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Wild Weed Class #2: Plant Taxonomy, Properties & Cooking (Wild Weed Identification Series)

  • Wild Willow Farm & Education Center 2550 Sunset Avenue San Diego, CA, 92154 United States (map)

DESCRIPTION

Class Description 
This 2nd of four 3-hour classes is an activity-based day. Students that have already completed the Farming 102 Plant Families Class and the prior Introduction to Weeds class will be well prepared, but will still benefit those with no prior experience. Topics to be covered for each family include historical and contemporary ethnobotanical uses, toxicity, ecology, and collection permitting in CA for foragers and educators.

We will gather data from sites around the farm and continue to build our personal plant portfolios. We will also practice preparing some simple wild foods in the kitchen.

Activities

  • Review Plant ID tools and resources
  • Plant families: Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Polygonaceae
  • Identify suitable habitats for foraging
  • Harvesting, preparing, and cooking
  • Safety
  • Propagating and selecting wild plants

$30 EACH/$100 FOR ALL CLASSES/(ALUMNUS $25/$90)


About the Course
This is a 4-class series introduction to the wild plants that are found in San Diego County. The focus will be centered around ethnobotany of plants, identification, harvesting, consumption of, and learning key characteristics and traits. It is not mandatory to take all 4 classes, but it is highly recommended to take at least the first class.

Class #1 "Intro to Botany and Foraging" 
Saturday June 23rd 1PM-4PM

Class #2 "Plant Taxonomy, Properties, and Cooking" 
Saturday July 14th 1PM-4PM

Class #3 "Wild Herbal Medicines" 
Saturday July 28th 1PM-4PM

Class #4 "Poisonous Plants" 
Sunday August 12th 1PM-4PM

Purchase all 4 classes here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/class-1-intro-to-botany-foraging-wild-weed-identification-series-tickets-46117728367

Disclaimer: Class size is limited to ensure maximum participation. Acceptance into the class is on a first paid/first served basis. Once we are sold out, we can't guarantee a place in the class. Walk-up purchases the day of class will incur an additional $5 charge, so make sure you purchase by 11:30PM the night before class! Space or class materials are not guaranteed if you have not purchased a ticket online.

For any questions, please email tanya@wildwillowfarm.org

For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-weed-class-2-plant-taxonomy-properties-cooking-wild-weed-identification-series-tickets-46118029267

Earlier Event: July 14
Community Farm Day
Later Event: July 15
Goat's Milk Soap Making Class