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.
"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
"You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a miracle."
In Burlington, VT - April, 2018
First Foray - A Wild Food and Medicine Expedition
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Please come ready to walk - we will be moving around quite a bit along the bike path and waterfront. $20.00
Register through Railyard Herbal Apothecary
Urban Wildcrafting at Oakledge Park
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Seeing Vermont's prolific native and invasive wild plants with new eyes. Some of our most common "weeds" are nutrient dense foods, and have powerful healing properties.
As part of this workshop we will be sampling spring greens, roots, and shoots, and gathering edible and medicinal invasive plants for our own use, and a s a removal service for the park.
Register through Vermont Audubon
More 2018 classes listed on Calendar page