EDIBLE & MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE BAY AREA: A Bioregional Exploration
(Seasonal Herb Walk Series)
From the mist shrouded sea cliffs to the sun-baked arid expanse of its eastern most regions, the San Francisco Bay area provides us with a chance to view a large variety of botanical specimens all within a relatively small geographical range. Join us as we discover together the diverse array of both edible and medicinal plants found growing within these contrasting yet closely interconnected micro-climates. Historical and modern medicinal applications will be covered along with any edible and/or utilitarian potential. Tips on basic plant identification will be offered, with an emphasis on how to differentiate poisonous look-alike plants from their beneficial counterparts. Plant family characteristics will be discussed as well.
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve (Oakland, CA). Saturday, Jan 26. 10am-4pm. $40
San Francisco Presidio. Sunday, Feb 10. 10am-4pm. $40
Edgewood Natural Preserve (near Redwood City, CA). Saturday, Feb 16. 10am-4pm. $40
Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve (Pescadero, CA). Saturday, Feb 23. 10am-4pm. $40
Samuel P. Taylor State Park (near Fairfax, CA). Sunday, March 10. 10am-4pm. $40
Pre-register for the whole season (30 class hours) for the series discount – $180
Instructor: Tellur Fenner
Make sure to bring: Water, lunch, notebook, hat/sunscreen, rain gear, and a camera.
All walks will occur RAIN OR SHINE! :)
Interested but don’t have a car? Inquire about carpooling options.