 


Both Friday and Saturday workshops will take place at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. Once you get to campus, use this Campus Map for details on how to get to your particular workshop. Plan to arrive early. Classrooms are spread out across campus and the walk can be sometimes long. On the upside, it is truly the most beautiful college campus in Western NC.

Wild Edibles & Mushroom Families with Luke Cannon (both Friday & Saturday workshops at this location)

Lower Fellowship Hall
Do-it-Yourself Herbal Medicine Making with Noelle Fuller (both Friday & Saturday workshops at this location)

Cannon Lounge
Hemp Farming with Green Heffa Farms (both Friday & Saturday workshops at this location)

Garden Cabin
Forest Farming with James Geoffrey Steen (both Friday & Saturday workshops at this location)



The main parking lot is Kittredge Theatre lot which has ample parking space and is a short walk to each workshop location. Noelle Fuller’s workshop in Lower Fellowship Hall has nearby parking around that location. There are handicapped spots available in all lots around campus. Use this Campus Map for details on how to get to your particular workshop. Plan to arrive early. Classrooms are spread out across campus. Be sure to allow enough time for travel plus parking and walking through Warren Wilson’s beautiful campus. 


Check-in for each workshops begins at 8:45 am at your designated workshop location. Please don’t arrive before 8:00AM.


Gladfelter Student Center features two dining halls that will be available to workshop participants for lunch. We encourage folks to eat together and network during lunch break on the second floor Gladfelter in the Canon Lounge. Speakers may have books for sale during this time.

  • The cafeteria on the main floor offers a wide selection of vegetarian and meat entrees, fresh-made salads and dressings, homemade soups, and desserts.
  • The Cowpie Café, located on the lower level, offers ONLY vegan and vegetarian options.

Both facilities source their food from the college garden and farm and offer gluten-free and diary-free options. All attendees are encouraged to network, exchange knowledge, and eat together. Feel free to also bring your own lunch.


Weather in the mountains is very unpredictable. Please come prepared for extremely hot or damp/chilly weather. Make sure to bring water and snacks as needed. Some workshops will be spending time outside. Wear good walking shoes for all terrains and climates. Please note that the workshops will be held rain or shine and that there are no refunds.

For more information on this program, please contact Sera Deva, Director of Programs & Systems Design at