Foraging Program

     The foraging program of Hollow Spring Farm takes place every month.  It includes an informative hour-long walk with Chris Bennett through the open fields, gardens, and wooded hollow that make up the 84-acre farm.
     The purpose of the program is multifaceted; Chris’ goal is not only to teach and share information about what edibles are present in a particular season, but he also has a deeper purpose – to get people back to the seemingly simple act of foraging for food with the hope that as a result people will become more in tune with the seasons and inherently more mindful of where and how our food originates.
     As he leads a hunt for wild persimmons, mushrooms, or wild ginger (just to name a few), he encourages people to open their eyes and be especially observant.  He advises all to be “curious but cautious” and to do sufficient research to avoid potentially dangerous look-alikes, so for your safety it is best to learn about local foraging with an expert.

To register:
Email Chris Bennett at
$20/per person, limit 15 people per session
 Bring water, and wear layers, long pants and closed-toe, comfortable walking shoes.
Payment in advance and registration required.
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     Chris Bennett is an organic farmer and forager who manages Hollow Spring Farm located near Pell City, Alabama.  Chris utilizes organic, perma-culture, and biodynamic farming practices on the 2 acres where he cultivates culinary herbs and he uses the remaining 82 acres to forage for wild edibles.
     Chris works with the area’s top chefs to bring his unique wild edibles and herbs to the menus of Birmingham’s best restaurants.  To join or for more information, please email