Did you know that many of the weeds in your yard are actually tasty edibles and powerful medicinals? In this series, empowered with tips from our experienced staff, you’ll go outside to harvest what you need in order to “taste and make”! These are one-off classes, so you can come for one, two or all.
Edible Yard Plants: Wed June 10, 2:00-4:00pm
“Eat the Weeds!” is our rallying cry. Find out what’s popping in your yard right now and how you can incorporate these nutritional powerhouses into your regular diet. Come to this class with harvesting basket/bags and scissors.
Tinctures, Liniments and Salves: Wed June 17, 2:00-4:00pm
Making plant medicine is not as complicated as it might seem! Come to this class with a cutting board, knife, harvesting basket/bags, scissors, and one or more of the following liquids: rubbing alcohol (to make a soothing disinfectant liniment for rashes and stings), 80-100 proof vodka (to make a medicinal tincture to take via the mouth), or apple cider vinegar (to make a nourishing vinegar for use in salad dressings).
Nourishing Wild Teas: Wed June 24, 2:00-4:00pm
Teas from trees, shrubs and plants nearby can boost your immune system, warm or cool you, infuse you with antivirals and much more! Come to this class with a cutting board, knife, harvesting basket/bags and a couple small pots of water.
Can’t make the class but want the info? Register anyway—all registrants will receive access to video/audio of the class, plus handouts of the info so that you can keep the learning going after class!
“Loved the adult classes you offered during the week! Both of my kids participated with me, and we all enjoyed them and learned a lot.” – Beatrice
Details & Registration – Wild Plant Allies
- Register for one, two or all three:
• Edible Yard Plants: Wed June 10
• Tinctures, Liniments and Salves: Wed June 17
• Nourishing Wild Teas: Wed June 24
(registration closes 1 day before the program date)
- 2:00 – 4:00pm
- This series is geared for adults and motivated teens, however any age can attend if an adult or teen is present. Bring the whole family!
Anyone officially registered will be the “primary participant.” These are students who instructors will direct questions to, ask for stories from, and generally attend to. If multiple family members are registered and are sharing the same device, they will still each get individual attention. Note that if there are breakout groups, family members on the same device will have to go in the same breakout group. Others in the house (parents, other siblings) are welcome to sit in on the call if they can be focused, un-distracting, and not expecting to participate in discussions.”
- $14 per session
- Participants will need access to:
– A computer or other device that supports Zoom
– A backyard or natural area with trees, shrubs and plants. A small suburban yard or access to a local park (if your device can still support Zoom) will likely be fine!
– Materials listed in the class descriptions above.
– And be ready to adventure outside no matter the weather—PJ’s off, rainjacket at the ready!