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Wild Weed Class #3: Wild Herbal Medicines (Wild Weed Identification Series)

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


Class Description 
The 3rd of four 3-hour classes builds on topics from the last 2 sessions and is also an introduction to wild medicines. We will go over simple herb preparation techniques and discuss common herbs to use. In this class, we will collect herbs for a tea mix and set them out to dry, as well as seeds if available. We will demonstrate some simple preservation techniques and resources for beginning herbalists and those new to wild herbs.



  • History of Herbal Medicines
  • Safety, Properties, and Preparation of wild medicines
  • How to prepare the body for herbal medicines
  • Food as medicine
  • Identify, collect, and prepare 1-3 herbs for drying, juicing, tincturing, or food

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:

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.

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