Field Studies in Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Vermont;
Melanie Putz Brotz, RD
Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Vermont; Melanie Brotz, RD
The Burlington area offers a rich abundance of delicious and nutritious "weeds", many of which are wonderful healing herbs. Vermont is also host to many non-native, invasive plant species, and some of them happen to be excellent culinary vegetables and healing herbs as well.
Take Eating Locally to new heights - learn to nourish yourself with what you can find in your own backyard, local parks, fields, woodlands, vacant lots, and (with permission) local farm areas. Find out about the weeds that you pull out of your garden that are as good to eat, or better, than the plants you are carefully tending.
Melanie will create personalized workshops for your group, including plant identification walks in local natural areas, hands-on preparing and sampling of wild plant dishes, identifying indigenous and invasive plant species, ethical and environmentally sound harvesting practices, wilderness first-aid, identifying toxic or poisonous plants, learning about harvesting, drying, and preserving plants, preparing medicinal tinctures, and more.
“Instructions for living a life.
Tell about it.”
― Mary Oliver
"You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a miracle."
In Burlington, VT - June 2019
A Wild Food and Medicine Expedition
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
The Intervale area- meet at parking area on right where dirt road begins.
Please come ready to walk - we will be moving around quite a bit along the dirt road and on woodland trails. $20.00
Bike Path Botany-
Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants on the Waterfront
Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 pm
We will meet in front of the ECHO Center at 5:00 and explore nature's offerings from there. Please bring your own bike! $20.
Edible Wild Plants and Healing Herbs at Calahan Park in Burlington, VT
Wednesday, July 10th 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
See Vermont's prolific native and invasive wild plants with new eyes. Some of our most common "weeds" are delicious nutrient dense foods, and have powerful healing properties.