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 2015; Offering Wild Plant workshops and day-long Field Studies & immersion classes:

Sun., May 3rd; 3 - 5 pm
Spring Greens and Culinary Weeds
Plant Walk at the Intervale 
-$20.  in Burlington

Thursday, May 21st  
Birds and Botany
3:00 - 5:00 pm in Burlington
 Resident and Migratory Birds & Wild Edible Plants and Herbs of Rockpoint.
Susan Moegenburg, PhD - Bird expert, and Melanie Brotz, RD - local herbalist and plant guide join forces for this exploration of one of Burlington's most beautiful natural areas. Class fee $20.​

Sunday, May 31st - 10-4 pm
Day-long Wild Plant Immersion 
Edible and Medicinal plant identification, harvesting, cooking/sampling, making Wild Cards, and more!  
 -$65.  in Burlington


Monday, June 8th; 7-8:30 pm
"Wild Sisters"- an introduction to the culinary weeds of my neighborhood; a hyper-localvore adventure.  We will be finding delicious wild plant foods, and taste-testing what we find.
-$15. in Burlington

See calendar page for more classes​;
June 3rd, Eating Locally...without Shopping
"You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a miracle."  
-Albert Einstein