Field Studies in Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Vermont; 
  Melanie Putz Brotz, RD
Burlington, Vermont
Phone: (802) 864-9572

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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.
"We shall not cease from exploration; and the end of all our exploring shall be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."  TS Eliot
Spring 2016; Offering Wild Plant workshops, plant walks, and Field Studies & immersion classes:

Sun., April 24th; 3 - 5 pm
Spring Greens and Culinary Weeds
Wild Plant Walk and taste-testing in the Intervale  Farm region- Burlington
-$10-20. sliding scale

Tincture-making 101
A hands-on introduction to the art 
of making herbal extracts from
 local plants
Participants will go home with 4 ounces of a tincture-in-progress of their choice.
$20.  Burlington​
Date: TBA

"Wild Sisters"- an introduction to the culinary and medicinal weeds of my neighborhood; a hyper-localvore adventure.  We will be finding delicious wild plant foods and healing herbs, and taste-testing what we find. 
-$15. Burlington; Date TBA
See calendar page for more classes​;

"You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a miracle."  
-Albert Einstein