Sunday, February 17, 2013
Edible and Medicinal “Weeds” of the Bay Area
Non-native invasive plant species are the bane to many gardeners,
landscapers, and other such plant enthusiasts…but not to those who
know how to use them. Many so called “weeds” are actually quite useful
as either wild foods or medicines. Because they thrive on disturbed
soils, these plants abound in areas of high population density and can
be found in great abundance in and around the cities of the San
Francisco Bay Area.
Due to their damaging effects on native plant
habitats, their harvest and use makes practical sense and should
always be encouraged over the use of our own native species. In this
way, we help to restore and preserve our native plant communities at
the same time as restoring and preserving our own health! Come join us
as we learn how to better utilize these vilified urban renegades that
are so often needlessly wasted.
This class includes a
lecture/slideshow, a large selection of live plant samples,
edible/medicinal plant tasting, and botanical I.D lessons.
Instructor: Tellur Fenner (Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic &
Education Center, http://www.bluewindbmc.com). Make sure to bring:
Water, lunch, notebook, and a camera.
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley.
Cost: $40 general, $35 EC members. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
Info: 510-548-2220 x233, firstname.lastname@example.org,