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."
Autumn Harvest - Roots, Berries, and Herbs
Monday, October 23, 2017 5:30 - 7:00 pm
at Railyard Apothecary - 270 Battery St., Burlington 802-540-0595
This will be a hands-on workshop introducing the delicious nutrient-rich wild foods and healing herbs of the fall. We will be tasting fresh roots and other locally harvested herbs and berries, and learning about their culinary uses and healing qualities. We'll also take a short walk outside to discover some of the plant allies growing on the waterfront.
Taught by Melanie Brotz, RD and Community Herbalist.
Cost is $20 in advance, $25 the day of (if you pay online the day of you will be asked for $5 at the door).